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  • Russian Orthodox Church, Hamas to continue interfaith dialog

    03/05/2006 9:56:54 AM PST · by lizol · 13 replies · 315+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 05/ 03/ 2006
    Russian Orthodox Church, Hamas to continue interfaith dialog 16:15 | 05/ 03/ 2006 MOSCOW, March 5 (RIA Novosti, Olga Lipich) - The head of the Russian Orthodox Church and the political leader of the Hamas militant group said Sunday that they intended to continue interfaith cooperation. "We have developed traditionally good relations with the Palestinian leadership. I hope these relations will continue," Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexy II said at a meeting with a delegation of the Hamas militant movement headed by its political chief Khaled Meshaal. Meshaal said in his turn that this desire was reciprocal. The...
  • Jordan's king to speak at U.S. prayer breakfast

    01/21/2006 1:50:00 PM PST · by JeepInMazar · 36 replies · 698+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | January 9, 2006 | Julia Duin
    Jordan's King Abdullah II, whose interfaith efforts over the past year impressed Catholics, Jews and Muslims alike, will have a supporting role at this year's National Prayer Breakfast, according to a key aide. Although he would not be the first Muslim to speak at the annual event at the Washington Hilton, he will have a bigger role than his predecessors, said Joseph Lumbard, special adviser to the king for interfaith affairs. Plans are to have the king offer a prayer or say a few words at the Feb. 2 breakfast, then give the keynote speech at a lunch for evangelical...
  • DC Watson: Ramadan Interfaith discussion exposes true agenda

    10/10/2005 9:43:56 AM PDT · by Monty610 · 1 replies · 379+ views
    Faith Freedom.org ^ | October 8, 2005 | DC Watson
    Metal band Voidgazer's vocalist, and fellow beer swilling anti-Jihadist Kevin Montavon has just forwarded me a copy of an article from the Faith & Values section of the October 7, 2005 edition of the Columbus Dispatch entitled 'Islam’s Outreach,' written by Felix Hoover. The piece is well written, and offers details into the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The column thoroughly describes an interfaith gathering, including 'future leaders of Ohio farm and food industries', who visited 'Congregation Tifereth Israel' for an overview of Judaism, before heading to an Islamic center for 'an overview of Islam,' conducted by Abdonasser Abdouni, 'acting...
  • D.C. Watson: Ramadan Interfaith discussion exposes true agenda (CAIR and their tricks)

    10/10/2005 7:44:38 AM PDT · by Smashed · 7 replies · 687+ views
    Faith Freedom International ^ | 10/09/2005 | D.C. Watson
    Metal band Voidgazer's vocalist, and fellow beer swilling anti-Jihadist Kevin Montavon has just forwarded me a copy of an article from the Faith & Values section of the October 7, 2005 edition of the Columbus Dispatch entitled 'Islam’s Outreach,' written by Felix Hoover. The piece is well written, and offers details into the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The column thoroughly describes an interfaith gathering, including 'future leaders of Ohio farm and food industries', who visited 'Congregation Tifereth Israel' for an overview of Judaism, before heading to an Islamic center for 'an overview of Islam,' conducted by Abdonasser Abdouni, 'acting...
  • Religious group apologizes for comments

    06/24/2005 8:48:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 828+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 6/24/05 | AP - Denver
    DENVER (AP) - A Washington-based interfaith religious group is apologizing for comments made by some of its members that compared a conservative Christian group to the Gestapo and the Taliban. The letter of apology released Thursday by the president of The Interfaith Alliance said the comments made in May about the group Focus on the Family were inappropriate for public dialogue. "We regret that personal opinions expressed by individuals have been viewed as, associated with or confused with the organizational voice of The Interfaith Alliance," the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy wrote. Clergymen representing the alliance denounced Focus on the Family...
  • The use of the Cathedral by other faiths

    06/23/2005 2:52:16 PM PDT · by murphE · 103 replies · 1,138+ views
    TidingsOnline ^ | 06/10/05 | Rt. Rev. Alexei Smith
    The cornerstone of Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral boldly proclaims, in the words of the Prophet Isaiah, "My House Shall Be a House of Prayer for All Peoples." We enflesh those words in number of ways. Since its dedication, an innumerable number of interfaith prayer services have been held in our Cathedral. Last month for example, representatives of the Armenian, Evangelical Christian, Baha'i, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh, Evangelical Lutheran, Presbyterian, Methodist, United Church of Christ, Roman Catholic and Greek Orthodox Faiths lead a large congregation of diverse people in an Interfaith Prayer Service commemorating the life of our Late...
  • One-world religion on its way? - (where's the proof that George W. Bush favors this monstrosity?)

    06/17/2005 2:58:43 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 69 replies · 1,355+ views
    WORLD NET DAILY.COM ^ | JUNE 17, 2005 | Staff Writer
    'False Dawn' exposes powerful, secretive movement for new global faith What do George W. Bush, George Soros, the Rev. Sun Myung Moon and the Dalai Lama have in common? All have thrown their support to the United Religions Initiative. And what is the URI? According to a new blockbuster book, "False Dawn: The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, And The Quest For A One-world Religion" by Lee Penn, it's something that doesn't bode well either for a sovereign America or for Christianity. The interfaith movement, explains investigative reporter Lee Penn, began with the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions in Chicago, and...
  • Not to Forget, but to Forgive (Christian in Israel)

    06/17/2005 6:46:21 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 4 replies · 270+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | June 17, 2005 | Patricia Golan
    In Israel, Father Emile Shoufani is probably best known for having organized an extraordinary four-day Arab-Jewish pilgrimage to Auschwitz in 2003. Abroad, where he is known as "Le Cure' de Nazareth" (The Parish Priest of Nazareth)... Shoufani is director of one of the most prestigious schools in the country, St. Joseph's Seminary and High School in Nazareth. Muslim and Druse pupils make up 40% of the student body; the rest are Christians. "This is a Catholic school, but not in the sense of the Jewish religious schools," he explains. "It's a place for students of all backgrounds to be together."...
  • Plano, Texas: DISCUSSION ABOUT BIBLE AS A BOOK TO BE TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS (Interfaith alert!)

    05/18/2005 10:24:02 AM PDT · by I_Publius · 13 replies · 533+ views
    E-Newsletter ^ | 5/18/2005 | Kathleen Matsumura
    5) INTERFAITH DINNER - ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT BIBLE AS A BOOK TO BE TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS DATE: Monday, June 6 TIME: 6:30 PM to gather, with dinner at 7:00 PM LOCATION: Juan's Tex Mex Restaurant 6150 Frankford Rd. (near Preston Rd.) COST: $6.00 plus the cost of your dinner (off the menu) RSVP to:interfaithdfw@aol.com or call us at (972) 523-8080 ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE BIBLE AS A BOOK TO BE TAUGHT IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Does this violate the increasingly narrowing separation between church and state? Who produces the current curriculum in use in Odessa? What is...
  • Vatican Message to Buddhists for Feast of Vesakh

    05/16/2005 2:48:54 PM PDT · by murphE · 141 replies · 1,169+ views
    zenit ^ | 05/16/05
    "Interreligious Expressions of Solidarity" Followed Tsunami VATICAN CITY, MAY 16, 2005 (Zenit.org).- Here is the message of Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, to Buddhists, on the occasion of Vesakh, their most important feast. * * * Buddhists and Christians in Solidarity Dear Buddhist Friends, 1. Once again the time of Vesakh comes, and on this occasion I wish to convey to you my heartfelt greetings. May this feast bring joy to you as individuals, as families and as communities. I am certain that in many places where Buddhists and Catholics live together they will...
  • Nation's Christian Roots Attacked-(lib "Interfaith Alliance" protesting our Christian heritage!)

    05/02/2005 4:14:11 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 77 replies · 1,306+ views
    FAMILY.ORG ^ | APRIL 29, 2005 | JOSH MONTEZ
    A left-leaning group called the Interfaith Alliance is protesting the influence of Christianity in U.S. history. A liberal action group has challenged the views of a well-known conservative who points in detail to the influence Christianity has had on U.S. history. David Barton, founder of Wallbuilders, regularly gives tours of the U.S. Capitol to spotlight the faith-based underpinnings of key moments in American history. But the Interfaith Alliance—a group from the religious left—recently objected to a Barton excursion, accusing him of revising history. The tour in question was for Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, but the alliance didn't complain to...
  • Benedict vows to work for global reconciliation

    04/21/2005 7:40:23 AM PDT · by worldclass · 9 replies · 384+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 4/21/2005 | John Phillips
    "I address myself to everyone with simplicity and affection, to assure them that the church wants to continue to hold a sincere and open dialogue with them, in the search of the true good for man and society," the Bavarian theologian said.
  • Revisiting "Evangelicals & Catholics Together"

    04/10/2005 6:45:08 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 2 replies · 201+ views
    In light of current developments, this joint manifesto needs a new impetus. Beginning in September 1992 a consultation of Evangelical Protestant and Roman Catholic Christians began discussions regarding the "Christian Mission in the Third Millennium." In 1994, the Consultation published a joint statement outlining Evangelical-Protestant and Roman Catholics on a variety of issues of common concern in the journal First Things. The list of participants and endorsers is quite impressive, and includes many notable Catholic and Evangelical Christians. This is my favorite quote from the Joint Statement:We Contend Together...In this country, too, freedom of religion cannot be taken for granted...
  • Pope set precedent with world religions

    04/08/2005 6:21:03 AM PDT · by murphE · 18 replies · 401+ views
    SeattlePI.com ^ | 04/07/05 | LOUIS MEIXLER
    SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCERThursday, April 7, 2005 · Last updated 11:29 a.m. PTPope set precedent with world religionsBy LOUIS MEIXLERASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER ANKARA, Turkey -- He was the first pope to visit a mosque and pray at Judaism's holiest site, and he returned the relics of revered Orthodox Christian saints.In death, John Paul II continues to set precedents: His funeral is attracting religious and political leaders whose faiths were never represented at such a high level at papal burials.John Paul II ushered in "the globalization of religion," said John Esposito, founding director of the Georgetown University Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in Washington....
  • A Collection of Quotes by the late Pope John Paul II

    An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie, for an excuse is a lie guarded. Pope John Paul II As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live. Pope John Paul II Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II From now on it is only through a conscious choice and through a deliberate policy that humanity can survive. Pope John Paul II Have no fear of moving into the unknown. Simply step out fearlessly knowing that...
  • Orthodox Church Patriarch Expresses Condolences at Pope's Death

    04/03/2005 11:18:53 AM PDT · by lizol · 81 replies · 1,395+ views
    VOA.com ^ | 03 April 2005
    Orthodox Church Patriarch Expresses Condolences at Pope's Death By VOA News 03 April 2005 Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II From Moscow, Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexy II has sent a condolence message to the Vatican, saying members of his church mourn the loss of Pope John Paul together with all Roman Catholics. In a letter to the dean of the Vatican's college of cardinals Cardinal Josef Ratzinger, Patriarch Alexy said Pope John Paul himself, as well as his works and ideas, have made a strong impact on the world. "May his memory live forever," the Russian church leader wrote. Patriarch Alexy...
  • The Tikkun Olam Pope

    04/03/2005 11:44:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoHebrew · 10 replies · 708+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | April 3, 2005 | LISA PALMIERI-BILLIG
    Like other outstanding spiritual and political leaders, Karol Wojtyla began his career as an actor. Born with a talent for communication, an overpowering sensitivity and empathy for the human condition, steeped in a deeply religious Polish Catholic environment but surrounded by Jewish friends and classmates, he consequently embraced the moral imperative of transforming consciences according to his faith. Indelibly branded spiritually by the Holocaust, by World War II and communist tyranny, he embraced his mission fervently as an opportunity to help heal the world. He might well go down in Jewish history as the Tikkun Olam Pope. Run-of-the-mill priests can...
  • WILL INDIAN PONTIFF SUCCEED POPE?

    03/31/2005 2:41:41 AM PST · by Robert Drobot · 38 replies · 916+ views
    MUMBAI: As Pope John Paul II remains hospitalised, the names of prelates from Asia, Africa and Latin America, including that of an Indian archbishop, figure in the list of those who are likely to succeed him, a media report said. Mumbai's archbishop Ivan Diaz, a friend of Mother Teresa, figures in the list, international weekly magazine BusinessWeek said in an article titled Why The Next Pope May Be A Surprise. When contacted, Diaz' office dismissed the report as 'rubbish' and said the archbishop will not entertain interviews on the matter. The College of Cardinals will select a Pope when John...
  • [Jewish] Orthodoxy and Reticence

    02/25/2005 12:40:55 PM PST · by hlmencken3 · 1 replies · 140+ views
    FIRST THINGS JOURNAL ^ | February 2005 | Shalom Carmy
    It has been forty years since my revered teacher Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, popularly known as “the Rav” by his followers in the modern wing of American Orthodoxy, presented his paper “Confrontation” to the Rabbinical Council of America. The paper was later published in the Council’s intellectual journal, Tradition. Together with subsequent guidelines, the principles advanced in this essay have governed Orthodox Judaism’s policy regarding “dialogue” with other religions, most notably the Roman Catholic Church. The essay’s fortieth anniversary is a good time to think again about the Rav’s position and how it might provide guidance for us today. The practical...
  • Film on Crusades Could Become Hollywood's Next Battleground

    08/24/2004 12:24:08 PM PDT · by JeepInMazar · 63 replies · 2,346+ views
    New York Times ^ | August 12, 2004 | Sharon Waxman
    With bloody images of Muslims and Westerners battling in Iraq and elsewhere on the nightly news, it may seem like odd timing to unveil a big-budget Hollywood epic depicting the ferocious fight between Christians and Muslims over Jerusalem in the Crusade of the 12th century. 20th Century Fox is planning a release next year for ''Kingdom of Heaven,'' a $130 million production by the Oscar-nominated director Ridley Scott, shot in Morocco with hundreds of extras, horses and elaborate costumes. The script, by William Monahan, is based on real characters of the three-century Crusades, including Balian of Ibelin, a Crusader knight...
  • Hindus at the Fatima Sanctuary

    07/24/2004 8:08:00 AM PDT · by gbcdoj · 22 replies · 427+ views
    Unity Publishing ^ | 20 July 2004 | Richard Salbato
    Clarification from the Rectory of the Fatima SanctuaryReaders of the Voz de Fatima will remember an article by the Rector of the Sanctuary published in January 2004 entitle “Fatima Sanctuary for all religions?” The movements which have sprung up which had sprung up in opposition to our October conference were recorded there are now taking advantage of having seen a group of Hindus at the Sanctuary at the sanctuary, as recorded in the “Voz de Fatima” of May 2004, to launch their massive anti-ecumenical campaign which is coupled with their opposition to inter-religious dialogue.  We have been sent many requests...
  • ONE BISHOP'S MISSION TO STOP RELIGIOUSLY MOTIVATED VIOLENCE

    07/09/2004 11:18:20 AM PDT · by TBP · 13 replies · 354+ views
    Religion News Service ^ | July 8, 2004 | RNS
    VIENNA, VIRGINIA -- As a part of a week-long gathering of New Thought leaders coming from around the world beginning July 18, 2004, the 89th International New Thought Alliance (INTA) leadership will be honoring Bishop William E. Swing for his groundbreaking work to stop religiously motivated violence. The Congress will be held at the Sheraton Premiere Tysons Corner, Vienna, Virginia from July 18 -23. Rev. Swing has gained national attention due to his innovative leadership of the drive to establish a United Religions body to promote religious harmony throughout the world through small circle dialogues among diverse populations. Bishop Swing...
  • Ecumenical Follies Update: The Pope Kissed His Ring?

    07/04/2004 10:22:37 PM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 43 replies · 756+ views
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | 3rd July 2004 | Christopher Ferrara, Esq
    When the so-called "Archbishop" of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, visited the Pope in October 2003, Williams kissed the Pope’s ring, whereupon the Pope kissed his. In doing so, John Paul II suggested that Williams actually possessed the dignity of an Archbishop, when in fact (as Pope Leo XIII taught infallibly in Apostolicae Curiae) Anglican prelates are not validly ordained, but rather are mere laymen pretending to ecclesiastical office. Just how devoid of holy orders the Anglican clergy are is demonstrated by recent revelations of the behind-the scenes conflict over Williams’s appointment of the admitted homosexual Dr. Jeffrey John as suffragen "bishop"...
  • Hindus worship at Fátima altar

    05/21/2004 8:38:48 AM PDT · by Land of the Irish · 92 replies · 731+ views
    Last October The Portugal News reported on the Interfaith Congress held at Fátima, one of Catholicism’s most sacred sites, where representatives of the world’s leading religions allegedly explored the possibility of opening the shrine to a whole variety of faiths. While the newspaper received many letters and emails congratulating it for reporting on the congress, it was also criticised by some groups who claimed that Fátima would remain exclusively Catholic. Now, however, we can report that the first steps in developing Fátima as a multi-faith centre could have been taken. On May 5th, SIC and SIC Notícias carried a report...
  • World Council and Catholic Church Draw Up 3 Documents

    05/21/2004 7:27:55 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 7 replies · 106+ views
    A meeting between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches has produced three studies on baptism, ecumenical dialogue and Catholic participation in local ecclesial councils. The meeting, held in Crete last week, also produced a report covering the efforts of the Joint Working Group, the liaison between the Church and the WCC. The report, with the three study documents, will be submitted to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the assembly of the Geneva-based WCC. The latter is composed primarily of Orthodox and denominations of the Reformation. Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow, co-moderator of the Joint...
  • Interfaith panel takes on religious reactions to 'The Passion' (WARNING)

    03/03/2004 12:39:42 PM PST · by StAthanasiustheGreat · 26 replies · 117+ views
    Daily Northwestern ^ | 3 March 2004 | Amy Hamblin
    Interfaith panel takes on religious reactions to 'The Passion' By Amy Hamblin March 03, 2004 Amid the controversy generated by the film "The Passion of the Christ," a four-student panel representing both Christian and Jewish perspectives fielded questions about the film Tuesday evening. About 60 people gathered in Norris University Center and listened to the panelists voice their collective disappointment at the excessive violence in the movie. Panelists were divided over the anti-Semitic charges surrounding the film, released last week. Some have claimed the film, with its graphic depiction of Jesus' last 12 hours, unfairly blames all Jewish people for...
  • One less fellow traveler. 'God Squad' rabbi bolts Queer Alliance. Is 'Lieberman's rabbi' next?

    12/15/2003 4:06:27 PM PST · by yonif · 1 replies · 209+ views
    JWR ^ | Dec. 15, 2003 | Evan Gahr
    Gellman's out. Freundel, Lapin, Neuhaus and Schonfeld remain. Mouw is on the sidelines. It sounds like the roster for an inter-religious basketball game designed to foster Jewish-Christian understanding, perhaps, but it's not. The issue is how conservatives choose allies. Are they willing to work with a reputed terrorist-friendly Muslim to pre-empt gay marriage? Rabbi Marc Gellman is not. Roughly two weeks since JewishWorldReview.com reported that Gellman and other prominent religious conservatives were part of an anti-gay marriage coalition that includes a reputed terrorist-friendly Muslim group, Gellman bolted from this queer alliance. JewishWorldReview.com has learned that Gellman, perhaps America's best known...
  • Rome Quashes Fatima Report

    11/19/2003 8:07:58 PM PST · by Dajjal · 18 replies · 128+ views
    TotalCatholic.com ^ | no date -- ?11/18/03? | none given
    Rome Quashes Fatima Report A top Vatican official has quashed rumours that the world-famous Fatima shrine is to be turned into a multi-faith pilgrim centre. Devotees of the revered Portuguese shrine were shocked and dismayed this week at the reports, which a leading UK devotee said would be a “total abandonment” of what the shrine stands for. But Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue which has responsibility for such matters, told The Universe directly that the fears were unfounded and he reassured devotees that Fatima would definitely remain a place of prayer centred on Our...
  • Muslim publisher honored-Jewish group hails man for his courageous opposition to Islamic extremists

    06/09/2003 3:11:50 AM PDT · by chance33_98 · 1 replies · 179+ views
    Muslim publisher honored INLAND: A Jewish group hails the Fontana man for his courageous opposition to Islamic extremists. Tashbih Sayyed, publisher of the weekly Pakistan Today newspaper, will receive an award from the American Jewish Committee's 500-member chapter in Orange County. 06/09/2003 By SHARYN OBSATZ THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE A Jewish organization will honor a Muslim publisher from Fontana tonight for his outspoken opposition to Islamic extremism and his work in promoting religious tolerance. Tashbih Sayyed, publisher of the weekly Pakistan Today newspaper, will receive an award from the American Jewish Committee's 500-member chapter in Orange County. "He's a devout Muslim...
  • Top Evangelicals Critical of Colleagues Over Islam

    05/07/2003 11:52:06 PM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 588+ views
    New York Times ^ | 5/08/03 | LAURIE GOODSTEIN
    ASHINGTON, May 7 — Evangelical leaders meeting here today denounced as "dangerous" and "unhelpful" the anti-Islam remarks made in the last year by leaders in their own movement and proposed new guidelines for churches to follow in relating to Muslims.At the same time, the religious leaders reaffirmed their commitment to proselytizing, and they accused mainline Protestants and groups like the World Council of Churches of holding "naïve" dialogue sessions with Muslims that minimized theological and political differences. The meeting came at a time when Christian leaders are deeply divided over whether their goal should be to coexist with Muslims...
  • VIOLENCE IN THE KORAN AND THE BIBLE (very long, but, worthwile)

    06/07/2002 11:48:16 AM PDT · by lews · 39 replies · 21,382+ views
    e-mail | 5/30/2002 | Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi
    VIOLENCE IN THE KORAN AND THE BIBLE This is a sad time for peace-loving people around the world who wonder what motivates Moslem terrorists to blow themselves up with explosives in public places in order to kill the largest possible number of innocent people. The impetus for such heinous crimes must be very powerful. The fear of these senseless acts of terrorism has changed our lives forever. In seeking to find a solution to the problem of Moslem terrorism, it is important to understand what motivates these people to engage in this frightening self-destruction. We are told by many moderate...
  • Should she wear hijab in front of her Christian maternal uncle?

    06/20/2002 10:37:13 AM PDT · by Salman · 54 replies · 211+ views
    Islam Q & A ^ | 2002-06-20 | Shaikh M. S. Al-Munajjid (editor)
    Question: My Mother was a christian and she converted 16 years ago, her family is still christian. I for the time being live with them, and my Uncle my Mothers real brother lives with his parents i.e. in the same place as I do. While I mentiones this to some friends they said that I have to wear a Hijab infront of him. I do not agree because he is a Mahram even though he is a christian. Please help me with this. Answer: Praise be to Allaah. Your maternal uncle is considered to be a mahram for you, and...
  • What I learned From a Muslim about Eucharistic Adoration

    07/21/2002 2:01:09 PM PDT · by JMJ333 · 108 replies · 6,629+ views
    CERC ^ | Peter Kreeft
    “We do,” said John. “Your Church teaches that he is really present there, yes? That what's there is the man who was God?” “Yes. The formula is 'Body and blood, soul and divinity.'” “And you believe that?” “Yes.” Isa made as if to say something, but stifled it. John assured him he would not be offended. Finally, reluctantly, Isa said, “I don't understand.” "I understand how you feel. It sounds very shocking.” “No, you don't understand. That's not what I mean. You will take it as an insult, but I don't mean it to be.” “I promise I won't...
  • Islamic "Jesus" [Eesa Son of Mary] Not Much Like the Jesus we all Knew and Loved

    09/02/2002 8:09:58 PM PDT · by crystalk · 57 replies · 1,517+ views
    9-2-02 | crystalk
    We are frequently told that Muslims "also believe in Jesus," or that "Jesus is mentioned in the Koran."Is this true? Wa..all, not REALLY! The Koran, and Islam, have a figure called Eesa son of Mary, but remember that for a man to be surnamed son of a woman implies he is illegitimate-- father unknown or would not claim him. An insult. We are told there that the Christians blasphemously worship this man as a god, and furthermore that it is blasphemous to say that either he--or we-- are sons or children of God, for that implies [he says] bodily existence...
  • Anyone want to read the Koran with me?

    10/28/2002 3:16:18 AM PST · by wewillnotfail · 13 replies · 112+ views
    ? ^ | ? | ?
    In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. [1.1] All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. [1.2] The Beneficent, the Merciful. [1.3] Master of the Day of Judgment. [1.4] Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help. [1.5] Keep us on the right path. [1.6] The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray.
  • Interchurch Marriages: How to Help Them Succeed

    08/27/2002 5:13:55 PM PDT · by polemikos · 3 replies · 349+ views
    Catholic Update ^ | 2001 | Elizabeth Bookser Barkley
    Although this Catholic Update often focuses on the two partners in an interchurch marriage, it is a valuable tool for all of us—family members, friends and fellow parishioners—as we reach out to support them in their faith journey. Many Catholics married to persons of other Christian denominations feel left out of parish activities because they don't fit the profile of the "normal" Catholic marriage. This Update can remind the whole Catholic community of the vital role interchurch couples can play in the working toward full unity of those whose common bond is Jesus Christ. That these marriages succeed is the...
  • Minister's suspension exposes debate on interfaith relations

    07/23/2002 5:26:45 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 109 replies · 355+ views
    The Journal News ^ | July 23, 2002 | Gary Stern
    <p>Many New Yorkers were stunned when a Lutheran minister was suspended recently for praying alongside non-Christians — called "pagans" in a church statement — shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.</p> <p>This action by the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a national denomination known for its conservative views, struck some in this wounded and politically correct region as cold and even unchristian.</p>
  • 9/11 event ruptures faiths in Woodlands (Houston, Texas)

    07/18/2002 11:13:41 PM PDT · by weegee · 9 replies · 280+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2002, 12:36AM | By HARVEY RICE
    DISUNITY FOR ALL 9/11 event ruptures faiths in Woodlands By HARVEY RICE Copyright 2002 Houston Chronicle THE WOODLANDS -- An effort by evangelical Christians to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11 in The Woodlands has split the religious community and led to accusations of intolerance in this suburban area north of Houston. Critics of the memorial service on the anniversary date accuse its organizers of implicitly stigmatizing the Muslim community in The Woodlands and of monopolizing the logical venue for a commemoration that would embrace all faiths. The organizers, 23 evangelical Christian churches, could not agree with other faiths on a...
  • TCRNews.com on Interfaith Prayer Meetings, Assisi, Etc.,

    07/09/2002 7:15:30 PM PDT · by StillSmallVoice · 18 replies · 259+ views
    http://TCRNews.com ^ | 7/9/02 | Various authors
    From: http://www.geocities.com/romcath1/genjp2000.html Extra ecclesiam nulla salus   THE TRANSCENDENTAL DISUNITY OF RELIGIONS. YET... By Stratford Caldecott The heart of Christianity is a mystery that is bigger than paganism. It is not in conflict with the other religions; it is just bigger than them. It includes more truth. Christianity is not, ultimately, assimilable. It cannot be assimilated to a set of moral values, or subordinated to a ‘Global Ethic’. It cannot be assimilated to an aesthetic myth, or a myth that embodies truth solely at the level of the imagination. It cannot be assimilated to psychology, as though we could explain...