Tag Archive for Jain

Faith leaders unite behind call to change financial system

Ekklesia, Jan.24 In response to the European debt crisis, thirty-seven Church of England bishops have signed a multifaith statement calling for debt audits in Europe, cancelling the unjust debts of the most indebted nations, more progressive taxation and control of…

Shining Light on the Festival of Lights

Padma Kuppa, Patheos, Oct.20, www.patheos.com/Resources/Additional-Resources/Shining-Light-on-the-Festival-of-Lights-Padma-Kuppa-10-21-2011.html We all look the same in the dark. But it’s better to shine light on our nation of glorious differences. My neighbor’s daughter always knows when Diwali is: it’s when my Christmas lights go up.…

One Nation, One Chicago Strives for Interfaith Understanding

James Warren, New York Times, Aug.4, www.nytimes.com/2011/08/05/us/05cncwarren.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=Eboo+Patel&st=cse Utsav Ghandi didn’t know that Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who devours news cycles like a landlocked tiger shark, recently created an Office of New Americans. The office has elicited scant interest in the local…

Unite against religious violence, says Interfaith Network

Ekklesia, Jul.27, www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15162 The Interfaith Network in the UK has urged religious groups to unite against violence and prejudice following the murder of 76 people in Norway last week. They condemned the killer’s claim to be motivated by Christianity and…

Religious Teachings On Community Service

Huffington Post, Mar.14, www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/14/giving-back-how-you-and-t_n_832401.html A Jewish Teaching on Service (Isaiah 58:6-8) Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of injustice, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to…

Project Conversion: 12 Faiths In 12 Months

Rothwell Polk, Huffington Post, Feb.22, www.huffingtonpost.com/rothwell-polk/project-conversion-twelve_b_825711.html Andrew Bowen, 28, of Lumberton, N.C., is spending the 12 months of 2011 being “spiritually promiscuous,” he says with a wry sense of humor. Each month he immerses himself in a different religion, adopting…

Some significant dates in faith communities

This is a by no means exhaustive list of significant dates.  Please let me know of any that I should add. Baha’i: 16 Jan. 2011       World Religion Day 21 Mar. 2011     Naw Ruz (Baha’i New Year) 21 Apr. 2011     Start…

IRENICA Previous Version (archived)

Since June 2010, IRENICA has gone “live”.  Instead of a monthly digest, news items are added as soon as they come to my notice.  The latest news appears on the homepage irenica.org.uk and in Latest IRENICA.  Email alerts will only…