ISKCON News: Interfaith [pg. 1]

Articles tagged as Interfaith

  • Vedic Recitations in a Christian Church on Thanksgiving

    Recitations from ancient Sanskrit scriptures will reverberate in a Christian church in Nevada on the occasion of coming Thanksgiving eve service.

  • Non-Christians Learn Sunday School Value

    If you think Sunday school is just for Christians, think again. Each Sunday morning, thousands of children show up in classrooms at houses of worship across the Washington area. But instead of learning about Jesus Christ, the Trinity and stories from the New Testament, they study the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita and the Torah. They learn about Indian culture, memorize Arabic or Hebrew, or explore an atheist path to ethical living.

  • Phoenix Hare Krishnas Attend Intercultural Dialogue

    Members of ISKCON Phoenix were invited to the Fifth Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner in downtown Phoenix, Arizona this October. The devotees were allotted a VIP table next to the podium at the event, which was held in Hyaat’s Regency Hotel.

  • Jesus, the Vaishnavas, and the Spirit of Understanding

    Sometimes – but only sometimes – I like to think my interfaith credentials are all in order. I mean, as a Vaishnava I regard all religions as paths towards the same supreme Godhead. Religion is one, but the ways we do it – and the outfits we do it in – are many.

    God Himself says this in the Bhagavad-gita. (That’s not the Vaishnava God as distinct from the Christian or Jewish God, but the one and only original creator and supreme person.) God says that “All are on my path, and as they surrender to me, I reward them accordingly.” That always sounded pretty fair to me.

  • Odyssey Covers the Interfaith Embrace of Occupy Wall Street

    Over 260 diverse faith communities and leaders have now signed on to a statement of solidarity with the "spirit" of Occupy Wall Street, girding the month-old movement with a "moral and spiritual statement in support of a new democratic energy," according to Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper, Sr. Minister at Judson Memorial Church.

  • Interfaith: Journey To The Greatness Within

    A video by OneJourney.net

    Human beings must find a common ground if our battles are ever to end. Remarkably, that common ground lies at the very heart of the spiritual traditions that currently divide us. By observing the testimonies of individuals across time, distance, and religious tradition, we see that we are all on the same journey to awaken the soul. The essence of this journey has been described the same way time and again over millennia, revealing there is just one seeker and just one search leading to the discovery of just one sacred.

    The clearer the truth of our common spiritual bond, the greater the possibility of a new understanding that can help heal our planet. The OneJourney Project aims to spread this important message worldwide. Other interfaith and peace organizations are joining this effort, and a portion of the author and publisher proceeds from this book are being donated to a wide range of nonprofit groups.

  • One But Different...

    The Bhagavad-gita explains how the various traditions all stem from a divine source, and all offer the potential of spiritual elevation. How can we overlook striking contradictions in the various historical and cultural accounts? Could this be a naive ‘new age’ attempt to avoid confrontation and create ‘peace, love and unity’?

  • Rambhoru Dasi Finds Spiritual Fulfillment as Interfaith Chaplain

    In 1999, when Rambhoru Dasi moved back to her native USA after nearly thirty years of traveling and spreading Krishna consciousness around the world, her goal was to create a career through which she could support her family.

  • ISKCON Participates in Interfaith Community and Police Retreat in New York

    Participants were requested to present their international perspectives on Police Community Relations with the aim of preserving religious freedom and community safety comparing Community-Police relations across cities.

  • UC Irvine Students Try 'Speedfaithing'

    Students have 10 minutes to discuss the essentials of Catholicism, Islam, the Mormon Church and even atheism.

  • Do We All Worship the Same God?

    I would like to think so. Something tells me that heaven isn't divided up into a Hindu, Christian, Muslim and Jewish heaven.

  • Hindu Catholic Relations Promoted at Washington, D.C. Event

    Most significantly for ISKCON members, Vatican Council II redefined how the Catholic Church sees and engages with the non-Catholic religious traditions. 

  • Vatican Emissary Sends Divali Message of Goodwill

    Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, drafted a message to Hindu communities world-wide on the occasion of Diwali, or Deepavali. Cardinal Tauran led the Catholic delegation to the first Hindu-Catholic Dialogue in the United States. Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON's Minister of Communications represented ISKCON at that historic event. 

  • What are Three Hare Krishna Doing at the Vatican?

    By Rome Reports.

  • Fighting Ignorance Through Friendship

    November 2015 will be a month remembered in worry and fear for Muslims all over Europe, after the Paris attacks, yet again marked the tensions their religious community faces in Europe and the rest of the world. Just a week before the attacks, from Oct. 26 – Nov 2nd, youth from all over Europe were building a network of peace and connection at the Religions for Peace Interfaith Youth Conference, in San Gandolfo Italy. 

  • Krsnadasa Kaviraja Das Speaks at Interfaith Conference in Lindsay, Ontario, Canada

    On November 21st, 2015 about 200 people braved the winter conditions to come to an interfaith meeting organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jam'at Canada. The theme was God: Fact or Fiction? There were four speakers: a Baptist minister, an atheist, an Ahmadiyya Muslim representative, and ISKCON member Krsnadasa Kaviraja dasa.

  • Taking Christ out of Christmas

    Those who recognise that the same God is being worshipped, despite the differences in names used by the worshippers, will acknowledge  and appreciate the paths of everyone, giving them freedom to express their deepest feelings of faith.

  • Muslim Student Wins First Prize in Gita Contest in Kohalpur, India

    ISKCON have been conducting Gita Talent Search (GTS) exam every year in different cities. This year, a Muslim student from Radhabai Shinde English Medium School, Mehboob Kalawant bagged the first prize. According to his parents, during the period he was preparing for this exam and studying the Gita, he stayed away from non-vegetarian food.

  • Pope Claims All Religions Worship Same God

    Michael Snyder reports, A new video has just been released in which Pope Francis very clearly expresses his belief that all of the major religions are different paths to the same God. He says that while people from various global faiths may be “seeking God or meeting God in different ways” that it is important to keep in mind that “we are all children of God”.

  • Understanding God Through the Faith of Another - by Rukmini Walker

    Prayers can bind us not only to a higher power but to one another as well. Rukmini Walker points out powerful prayers from the Bhagavad-Gita reinforcing acts of humanity and loving-kindness. The video has been produced by Karuna Produsction (www.karunaproductions.com) and broadcast by Odyssey Networks (www.odysseynetworks.org).

  • Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Hare Krishnas Defend New Jersey Mosque

    Nearly 20 diverse civil rights and religious groups today asked a court to support a community of Muslims in New Jersey who have been trying to build a house of worship for almost a decade.

  • Bhakti in the Christian and Vaishnava Traditions: A 50 Anniversary Event at the UK

     As a part of Incorporation Day celebrations, the Bhaktivedanta Manor hosted esteemed members of various religious organisations for a discussion about devotion (bhakti) in Vaishnavism and Christianity.  On July 14th, individuals from BAPS Swaminarayan, the Interfaith Network UK, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, and various churches from around the region, gathered at Srila Prabhupada theatre to hear guest speakers Rev Kumar Rajagopalan, from the London Baptist Association and Saunaka Rsi Das from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.

  • East Meets West: Interfaith Event at Princeton University

    Princeton scholar Dr. Cornel West and Radhanath Swami, a spiritual teacher, activist and author, in a discussion titled "East Meets West: A Dialogue Between Cornel West and Radhanath Swami". Tuesday, April 19, 2011 in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.

  • 15 Years After 9/11, Are Congregations Prepared for Disasters?

    In late August, as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks loomed, religious leaders tuned into a webinar to prepare themselves for a possible future disaster.

  • Religious and Political Leaders Appreciate Srila Prabhupada and ISKCON at 50th Anniversary Gala in Washington D.C.

    Over 300 people attended the Gala event, seventy-five of them special VIP invitees including religious leaders, media, government representatives and political leaders. 

  • ISKCON Hungary Organizes Interfaith FFL on UN World Food Day

    On October 16th the United Nations and the world celebrates World Food Day. ISKCON Hungary organized a major free food distribution event to the needy in Budapest. Volunteers of different faith groups worked together and distributed 1,600 plates of hot lunch, and gave out tons of dry food, including pasta, flour, vegetable oil, rice and other items from which families can cook from for weeks.

  • CHANT4CHANGE 2016: Lincoln Memorial

    Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC 10/08/2016.

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