Interfaith

Annual Interfaith Forum Started by Pope John Paul II Held at Georgetown

April 26, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3822807.html

On April 26, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Religious leaders from a broad swath of worldwide faiths met Wednesday at Georgetown University, marking the first time the annual interfaith forum has been held in the United States since it was started 20 years ago by Pope John Paul II. While the goal of the two-day International Prayer for Peace is not to draft policies,...

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Warren Mosque Planners Consider Community Outreach Efforts

April 25, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060425/METRO03/604250341/1014

On April 25, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Steve Elturk says he was shocked at the reaction he received over his request to establish the first mosque in Warren. The controversial project approved by the Warren Planning Commission ignited concerns from residents and commission members over traffic, ties to terrorists and religious...

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Paris Rabbi Leads Jewish-Muslim "Friendship Tour" of Inner-City

April 24, 2006

Source: European Jewish Press

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/7657

On April 24, 2006 the European Jewish Press reported, "Paris Rabbi Michel Serfaty has strengthened his battle for inter-religious dialogue with a first Jewish-Muslim friendship tour of the infamous inner-city suburbs of Paris. The friendship bus started its route on Friday in Corbeil-Essones and reached two other Paris suburbs in the afternoon. Rabbi Serfaty, and some Jewish and Muslim volunteers set up their...

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Students Advocate for Interfaith Meditation Room at De Anza College

April 24, 2006

Source: La Voz Weekly

http://www.lavozdeanza.com/home/index.cfm?event=displayArticlePrinterFriendly&uStory_id=4b88ea95-43e1-4f97-9cd3-3b8c83264a8e

On April 24, 2006 La Voz Weekly reported, "Despite all the facilities and programs that De Anza College has to offer, some students feel that the campus is missing one thing: a place to pray and meditate. Scott McDonough, the...

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Georgetown Students Discuss New Interfaith Initiatives

April 21, 2006

Source: The Hoya

http://www.thehoya.com/news/042106/news9.cfm

On April 21, 2006 The Hoya reported, "College Dean Jane McAuliffe met with student representatives from various faith-based organizations to discuss campus inter-religious activities Tuesday in McShain Lounge.

McAuliffe outlined interfaith initiatives new to Georgetown, including PhD programs in religious pluralism and Islamic studies, as well as the establishment of the university’s SFS-Qatar...

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Baha'i Website Receives Award from Religion Communicators Council

April 19, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News

http://www.bahai.us/content/view/167/154/

On April 19, 2006 U.S. Baha'i News reported, "The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) gave an Award of Excellence in the Internet Communications: Website category to www.bahai.us in the council’s 2006 DeRose-Hinkhouse competition. Launched in December, www.bahai.us is the newly redesigned official website of the Baha’is of the United States. 'It’s especially gratifying and confirming to be recognized...

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Imam in Iowa Continues to Fend Off Accusations Linking Him to Terrorism

April 19, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060419/LIFE05/604190372/1039/life

On April 19, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "When Ibrahim Dremali accepted the position of imam for the Des Moines Islamic Center a little over a year ago, he was effusive in his praise of the warm Iowa welcome he and his family received. He said the acceptance was in stark contrast to the hostile...

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Four Cities to Launch Muslim Newspaper

April 17, 2006

Source: CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2006/04/17/muslim-paper060517.html

On April 17, 2006 CBC News reported, "The Islamic Supreme Council of Canada plans to publish a new national newspaper in four cities on Tuesday, spurred in part by the controversy over caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. The Muslim Free Press was officially launched in a ceremony in Toronto on Saturday. It will be distributed in Montreal, Toronto, Calgary...

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Dalai Lama Meets with US Muslim Leaders

April 16, 2006

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2006/04/17/int6.htm

On April 16, 2006 Dawn reported, "In an effort to quell the anti-Islam tide and to improve its declining image in the West, prominent Muslim leaders on Saturday met for the first time most influential Buddhist, the Dalai Lama, in San Francisco (California) enlisting his help to correct Islam’s negative image. 'Some people have an impression that Islam is militant,' Dalai Lama said. 'I think that is totally wrong. Islam is...

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