Interfaith

In London, Police Community Engagement Program Invites Tariq Ramadan, Representatives of Diverse Faiths, for Counter-Terror Hearings

September 4, 2006

Source: eGov Monitor

http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/7409

On September 4, 2006 eGov Monitor reported, "'Counter-Terrorism: The London Debate' is the [Metropolitain Police Authority]'s programme of community engagement to counter terrorism. The third hearing in the programme will be held on Thursday 7 September 2006, when invited representatives from faith groups will be able to recount their experiences of terrorism and counter-terrorism to the MPA. Toby Harris, chair of the MPA...

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New Zealand's Green Party: "State Schools Should Advance Religious Tolerance"

September 4, 2006

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00067.htm

On September 4, 2006 Scoop Independent News reported, "Green MP Keith Locke has concerns that Christian prayers in state school assemblies do not take account of the greater diversity in religious belief that is evident among New Zealanders today. Mr Locke, the Green Party's Human Rights Spokesperson, was responding to the decision to ditch the proposed guidelines for teaching religion in...

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Venerable Dhammananda Remembered for Promoting Interfaith Harmony

September 4, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,3115,0,0,1,0

On September 4, 2006 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Thousands converged at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur to bid farewell to Rev Dhammananda... The late Venerable Dr Rev K. Sri Dhammananda - Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore - was a man who dedicated his life to promoting peace, understanding and harmony. 'Rev Dhammananda served not only the Buddhist...

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Opinion: "Islam Does Not Mean Terrorism" by Southern Methodist University Journalism Teacher

September 4, 2006

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/opinion/viewpoints/stories/DN-bartamain_04edi.ART.State.Edition1.3e010ca.html

On September 4, 2006 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Carolyn Barta who teaches journalism at Southern Methodist University, "Events have once again hoisted radical Islam to the top of the news - with the Israeli-Hezbollah war...

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In Assisi, an International, Interfaith Meeting and Prayer for Peace

September 4, 2006

Source: International Herald Tribune

Wire Service: AP

On September 4, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Global terrorism and violence carried out in the name of God show no sign of letting up, Pope Benedict XVI said Monday as he appealed to hundreds of religious leaders [in Assisi] to use their faiths to bring about peace... Benedict said that, contrary to expectations following the fall of the Berlin wall, 'the third millennium began with scenarios of terrorism and violence that are showing no...

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Singapore Boy Scouts Explore Religious Diversity

September 4, 2006

Source: The Electric New Paper

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,112828,00.html

On September 4, 2006 The Electric New Paper reported, "Be prepared. That's the scout motto. Now, for the more than 3,000 scouts here, being prepared will also mean knowing more about other races. The Singapore Scout Association has revised its progress badge scheme to emphasise racial harmony. The scheme is the core syllabus for all scouts aged 12 to 16... The...

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While Visiting Chicago, Former Iranian President Encourages Meaningful Interfaith Dialogue

September 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-khat03.html

On September 3, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Speaking in suburban Chicago on Saturday at the nation's largest Muslim convention, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami called for Muslims and non-Muslims to re-examine their assumptions about each other as a prelude to better relations. Khatami, Iran's president from 1997 to 2005, said Muslims and non-Muslims in the Western...

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Pancasila and Pluralism Promoted at Indonesian Interfaith Gathering

September 2, 2006

Source: The Jakarta Post

http://www.thejakartapost.com/yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20060902.E02

On September 2, 2006 The Jakarta Post reported, "The first joint congress of Indonesian religious leaders, held in Jakarta on Aug. 22-24, has been understood as a broader form of interfaith communications. The meeting recommended the reactivation of regional religious assemblies for the settlement of religious conflicts. The religious figures in attendance...

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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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Buddhist Nun Organizes Interfaith Peace Walk to Reach New York City for 9/11

September 1, 2006

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=513236

On September 1, 2006 Times Union reported, "From as far as a quarter-mile away, the sounds of drums and chanting floated through the mountains of eastern Rensselaer County on Thursday morning as the Interfaith Peace Walk started an 11-day journey to New York City. Jim Fulmer, a first-time long-distance peace walker, carried a flowing purple flag adorned with a red sun and the...

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World Sikh Council Participates in World Assembly of Religions for Peace

September 1, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2006/09/msg00011.html

On September 1, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "Three representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) traveled to Kyoto, Japan in the last week of August to participate in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace on the theme 'Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security', August 26-29, 2006. WSC-AR representatives also attended the World Youth...

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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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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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