Christianity

Long Beach Police Department Takes a Proactive Approach, Organizing Interfaith Dialogue

September 2, 2006

Source: Press-Telegram

http://www.presstelegram.com/search/ci_4276765

On September 2, 2006 the Press-Telegram reported, "Close to 20 area religious leaders representing the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths met earlier this week to discuss ways in which the groups can support one another and promote peace. A horrific shooting at the Jewish Federation Offices in Seattle in July that resulted in one death and five injured, as well as recent attacks at San Diego mosques,...

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Town Hall Meetings Planned by the Muslim American Society Inter-Religious Society for 9/11

September 1, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=3700

On September 1, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "As you consider coverage for the fifth anniversary of 9/11, we offer a different story; one without the falling towers, without the pictures of the damaged Pentagon. Join the Muslim American Society (MAS) for a town hall meeting and discussion. We offer a story of people fighting against the current,...

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After 9/11, "Building a Community of Togetherness" in Huntsville

September 1, 2006

Source: The Huntsville Times

http://www.al.com/living/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/living/115710223399230.xml&coll=1&thispage=1

On September 1, 2006 The Huntsville Times reported, "With Nigerian drummers, Hindu dancers, Christian prayers and Baha'i songs, Interfaith Mission Service leaders have organized a service to celebrate the ability of Americans from different faiths and cultures to...

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Pakistan and Norway Agree to Develop Interfaith Harmony Centre

September 1, 2006

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2006/09/02/top5.htm

On September 1, 2006 Dawn reported, "Pakistan and Norway on Friday agreed to set up an inter-faith harmony centre in Norway to promote relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. The agreement was reached here at a meeting between Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and former Norwegian prime minister Bondvik. Prime Minister Aziz, emphasising the need to promote inter-faith harmony, said Islam is a religion of peace and harmony and it...

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Hindu American Foundation Responds to Rep. Harris' Comments on Separation of Church and State

September 1, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_harris.htm

On September 1, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "Rep. Katherine Harris (R-FL) recent remarks stating that the separation of church and state is a 'lie' and that the election of non-Christians would 'legislate sin' drew sharp criticism from the Hindu American Foundation (HAF). In an interview for the weekly...

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India's Diverse Faiths Participate in Ganesh Festival

August 31, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1782128,000600010004.htm

On August 31, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "At Marine Lines, fruit seller Chand Sheikh, a 26-year-old Muslim, had been such a devout follower of Lord Ganesha since childhood that he was elected president of the local mandal [temple] and has already occupied that post for five years. In Bhandup, practising Sikh Balbir Singh, an actor, has brought an idol home this...

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In Four Russian Regions, Orthodox Christianity Becomes a Compulsory Subject of Study

August 31, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5301018.stm

On August 31, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Orthodox Christian religion is being made a compulsory school subject in four of Russia's regions. Pupils in the Belgorod, Bryansk, Kaluga and Smolensk regions will be taught the basics of Orthodox Christianity. It will also be included as an optional subject in the school curriculum in 11 other regions across the country. Supporters say the move will help protect...

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In Detroit, an Interfaith Dialogue: "Are You as Confused about the Middle East as I Am?"

August 30, 2006

Source: The Arab American News

http://www.arabamericannews.com/newsarticle.php?articleid=6203

On August 30, 2006 The Arab American News reported, "A Christian, Jewish and Muslim panel gathered earlier this week to discuss the importance of the Holy Land in their faiths.

St. Peter Catholic Church in Harper Woods hosted the event, 'Are You As Confused About The Middle East As I Am?' on Tuesday. About 35 attendees, the majority of them senior citizens...

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Monastery, Once Focus of Zoning Dispute, Now to Host Dalai Lama

August 30, 2006

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=512598

On August 30, 2006 the Times Union reported, "His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyats -- head of the Tibetan state in exile, spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and winner of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize -- will be in Woodstock on Sept. 22... There, in the heart of the Catskills, the renowned spiritual leader will teach and break bread a day after participating in a...

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In Biloxi, the Vietnamese Community Struggles to Rebuild After Katrina

August 30, 2006

Source: San Jose Mercury News

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/nation/15396334.htm

On August 30, 2006 San Jose Mercury News reported, "'Pho 777 opening soon,' promises the banner at Howard and Oak streets. Restaurant owner Dung Trinh recently moved here from North Carolina, spotting opportunity in the fevered casino reconstruction along the hurricane-damaged waterfront. Workers, Trinh reasoned, need to eat. Hang Nguyen, who lives down...

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Opinion: "Qatar Leads the Way" by President of Caspian Energy Consulting

August 29, 2006

Source: The Washington Times

http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20060828-101134-3921r.htm

On August 29, 2006 The Washington Times ran an opinion piece by S. Rob Sobhani, president of Caspian Energy Consulting. "As the world focuses on the conflict between Israel and Iran's proxy, Hezbollah, a quiet revolution to remove oppression and despair that often leads to terrorism is taking place in neighboring Qatar under the leadership of a dynamic and charismatic woman....

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Sikhs Help Enforce Ceasefire in Lebanon

August 29, 2006

Source: Sikh Sangat

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/printer_1308.shtml

On August 29, 2006 the Sikh Sangat reported, "The men of the 28-year-old United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) continue observing, patrolling, and delivering humanitarian assistance in south Lebanon while they wait for reinforcements to help enforce a ceasefire between Israel and the Hezbollah Shiite militia... About 650 soldiers from India's 4th Battalion, Sikh Regiment, along with a...

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After Vandalism at La Mirada Mosque, an Interfaith Call for Unity

August 28, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4207793

On August 28, 2006 San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders called for unity and tolerance Friday at a mosque hit twice this week by vandalism.

'If you don't have unity, there is nothing,' Rabbi Lawrence Goldmark of Temple Beth Ohr in La Mirada said at a news conference at the Muslim Community Services Inc. mosque in La Mirada. The conference was...

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Balance among Lebanese ethnic groups upset by Hezbollah

August 28, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/articles/2006/08/28/hezbollahs_rise_fuels_rifts_inside_lebanon/

On August 28, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "In the capital's battered Shi'ite Muslim neighborhoods, Hezbollah supporters crow about their 'divine victory' over Israel, celebrating to raucous and martial songs amid piles of rubble. Across town, however, well-heeled Christians are lining up for American...

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Op/ed: "From Many Faiths Grows Greater Understanding"

August 27, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/08/27/editorial/special2.html

On August 27, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin published an opinion piece by Saleem Ahmed, a Muslim, and president of the All Believers Network, and by Joan Chatfield, a Christian, board chairwoman of the Network, "The continuing death and destruction in the Middle East reflect the limitless extent to which individuals and political entities will go to defend...

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