Weekly Inter Faith News, 12 September 2013

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World

For many years we believed that humankind drove the woolly mammoth to extinction. New research suggests that the guilty party was climate change.

American plans to remove grey wolves from federal protection have caused howls of protest. Have our furry friends spread far enough to justify delisting them?

And now for the bad news. Readings from the Cryosat satellite show that Arctic winter ice continues to decline.

Christian

Anglican and Orthodox Christians met at a conference in Novi Sad, Serbia. It was noted that this year marks the 1700th anniversary of the Edict of Milan, which legalised Christianity in the Roman Empire.

In Rome a 70-year-old priest gives bodyguards a headache when he presents the Pope with his car. We look forward to hearing about Papa Francesco's adventures in it.

Muslim

In UAE expats are encouraged to make wills, rather than be included by default within local Shari'ah arrangements

In Lucknow, India, the first group of Haj pilgrims set out for Mecca, and are asked to pray for every Indian who is for peace.

In Java 1,122 pilgrims set off for Mecca amid some fears about the Corona virus.

Interfaith

The former president of the Islamic Society of North America says that interfaith relations improved after 9/11 as other faiths groups rushed to defend Muslims.

Terry Jones Arrested in Mulberry Before Burning Qurans

The Diocese of Calcutta and the Church of North India hold an inter faith conference to discuss the problem of violence against women.

Forum News

Preaching in a Multi-Faith Context

Why is ‘inter faith’ so important?

International Day of Peace

Interfaith Work in Hackney

Slaughter of the Innocents

Forum Events

Christian-Muslim Marriage, Blackburn, 26 September

Meeting Muslims, Birmingham, 3 October

‘Private Property?', London, 9 October

Meeting Christians, Birmingham, 13 October

Telling the Truth: about Muslim Identity in Britain, Westminster Abbey, 4 November

Faith in Finance, St Paul's Cathedral, 5 November

Jesus & Muhammad: Relevant today?, Blackburn, 18 November

Christian-Muslim Marriage Seminar, Leicester, 26 November


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