Interfaith

Editorial: "Abandoning Pluralism"

January 31, 2006

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060131/OPINION01/601310354

On January 31, 2006 The Courier-Journal ran an editorial stating, "Ernie Fletcher [governor of Kentucky] puts great stock in the power of prayer. But how, pray tell, can the state's chief elected official host a prayer breakfast and exclude non-Christians from the program? That is a question all of us should be asking...

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas Holds Interfaith Barbeque

January 30, 2006

Source: The Rebel Yell

http://www.unlvrebelyell.com/article.php?ID=8697

On January 30, 2006 The Rebel Yell reported, "About 50 people gathered at the Newman Center [at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas] Thursday to eat barbequed food and interact with UNLV students of different backgrounds and faiths... For some, it was their first time visiting the Newman Center. Most were members, but others had heard about the event from friends. Some attendees were small children,...

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Interfaith Coffee Coop Thrives

January 30, 2006

Source: Yes!

http://www.yesmagazine.org/article.asp?id=1344

On January 30, 2006 Yes! reported, "Mirembe Kawomera coffee delivers a double jolt. First, there’s the caffeine, but right behind that tang comes the jolt of learning that the arabica beans were sold by an alliance of Muslim, Christian, and Jewish Ugandan farmers. This unique cooperative in the Mbale region of Uganda is Mirembe Kawomera—Delicious Peace. Their coffee comes to market fairly traded,...

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Opinion: "Religious Pluralism in America"

January 29, 2006

Source: Lompoc Record

http://www.lompocrecord.com/articles/2006/01/29/opinions/012906b.txt

On January 29, 2006 the Lompoc Record ran an opinion piece by Dr. Bob Cornwall, pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Lompoc. "Religion is a universal attribute of human existence. Officially, atheistic nations haven't rooted it out, nor have economic, scientific, or educational advances diminished its presence. Religions may resist modernity...

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Vatican Considers Establishing a "Trialogue" to Include Muslims

January 27, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

Wire Service: AP

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/3617171.html

On January 27, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican is exploring whether to expand its Catholic-Jewish dialogue to include Muslims, although talks are at a very initial stage, a Vatican official said Friday. Monsignor Michael Fitzgerald, who heads the Vatican's office for interreligious dialogue, made the comments after...

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Interfaith Rally Condemns Hate Crime Against North Austin Mosque

January 27, 2006

Source: kvue.com

http://www.kvue.com/news/local/stories/012706kvueinterfaithrally-cb.441f183e.html

On January 27, 2006 kvue.com reported, "In a show of solidarity, members of various religious groups gathered at an Islamic center in Northwest Austin Thursday night to condemn the actions of those who vandalized the property last weekend. Many who saw the defacement say it was a hate crime. The rally was organized by Austin-area inter-...

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Wiccan-Owned Coffee Shop is Successful in Lincolnton

January 27, 2006

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/gaston/13723186.htm

On January 27, 2006 The Charlotte Observer reported, "There's a fair number of [witches] in Gaston and Lincoln counties, Kym Miller said this week... in her Witches' Brew Cafe on the courthouse square in Lincolnton. She should know. She's a witch herself. (A cafe sign reads: 'Yes, I'm a witch...

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Religious Leaders Urge Norway to Help Restore Peace in the Country

January 27, 2006

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Nepal News

http://www.nepalnews.com/archive/2006/jan/jan27/news14.php

Leaders from various faiths in Nepal have urged the international community, especially Norway, to play a more effective role in finding a peaceful solution to Nepal['s] crisis. They also requested the international community to support and cooperate with the religious communities in Nepal in their efforts for peace.

During a meeting...

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House Rejects Legislation for Disclosure of Religious Funds

January 26, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/01/26/house_rejects_disclosure_of_religious_funds/

On January 26, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "The Massachusetts House yesterday overwhelmingly defeated legislation that would have required religious organizations to file annual financial reports with the state, dealing a major blow to lawmakers who had said they wanted to make churches and other...

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Hawaiian Legislature United in Diverse Prayers

January 26, 2006

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2002/01/26/features/story1.html

On January 26, 2006 the Star Bulletin reported, "Members of the state house of representatives [in Hawaii] heard an opening-session speaker urge that they 'not be tempted by the lust for power or personal gain.' Leimomi Mookini Lum also called for their 'will to persevere against the onslaught of special-interest groups'... Those words didn't come in testimony from critics or lobbyists,...

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Sikhs Participate in Meeting of National Religious Leaders

January 26, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

On January 26, 2006 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council – America Region (WSC-AR) participated in the first National Gathering of Religious Leaders held January 23 – 25, 2006 in Chicago. The meeting was organized by Religions for Peace (RFP) – USA for the primary purpose of bringing together senior leaders representing national religious organizations to build relationships amongst them and their communities for fostering societal progress. The highlight of the national event was the langar...

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A Hindu and Muslim Reflect on Living in a Majority Christian Country

January 25, 2006

Source: FortWayne.com/Knight Ridder Newspapers

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/living/13707143.htm

On January 25, 2006 Knight Ridder Newspapers ran a feature article on non-Christians living in a predominantly Christian country. A Hindu (Arvind Khetia) and a Muslim (Rushdy El-Ghussein) both express their opinions. "Arvind Khetia, engineer and a Hindu [states,] 'People from all over the world come to America for freedom and opportunity... The...

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National Call-In Day Urges Repair of the Patriot Act

January 23, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/Bill of Rights Defense Committee

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060123/nym134.html

On January 23, 2006 a Bill of Rights Defense Committee Press Release reported, "Tens of thousands of Americans will phone their members of Congress on Wednesday, January 25, to urge them to repair the USA PATRIOT Act. The Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC) organized the National Call-In Day in response to a draft PATRIOT Act reauthorization bill that its network of...

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Town Councils Debate Public Prayer After Great Falls Ruling

January 23, 2006

Source: WCNC.com

http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-ad-1_23_06-prayer.3144c8ab.html

On January 23, 2006 WCNC.com reported, "The York County Council will discuss the issue of referring to God in prayers at the start of public meetings. This comes months after the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case involving prayer at public meetings and the battle over keeping those prayers continues. Ironically, Monday night...

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