Interfaith

Editorial: “Teaching Religion in Schools: A More Intelligent Course”

January 8, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/editorial/13573410.htm

On January 8, 2006 The Philadelphia Inquirer ran an editorial stating, "The 'intelligent design' trial, which concluded with a resounding anti-ID ruling, has exposed a surprising, yawning gap in American education. There's a workable solution - but, alas, you won't be seeing it anytime soon. Problem is, there's no place to put ID in our present public school...

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Jewish, Muslim Teenage Girls Collaborate on Homeless Shelter Project

January 7, 2006

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

Wire Service: AP

http://www.philly.com/mld/dailynews/news/nation/13571102.htm

On January 7, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "What started out as a modest effort to raise money for a homeless shelter has blossomed into a triumph of understanding and goodwill that managed to overcome centuries of conflict between two of the world's most antagonistic groups. Ten Muslim and ten Jewish teenage...

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University of Missouri-Columbia Introduces New Religious Tolerance Initiative

January 7, 2006

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/13569620.htm

On January 7, 2006 The Kansas City Star reported, "By promoting religious tolerance, a new initiative at the University of Missouri-Columbia aims to change campus climate by teaching faculty to help students discuss difficult, morality-based subjects. 'Religious differences often prompt divisiveness or conflict in the classroom around values-laden topics,' said...

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Ads Spur Conflict Between Jews and Muslims in Boston

January 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/01/05/muslims_jews_spar_in_ads_over_mosque/

On January 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Controversy over the mosque being built by the Islamic Society of Boston has done serious damage to relations between Muslims and Jews in Boston, members of both groups say. The Islamic Society and Jewish community leaders have suspended...

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Sikhs Find a Home in Eugene

January 5, 2006

Source: Eugene Weekly

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2006/01/05/feature.html

On January 5, 2006 the Eugene Weekly reported, "Eugene has become a center of sorts for the Sikh religion, with members coming from near and far to work, attend school, raise families and build a community based on a tradition of tolerance and devotion. The Sikh religion came to Eugene in 1970 when Dr. Sat Kirpal Singh Khalsa and his wife moved to the community to teach yoga. Thirty-five years...

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Bloomberg Hosts Annual Interfaith Breakfast

January 1, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2457/section/ny.mayor.hosts.annual.interfaith.breakfast.looks.for.spiritual.guidance.in.2006/1.htm

On January 1, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "Leaders from different faiths including Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism and Buddhism attended the Fifth Annual Interfaith Breakfast hosted by Mayor...

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Local Religious Leaders Mark the New Year at the Superdome in New Orleans

January 1, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/The Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060101/dcth010a.html?.v=1

On January 1, 2006 A Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Press Release reported, "At a symbolic site where thousands rode out Hurricane Katrina's wrath, religious leaders welcomed 2006 on New Year's morning with Louisiana Rebirth: An Interfaith Celebration to proclaim the rebirth of New Orleans and Louisiana. '...

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Students Make T-Shirts Messengers of Religious Tolerance

December 29, 2005

Source: Islamic Society of North America/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=532

On December 29, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Some local high school kids spell tolerance like this: The 'T' is the cross of Christianity. The 'A' is the six-pointed Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. The 'C' is the crescent moon, a symbol of Islam. The kids, students at Lincoln’s Pius X High, had the word put onto 50 black T-...

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Interfaith Leaders Inject Morality into Massachusetts Healthcare Debate

December 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/29/interfaith_leaders_invoke_morality_in_healthcare_debate/

On December 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Let the politicians and lobbyists argue about copayments and premiums. The Rev. Hurmon Hamilton and Rabbi Jonah Pesner are waging their fight to expand healthcare coverage on a different, higher plane...

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Kansas City Hosts Interfaith Peace Gathering

December 28, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/13500522.htm

On December 28, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "The Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery will host an interfaith peace gathering as part of the annual World Peace Celebration... Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting, prayer and meditation, Sufi dancing and a Muslim 'call to prayer' are part of the program, which aims to bring different cultures together. The Rev. Bob...

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Buddhist Center to Be Built in Christian Church in Edinburgh

December 28, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=2465692005

On December 28, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "A Tibetan Lama who wants to buy a disused church in Edinburgh has revealed plans to turn it into a meditation, interfaith and cultural centre that would bring new life to the Old Town. Lama Yeshe Losal, abbot of Samye Ling and director of the Holy Island project, said that, if successful, the Karma Kagyu Buddhist group would convert the former United...

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil Signifies Community Support of Muslims After Bombing

December 23, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051223/NEWS01/512230402

On December 23, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "They vowed to go about their daily lives and not let the bombs - detonated just 46 hours earlier - shatter their faith in God and their community.

Thursday evening, strangers of all ages and religions joined Muslims gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati in a show of unity among...

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