Tag Archive for harmony

Christians in India Hopeful After Elections

Zenit, May 27 There may be a different future: made of respect for human rights, dialogue, justice and harmony for Christians in Karnataka, one of the major Indian States. After the local elections on May 5, the Hindu extremist party…

Indonesian Vesak Celebration Promotes Religious Harmony

Ari Rikin, Jakarta Globe, May 25 As Buddhists worldwide today celebrated the birth, enlightenment and death of Guatama Buddha, about 8,000 Jakartans joined in festivities organized by the Bhante Indonesia Buddhist Center at the Ekayana Arama Temple. Ekayana Arama Temple…

Moving from Interfaith Dialogue to Multifaith Action

Amjad Saleem, State of Formation, Feb.4 This week, the international community will be marking World Interfaith Harmony Week   designated by the United Nations to occur annually in the first full week of February where there will be a chance for…

Muslim-Jewish marriages herald a brave new world

Jonathan Romain, The Guardian – Comment is free, Jan.19 Muslims and Jews in the UK are beginning to get together – a living example to the Middle East peace process. Something surprising is beginning to emerge in marriage patterns between…

A new Jewish prayer for MLK Day

Lauren Markoe, Religious News Service, Jan.19 The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, which aims to strengthen ties between Jews and other ethnic and racial groups, authored a new prayer for Shabbat services preceding Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It was distributed nationwide…

Vatican engages a Jewish critic

John Allen, National Catholic Reporter, Aug. 5, ncronline.org/blogs/all-things-catholic/vatican-engages-jewish-critic-new-home-ex-anglicans L’Osservatore Romano normally isn’t the place to seek Vatican criticism, in the same way that no one watches Fox News for satires of the Tea Party, or reads the New York Times…

Other Resources

Values in Harmony A resource produced by Geoff Lachlan for the Scottish Inter Faith Council in 2009, “Values in Harmony”. This includes comparative versions of the Golden Rule as found in the writings of 11 faith and belief communities and…

International Golden Rule Day – 5 April

Ekklesia, Apr.5, www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/14491 Today has been designated International Golden Rule Day. The idea is to stop and ask ourselves and our neighbours how our lives might be different if the Golden Rule was lived… individually, in community, in our faith…

French religious leaders warn against divisive Islam debate

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, Mar.30, in.reuters.com/article/2011/03/30/idINIndia-55990920110330 The leaders of France’s six main religions warned the government on Wednesday against a planned debate on Islam they say could stigmatise Muslims and fuel prejudice as the country nears national elections next year. Weighing…

Tunis march against Islamists, for harmony after Polish priest murdered

REuteres, Feb.20, blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/20/tunis-march-against-islamists-for-harmony-after-polish-priest-murdered/ About 15,000 demonstrators have protested in Tunis against the country’s Islamist movement, calling for religious tolerance a day after the Interior Ministry announced a Polish Catholic priest had been murdered by an extremist group. “We need to…