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Baha'i School in Maine Celebrates Role of Promoting Peace in Treaty of Portsmouth

August 28, 2005

Source: Seacoast Online

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/08282005/news/60017.htm

On August 28, 2005 the Seacoast Online reported, "As the Russian and Japanese delegates sailed up the Piscataqua River in 1905, a large, white flag flew over Eliot, Maine, urging the men to put an end to their bloody war. One hundred years later, a smaller version of that flag, emblazoned with the word 'peace,' flies above the Green Acre Baha’i School in Eliot. The flag is...

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Muslim Boy Scouts Find Their Place in the Troop

August 23, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

On August 23, 2005 the TIME Magazine reported, "Most people probably think of the Boy Scouts of America as a Christian group--and not a particularly inclusive one, a reputation earned in part through its efforts to keep out gays, atheists and agnostics. But the Scouts insists it is open and diverse, especially in matters of faith... There are Jewish, Hindu, Mormon and Baha'i scouts. There are Muslim scouts too, and for at least 20 years there have been all-Muslim troops in the U.S... There are now all-Muslim scout packs and...

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Interfaith Dialogue Held in Delhi

August 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Press International / Cihan News Agency

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/8/16.shtml#3

On August 15, 2005 the Cihan News Agency reported, "A symposium titled, 'Peace, tolerance and harmony among world religions,' was held in New Delhi Sunday by the 'Inter Faith Harmony Platform,' which was established by Indian Muslims. Many representatives from different religions participated in the symposium that was held for the first time in India. Indian deputy...

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Faith Groups Oppose Compulsory ID Cards

August 7, 2005

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,1544226,00.html

On August 7, 2005 The Guardian reported, "Mounting concerns over the government's plans to introduce compulsory ID cards were given fresh impetus yesterday after it emerged that Britain's major religions oppose the scheme. A previously unpublicised report, produced by the Faith Community Consultation (FCC) consortium, which comprises representatives from the country's...

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Baha'i Forms Second and Third Spiritual Assemblies in Rockford

August 6, 2005

Source: Rockford Register Star

http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050806/ENTERTAINMENT/508060301/1015

On August 6, 2005 the Rockford Register Star reported, "Judy Moe remembers a time when every mention of her faith -- Baha'i -- was followed by the same question: 'What's that?' While some people remain unfamiliar about the independent religion's humane mission, Baha'is have become more visible here since Moe came to...

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Baha’i Group Gives Homage to Faithful Heroine

August 3, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=385

On August 3, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "This is the British military cemetery where British Commonwealth servicemen from two world wars, and some civilians, are laid to rest. In its neat precincts is the dignified grave of one who bore the nickname of 'General Jack.' This is not the tomb of a great soldier but rather of a spiritual hero of the Baha'i world community. It is the...

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Court Oath Lawsuit Begs Question of Pluralism in America

July 29, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1704/section/scriptures.lawsuit.places.focus.on.pluralism.in.america/1.htm

On July 29, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "A lawsuit in North Carolina asking that religious texts other than Bible to be used in court for swearing in has highlighted the challenges one city is experiencing as the nation becomes more diverse. In...

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Unity in Diversity Discussed at Baha'i Meeting in Dublin

July 28, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=384

On July 28, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The challenge of establishing unity in diversity was among the topics explored at a conference held here [in Dublin] to examine the impact of the Baha'i teachings on a wide range of contemporary issues. The concept of 'unity in diversity,' which addresses the underlying similarities of different populations and cultures, is increasingly studied...

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Construction Begins on Sterling Baha'i Temple Amidst Some Zoning Concerns and Much Diversity

July 17, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/16/AR2005071600976.html?sub=AR

On July 17, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Work has begun on Northern Virginia's first regional center for followers of the Baha'i faith... It is intended to serve 18 Bahai communities in Northern Virginia and about 2,500 members of the religion who have been meeting in rented space, private homes and a...

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Habitat for Humanity Brings Together Four Faiths for Work, Visits to Houses of Worship in Dayton

July 16, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/life/content/life/daily/0716faith.html

On July 16, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "On June 5, Dayton Habitat staffers... and members of Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation (IMFR) gathered... to perform a ground-blessing at the site where [a] new Habitat house will be constructed... Members of IMFR are from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Bahai faiths. As a Habitat partner family, [Shirley...

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At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

July 12, 2005

Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

On July 12, 2005 the Oregon Daily Emerald reported, "First Christian Church held its 46th consecutive interfaith prayer and reflection service Monday. Nearly 200 community members met this month to 'pray for peace' and 'reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings,' according to a First Christian Church pamphlet.

The service has been held on the 11th of every month since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Followers of any and every faith are invited to come together as a community to '...

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Melbourne Muslims Organize Interfaith Vigil to Show Diverse Faiths Are United After Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News/AsiaNet

On July 9, 2005 AsiaNet reported, "In the wake of the London bombings, representatives of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Young Muslims of Australia, the Australasian Union of Jewish Students and Young Christian Workers have organised an interfaith vigil in Federation Square, Melbourne. The gathering will be held on Sunday 10 July 2005 between 4-5 pm. ICV President Malcolm Thomas said: 'This gathering is intended to show that people of diverse faiths are united in friendship and cooperation, in the face...

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Greenwich Interfaith Forum Denounces Attacks

July 9, 2005

Source: Greenwich Time

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-greenwichjul10,0,4406121.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

On July 9, 2005 Greenwich Time reported, "The Greenwich Multi-Faith Forum, a British interfaith organization that promotes religious tolerance, expressed its condolences to bombing victims and their families.

'We support all the people who suffer,' said Saeed Ahmad, the...

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