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Ray Chambers Joins Where’s The Net? 2 June , 2012

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Ray Chambers, the UN Special Envoy for Malaria has joined Tony Blair’s Faith Foundation’s worldwide campaign: “Where’s the Net?”. Since February, a symbolic anti-malaria net has been travelling in a relay between people of different faiths across the world to raise awareness about malaria prevention. Despite being entirely preventable, malaria still kills 750, 000 people each year.

The net began its journey in Sierra Leone, where a third of children who die under the age of five are killed by malaria. Since then it has travelled to almost 20 countries including: the USA, Mexico, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines, and the UK spreading vital messages about malaria prevention.

The campaign has been embraced by people from all walks of life and different faith backgrounds; students, teachers, MPs, Health Ministers, the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Tony Blair and most recently UN Special Envoy for Malaria, Ray Chambers. All of their events are highlighted in an online journal and they range from malaria education lessons in Uganda to street plays about malaria by school children in India, plus many more.

The symbolic net was presented to Ray Chambers at his UN office this week by local faith leaders from the New York area: Imam Shamsi Ali of the Jamaica Muslim Center, representatives from UNITED SIKHS, the Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Dialogue, the Interfaith Center of New York and young interfaith leaders working for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation.



Pilgrimage And Faith: Buddhism, Christianity, And Islam 12 July , 2011

For millennia, people of all faiths have enriched their religious lives by embarking on physical journeys to sacred places. This summer, New York’s Rubin Museum of Art invites you to explore the role of these important pilgrimages in three of the world’s largest religious traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam.

“Pilgrimage and Faith” represents the greatest range of objects and geographical scope ever presented at the museum, with examples from Japan, France, Turkey, Spain, Iran, Tibet, England, Italy, China, Uzbekistan, Nepal, and India. Diverse examples of objects from each faith, including a Chinese Buddhist pilgrimage map, Muslim clay prayer tablets, a Tibetan Buddhist hand prayer-wheel, and a 14th-century Italian chalice, are among the exhibition’s more than seventy works of art and artifacts.




Kairos Poetry Café Presents: Poetry Reading Open Mic + Featuring: Frank Romano & Obsidian 10 June , 2011

(NEW YORK) – Frank Romano & Obsidian will be featured as Kairos Poetry Café Presents: Poetry Reading Open Mic Sunday, the 12th of June. At this special event, Dr. Frank Romano will read poems for the first time from his new memoir on organizing interfaith events in Israel and Palestine.

Our regular readers are familiar with Frank Romano’s tireless work in forging a road to peace in the Middle east. Every three months he leads a new Interfaith Peace March through the West Bank and others places significant to the long-running dispute between the Israeli and Palestinian people.

Like so many similar efforts, Dr. Romano’s marches are completely peaceful and while they draw their share of sparks and confrontations from authorities, he always gets his message across and it is one of solidarity and humanity and he is joined by Muslim, Jewish and Christian people as well as others who don’t follow any particular faith.



PH Holds Interfaith Dialogue Stakeholders Meet at the United Nations

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UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK—Interfaith dialogue stakeholders at the United Nations met here to seek ways of enhancing their individual initiatives by taking stock of present and future activities and programs and exploring possible partnerships.

At the Informal Discussion on Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue Initiatives and Ideas co-sponsored by the Philippine Mission to the UN, the UNESCO New York Office and the Committee on Religious NGOs at the UN, about 90 participants from Missions, UN agencies and offices listened to the latest initiatives undertaken by UNESCO, the governments of the Philippines, New Zealand, Indonesia, the United States and Pakistan and other religious NGOs.

Philippine Permanent Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan described the event as an “important venue” for discussion and for moving forward interfaith dialogue initiatives on an individual or collective basis.”



Video: Make the Interfaith CASE 21 December , 2010


Make the Interfaith CASE! 8 December , 2010

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Happy New Year from World Faith 3 January , 2010

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From all of us, from New York to New Delhi, want to wish you a happy new year.  May this year bring you new opportunities to break down the walls that create and reinforce religious division.

We will be submitting our annual report later this month, and we hope everyone takes the time to check out out.  We also have redone the World Faith Website as well as the World Faith Blog.

We have built a Development Team of interns who are working solely on courting large funders for World Faith.  By the end of 2009, we would like to take our volunteer driven non-profit and move to hiring a core staff to support the growing projects around the world, as well as provide small.  You can also take part, but volunteering, organizing, or donating.   Here’s to the new decade!


Muslim Holiday Saves Shoppers on Parking Fines 28 November , 2009

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In New York, Muslims are getting some good PR.  Because of Eid al Adha, Black Friday was an official holiday in New York.  This means that the typical moving of cars needed for Friday didn’t happen, saving drivers tons of parking tickets they usually get on Black Friday.  The full article in the New York Times is here, and also keep reading down because our own board member Imam Khalid Latif is quoted!


Frank Fredericks Speaks at Q Conference 9 April , 2008

Frank Fredericks was invited by Gabe Lyons to speak at the Q Conference in New York, on the topic of being Christian in a plural society.  The Q Conference is a Christian meeting initiated by the Fermi Project.  Eboo Patel also spoke.