Tag Archives: Pluralism

How India’s weddings are changing

India is perhaps the first nation in the world with a record of interfaith weddings. The Great King Akbar married a Hindu princess and both kept their religions. India has been a beacon of hope – However, with the rise of jingoist nationalists, and silent approval of harassment of Interfaith couples, India witnessed severe setbacks

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Religious Resistance to Interfaith Marriages

Suggested Reading:  Can a Muslim Woman Marry a Non-Muslim? A thoroughly researched article and answers the reason and purpose of why there was resistance all these years. https://interfaithmarriages.org/can-a-muslim-woman-marry-a-non-muslim-man/ Mike Ghouse Interfaith Wedding Officiant Religious Resistance to Interfaith Marriages No group wants to lose members of its flock to others. That has been the secret reason for opposition

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Lynslei Weds Adam on January 1, 2018

LYNSLEI WEDS ADAM ON JAN 1, 2018 January 1, 2018, Washington, DC – Dr. Mike Ghouse officiated the wedding ceremony today, and this is the first interfaith wedding of the year. Mike has been officiating the interfaith weddings for the last eight years and is a licensed interfaith wedding officiant in the United States. When

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2018’s Message of Optimism – Happy New Year

We wish you, your family and friends the very best of 2018. Each New Year is a milestone in one’s life. Indeed, it is as much a day of reckoning as it is of celebrations. Reckoning involves reflecting on the reasons you did not get what you had wanted in 2017, and celebrating for what

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Can a Muslim woman marry a non-Muslim? 6000 Words

2/7/17 7:45 PM – it is a 6000 words article.  The issue is similar with Orthodox Jews and this article can be solutions to Jews as well as Muslims. Same reasons existed for the prohibition. Mike Ghouse ABSTRACT Can a Muslim Woman Marry a Non-Muslim Man The scope of this article is limited to Interfaith

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Does Atheism Matter?

We all have a choice to believe that there is someone called God who created us intentionally or there is no such thing as God. While a majority of humanity believes in an active God of the universe, nearly 10% of the humanity does not believe that there is something called God which consciously directs

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How to make an interfaith marriage work

If we can learn to respect the otherness of others and accept the God given uniqueness of each one of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge. Mike Ghouse Interfaith Wedding Officiant # # # How to make an interfaith marriage work BY LINDA LEWIS GRIFFITH Special to The Tribune Interfaith marriages are unions between

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