Interfaith

Editorial: State Prayer Breakfast Should Unite, Not Divide

February 17, 2006

Source: Idaho Public Television/Spokane Spokesman-Review

http://www.idahoptv.org/idreports/showEditorial.cfm?StoryID=20037

On February 17, 2006 the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported, "For a group dedicated to bringing people of faith together to pray for society and government officials, the Idaho Prayer Fellowship has stubbed its toe. Rather than focus on prayers and blessing, the group that sponsors the Idaho State Prayer Breakfast has stirred religious...

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Jewish Leaders See New AF Academy Religion Guidelines as a Step Backwards

February 17, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15439

On February 17, 2006 The Jewish Journal reported, "The U.S. Air Force last week introduced revised guidelines on religious tolerance and practices at its training academy, and they are widely regarded as a step backward. A number of Jewish leaders say their efforts to change the Air Force Academy's position on Christian proselytizing were overmatched by the evangelical community, which...

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Opinion: "Common Ground: An Interfaith Miracle?"

February 16, 2006

Source: UPI

http://www.upi.com/InternationalIntelligence/view.php?StoryID=20060216-045031-7319r

On February 16, 2006 United Press International ran an opinion piece by Mohammed Abu-Nimer, Associate Professor of International Peace and Conflict Resolution at American University's School of International Service in Washington, DC, on the value of interfaith dialogue. Abu-Nimer writes, "These interfaith, intercultural, or intercivilisational...

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Religious Leaders from 17 Countries Call for Calm in Cartoon Issue

February 14, 2006

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/14/content_4179787.htm

On February 14, 2006 Xinhua reported, "Amid worldwide outrageous reactions of Muslims against the controversial publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, religious leaders from East Asia gathered here recently and declared the necessity of tolerance among people in the world.

One hundred fifty-nine leaders representing ten religions from 17 countries in the...

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Organizers of Prayer Breakfast Issue Apology but Retain Controversial Speaker

February 14, 2006

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060214/NEWS01/602140345/1002

On February 14, 2006 The Idaho Statesman reported, "Organizers of the March 4 Idaho State Prayer Breakfast apologized Monday for anti-Muslim comments made by one of their colleagues, but said they will not replace their planned guest speaker. Hormoz Shariat will be featured at the breakfast despite criticism and calls...

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Women's Multifaith Center in Orlando Provides Opportunity for Active Engagement

February 12, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-orreligion1206feb12,0,995971.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-orange

On February 12, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "When it comes to promoting religious understanding, the Rev. Diana Reed Jackson believes that verbal dialogue alone falls short. Participation in a religious ritual or spiritual discipline is a more holistic...

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Detroit-Area Interfaith Leader to Retire

February 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060211/NEWS05/602110354

On February 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The Rev. Richard Singleton, one of metro Detroit's best-known builders of bridges between different faiths, said farewell to 200 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders who gathered for an interfaith day of study at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township on Friday. Singleton, head of the...

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Evangelical Groups Praise New Air Force Religion Guidelines

February 10, 2006

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4456111,00.html

On February 10, 2006 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "Revised guidelines for religious tolerance issued Thursday by the Air Force brought praise from evangelical Christians and cries of outrage from other religious groups. The new guidelines retreat from earlier rules that made strong statements protecting religious diversity...

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Opinion: “Diversity of Beliefs is the American Way”

February 10, 2006

Source: ADL

http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Religious_Freedom/20060210-PalmBeachPost.htm

On February 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League ran an opinion piece by by Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the ADL. "Many of us are deeply committed to the religion we practice. Our faith informs many aspects of our lives. As Americans, we all share the common right, so beautifully enshrined in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers, to practice...

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PM Calls for a Rejection of Extremism, Acceptance of Others as Equals

February 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4699716.stm

On February 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Malaysia's prime minister says a huge chasm has opened between the West and Islam, fuelled by Muslim frustrations over Western foreign policy. Abdullah Badawi, seen as promoting a moderate form of Islam in largely Muslim Malaysia, said many Westerners saw Muslims as congenital terrorists. As he spoke at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, thousands...

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"Camp IF" Gathers Muslim, Christian and Jewish Teenagers in Weston

February 9, 2006

Source: The Wayland Town Crier

http://www2.townonline.com/wayland/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=425582

On February 9, 2006 The Wayland Town Crier reported, "Committed to tolerance, a civil society and respect for different cultures and religious traditions, the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group invites the public to hear teens describe their experiences participating in Camp IF. For one week each summer, a group of Christian, Jewish and...

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