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From The Star: Preparing our children for life in global society 17 February , 2011

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BASICALLY, interfaith dialogue is understood as an encounter between people who live by different faith traditions in an atmosphere of mutual trust and acceptance.

Dialogue does not require giving up, hiding or seeking to validate one’s own religious convictions; in fact, the need for being rooted in one’s own tradition to be engaged in a meaningful dialogue is emphasised.

Dialogue can be viewed as a way not only to become informed about the faiths of others but also to rediscover essential dimensions of one’s own. The benefits of removing historical prejudices and enmities as well as the new possibilities for working together for common good can be recognised and affirmed.

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From the Huffington Post: What’s So Controversial about an Interfaith Prayer for Peace? 9 February , 2011

The National Prayer Breakfast is based on broad inclusivity, inviting “individuals of various nationalities, religions and political orientation in the power of prayer.” So at this year’s breakfast on Feb. 3, why was an interfaith prayer for world peace so controversial?

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World Faith Partner Awarded Grant 18 October , 2010

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The State Department’s Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) has awarded three grants totaling over $3.65 million to help civil society organizations and social innovators in the Middle East and North Africa improve their capacity to use technology to increase their effectiveness, reach, and impact:

Soliya was awarded $1.25 million for a project entitled Terana: Strengthening Leaders, Equipping Organizations, and Enabling Public Discourse.

MEPI’s competition for funding was designed in response to Secretary Clinton’s announcement of Civil Society 2.0, an initiative which helps grassroots organizations around the world use digital technology to tell their stories, build memberships and support bases, and connect to their community of peers around the world.

This new group of projects will advance MEPI’s goal of building pluralistic societies where diversity is reflected in social organizations, politics, business, media, and government, and where all citizens have equal standing, protected by guaranteed rights and by independent and effective courts of law.  More information about MEPI is available at www.mepi.state.gov.

 

 

 
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