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Religions for Peace delegation makes statements on nuclear weapons

Religions for Peace, Mar.05 Statement by European Council of Religious Leaders/ Religions for Peace delegation. Our delegation of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist leaders represents Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition. Religions for…

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…

January issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Jan.15 Editorial On the Birth, Death, and Rebirth of Community Interfaith News Bhagavad Gita Invoked in U.S. Congress Swearing-in – 1.1 Billion Self-Identify as “No Religious Affiliation” – Atheists Grow, Christians Decline in England and Wales –…

A Guide to Finding (Interfaith) Spiritual Peace

Susan Bloch, Huffington Post, Jan.10 It was midnight on Christmas Eve in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, when I, a Jewish woman, stood in front of the Church of the Nativity and brought myself to some spiritual peace that I could not…

US VP Biden’s gun panel meets with faith leaders

Kevin Bohn, CNN Politics, Jan.09 Vice President Joe Biden and officials on his gun violence committee held an unannounced meeting Wednesday evening with a group of 12 national faith leaders. One theme brought up by several participants was the “moral…

Does That Muslim Have to Go to Hell So I Don’t?

Robert A Ratcliff, ministry Matters, Sep.23, www.ministrymatters.com/all/article/entry/3247/does-that-muslim-have-to-go-to-hell-so-i-dont?utm_campaign=Sept “I guess I’m not a Christian anymore,” he said, “since I can’t believe that people who aren’t Christian are going to hell.” My young adult friend–let’s call him “Joe”–was telling me the outcome…

Dilemma of religious diversity

Eboo Patel, USA Today, Aug.19, www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-08-19/religious-diversity-islam-christianity/57141216/1 When I speak before audiences, one of the most frequent questions I get as the founder of an interfaith youth group is, “How young is too young for children to engage with kids from…

In an America with so many religions, what does religious freedom mean?

Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, Aug.10, www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/in-an-america-with-so-many-religions-what-does-religious-freedom-mean/2012/08/10/a3bda324-cc45-11e1-9986-640e8e5f844f_story.html In the United States, Muslim women trying to maintain modesty should get female-only hours at the public pool, right? What about Wiccan troops who want a chaplain of their own, even if there are…