Interfaith

European Churches Offer Hospitality to Many Muslim Immigrants

May 27, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/26/AR2006052601750.html

On May 27, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "They came politely to St. Hippolyte Catholic Church one Wednesday afternoon: the middle-aged mason from Algeria; the one-time farmer from Mali; the two young Mauritanians who had fled drought and despair stalking their desolate...

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Interfaith Gathering in Flint to Focus on Hunger

May 26, 2006

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-36/114865510484350.xml&coll=5

On May 26, 2006 The Flint Journal reported, "The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan says fighting hunger is often a matter of faith. So at the food bank's prompting, representatives of several faiths will gather next month in Flint at First Presbyterian Church, 746 S. Saginaw St., for an interfaith service of...

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Coalition of Palestinian and Israeli Women Push Bi-Lateral Talks

May 26, 2006

Source: peacejournalism.com/womensenews

http://peacejournalism.com/ReadArticle.asp?ArticleID=8926

On May 26, 2006 Women's eNews reported, "As the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears increasingly intractable, a group of women are pressing bilateral spirit into a peace process they say still stands a chance of revival. To keep the hope of peace alive, Israelis and Palestinians must engage in genuine negotiations, warned members of the International Women's...

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Interfaith Coalition Launches "We Believe Ohio" Campaign to Counter Religious Right

May 26, 2006

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2006/05/26/news/local/clergy0526.txt

On May 26, 2006 Cleveland Jewish News reported, "Clapping and singing 'We Are Living the Life of God,' over 100 clergy from Northeast Ohio marched down the aisles of a Cleveland Play House theater, up onto the stage, and into the political arena. In their clerical collars, skullcaps, kipot and turbans, the interfaith group of...

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Prison System in Puerto Rico Seeks Hindu Chaplain

May 25, 2006

Source: Hindu Press International

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2006/5/29.shtml#3

On May 25, 2006 Hindu Press International reported, "The Supervisory Chaplain of the Metropolitan Detention Center, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, has sent us [Hindu Press International] a letter asking for contact with ministers of the Hindu faith there. The letter reads: 'We are Chaplains from a Federal Bureau of Prisons in Puerto Rico, and we are trying to enhance new community relations....

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India Objects to Pope's Comments

May 24, 2006

Source: Deccan Herald

http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/may242006/index2049532006523.asp

On May 24, 2006 Deccan Herald reported, "India on Tuesday told the Vatican that it disapproved Pope's criticism against banning conversions and his remarks of religious intolerance in the country. In a firm response to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks on religious intolerance in India, the Centre has expressed its 'displeasure' and said the Holy See was not...

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Bilateral Talks Held Between U.S. Sikhs and Catholics in New York

May 24, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1052.shtml

On May 24, 2006 the SikhSangat.org reported, "Representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) and the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops (USCCB) met for a landmark all-day Catholic-Sikh bilateral national interreligious consultation. The day-long meeting was hosted by Religions for Peace - USA at the Church Center at the United Nations. The objective of the meeting was for...

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2,500 Indonesian Youth Pray Together for Peace in Interfaith Service

May 23, 2006

Source: catholic.org/UCA News

On May 23, 2006 UCA News reported, "About 2,500 young people from six religions took part in an interfaith prayer service held to reinforce the climate of interreligious harmony in North Sulawesi province. The Interfaith Youth Celebration held May 15 was organized by the recently formed Interfaith Youth Forum of North Sulawesi. It took place at the auditorium of the gubernatorial office in Manado, the provincial capital, 2,115 kilometers (about 1,310 miles) northeast of Jakarta. Establishment of the...

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Pluralistic Spiritual Centre Opens in Israel

May 23, 2006

Source: Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam (NSWAS)

http://nswas.org/article535.html

On May 23, 2006 Neve Shalom Wahat al-Salam (NSWAS) reported, "After years of fund raising, architectural planning and construction, the building was finally ready. Last minute efforts involved the purchase of furniture, carpets for the prayer room, and landscaping, including the planting of two enormous date palms (each weighing one and a half metric tonnes). It is hard to express the excitement when on April 30...

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Founding Member of Ontario Sikh Community Dies

May 23, 2006

Source: SikhSangat.org

http://www.sikhsangat.org/publish/article_1049.shtml

On May 23, 2006 SikhSangat.org reported, "To the province's Sikh community, he was a pioneer. Kuldeep Singh Chhatwal was the first Sikh to move his family into Ontario in the 1950s. In the 1960s, the Kitchener resident was a founding member of the local Golden Triangle Sikh Association. In the 1970s, he helped establish the first Sikh temple in Toronto and in the 1980s, he did the same in...

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Asian American Heritage Festival Delights Union City Residents

May 22, 2006

Source: Inside Bay Area

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3851507

On May 22, 2006 Inside Bay Area reported, "Leaders of different religious denominations gathered Saturday at a Union City church, calling for world peace and a better understanding of different cultures. For organizers of the 13th annual Asian American Heritage Festival, there was no better way to start the all-day fair featuring the theme, 'Unity and Diversity.' On a day...

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Interfaith Meeting in Swansea to Promote Peaceful Societies

May 21, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/5000986.stm

On May 21, 2006 BBC News reported, "Organisers of a conference bringing together religious and community leaders in Swansea say they hope to increase understanding among faiths. The public have been invited to Sunday's event, which will include addresses from representatives of six major faiths and an open debate. The meeting has been promoted with the motto 'Love for all, hatred for none.'...

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