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Information about events, conditions, and organizations that relate to themes of peace and social justice from an interfaith perspective.
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Hima: An Islamic Tradition of the Commons | On the Commons

Hima: An Islamic Tradition of the Commons | On the Commons | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
A glance at history turns up the names of many heroes—from Robin Hood to Chief Joseph to Gandhi—who stood up to protect the commons on behalf of future generations. One name from history not likely to be associated with the commons is Muhammad.
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An Islamic tradition of the commons may contibute significantly to fairness and justice within a religiously pluralistic society...

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Our Global Interfaith Family Is Saving the Parliament… at Parliament ...

Our Global Interfaith Family Is Saving the Parliament… at Parliament ... | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Dear friends,. What an outpouring of support! Thanks to hundreds of generous interfaith advocates we are almost there! With a little more help, we CAN put this tentative time behind us. A reminder of what happened … and ...
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Marrying Out of the Faith

Marrying Out of the Faith | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
A new book suggests that the growing number of interfaith couples don’t know exactly what they’re getting into.
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This could be a good read for an IACO-sponsored book study group...

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IACO's comment, April 2, 2013 11:03 AM
Interview with author Naomi Schaefer Riley by Oxford University Press: http://blog.oup.com/2013/04/rise-interfaith-marriage/
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Interfaith Millennials Organize in Washington D.C. - Journal Articles - The Interfaith Observer

Interfaith Millennials Organize in Washington D.C. - Journal Articles - The Interfaith Observer | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Building Bridges Among D.C.’s Faith Leaders

This year is going to be a big one for in...
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 A "Young Adult Faith Leaders Summit" in Columbus - let's do it!

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What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue: the source book

What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue: the source book | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
What the World Needs to Know about Interfaith Dialogue is the e-book by Richard M. Landau that includes everything you need to know about inter-religious relations and how to make them productive.
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Looks like a useful guide.  If you have an opinion about it, please offer your comments...

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Empathy earns students Interfaith Council awards - Richmond Times Dispatch

Empathy earns students Interfaith Council awards - Richmond Times Dispatch | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Empathy earns students Interfaith Council awards Richmond Times Dispatch It was those qualities that earned 53 Richmond area students recognition at the Interfaith Council of Greater Richmond's 46th Annual Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Awards, held...
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How about an Interfaith Association of Central Ohio's Annual Brotherhood Sisterhood Youth Award?

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Ask the Religion Experts: What do you think is the most pressing issue facing ... - Ottawa Citizen

Ask the Religion Experts: What do you think is the most pressing issue facing ... - Ottawa Citizen | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Ask the Religion Experts: What do you think is the most pressing issue facing ...
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How would IACO Council members respond to this question if about a political office in Columbus or Franklin County, Ohio?

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Exciting News! | Interfaith Youth for Climate Justice

Exciting News! | Interfaith Youth for Climate Justice | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
NEW! We've changed our program schedule to September – June! Our alumni are helping us with this change and other ideas to strengthen the program. And they want to give you a taste of IYCJ! They are planning lots of ...
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Diverse Religion Because of Diverse Creation By a Diverse Creator ...

Diverse Religion Because of Diverse Creation By a Diverse Creator ... | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Different theologians have explored how the Trinity might be a good place to ground a Christian theory of religious pluralism. S. Mark Heim has gone so far as to say that God's own inner diversity shows God's intention for a ...
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Spiritual and scientific justification for the diversity of religious beliefs and traditions?

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2 Ohio State students earn award, scholarship for promoting peace - OSU - The Lantern

2 Ohio State students earn award, scholarship for promoting peace - OSU - The Lantern | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
2 Ohio State students earn award, scholarship for promoting peace OSU - The Lantern Balpreet Kaur, a second-year in international development studies and neuroscience, and Hana Strickland, a third-year in political science and international...
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Prayer Service with the Columbus Faith Coalition Against Violence | Dominican Sisters of Peace

Prayer Service with the Columbus Faith Coalition Against Violence | Dominican Sisters of Peace | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
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How Skeptics and Believers Can Connect

How Skeptics and Believers Can Connect | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
When religion comes up, Americans dig in their heels instead of talking.
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For more information about the author and selected reviews about the book, click here: http://luhrmann.net/when-god-talks-back/reviews/

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Interfaith Unions: A Mixed Blessing - New York Times

Interfaith Unions: A Mixed Blessing - New York Times | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Interfaith Unions: A Mixed Blessing
New York Times
Before the 1960s, about 20 percent of married couples were in interfaith unions; of couples married in this century's first decade, 45 percent were.
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Several years ago, the IACO hosted a community dialogue on the topic of interfaith marriages, which was well-received.  Perhaps it would be pertinent to offer a follow-up session.  Thoughts?

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Five Signs You May Be Raising an Interfaith Kid | Plain Jane Activism

Five Signs You May Be Raising an Interfaith Kid | Plain Jane Activism | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
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An effective way to teach tolerance...

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Press Play To Pray

Press Play To Pray | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
A multi-faith praying booth has been installed at a university. The specially converted photo booth of the Pray-o-mat offers more than 300 pre-recorded prayers and incantations in 65 different languages, via a touch screen.
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Is Central Ohio ready for a Pray-o-mat?

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Mayor, organizers plan interfaith event to unite Fort Wayne residents - News-Sentinel.com

Mayor, organizers plan interfaith event to unite Fort Wayne residents - News-Sentinel.com | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
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An approach for Columbus?

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WIHW 2013 Prize Announcment

WIHW 2013 Prize Announcment | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
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People the world over were the big winners given the range of engaging and thoughtful events hosted by groups and communities in conjunction with this year's World Interfaith Harmony Week...

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Fun With Fermented Faith: Thoughts on Interfaith Dialogue - The Course of Reason Blog - CFI On Campus

Fun With Fermented Faith: Thoughts on Interfaith Dialogue - The Course of Reason Blog - CFI On Campus | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Fun With Fermented Faith: Thoughts on Interfaith Dialogue - CFI On Campus http://t.co/pwyumx0bD9
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Similar discussions going on among groups affiliated with campusus in the central Ohio area?

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Green Bay man accused of setting fire to store owned by Sikh

Green Bay man accused of setting fire to store owned by Sikh | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
A 53-year-old man is charged with a hate crime, accused of setting fire to a Green Bay convenience store owned by a Sikh American - seven months after the most deadly U.S. attack on Sikhs in recent memory at an Oak Creek temple.
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Keep sending the message, "Stop the Violence!"  The time for it to end is NOW!  Article "scooped" by IACO member, Pam Spence, editor for the Ohio Jewish Chronicle.

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Picture of the Day: Interfaith Roundtable event in Salt Lake City, UT ...

Picture of the Day: Interfaith Roundtable event in Salt Lake City, UT ... | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Last week, the Sikh Temple of Utah (in Salt Lake City) and the Salt Lake Interfaith Roundtable hosted an interfaith evening of kirtan and prayer. Today, I was happy to hear from Colleen M. Scott, one of the organizers, who ...
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Why the 'Interfaith Movement' Must Rebrand - Huffington Post

Why the 'Interfaith Movement' Must Rebrand - Huffington Post | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Why the 'Interfaith Movement' Must Rebrand
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... this year the AAR will focus on religious pluralism and include a new group, the Interreligious and Interfaith Studies Group.
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Many thanks to the Rev. Deniray Mueller, member of the IACO Council, for "scooping" this pertinent and timely article!

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Become A Housing Hero To Help End Homelessness In Central Ohio

Become A Housing Hero To Help End Homelessness In Central Ohio | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
Watch 10TV on Monday, March 11 to help bring an end to homelessness in central Ohio. Click on the story to find out how to donate.
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WBNS-10TV will host an all day telethon from 6 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2013.  Donors will be able to contribute over the phone or online.

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First Steps in Building a Global Interfaith Community - Journal Articles - The Interfaith Observer

First Steps in Building a Global Interfaith Community - Journal Articles - The Interfaith Observer | Interfaith Association of Central Ohio | Scoop.it
The U.N. Alliance of Civilizations Turns Eight

Death, destruction and United Nations preventive...
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Excellent resource about interfaith topics.

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