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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…

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…

Doxa-cum-Praxis: Paradoxical Interfaith.

Joseph McLendon, State of Formation, Mar.29 Quakers are an interesting bunch in that our religious practice is precisely that: practice. Surrounding this word, minds like de Certeau and Jackson are summoned. Perhaps no greater, however, comes to the forefront than…

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…

Singing the Refuges: Worship and the Interreligious Family

Margaret Ellsworth, State of Formation, Mar.01 About a month ago, just like every Sunday, I slipped into the worship space just before 10am, bowed before the altar, and found a seat in the back row. I leafed through the service…

French town creates ‘Esplanade of Religions’ for greater understanding

A.D.McKenzie, ENInews, Jul.20, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5810 It’s almost like the late Beatle John Lennon might have imagined things: different faith groups worshiping side by side as a means to living life in peace. Welcome then to Bussy Saint-Georges, a French town that…

Interfaith Dialog: Respect is Key

Tiffany Buchanan, State of Formation, Dec.17, www.stateofformation.org/2011/12/interfaith-dialog-respect-is-key/ This semester I had the honor and pleasure to work as the educational assistant for a course, “Religious Pluralism” at McCormick Theological Seminary under the leadership of Dr. Robert Cathey and Janaan Hashim, Esq.…

Vietnam Persecutes Christian Minority

Seth Mydans, New York Post, Mar.31, www.nytimes.com/2011/04/01/world/asia/01vietnam.html?_r=1 Vietnam has increased repression of indigenous minority Christians in the country’s Central Highlands, closing small informal churches, compelling public renunciations of faith and arresting worshipers, Human Rights Watch said in a report on…

One road, many gods

John Harris, The Guardian, Feb.26, www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/feb/26/soho-road-birmingham-most-religiously-diverse-road-britain Soho Road in Birmingham is a place where convent, mosque, Rasta HQ, Jesus Army centre and Buddhist temple sit side by side. Hack your way through central Birmingham’s oppressive tangle of flyovers and roundabouts,…

Despite government yes, non Hindus still denied the right to bury their dead near Kathmandu

Spero News, Feb.1, www.speroforum.com/a/47723/Nepal—Despite-government-yes-non-Hindus-still-denied-the-right-to-bury-their-dead-near-Kathmandu?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+speroforum%2Fnroq+(Spero+News) Police and Hindu extremists stop funeral by animist Kirati in Slesmantak forest, near Pashupati temple. Christians, Muslims and animists protest. More than 40 people are injured in clashes. Prime minister urges local authorities to find an…