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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...