Interfaith

Valley Events Observe Day of Prayer

May 4, 2007

Author: Ron Orozco

Source: The Fresno Bee

http://www.fresnobee.com/263/story/45706.html

The imam of the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno arrived at a National Day of Prayer celebration Thursday morning with a heavy heart.

Seyed Ali Ghazvini, the imam, recently received news that a cousin, Mehdi Ghazvini, 24, was killed Saturday by a car bomb in Karbala, Iraq, about 60 miles south of Baghdad.

"I'm going to do pray for our nation and...

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GAPP Offers Opportunity to be Open about Religion

May 4, 2007

Source: Cincinnati.com

http://news.communitypress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070504/EDIT/705040337/1074/Local

When people start talking about what matters to them, they don't want to stop. This was certainly the situation for 80 people gathered at Mercer Elementary School on April 30 during a program called "Getting to Know Your Neighbor: Celebrating Religious Diversity in Our Community."

The program, presented by...

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"Day of Prayer Exhibits Little Faith in Reason," a Commentary by Eric Zorn

May 3, 2007

Author: Eric Zorn

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://blogs.chicagotribune.com/news_columnists_ezorn/2007/05/day_of_prayer_e.html

Once again this year, proclamations heralding Thursday's National Day of Prayer are gushing in honor of religious tolerance and liberty.

President George W. Bush's proclamation asks "Americans of many faiths and traditions" to "give thanks, each according to his or her own faith, for the...

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Muslim Woman to Lead Day of Prayer Breakfast

May 3, 2007

Author: Sam Hodges

Source: WFAA.com

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/050307dnmetdayofprayer.2eaef8ef.html

For the first time, a Muslim woman is the keynote speaker for the interfaith National Day of Prayer breakfast put on by Thanks-Giving Square.

Daisy Khan, executive director of the American Society for Muslim Advancement, will address the annual gathering. The...

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Different Faiths Build on Common Concerns

May 3, 2007

Author: Jane Lampman

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0503/p13s02-lire.htm

After a quick buffet lunch, the Saturday afternoon crew in hard hats pauses for prayer, offered on this shift by Mike Hill, a Unitarian. The diverse group then heads off, hammers in hand, to their common task: framing a brand new Habitat for Humanity house for Ara Jane Halsey and her son, Nicholas.

This is the fifth year that the...

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President Bush Marks National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2007

Author: Adelle M. Banks

Source: Pew Forum

Wire Service: RNS

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=R13381

President Bush hosted an interfaith observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday (May 3), citing several reasons why he believes Americans are drawn to prayer.

"We're a prayerful nation," the president said in remarks in the East Room of the White House. "I believe that makes us a strong...

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Imam Preaches Togetherness Among Faiths

May 3, 2007

Author: CHRIS ENGLISH

Source: Bucks County Courier News

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/111-05012007-1339187.html

He came bearing vitamins and baby formula for needy Iraqi civilians, but a Philadelphia imam also brought a message of religious tolerance and healing amid the continued turmoil wrought by the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

"My holy Bible and my holy Quran are side by side on the table at my house,...

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Lodians Set to Gather for 'America, Unite in Prayer'

May 3, 2007

Author: Ross Farrow

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

http://www.lodinews.com/articles/2007/05/03/news/3_prayer_070503.txt

Lodi residents and clergy members will gather tonight in All-Veterans Plaza to offer prayers for leaders ranging from President George W. Bush to the Lodi City Council.

They'll ask God to provide wisdom for the nation's elected officials and they will also offer prayers for American troops serving in the...

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Prayer for All Faiths: Event Takes Off from Evangelical Roots

May 2, 2007

Author: DAVID CRUMM

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070502/NEWS05/705020399/1007/NEWS05

Thursday's National Day of Prayer, once mainly an annual evangelical display of political strength, is growing in metro Detroit into a showcase of religious diversity involving dozens of congregations.

In West Bloomfield, for example, the Chamber of Commerce will honor the...

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Interfaith Dialogue Happens in LA

May 2, 2007

Source: India Post

http://indiapost.com/article/communitypost/321/

LOS ANGELES: Proclaiming "no peace among nations without peace among religions" the Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions, Southern California Chapter met on Saturday April 28 for a day to explore interfaith commonality and religious differences. "Many didn't think this day would be possible, but with God all things are possible," observed one of the organizers to the gathering of assorted...

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Heartland Good Choice for Meeting of Faiths

May 2, 2007

Author: VERN BARNET

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/255/story/90247.html

A faith you read about may seem very different from encountering it in those who faithfully practice it. In even the best text, some things remain opaque, but an interfaith friendship may reveal them.

Book-learning is one thing. Real life may be another.

A faith you read about may seem very different from encountering it in those who...

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Prayer Focus Turns to Peace

May 1, 2007

Author: Jessie Brunne

Source: Daily Pilot

http://www.dailypilot.com/articles/2007/05/02/religion/dpt-prayer02.txt

As Imam Sayed Moustafa al-Qazwini leads congregants in a prayer for the state government during Thursday's Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council National Day of Prayer breakfast, he will also be thinking of his cousin, who was killed last week in a car bombing in Iraq.

Bringing together community members of...

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