Items Related to Interfaith Activities in the News

01/ Metamorphosis of Personal and Worldwide Peace Perspectives [Wilmington]

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People to People Delaware Chapter

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02/Universal Dances of Peace

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Philadelphia Ethical Society

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03/ Prayer vigil this Saturday in NE Philly for victims of violence in Pakistan

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Jeanne Swartz (announcement in 4/18 meeting)

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04/Of Love & Protest: An Interfaith Musical Celebration (4/29)

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https://www.facebook.com/events/367383887096891/

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05/ Interfaith dialogue: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity - A Conversation

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Philadelphia Ethical Society

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06/ Freedom Seder Revisted

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

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Upcoming Freedom Seder event at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, March 26!

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07/ VIDEO: FOR Celebrates 100 Years

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Fellowship of Reconciliation

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08/ Former Political Prisoner Wai Wai Nu on Discrimination, the Rohingya People, and the Future of Myanmar

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Wai Wai Nu didn’t know she was being arrested when she was being arrested. She was an 18-year-old studying law, and in her mind she thought authorities were taking her, her mom, and her sister to a private place where authorities could question them about the activities of her father Kyaw Min, who they had taken to jail two months prior.

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Cameron Conaway with Wai Wai Nu – WNN Interviews

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09/ Cameron Conaway, Writer: Empathy Is The Most Overlooked Leadership Skill In The Workplace

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Cameron Conaway is a critically acclaimed poet and writer. He’s also leads content marketing at Flow, a task management app for organizations. Conaway’s work has appeared in Newsweek, Harvard Business Review, and Stanford Social Innovation Review. He tweets as @CameronConaway.

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Kavi Guppta - Forbes Magazine

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10/ Councilman Oh Becomes First City Republican to Sign Pledge to Combat Islamophobia

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On Friday, February 19, State Sen. Art Haywood (D) and Councilman David Oh (R) visited Al-Aqsa Islamic Society (1501 Germantown Ave.) to sign the Arab American Institute’s Pledge to Combat Bigotry. Councilman Oh became the first Republican in Philadelphia to sign the pledge.

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Max Pulcini - Spirit News

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11/ With mural, faith, a new conversation

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In the basement of the Al-Aqsa Islamic Academy, Philadelphia sculptor Joe Brenman assisted young members of Al-Aqsa with creating tiles to decorate the walls of the mosque. On one tile, a woman wrote out the Hebrew word “Shalom,” meaning peace.

 

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Emily Scott - The Temple News

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12/ Video: Being Muslim in Philadelphia: ‘I am American. I am free.'

Brief Description:  ..As an active member of her community, she gently guides her children’s growth and connection to their multicultural background and religion.

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Dave Angilella, PhillyVoice

 

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13/ No new leads in pig's head incident at Philly mosque

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Katie Colaneri, NewsWorks

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After a pig's head was thrown at a mosque in North Philadelphia, religious leaders and city officials condemned the act and vowed to find those responsible.

More than one month later, the police investigation has hit a road block.

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14/ We Stand Together: Hate crime brings Philadelphia's Muslim community together

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Dave Angilella, PhillyVoice

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Amid rising Islamophobia nationally, the Philadelphia Muslim community and interfaith leaders come forward in peace, tolerance and unity after a local mosque becomes the target of a hate crime.

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15/ Berlin Poised to Build the World’s First Combined Mosque-Synagogue-Church

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Central Berlin is poised to become home to the world’s first combined mosque-synagogue-church, a shared prayer space designed to bring together members of the three major monotheistic religions under one roof. Once complete, the building will open a new chapter of interfaith understanding in a city with a long—and sometimes dark—religious history.

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Rafi Schwartz, Good Magazine

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16/ How The UK Is Strengthening Interfaith Bonds After Paris Attacks

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Inter Faith Week has been celebrated in the UK since 2009. But this year, the terrorist attacks that gripped Paris last Friday gave the campaign a sense of urgency.

More than 350 interfaith events have taken place in England, Northern Ireland and Wales through Saturday, November 21. The dates were planned far in advance, but the week couldn't have come at a better time for members of the East London Mosque.

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Carol Kuruvilla, Religion Associate Editor, The Huffington Post

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17/ Vigil brings residents of different faiths, races together

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A large, diverse group gathered in Center City Allentown Friday night, in light of the recent terror attacks overseas. The interfaith prayer vigil was hosted by two local mosques at 7th and Hamilton Streets. "The real goal here is to stand in solidarity with all of our brothers and all faiths, to show that we are against this evil, against ISIS, against any act of terrorism," said Ameen Datoo, with Shia Isthna Asheri Jamaat of Pennsylvania. 

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Jamie Stover, Reporter, WFMZ 69 News

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18/ In the Wake of ISIS Terror: Mourning, Lament, Discernment

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Jim Wallis, Sojourners

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From a religious perspective, the hardest thing about confronting evil is the painful human tendency to only see it in others, in our enemies, and not see any on our side because of the blurred vision caused by the planks in our own eyes, to paraphrase the gospels.

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19/ After Paris, Where & How?

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow - The Shalom Center

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We must mourn the dead of Paris. We must affirm and join the overwhelming majority of the Muslim world in utterly condemning these atrocities.  And we must also, as quickly as possible, assess what to do now to prevent such atrocities.

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20/ Philadelphians Walk for Peace and Understanding

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

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Josh Mitteldorf, OpEd News

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The tenth annual Interfaith Walk for Peace is Sunday, April 28 in Philadelphia.  It's an opportunity to meet people from other backgrounds, people with other beliefs, and take a stand together for cross-cultural friendship.

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21/ Philadelphians Walk for Peace: An Interfaith Spiritual Journey

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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Nancy Fuchs Kreimer, Huffington Post

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This Sunday, rain or shine, hundreds of Philadelphians (last year there were 800) from a staggering variety of traditions will spend the afternoon walking together through the streets of their city from one religious institution to the next.

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