Saturday, 25 August 2012

Interfaith news and stories from the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions

The Words of God vs. the Actions of Men

Priest and Imam in Rwanda
I am neither a Muslim nor a Christian; in fact I do not practice any organized faith. However, I have spent much time in Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist communities, in churches, mosques, synagogues and temples all over the world, from the Ukraine to New York, from Africa to Singapore. Through these experiences I have developed a healthy respect for religion and for spiritual practices and beliefs, a respect that brought me to the subject matter of my first feature film, Kinyarwanda - a film about faith, life, love and hope in midst of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.

Merging Spirituality and Clinical Psychology

by Sharon Otterman

The student asked the men to take long breaths and to visualize themselves not in their current circumstances, but as their “best selves.” With eyes closed, the young men pictured those best selves loving their present selves.


Sacred Space: Van Gilmer on the Baha’i Faith and the House of Worship

Van Gilmer
 Parliament Webinar Series

Auburn Media Training: Top Ten Tips to Speak Prophetically through the Press

Macky Alston
Thursday, August 30, 2012 
10:00am U.S. Central Time

with Macky Alston
Register Now

Join Auburn Media’s Founding Director Macky Alston for this workshop that will outline the top ten tips you need to remember to get your voice heard through the media. Voices of faith who are interested in using the upcoming news hook of the anniversary of September 11th as an opportunity to bridge religious divides are encouraged to join this special workshop. Learn More...

'Sikhs Are Not Muslims" Sends a Sinister Message

by Scott Alexander
Almost from the beginning of their coverage of the horrific and deadly shooting at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin, CNN and other news media went out of their way to send a message to the American public: “Sikhs are not Muslims.”

Eid ul-Fitr 2012 Muslims Around the World

from Huffington Post
Eid ul-Fitr is a day of great merriment and thanksgiving. Muslims celebrate by gathering with friends and family, preparing sweet delicacies, wearing new clothes, giving each other gifts and putting up lights and other decorations in their homes.

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State of Formation

Voices of Emerging Leaders

Branches of the Same Tree: Overcoming Sectarian Divides Among Muslims
by Rose Aslan
The World to Come
by Adina Allen
Adina Allen
Bibliography of Responses to the Tragedy in Wisconson
by Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue

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