Interfaith

Obama Urges Faith to Unite, Not Divide, Americans

February 5, 2009

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=17495

Addressing the National Prayer Breakfast for the first time, President Obama urged Americans to bridge religious divides and said his administration would seek to "foster a more productive and peaceful dialogue on faith."

"There is no doubt that the very nature of faith means that some of our beliefs will never be the same," he said...

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"This Is My Hope. This Is My Prayer."

February 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: White House Briefing Room Blog

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog_post/this_is_my_prayer/

"The particular faith that motivates each of us can promote a greater good for all of us," President Obama said this morning to a crowd of several thousand people gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in the nation's capital. "Instead of driving us apart, our varied beliefs can bring us together to feed...

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Faith-Based Program Gets Wider Focus

February 5, 2009

Author: Laura Meckler

Source: The Wall Street Journal

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123379504018650159.html

When President Barack Obama launches his version of the faith-based initiative Thursday, he will expand the mission to include abortion reduction and outreach to the Muslim world. He will also try to avoid the thorniest constitutional issues that beset the program for years under his predecessor.

Mr. Obama's approach to the...

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Interfaith Bread-Breaking At Annual Breakfast Meeting

February 5, 2009

Author: Anessa Myers

Source: Goldsboro News-Argus

http://www.newsargus.com/news/archives/2009/02/05/interfaith_breadbreaking_at_annual_breakfast_meeting/

About 50 people braved the cold this morning for bacon, eggs and blessings at Herman Park Center.

The Goldsboro Community Affairs Commission and Wayne County-sponsored second annual Interfaith Breakfast focused on the same basic principle...

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Brockton Interfaith Community to Celebrate 19th Anniversary

February 5, 2009

Author: Maria Papadopoulos

Source: Enterprise News

http://www.enterprisenews.com/news/x371095136/Brockton-Interfaith-Community-to-celebrate-19th-anniversary

For 19 years, the Brockton Interfaith Community has worked to make Brockton a better place to live and work.

More recently, the faith-based organization has worked to address the city’s foreclosure crisis, has built affordable...

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Obama Announces White House Office Of Faith-Based And Neighborhood Partnerships

February 5, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/ObamaAnnouncesWhiteHouseOfficeofFaith-basedandNeighborhoodPartnerships/

President Barack Obama today signed an executive order establishing the new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships will work on behalf of...

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UN Report Slams Violation Of Indian Minorities’ Religious Rights

February 4, 2009

Author: Jawed Naqvi

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2009/02/05/top8.htm

A UN report has slammed the pervasive climate of fear and intolerance perpetuated by religious mobs in many parts of India, and asked the government to provide effective protection to the minorities of whom Christians and Muslims in particular were vulnerable, often helpless and increasingly ghettoised.

“Even though a comprehensive legal framework to protect freedom of...

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Interfaith Mural Unveiling - Project Joins Jewish, Christian And Muslim Teens

February 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

http://www.coopmet.org/ComingEvents.htm#February_6

Local community organizations Art Builds Community (ABC) and the Islamic Society of Boston (ISB) with support from the Center for Jewish-Muslim Relations (CJMR), Congregation Dorshei Tzekek (CDT), the Al Huda Society (AHS), and Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM) are creating the 2009 Boston Interfaith Youth Mural aimed at bringing...

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Diverse Group to Advise Faith-Based Office

February 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/02/04/america/REL-Obama-Faith-Based.php

The Obama administration is set to announce a diverse set of advisers to a revamped White House office that will steer government money to religious and neighborhood groups doing social service work. They include a former president of the Southern...

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Police Chaplain Prayer Bill Passes Va. House

February 4, 2009

Author: Bob Lewis

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.dailypress.com/news/local/virginia/dp-va--xgr-policeprayers0204feb04,0,2774634.story

A bill reversing an administrative order that State Police chaplains offer ecumenical, non-denominational prayers at official events has won House passage.

The legislation passed the House 66-30 Wednesday with 14 Democrats and both independents joining 50...

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Religions Conference Held In Airdrie

February 4, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Airdrie Echo

http://www.airdrieecho.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1420131

Airdrie hosted its third World Religions Conference last Thursday, bringing four very different religions together to speak to the community about each of their belief systems.

Mayor Linda Bruce was invited to speak at the event, just as she did last year, mentioning that these types of conferences are great learning opportunities for...

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Religious, Political Debates Changing

February 1, 2009

Author: Jacqueline L. Salmon and Michelle Boorstein

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.kansas.com/news/nation-world/story/684398.html

With a president they view as more sympathetic to their causes, progressive religious activists are pushing the new Obama administration for aggressive action -- on poverty, the environment and social justice issues -- that would mark a significant shift in the faith agenda that dominated the Bush years....

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Fremont's Story Hits the Big Screen

February 1, 2009

Author: Matthew Artz

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/ci_11599566?source=most_emailed

To some, Fremont might be just another pool in California's sea of subdivisions and strip malls.

But not to Harvard researchers.

They first visited the city nearly 20 years ago and returned in 2006 for the city's 50th birthday to make a movie that will be premiered next week: "Fremont USA."

The 57-minute...

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