Local food pantry gains grant - BENNINGTON -- American Baptist Churches USA has awarded a $10,000 grant to The Kitchen Cupboard, a food distribution program of the Greater Bennington Interfaith Community Services Inc. The Kitchen Cupboard is a food pantry which opened earlier this year at the corner of Gage and Bradford Streets. "The grant was for infrastructure development at the Kitchen Cupboard, and specifically items that we have in mind are a handicapped access ramp that we desperately need and additional cooling... capacity," said Sue Andrews, who directs the cupboard and other GBICS programs. "We have a lot of freezing capacity, but we need more coolers."
Muslim country hosts largest interfaith wedding - 4500 couples were married at an interfaith event in Indonesia that invoked Christian, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist ceremonies, depending upon the preference of the couple. Organizers are claiming it is the largest interfaith marriage ceremony ever.
Interfaith youth initiative opening minds and hearts at Brandeis - WALTHAM - Over the past week, 60 youths, seminarians, rabbinical students, and Brandeis University staff spent their days trying to exemplify Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision of a “beloved community” and “the world house,” performing community service, praying with those of other faiths, and focusing on peace.
Three Utah Councils to have first Hindu opening prayers in over a century - Nevada (US), July 24: In Utah (USA), the councils of Salt Lake County, West Valley City and Sandy City will reportedly have their first Hindu invocation on September 20, which is more than a century after these were established.
His Holiness and the Art and Science of Interfaith Cooperation - What's the Dalai Lama's secret? He's got over two million Twitter followers, people buy his books in droves, his speeches sell out stadiums. In a highly cynical age, he's held the public's attention for over two decades with some pretty elementary ideas: the essence of human nature is to be happy, human beings are happiest when they help others attain happiness, all major religions nurture the most basic ingredient of happiness, namely compassion, but you don't have to be religious to be compassionate, you just have to live up to the basic goodness of your human nature.