By Declan McSweeney
From The Guardian
A ‘Walk of Faith’, linking a church, mosque and synagogue in the Toxteth area of Liverpool, has been under the auspices of Merseyside Police in an effort to increase links between people holding different religious beliefs.
Bill McAdam, the community engagement sergeant, who…Continue
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By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor
BETHANY BEYOND THE JORDAN, Jordan (Reuters) – Only five years ago, critical remarks by Pope Benedict about Islam sparked off violent protests in several Muslim countries.
Never very good, relations between the world’s two largest religions sank to new lows in modern times.
This week, while protesters in the Arab world were demanding democracy and civil rights, Catholics and Muslims met along the Jordan River…Continue
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The large Sikh men with long white beards pounded the drums. Sikh men with red, blue, and orange colored turbans sat cross-legged in all corners of the sanctuary. Women dressed in bold blue, green, and purple Punjabi suits sat consumed in prayer. As I sat on the red carpet among the 300-400…
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by Kay Lindahl, CLP
from the Interfaith Observer
The 1993 Parliament was a watershed event in interfaith history, following in the footsteps of the first Parliament in 1893. Both events forged new ground and introduced new interfaith possibilities. In addition to making history, the 1993 Parliament transformed my life.
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In this program Carole Hallundbaek speaks with Dr. Leo D. Lefebure, Matteo Ricci, S.J. Professor…Continue
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by Susan Schwendener
Approximately 65 Chicagoans of different religious and spiritual communities gathered on Nov. 6 in St. James Episcopal Cathedral, 65 E. Huron, to learn from members of its congregation about their faith tradition and the sacred space in which they practice their beliefs.
The visit was part of an eight-month voyage to…Continue
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by Stephen Pihlaja
If you’ve ever read comments that viewers post on YouTube videos, you know that the Internet can be a rough place for dialogue. Although online interaction between users of different backgrounds presents a unique opportunity for developing mutual understanding and empathy, it is unfortunately often marked by offence and misunderstanding. YouTube videos and comments in…Continue
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By Qasim Rashid
From Huffington Post
1. What does Shariah mean?
Shariah is the law of the Qur’an and literally means “A path to life giving water.” In fact, the word Yarrah (i.e. the root of the Hebrew word Torah) means precisely the same thing. Therefore, Shariah is actually ingrained in Abrahamic tradition.
Shariah is comprised of five…Continue
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By Fahima Haque
From The Washington Post
Amir Muhammad always told his children, “don’t wake up to your sins.”He figured it was the best way to get them to pray in the morning and start each day with a clean slate. It was better than preaching the impossible: don’t sin at all.
His way of practicing Islam was different than the way I was taught…Continue
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By Joe Winkler
From the Huffington Post
I never acquired a taste for overt rebellion. Instead, I sought my independence in books — books that promised to expand my personality by destroying it first. As a high school junior, I hid a “Short Introduction to Atheism” in my underwear drawer. In college I tore off the cover as quickly as I acquired the most recent addition…Continue
By Sai Kolluru
From State of Formation
“Know thyself.” -Aristotle
“Meditating on the lotus of your heart, in the center is the untainted; the exquisitely pure, clear, and sorrowless; the inconceivable; the unmanifest, of infinite form; blissful, tranquil, immortal; the womb of Brahma.” -Kaivalyopanishad
“Who am I? What is this body I am in?…Continue
By Kevin Roose
From The New York Times
Not long ago, an unusual visitor arrived at the sleek headquarters of Goldman Sachs in Lower Manhattan.
It wasn’t some C.E.O., or a pol from Athens or Washington, or even a sign-waving occupier from Zuccotti Park.
It was Sister Nora Nash of the Sisters of St.…Continue
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By Nicole Winfield
From Huffington Post
VATICAN CITY — A delegation of Muslim, Christian, Jewish and Druse religious leaders in Israel met Thursday with Pope Benedict XVI in a high-profile display of their efforts to promote interfaith peace initiatives in the region.
The Council of Religious Leaders in Israel was created in 2007 in Jerusalem to…Continue
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Sounds of Faith is a unique media and educational outreach project focusing on the power of sound—especially in sacred contexts—to unite people. Beginning with an exploration of the peaceful, complex, beautiful, and resonant soundscapes of the three Abrahamic faiths, Sounds of Faith will celebrate the differences and commonalities of sound, focus on how humans are connected to God through sound, and to each other and foster a deeper understanding of the strong ties between the three…Continue
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By Rabbi Jack Bemporad, Imam Abdullah Antepli and Rev Dr. James A Kowalski
from Huffington Post
The human condition is a precarious one; we cannot separate ourselves from others who are suffering. All of us are vulnerable, and in these particularly vulnerable times, we have to be counted upon to do more to alleviate suffering in the world.
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by Zahra N. Jamal, Ph.D. and Rizwan Mawani
from Huffington Post
One week after the rising of the new moon in the lunar month of Dhu’l Hijja, the last month of the Muslim calendar, more than three million pilgrims travel to the western Arabian city of Mecca. As they have done for over 1400 years in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammad, Muslim men…Continue
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By Mike Sullivan
from Voice of America
Three longtime colleagues of different faiths have forged bonds of friendship through decades of dialogue in interfaith forums. The three men, who are leaders in the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities of Los Angeles, recently shared their insights into religion with middle and high…Continue
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By Safia Aoude
from Common Ground News Service
Alexandria, Egypt – “We can write anything now!” said an editor of the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram to some visiting Danish participants in Cairo as a part of a recent Alexandria-based conference called “Media´s Role for Changing Society and Democracy”. The Egyptian revolution has certainly become a catalyst for free speech and for more political…Continue
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by Alan Rusbridger
from the Guardian
The Rt Rev Richard John Carew Chartres exuded an aura of benign ecclesiastical calm having performed the most dramatic reverse ferret in modern church history.
The Bishop of London was cloistered in his 17th century palace –…Continue
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