Category: Older IRENICA (Archived)

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Multifaith has a place for everyone

T K Barger, Toledo Blade, May 03 Before moving to Toledo, I worked in Philadelphia as a chaplain in a hospital. When patients and their families asked about my religion, I usually said that I was there as an interfaith…

Dalai Lama decries Buddhist attacks on Muslims in Myanmar

Ian Simpson, Reuters, May 07 Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday decried Buddhist monks’ attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, saying killing in the name of religion was “unthinkable.” The Dalai Lama, a foremost Buddhist leader, told an…

Anti-Blasphemy Protests in Bangladesh Turn Violent

Jim Yardley and Julfikar Ali Manik, New York Times, May 06 Violence erupted across Bangladesh on Monday as Islamist fundamentalists demanding passage of an anti-blasphemy law clashed with security forces, leaving a trail of property damage and at least 22…

Television must embrace all religions, Archbishop of Canterbury says

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, May 07. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has said television must celebrate all faiths openly, without hiding behind “closed doors”. If it fails, he warned, broadcasters and viewers could be setting off…

Protesting Interfaith? The Importance of Advancing Our Dialogues

Simran Jeet Singh, Huffington Post, Apr.25 I had never before seen anyone protest an interfaith gathering. But yesterday as we walked out of our hotel in Kiev, Ukraine, a small group of protestors stepped forward to verbally and physically harass…

Faith and Marriage

John Turner, Patheos, Apr.18 Interfaith marriage is skyrocketing in contemporary America. A generation ago, around fifteen percent of Americans married outside their faith, which probably mostly meant Catholics marrying Protestants. Now, according to Naomi Schaefer Riley, the rate is forty-two…

Parliament Of The World’s Religions Survives Financial Crunch

Adelle M Banks, Religion News Service, Apr.16 With the help of pagans, Jains and people of a range of other faiths, the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions has raised more than $144,000 in two weeks using a…

Muslims Find a Welcoming Home in Famously Catholic Ireland

Megan O’Neil, “The Atlantic” in WorldWide Religious News, Apr. 18 A new 60,000-square-foot development is likely to generate friction in any urban setting, much less a mosque in the capital of a historically Catholic country. And yet a proposal to…

April issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Apr.15 Editorial “Who isn’t at the table?” Interfaith News Interfaith Activists Encouraged by New Pope – Unprecedented Orthodox-Roman Catholic Engagement – Time Running Out on Anti-Poverty Goals – KAICIID Announces Major Interfaith Program in Africa – Fratricide…