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July edition of The Interfaith Observer

July 15, 2013, The Interfaith Observer Welcoming LGBTQ Communities to the Interfaith Table The Barriers The Challenge Facing Inclusivity The Global Divide on Homosexuality Pew Research Public Attitudes Project, June 4, 2013 Continuing Barriers in American Congregations Study Says Gays…

June edition of The Interfaith Observer

Addressing Climate Change Editorial Climate – We All Have Skin in this Game Interfaith News Imams from Around the World Visit Holocaust Sites – Finding Higher Religious Ground in Pakistan – 120 Years After Vivekananda in Chicago, Congress Welcomes Hindu…

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…

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…

Bucking French Tradition, City Sets Up a Kind of Holy Quarter

Scott Sayare, New York Times, Apr.02 Set above a sweep of green farmland, the crumbling stone chapel at the center of this village met the spiritual requirements of its Roman Catholic residents for nearly four centuries. But Bussy Saint-Georges is…

Pope Francis lauded for interfaith dialogue

Almudena Calatrava and Damian Pachter, North West News 9, Mar.18 The election of Pope Francis has thrilled Jewish leaders in Argentina, who predict that their friend will continue to foster warm relations and open dialogue between Catholicism and other faiths…

Saint Francis Of Assisi And Islam: How The New Pope Could Bring Muslims And Christians Together

David Leipert, Huffington Post, Mar.14 Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio‘s decision to choose the name of Francis as pope has profound significance to Muslims regarding Muslim/Christian relations. The Christian Saint Francis of Assisi — for whom he has chosen to be named…

Together in Service: support for multi-faith volunteering

Baroness Warsi, Government Website, Feb.14 ‘Together in Service’ is a 3 year programme celebrating social action projects, and can be based around each of the faith communities religious festivals or dedicated volunteering days. It is designed to motivate and inspire…

Why I am committed to building relationships with those from different religious and ethical traditions – 2

Susan Harrison, State of Formation, Mar.07 I have been described as “a consummate networker” when it comes to building bridges between people of other faiths. Many years ago, just prior to entering seminary, I became friends with a Muslim woman…