Interfaith

Bus Tour Highlights Chicago's Religious Diversity

March 30, 2006

Source: The Star

http://www.starnewspapers.com/star/spnews/news/30-sp9.htm

On March 30, 2006 The Star reported, "Historical landmarks, life-size biblical murals and a temple styled from the first century B.C. Kalinga dynasty — and all right here in the South Suburbs. They were among the highlights of 'Steeples, Temples, Domes and Shrines,' a recent bus tour of religious sites that served as the 19th annual South Suburban Cultural History Conference sponsored by...

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Interfaith Sanctuary at University of Chicago Set to Open

March 30, 2006

Source: University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/060330/sanctuary.shtml

On March 30, 2006 the University of Chicago Chronicle reported, "To meet the needs of a community becoming increasingly diverse and mirroring the religious complexion of the world, the underground floor of [Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, built on the University's campus in 1928] has been transformed from a basement into the new Interreligious Center... The new space provides a...

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Islamic Society of North America's Leader to Head Up New Interfaith Office in Washington

March 29, 2006

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060329/NEWS01/60329025/1006/NEWS01

On March 29, 2006 The Indianapolis Star reported, "The leader of a Plainfield-based Muslim organization with a national profile is moving to Washington to head an effort to improve interfaith cooperation and educate government officials about Muslim issues. Sayyid Syeed will give up his post as secretary general of...

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Dr. Eck Speaks to Palm Beach Fellowship of Christians and Jews About Pluralism

March 28, 2006

Source: Palm Beach Daily News

http://www.palmbeachdailynews.com/news/content/news/Fellowship_0328.html

On March 28, 2006 the Palm Beach Daily News reported, "America as the great Melting Pot � where cultural differences are minimized for the sake of assimilation � is a flawed model, according to Diana L. Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard University's School of Arts and Sciences.

Though the United States has the most...

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Brown’s First Muslim Chaplain Builds Community, Network of Muslim Chaplains

March 27, 2006

Source: ISNA

Wire Service: AP

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=695

On March 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "[Rumee] Ahmed is Brown [University]'s first Muslim chaplain and joined four other associate chaplains at the school when he started last month... Ahmed has focused on developing programs since he started the job. His efforts include: a biweekly dinner that combines chanting and a short talk; a...

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Interfaith Groups Help Organize Immigration Reform Rally in Detroit

March 27, 2006

Source: WXYZ Action News

http://www.wxyz.com/wxyz/nw_local_news/article/0,2132,WXYZ_15924_4574527,00.html

On March 27, 2006 WXYZ Action News reported, "Organizers estimated 15,000 protesters flooded the streets of Detroit, Monday, to stand up for immigration rights. Thousands of people took time out of their day to speak out against legislation that would crack down on illegal immigration. Protesters waved Mexican flags and carried signs as...

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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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