Interfaith

Iowa State Legislature Opens with Hindu Prayer

March 25, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060325/LIFE05/603250317/1045

On March 25, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "Although it didn't receive a lot of fanfare, something historic happened this month at the capitol. For the first time, a Hindu priest offered the opening prayer at the legislative session in the Iowa House and Senate. Pandit Krishna Pandey prayed in Sanskrit and...

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Hindu American Foundation Signs Interfaith Statement on Immigration Reform

March 24, 2006

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/media_press_release_immigration.htm

On March 24, 2006 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation today joined numerous faith-based groups in urging President George W. Bush and elected leaders in congress to enact comprehensive immigration reform legislation that establishes a safe and humane immigration system consistent with American...

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Final Edits Underway in Contested Textbooks

March 24, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3634817

On March 24, 2006 The Argus reported, "Members of the California Board of Education began meetings with publishers Thursday for final editing sessions of sixth-grade history textbooks. The Sacramento meeting comes despite lawsuits filed against the state by two Hindu groups, who challenge the way Hinduism is presented in the books and who say they take issue with the way the state went about...

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Researcher Goes on Scene to Interfaith Meeting

March 23, 2006

Source: Athens News. Tim Pappa

On March 23, 2006 the Athens News reported, "Tim Pappa, 23, an Ohio University graduate student in the Southeast Asia Studies Department, is in Indonesia researching communication of progressive Islamic ideas among Islamic boarding school communities. He is filing a series of dispatches about his experiences for The NEWS. He writes, '[Marzuki] Rais [the Islam & Democracy program manager at Fahmina Institute, a Cirebon-based Muslim NGO that promotes inclusive, democratic environments through...

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Faith-Based Grants Going Primarily to Bush Allies

March 22, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/21/AR2006032101723.html

On March 22, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "For years, conservatives have complained about what they saw as the liberal tilt of federal grant money. Taxpayer funds went to abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood to promote birth control, and groups closely aligned with the AFL-CIO got Labor Department grants to...

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Evangelical Christians Harbor Least Favorable View of Islam

March 22, 2006

Source: Inter Press Service News Agency

http://www.ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=32604

On March 22, 2006 Inter Press Service News Agency reported, "Evangelical Protestants tend to view Islam much more unfavourably than do mainline U.S. Protestants and Catholics, according to a new analysis of recent public opinion surveys published here Wednesday by the Pew Forum on Religion...

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Seminary Offers Doctorate for Ministry in a Multi-faith Context

March 21, 2006

Source: New York Theological Seminary

http://www.nyts.edu/news_and_events_home.htm

On March 21, 2006 New York Theological Seminary reported, "New York Theological Seminary is partnering with Auburn Theological Seminary to launch a new Multifaith Doctor of Ministry in the fall of 2006 for professionals who serve across religious boundaries. 'The time to think beyond the traditional categories of seminary education has come,' says Dr. Dale T. Irvin, Acting President and...

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Second Annual Celebration of Abraham Dinner Held

March 20, 2006

Source: Oroville Mercury-Register/Chico Enterprise-Record

http://www.orovillemr.com/news/chico/ci_3619860

On March 20, 2006 the Chico Enterprise-Record reported, "Muslims, Jews and Christians ate dinner together Sunday night as a way to learn about each others' similarities and bring the groups together. About 160 people gathered at First Christian Church as part of the second annual Celebration of Abraham. Christianity, Islam and Judaism all have roots to Abraham. The...

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Chief Rabbi of Israel Urges a UN of Religious Bodies

March 20, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4800194.stm

On March 20, 2006 BBC News reported, "The Chief Rabbi of Israel, Yona Metzger, has called for the creation of a world body with representatives from the major religious groups. Rabbi Metzger was addressing the International Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace in Seville, Spain. He called for the formation of a 'United Nations of religious groups'. The Imam of Gaza, Imad al-Faluji, said politicians...

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Boston-Area Interfaith Groups Work for Peace and Understanding

March 19, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/03/19/efforts_to_sow_unity_reap_hope/?page=1

On March 19, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Inspired by current events and increasing religious diversity in communities south of Boston, interfaith efforts have gained momentum in recent months, religious leaders say. It is increasingly common for an imam speak at a church or temple about the tenets of Islam, for...

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