Interfaith

Interfaith Coalition Speaks Out Against House Anti-Immigration Bill

April 7, 2006

Source: California Chronicle

http://www.californiachronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=7825

On April 7, 2006 the California Chronicle reported, "Assembly Speaker pro Tem Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/Daly City), in his latest effort to fight federal legislation targeting immigrants, today brought together a multi-faith delegation of Bay Area religious leaders to protest the anti-immigrant, discriminatory HR 4437... [This bill] would...

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Dutch Prime Minister Tells Indonesian Muslims He Will Promote Interfaith Dialogue

April 7, 2006

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-04/07/content_4397293.htm

On April 7, 2006 Xinhua reported, "Visiting Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende of the Netherlands here Friday told top leaders of two major Indonesian Muslim organizations that his country would promote interfaith dialogues and cooperation in combating terrorism. 'We talk in the matters of culture and religion and, therefore, it is important to talk about interfaith...

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Opinion: "A Muslim Visits the Vatican" by Iftekhar Hai

April 6, 2006

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_3678870

On April 6, 2006 the San Mateo County Times ran an opinion piece by Iftekhar Hai, president of the United Muslims of America Interfaith Alliance. Hai writes, "As a Muslim, I never dreamed of attending Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, but last week, I joined a group of 60 Bay Area clergy at the ceremony elevating Archbishop William Levada to the role of...

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Newly Formed Interfaith Coalition Hosts First "Religion on Campus" Week at Bryn Mawr

April 6, 2006

Source: Bryn Mawr Now

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-04-06/religion.shtml

On April 6, 2006 Bryn Mawr Now reported, "Next week, the Office of Intercultural Affairs (OIA) and a variety of student organizations that have joined to create the new Interfaith Coalition will sponsor [Bryn Mawr] College's first-ever Religion on Campus Week, the OIA has announced. Aside from celebrations of important Christian and Jewish holidays, the week will offer a chance to look at...

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Christian Theologians in Asia Invite Interfaith Perspectives on Globalization

April 5, 2006

Source: Catholic Online/UCANews

On April 5, 2006 UCANews reported, "Christian theologians in Asia brought Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic religious experience into their reflections recently on how religions can serve society in this age of globalization. The Sixth Asian Theological Conference, held March 24-31 in Colombo, brought together 15 theologians from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan. The Asian Theological Conference is an Asian affiliate of Ecumenical Association of...

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Hundreds Participate in Interfaith Prayer Service at State House

April 4, 2006

Source: KTV

http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/stories/KTVKLNews20060404.37a6d10.html

On April 4, 2006 KTV reported, "An estimated 1,000 people crowded on the lawn at the state capital Tuesday morning to lend a prayerful tone to the immigration debate. The Interfaith Prayer Service sent a gentle yet firm message to lawmakers. The message is simple and was conveyed through a combination of prayer and action. 'Shouting matches do nothing. But...

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Muslim Student Attacked on Baylor Campus

April 4, 2006

Source: Waco Tribune-Herald

http://www.wacotrib.com/news/content/news/stories/2006/04/04/04042006wacmuslimearly.html

On April 4, 2006 the Waco Tribune-Herald reported, "A Muslim Baylor University senior of South Asian heritage who was active in Muslim-Christian relations was attacked on the school’s campus Saturday night, suffering multiple injuries.

Chief Jim Doak of the Baylor Department of Public Safety confirmed...

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Arizona Interfaith Network Protests Radio Host's Comments About Shooting Immigrants

April 4, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/local/articles/0404talkradio0404.html

On April 4, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "A talk radio discussion about shooting immigrants as they crossed the border has outraged a Valley interfaith group, whose members on Monday called for a federal investigation into the remarks. Members of Arizona Interfaith Network gathered on the Capitol lawn to denounce remarks made by...

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Chicago-Area Interfaith Seder to Benefit Homeless Advocacy Group

April 4, 2006

Source: Courier News

http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/couriernews/city/3_1_EL04_A3FUNDRAISER_S1.htm

On April 4, 2006 the Courier News reported, "They lined up at the door Sunday, their numbers stretching back outside under the stormy evening sky, and forward to the table stacked with 200 name tags. Beyond the registration table, more than 20 tables waited within the meeting hall of the synagogue, Congregation Kneseth Israel, on the city's...

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Peace Mission in the Middle East Concludes with Planting an Olive Tree

April 3, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0403/p04s01-wome.html

On April 3, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "The Breaking the Ice peace mission that made its way across deserts in Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, and Egypt completed its journey last Friday by planting an olive tree at the foot of this mountain believed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims to be the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments from God....

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Prayer Study Reveals Surprisingly Negative Findings

April 1, 2006

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,,1744492,00.html

On April 1, 2006 The Guardian reported, "If a religious person offers to pray for you next time you fall ill, you may wish politely to ask them not to bother. The largest scientific study into the health effects of prayer seems to suggest it may make matters worse. Two-thirds of Americans and more than a quarter of British people say they pray regularly, but the study, which took...

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Association of Military Chaplains Opposes Order Guaranteeing Rights to Use Jesus' Name

March 30, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/29/AR2006032902207.html

On March 30, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "An association that represents more than 70 percent of the chaplains in the U.S. military, including many evangelical Christians, is opposing a demand by conservatives in Congress for a presidential order guaranteeing the right of chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus. The...

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