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  • Pope Francis' interfaith soccer match shows desire for peace

    08/28/2014 7:23:30 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 19 replies
    CNA ^ | 8/25/14 | Elise Harris
    A priest and close friend of Pope Francis says the pontiff's idea for an upcoming inter-religious soccer match for peace shows his keen interest in promoting the topic on all levels of society. “The hope is that after this football match, this sports event, there will be an impact that raises awareness for peace,” Father Guillermo Karcher told CNA Aug. 25, explaining to other journalists that “the Pope's concern for peace is very great.” “He sees in this event, this punctual message of the match for peace, a very positive element that gives a contribution, because it's necessary to try...
  • Group Wants to Bring Large Number of 'Migrant' Children to Austin.

    07/23/2014 8:04:09 AM PDT · by Levy78 · 22 replies
    KXAN News ^ | July 22, 2014 | Amanda Brandeis
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — As the surge of unaccompanied minors into America continues, organizations around the country are doing what they can to help, including here in Austin. On Tuesday, Austin Interfaith spoke at the Travis County Commissioner’s meeting. Representatives say that Austin is ideal to being a recipient of the children; it is a welcoming city and has the resources necessary to do so. For Ofelia Zapata, the future of migrant children hits close to home. “When you see on TV how the children are mistreated by officers…these are babies.” Zapata is a member of Austin Interfaith and is on...
  • The Vatican Falls for the ‘Interfaith’ Scam

    06/27/2014 8:45:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 06/27/2014 | Ned May
    >On June 8, 2014 — Pentecost Sunday — the Vatican hosted an “interfaith event” that included prayers by Christian priests, a Jewish rabbi, and a Muslim imam. The occasion was well-publicized in advance by the Holy See as a “pause in politics” that would promote peace between the Israel and the Palestinians. During his visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority the previous month, Pope Francis had invited Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to attend the event. Both leaders accepted the invitation, and sat with the Pope while prayers were said and chanted in the...
  • Who Edited the [Vatican Interfaith] Tape?

    06/13/2014 12:48:57 PM PDT · by wtd · 7 replies
    GatesofVienna ^ | June 13, 2014 | Baron Bodissey
    Post navigation← Older postsWho Edited the Tape? That’s what everyone wanted to know about the notorious 18½-minute gap in Richard Nixon’s Watergate tape, for which Rosemary Woods eventually took the fall. Now it appears that something similar happened with the Vatican’s tape of the interfaith prayers-for-peace from last Sunday, giving us even more reason to dub this controversy “Imamgate”. As we reported in last night’s post about the imam’s prayer at the Vatican, there seems to be nothing controversial in the chanted Arabic in the prayer and that spoken in his subsequent remarks. However, a reader and commenter named ritamalik...
  • Christians Increasingly Misled into Interfaith Ties With Islamists

    04/10/2014 10:19:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Clarion Project ^ | Thu, April 3, 2014 | Ryan Mauro
    Reverend Deborah Lindsay, Minister of Spiritual Care at First Community Church in Ohio, is a YouTube viral video star because of her call on Christians to avoid anti-Muslim sentiment. Unfortunately, her chief outreach partner is a Muslim Brotherhood-tied mosque named the Noor Islamic Cultural Center. A video of her sermon, uploaded in September 2010, has been viewed over one million times. Her outreach to Muslims was also the subject of an article in the Columbus Dispatch. In it, she is quoted as comparing jihad to Lent. […] The audience, especially non-Muslims like Rev. Lindsay, is led to believe that this...
  • OIC chief praises pope’s efforts to revitalize interfaith dialogue

    12/16/2013 11:41:20 AM PST · by delchiante · 5 replies
    Arab News ^ | december 15. 2013 | JEDDAH: HABIB SHAIKH
    Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, secretary-general of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), has commended the efforts exerted by Pope Francis to revitalize interfaith dialogue between Christians and Muslims. Ihsanoglu made the comment during his first meeting with the pope at the Vatican on Friday. The secretary-general pointed out that today the presence of Muslims in historically Christian countries has expanded, while some OIC countries either have native Christian communities or have witnessed in recent years the arrival of Christians as guest workers.
  • Gay Marriage Issue Hits County's Interfaith Service

    10/21/2013 6:11:11 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | 10/20/13 | Tim Funk and Michael Gordon
    One Catholic Church in Charlotte fired music director Steav Bates-Congdon after he married his longtime male partner. Now another has pulled out of hosting the city's largest interfaith service rather than allow Bates-Congdon to be part of the team planning the annual event. Mecklenburg Ministries’ 38th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service is still on for Nov. 26. But it’ll be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Dilworth, not at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Ballanytne – Charlotte’s biggest house of worship. And Bates-Congdon, now music director at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fort Mill, will play a prominent role in the...
  • Cardinal Tagle apologizes for Church ‘sins’

    10/19/2013 11:35:16 AM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    The Manilla Times ^ | October 18, 2013 10:50 pm | Rose de la Cruz
    SHAKEN, if not humbled by the destruction of old Catholic churches in the provinces of Cebu and Bohol after a powerful 7.2 quake hit Central Visayas last Tuesday, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Friday apologized for the sins of the Church against non-Catholics and even the poor. Tagle made his apology on the last day of the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE) at the University of Santo Tomas, a 3-day event that sought to rekindle the Catholic faith. “In memory of Blessed Pope John Paul II and his collaborators before the year 2000, including Pope Emeritus Benedict...
  • Imam Arafat: respect for religious diversity

    10/09/2013 10:12:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-10-09 14:06:05 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) The death of several hundred migrants off the Italian island of Lampedusa this month has focused international spotlight on the broader, complex questions of EU policies regarding immigration and integration. According to one American Muslim leader, the United States model of integration has much to teach European countries at the present time. Syrian-born Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat is founder and president of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation, which is based in Baltimore, in the United States. The organisation works to promote cooperation, rather than confrontation, between young people of different religions, cultures and backgrounds. He spoke to...
  • Muslim leader says pope is model of what religious leader should be

    10/08/2013 1:24:33 PM PDT · by haffast · 33 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | Oct-8-2013 | Cindy Wooden
    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis, like Islam's Sufi mystic theologians and poets, "is trying to do good for the sake of the Good One, motivated by love and compassion," said the president of the Islamic Affairs Council of Maryland. Mohamad Bashar Arafat, a Syrian who has lived in the United States for more than 20 years, was visiting the Vatican and speaking to groups in Rome in early October as a guest of the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See as part of the U.S. State Department's international speakers program. In an interview with Catholic News Service, Arafat said...
  • We must be ‘united in our differences’, Pope says as he bestows palliums on archbishops

    06/30/2013 7:42:30 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    CatholicHerald.UK ^ | Sunday, 30 June 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    Every bishop is called to be “a servant of communion” working tirelessly to overcome divisions so that differences become a treasure and not a source of conflict, Pope Francis has said. The Christian community should be “like a great mosaic in which every small piece joins with others as part of God’s one great plan”, the Pope said yesterdat as he celebrated the feast of Ss Peter and Paul and bestowed the pallium on 34 archbishops from 19 countries. snip Pope Francis said that when he gave the archbishops their palliums as a sign of communion, it was not a...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Israel the center of the world

    06/27/2013 6:32:03 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 27, 2013, 3:21 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Israel is the center of the world “in so many ways,” the archbishop of Canterbury said Thursday in Jerusalem. He stressed Israel’s legitimacy and right to security, and also spoke, in the context of persecution of Christians by Islamists in the Middle East, about the Christian imperative to “love our enemies.” It was his maiden visit to the region since being appointed to one of the highest positions in the Protestant Church. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, who has a Jewish father, is the leader of the Church of England and of 80 million Anglicans worldwide. He was enthroned in...
  • Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee holds meeting in Rome

    06/26/2013 10:11:26 PM PDT · by haffast · 14 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | Vatican Radio | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) The Islamic-Catholic Liaison Committee held its 19th Meeting in Rome, on June 18th and 19th, presided over for the Catholic side by Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, and presided over for the Muslim side by Prof. Hamid bin Ahmad Al-ŹRifaie, President of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue. The theme of the meeting was ‘Believers confronting materialism and secularism in society’ and at the conclusion of the meeting the Catholic and Muslim delegations agreed upon the following six points: 1) Christianity and Islam affirm the inseparability and complementarity between the material and...
  • London celebrates ‘mini Assisi’

    06/26/2013 9:14:30 AM PDT · by haffast · 3 replies
    The Tablet ^ | 24 June 2013 | The Tablet
    An interfaith gathering in London to pray for peace has been pronounced a welcome first by the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. The event, held at Westminster Cathedral Hall on 13 June, was the highlight of a four-day visit by the cardinal, who told The Tablet that the gathering was uniquely British and "beautiful". The London gathering was inspired by the Day of Prayer for Peace convened by Pope John Paul II in 1986 at Assisi. Representatives of nine religions delivered prayers and reflections in their own tradition, then placed a pot of white...
  • World Jewish Congress head praises Pope Francis (Jewish-Catholic ties "best in 2,000 years")

    03/14/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 11 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | March 14, 2013 | Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
    World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder congratulated Cardinal Jorge María Bergoglio, the archbishop of Buenos Aires, on his election as Pope Francis I on Wednesday. "Pope Francis I is no stranger to us. In recent years he attended many interfaith events co-organized by the WJC and our regional affiliate, the Latin American Jewish Congress," Lauder wrote, adding he had met Bergoglio in Buenos Aires in 2008. Lauder praised the new pope as "an experienced man, someone who is known for his open-mindedness ... a man of dialogue, a man who is able to build bridges with other faiths". "We...
  • A Case Study in Muslim-Christian Interfaith Dialog

    02/17/2013 10:11:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Creeping Shariah ^ | 2/17/13 | creeping
    Or lack thereof. In case today’s previous posts didn’t highlight the failure of Islamic interfaith dialog, Robert Spencer presents his latest personal experience via PJ Lifestyle ť Building Bridges Between Christians and Muslims: A Case Study.: Does the diocese and the [Boston] Globe think that if people like me are silenced that no one will ever again “link Islam to terrorism” or depict “Islam as an inherently violent religion”? Unfortunately, jihadists will continue to do both of these things. ~ Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch While Christians face escalating persecution from Muslims in Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and elsewhere, the...
  • Op-Ed: Peace is a Special Language We All Must Learn to Speak (Barfalicious, Malnutritious)

    11/25/2012 3:28:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/11/12 | Ece Koc
    Everyone has an opinion about the conflict between Israel and Palestinians. Some say that Palestinians started it with their rockets aimed at Israel territory, while others say that Israel was using disproportionate force and killing innocent people in Gaza. These points have been debated in the media all over the world. We must realize that following the same paths of hatred and rage will always lead to the same results - pain for both parties, people dying on both sides and a life of fear with no ability to see the hope for the future. It is time for everyone...
  • (Reston VA) US synagogue welcomes Muslims seeking a place to pray

    08/17/2012 7:49:09 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/16/2012
    Muslims around the world are gathering for Friday prayers, and in one neighbourhood in the US state of Virginia, the worshippers will enter a building that could hardly be further from a traditional mosque. At a time when religious differences are sparking conflict in the Middle East and beyond - it is cooperation between two faiths which is allowing this unique programme flourish.
  • Siljander pleads guilty in Islamic American Relief Agency lobbying case

    07/09/2010 9:23:47 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 5 replies
    Thursday, July 8, 2010 A former congressman pleaded guilty Wednesday to serving as an unregistered agent in Washington for a Missouri-based Islamic charity that the federal government said had ties to international terrorism. It was an odd outcome for Mark D. Siljander, who said he wanted to help bridge the gulf between Muslims and Christians. A Republican who attained one of Michigan's congressional seats from 1981 to 1987 with assistance from the Moral Majority, Siljander was outspoken about conservative social issues. Siljander confirmed in a Kansas City, Mo., court that he contacted members of Congress in an effort to lift...
  • Tri-Faith Project to Construct Multi-Million Dollar Interfaith Complex in America's Heartland

    01/02/2012 10:31:48 AM PST · by GiovannaNicoletta · 17 replies
    The Arab-American News ^ | December 25, 2011 | Nick Meyer
    The similarities between the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam are well known to those who study each religion, but many people practicing these faiths are not quite as aware. A new project that its creators call the first development of its kind in the world hopes to shed light on those similarities with the building of the new Tri-Faith Project, a large privately-funded development in Omaha on a former country club and golf course that spans 35 acres and will comprise three sites: Temple Israel, the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska (including a church) and the American Institute...
  • Unequally Yoked: Merging marriage and mixed religion (Interfaith Marriages Increasing in Australia)

    08/14/2011 8:05:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    EndRTimes via Daily Telegraph ^ | 08/14/2011 | Felicita Benedikovics
    WITH more than 80 faiths and 240 nationalities represented in Australia, it's inevitable that love will blossom between people of different cultures and backgrounds. “Interfaith relationships are an important barometer of social cohesion wherever they occur,” says Hass Dellal, executive director of the Australian Multicultural Foundation. According to the 2006 census, 87 per cent of Aussie couples share the same religion, but Dellal points out, “We’re seeing more interfaith relationships with second- generation migrants.” So, how does it work when you’re partner has a different belief structure to you? Can love really conquer all? We spoke to three couples about...
  • American Churches To Embrace 'Chrislam' On June 26, 2011

    06/23/2011 5:28:45 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 116 replies · 1+ views
    NowTheEndBegins ^ | June 23. 2011
    NTEB has reported extensively on the growing Chrislam movement. Started by Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, it has grown dramatically and now has infected many hundreds of churches and denominations all across America. A group called Faith Shared is now spearheading the move to merge Christianity with Islam, and in the process provoking the very judgment of God down upon us as a nation. The following is taken directly from their website: “Faith Shared asks houses of worship across the country to organize events involving clergy reading from each other’s sacred texts. An example would be a Christian Minister, Jewish...
  • More Than 50 U.S. Churches Agree to Hold Koran Readings

    05/18/2011 6:50:57 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 34 replies
    Logan's Warning ^ | May 18, 2011 | Christopher Logan
    ... far too many Americans who identify themselves as “Christians” are taking the easy way out and bowing down to Islam, in an effort to avoid a conflict that has been raging for 1400 years. A conflict in which Christians are clearly losing! Pulpit pals: Christians, Jews, Muslims plan shared worship BY ADELLE M. BANKS Religious and human rights activists are asking U.S. churches to invite Jewish and Muslim clergy to their sanctuaries to read from sacred texts next month in an initiative designed to counter anti-Muslim bigotry. The June 26 initiative, called “Faith Shared: Uniting in Prayer and Understanding,”...
  • The UN Meddling with Religion: Cooperation Circles and the United Religions Initiative

    04/09/2011 11:52:33 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 10 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 8, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion, Part 9 Cooperation Circles and the United Religions Initiative (URI)Another example of the influence of the United Nations in blending all religions together into a New Agey “Global Consciousness aka: the coming Planetary Transformation aka: World Awakening aka: Shift to the New Aquarian Age” to get rid of the “exclusive” Christian Gospel.Today's example in Interfaithism/Religious Syncretism is called a Cooperation Circle and is used by the United Religions Initiative (URI).Their website: http://www.uri.org/Here's what they say about themselves:URI (United Religions Initiative) is an internationally recognized interfaith network active in 78 countries with its global office...
  • Ground Zero Mosque a Smokescreen for Interfaith Center?

    04/04/2011 7:01:36 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 1 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 4, 2011 | Consigliere5
    My earlier prediction from September:Imam Rauf decided to pick a spot near Ground Zero so that there would be an outcry… and he’ll keep stringing this along until one day when he’ll do the “honorable” and “right thing”: announce that instead of an Islamic Community Center which promotes Interfaith Understanding, he’ll build an Interfaith Center devoted equally to all religions… and the crowds will cheer and people will actually be happy about an Interfaith Center… maybe for the first time ever...recent article from March 30:Two co-founders of the controversial plan to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks...
  • Upcoming Muslim-Christian Interfaith Program in Owego, NY

    04/04/2011 6:51:54 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 4 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 4, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The Interfaith Agenda rolls on... Just last week we had the Ground Zero mosque Imam Rauf revealing the old switcheroo, and now this:Looks like there will be no parade in Binghamton, NY this year to celebrate Muhammad's birthday. Instead, they will be holding an "Interfaith Program" in nearby Owego, NY.Here's what it says on the website of Binghamton's "United Muslim-Christian Forum":Upcoming Event: UMCF Interfaith Milad Celebration is April 16th!FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 26, 2011Muslims and Christians to Celebrate the 4th Annual Milad-un-Nabi Honoring the Birth of the Holy Last Messenger Muhammad(Eternal Peace and Blessing be upon him)(Owego, New York) -...
  • Islamberg to come out of hiding once again for ANOTHER Interfaith event

    01/02/2011 6:08:30 AM PST · by mikalasukala · 2 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | January 2, 2011 | Consigliere5
    Welp, it's that time again. Time for the "United Muslim-Christian Forum" a.k.a. the "Muslims of America" from Islamberg to go all Interfaith/Co-Exist/Universalist/Pluralist on us in Binghamton, NY. This time, they'll be repeating last year's Interfaith-arific gathering which was described as the "1st Annual celebration of the birth of Jesus, Son of Mary." From their press release:In this upcoming joyful holiday season, where love and reverence for Jesus, born of the chaste Mary, is widely celebrated by Christians the world over, the United Muslim-Christian Forum (UMCF) is embarking on its 2nd annual event as a time for Muslims to acquaint those...
  • The UN Meddling with Religion, Part 6: UN Climate Conference (COP16) Cancun, Nov./Dec. 2010

    12/24/2010 1:16:47 PM PST · by mikalasukala · 3 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | December 11, 2010 | Consigliere5
    UN Climate Conference (COP16) Cancun, Nov 29 - Dec 10, 2010According to this page: COP16 is the official name of the Cancun summit, which is the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The COP is the highest body of the UNFCCC and comprises environment ministers from 192 countries who have met once a year since the 1992 Earth summit in Rio de Janeiro.Once again, the UN brought together many "faith traditions" in the spirit of Religious Syncretism and Interfaith Dreams. And. They. Just. Won't. Ever. Stop. Not until Christianity has...
  • Cardinal Schönborn Would like "Structural Reform" in the Church

    10/15/2010 7:47:03 PM PDT · by 0beron · 1 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/15/2010 | Tancred
    Vienna's Archbishop at the Diocesean Meeting: Perhaps in the last years we have been too afraid to accept new forms of cooperation in promotion and management of the direction of communities. Community direction by the laity -- New: Now with POLL! [There's an internet Poll...you probably can't vote on whether or not the Church should allow birth cotrol or not, yet... Editor: Go down and vote on the poll if you want. The question is: What do you say about the ideas of Cardinal Schoenborn? Yes, I think they're good. I don't care NO, I don't find them so grand!...
  • Following A Unique Christ in a Pluralistic Society

    10/02/2010 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Amerisrael · 1 replies
    The gospel is no stranger to religiously pluralistic environments.1 The disciples first proclaimed the good news throughout the religiously mixed Mediterranean world with its many gods and temples, Greek philosophies, and emperor worship. Today's religious pluralism, however, offers an appealing approach to liberal democratic Western societies by claiming that all religions are equally capable of salvation or liberation, none being superior to another.2 This agrees with educator Allan Bloom's analysis of our culture: "Conflict is the evil we most want to avoid."3 Isn't it arrogant to proclaim Jesus as God's unique revelation in the face of other religions? As feminist...
  • VA Christian Activist Hopes To Distribute Korans

    09/27/2010 12:03:42 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 30 replies
    The Korans that were to be burned in a protest by a independent fringe church in Forida, are now in the hands of a local Fredericksburg Pastor. The Rev.Pat Mahoney hopes to distribute the Korans to churches for use in "interfaith dialogue." Can interfaith dialogue be a tool used by Islamists to gain legitimacy? Are there Biblical examples of "interfaith dialogue"? What are your thoughts? Link to article below:
  • creepy Interfaithy UN-connected Cathedral in NYC

    09/27/2010 6:42:23 AM PDT · by mikalasukala · 12 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | September 23, 2010 | Consigliere5
    Cathedral of St. John the Divine, NYC: The Grand Procession of the Ghouls, Blessing of the bicycles, the creepy Peace Fountain, The Peace Altar, Paul Winter’s Earth Mass and Summer/Winter Solstice concert, Blessing of the Animals, Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski, The Temple of Understanding, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, William Irwin Thompson, The Lindisfarne Association, Madeleine L’Engle, Rev. James Parks Morton, United Nations Sunday, and Christa: a crucifix depicting Christ as a woman… and more!
  • The Ground Zero Imam and an InterFaith Explosion

    09/16/2010 4:27:15 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 6 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | September 14, 2010 | Consigliere5
    The Ground Zero Imam and Interfaith Explosion The U.N. has long been obsessed with "Interfaith" this and that... trying to cram all religions together into a big batch of New Agey mush... (and perhaps injecting it with the green tinge of Gaia/Earth worship?) Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is involved with at least two of these U.N.-connected Interfaith organizations: the Interfaith Center of New York... (he's a Vice Chair of the Center) and the Temple of Understanding... at the full post: An InterFaith Explosion: The U.N., Glenn Beck, Churches reading from the Koran, and the Ground Zero Imam... plus a prediction...
  • UCC Pastor to read Quran in Response to Dove Quran Burnings

    09/07/2010 10:48:17 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 45 replies
    The Creative Seminole ^ | 19 August 2010 | a blogger named Zach in Florida
    “If They Can Burn It, We Can Read It.” A UCC Minister’s Response to Burning the Qur’an. Posted on August 19, 2010 by Zachary| 81 Comments There are some things that really get under my skin. One of those things is religious intolerance, be it from Christians, Muslims, Jews, Agnostics, Pagans, Pastafarians, or the like. Larry Reimer, a minister of the United Church of Gainesville, has decided to read scripture from the Qur'an in worship service in response to a local Qur'an burning. It’s good to know that I’m not the only one, then, who sees Gainesville, Florida’s Dove World...
  • Mosque Controversy Skips Pentagon: Muslims Gather in Daily Prayer at 9/11 Crash Site

    09/07/2010 10:38:32 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 54 replies
    ABC News/Politics ^ | Aug. 17, 2010 | Luis Martinez
    Amid flaring political debate about a proposed New York City mosque near Ground Zero, there has been little commotion about the Pentagon's chapel where Muslims can gather in daily prayer near where a hijacked jetliner struck the building Sept. 11, 2001. While the political debate grows over the propriety of building a mosque near New York's Ground... While the political debate grows over the propriety of building a mosque near New York's Ground Zero, there is no debate at the Pentagon's Ground Zero, where Muslims can gather in daily prayer in a religious chapel located near where a hijacked jetliner...
  • Partnering with our Friends from Other Faiths (By LDS Apostle Quentin L. Cook)

    08/18/2010 1:22:01 PM PDT · by Normandy · 194 replies
    Patheos ^ | Aug 29, 2010 | Quentin L. Cook
    By Elder Quentin L. Cook Earlier this year, Cardinal Francis George, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, spoke to a crowd of 13,000 students at Brigham Young University about the importance of working together to preserve religious freedom. The cardinal's eloquent and poignant speech at the flagship university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was evidence of significant progress in the growing relationships between our faith and other faiths that share similar concerns regarding issues of tremendous importance. Cardinal George said, "I'm personally grateful that after 180 years of living mostly apart from one...
  • Obama's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism speaks out against "Islamophobia"

    07/01/2010 3:07:18 PM PDT · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1+ views
    JIHAD WATCH.org ^ | July 1, 2010 6:30 AM | Posted by Robert Spencer
    SNIPPET - quote: Obama's Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism speaks out against "Islamophobia" If Hannah Rosenthal really wants to end "Islamophobia," here is an easy way. She can call upon Muslims to: 1. Focus their indignation on Muslims committing violent acts in the name of Islam, not on non-Muslims reporting on those acts. 2. Renounce definitively not just "terrorism," but any intention to replace the U.S. Constitution (or the constitutions of any non-Muslim state) with Sharia even by peaceful means. In line with this, clarify what is meant by their condemnations of the killing of innocent people by...
  • The Selling of “Islam-Lite”

    05/13/2010 4:01:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies · 370+ views
    Frontpagemag ^ | 5-13-10 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Michael Carl, a veteran pastor and journalist who has written on terrorism, Islam and the persecuted church for WorldNetDaily.FP: Michael Carl, welcome to Frontpage Interview.MC: Glad to have the opportunity to speak with you.FP: I would like to talk to you today about the “interfaith dialogue” that Christians are engaged in with Muslims. It doesn’t appear that Muslims have exactly the same objectives as Christians. What is happening here exactly?Carl: The problem is that Christians enter these dialogue sessions with the idea that they’re what the Muslim activists proposing them say are going to be....
  • Jews, Muslims, and Christians visit each other in their houses of worship for Multi-Faith Weekend

    01/24/2010 4:59:03 PM PST · by RGirard · 14 replies · 512+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Jan. 24, 2009 | Réne Girard
    This past weekend, members of the three largest religions in the world, Jews, Muslims, and Christians, participated in a Multi-Faith Weekend where each group agreed to visit a religious service given by members of the other faiths followed by a time for questions and answers. The goal is to promote "greater understanding, while facing our differences with grace and humility." ... From Northwood Church's website: "Muslims, Jews, and Christians hold different beliefs about who Jesus is. As Christians, we must maintain our distinct beliefs, yet live in peace with others of faith... Similar dialog is currently found on Temple Shalom's...
  • Clerics Seek Peace Through Humor, Dialogue

    12/27/2009 4:14:06 AM PST · by Biggirl · 12 replies · 564+ views
    http://www.cbsnews.com ^ | December 27,2009 | John Blackstone
    A Pastor, a Rabbi and an Imam - It May Sound Like a Joke Setup, but the "Interfaith Amigos" are Serious about their Mission (CBS) As more details of an attempted Christmas terror attack emerge, it's clear that achieving peace on earth remains elusive. But three clerics of different faiths have teamed up to chase it, by provoking laughter and thought, as CBS News correspondent John Blackstone reports.
  • Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque

    12/16/2009 11:28:23 AM PST · by Steelfish · 499 replies · 12,815+ views
    Hudson New York Institute via GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | December 16, 2009 | by Youssef M. Ibrahim
    Mysterious Group Buys Building Next to Ground Zero For Mosque Wednesday, December 16, 2009 Jim Hoft A mysterous Muslim group with unknown sponsors has purchased a building steps away from Ground Zero. Hudson New York reported: An identified group with unknown sponsors has purchased building steps away from where the WorldTrade Center once stood — to turn it into potentially one of the largest New York City mosques. At the moment the building, the old Burlington Coat Factory, already serves as a mini-mosque: an iron grill lifts every Friday afternoon for a little known Imam leading prayers a few yards...
  • King of Bahrain Reiterates Invitation for Jews to 'Come Home'

    11/16/2008 8:53:49 AM PST · by SJackson · 15 replies · 778+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11-15-08 | Hana Levi Julian
    (IsraelNN.com) The King of Bahrain has called for expatriate Jews to return to the small Islamic island nation. King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa expanded the invitation to all expatriate Bahrainis, announcing during a recent visit to the United States that regardless of religious affiliation, any former citizen could return whenever they want. “It’s open, it’s your country,” declared the king, who also extended a personal invitation to Washington D.C.-based Chabad-Lubavitch emissary Rabbi Levi Shemtov to meet with him in New York during his visit. The king had been in New York to attend last week’s Interfaith Conference, organized at the...
  • Anti-Hate Group Calls On Democrats To Disinvite Radical Muslim Leader From Convention

    08/24/2008 9:57:36 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 16 replies · 155+ views
    Americans Against Hate ^ | 8/23/08 | Joe Kaufman
    ISNA, A Named Hamas Co-Conspirator, Recently Propagated Material Calling For Murder Of Jews (Denver, CO) Americans Against Hate (AAH) is calling on the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) to disinvite Ingrid Mattson, the National President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), from speaking at its Denver convention. Mattson is scheduled to help lead a convention interfaith forum tomorrow, Sunday, August 24th. ISNA, a group related to the violent Muslim Brotherhood, was named by the U.S. government a co-conspirator for a 2007 federal trial which dealt with the financing of millions of dollars to Hamas. Also, as recently as...
  • Pastor learns about Islam, tries to bridge gap with Christians

    08/03/2008 10:15:46 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 220+ views
    The Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/01/08 | JOHN CHRISTENSEN
    During lunch 18 months ago, Dr. Ben Johnson had an epiphany as Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a Muslim, spoke to him about her faith and her experience of God. "It came to me that this woman loves and worships the same God I do," says Johnson, a Christian. "I had this sharpened awareness that in that moment she was in touch with God, just as I was. It was a dawning and an awakening, and it was liberating because it liberates you from standing on a pedestal and looking down on someone else." It also inspired Johnson to take on a...
  • Pentecostal minister plays key role in Democrat election strategy

    07/20/2008 5:27:50 PM PDT · by LiteKeeper · 10 replies · 206+ views
    One News Now ^ | 7/20/2008 | Eric Gorski
    DENVER - The request befuddled Leah Daughtry. The experienced political hand in charge of planning next month's Democratic National Convention - a self-described "black chick from Brooklyn" and ordained Pentecostal minister who keeps a Bible in her purse - didn't know what to tell the atheists. Daughtry, 44, was preparing for an Aug. 24 interfaith service that will open the Democrats' gathering here - a first for a party that hasn't always gotten God. Before her was an angry letter from a secularist group that wanted to know whether atheists would be on the podium. "Atheists speaking at an interfaith...
  • Pentecostal Minister Plays Key Role in Democrat Election Strategy

    07/20/2008 10:17:03 AM PDT · by MississippiMan · 16 replies · 223+ views
    OneNewsNow ^ | July 20, 2008
    Pentecostal minister plays key role in Democrat election strategyEric Gorski - Associated Press Writer - 7/20/2008 5:25:00 AM DENVER - The request befuddled Leah Daughtry. The experienced political hand in charge of planning next month's Democratic National Convention - a self-described "black chick from Brooklyn" and ordained Pentecostal minister who keeps a Bible in her purse - didn't know what to tell the atheists. Daughtry, 44, was preparing for an Aug. 24 interfaith service that will open the Democrats' gathering here - a first for a party that hasn't always gotten God. Before her was an angry letter from a secularist group that wanted...
  • U.A.E. Official Attacks Zionism at Saudi Conference

    07/18/2008 3:38:03 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 93+ views
    The NY Sun ^ | July 18, 2008 | JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
    The Saudi king's talk of tolerance and moderation notwithstanding, the Jewish state is proving to be a divisive issue at the religious conference that the Saudi monarch has convened here. The conference, the theme of which is interfaith dialogue, is an effort by the Saudi monarch to foster more cordial relations between imams in his country and Christian and Jewish religious leaders in the West. The conference is also drawing notice because Abdullah, whose kingdom includes the sites of Islam's two holiest places, denounced religious extremism during his address on Wednesday to the Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Jewish leaders...
  • No Tolerance For Anti-Zionist In Madrid [Saudi circus throws out Neturei Karta clowns]

    07/17/2008 1:16:55 PM PDT · by Alouette · 7 replies · 247+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | July 16, 2008 | Walter Ruby
    U.S. imam calls for Neturei Karta ban at Saudi-run interfaith conference. by Walter Ruby Special to The Jewish Week Madrid­­­— A top American Muslim leader and American Jewish groups formed an unlikely alliance this week against a fiercely anti-Zionist chasidic group at an interfaith conference in Madrid, spearheaded by Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah. Dr. Sayyid Syeed, national director of the Islamic Society of North America, said he was upset by the planned participation in the conference, which opened this week, of Rabbi Yisrael Dovid Weiss, a representative of Neturei Karta from upstate Monsey. Rabbi Weiss was to be the only...
  • Theologians call for gender equality at Saudi inter-faith conference

    07/17/2008 12:31:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 184+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/17/08 | AFP
    MADRID (AFP) - Women have historically suffered discrimination in the name of religion, and the world's great faiths must do more to encourage gender equality, theologians told a seminar at a Saudi-organised conference Thursday. "Women have been forgotten and marginalised in religions," Juan Jose Tamayo, director of theology at Madrid's Juan Carlos III university, told a roundtable on the second day of the World Conference of Dialogue in Madrid, aimed at bringing the great monotheistic faiths closer together. "They are organised hierarchically and patriarchically, excluding women in all fields of knowledge and religious matters." Now, at the start of the...
  • Interfaith forum begins today

    07/15/2008 7:32:44 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 3 replies · 73+ views
    Arab News ^ | 16 July 2008 | Badea Abu Al-Naja
    MADRID: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah will open here today an international interfaith conference that aims to allow representatives of the world’s great religions to get to know each other. The Muslim World League (MWL) has organized the World Conference on Dialogue on the directives of King Abdullah. The king “has been calling for this type of dialogue between religions for the past three years,” Saleh Al-Namlah, undersecretary at the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information, told reporters. Around 200 people are expected to attend the event. They include representatives of the world’s major religions: Islam, Christianity,...