Sharing Vocations – August 2010

It is our pleasure to present you with the first issue of our Sharing Vocations leaders’ newsletter. Inside you will find:

Request for Prayer and Help:

The Elijah Institute has received multiple appeals for all of us to offer prayers for the victims of the floods in Pakistan and India…


Leaders’ Milestones:

July- August

Thousands of people around the world celebrated the 75th birthday of the Dalai Lama on 6th July, including in London, where over 2,000 people gathered for a ceremony and festivities…

The Dalai Lama has made 11 trips just in the last seven to speak on peace, non-violence, Buddhism and environmental concerns. As he travels, his teaching schedule is interspersed with prayers, such as the one he offered on August 14th for victims of the floods in India and Pakistan…


July

Bhikkhuni Kusuma spent July in Malaysia teaching and leading meditations and she is preparing to conduct a 9 Day Meditation Retreat…


May

Bishop Frank Griswold served as chaplain for the inaugural National Episcopal Preaching Conference held at Kanuga Conferences in Hendersonville, North Carolina…


April

Muhammad Hisham Kabbani conducted a tour of Ghana, Ivory Coast and Kenya to meet with clerics and community leaders about the preservation of traditional Muslim culture…

 


 

Achievements and Accolades:

August 20

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh presented the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadhbhavana Award to noted Islamic scholar Maulana Wahidudddin Khan


May 25
The State University of New York (SUNY) presented spiritual leader and humanitarian Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) with an honorary doctorate in humane letters…


May 24

The Dalai Lama released his latest book, Toward a True Kinship of Faiths


April 10

Jonathan Sacks published Future Tense: Jews, Judaism, and Israel in the Twenty-first Century

 


 

Making Headlines:

July 8

The National Chairman of the Cameroon Democratic Union, CDU, Adamou Ndam Njoya, is preparing for the Cameroons Presidential Election in 2011…


July 5

Bishop Lennart Koskinen was in the news when he was forcibly moved on by security staff, as he challenged the xenophobic message of the Swedish Democrats…


July 2

Rabbi Berel Lazar met with President Dmitry Medvedev on his visit to the Jewish community in Birobidjan…


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