Interfaith

Opinion: “Pluralism Has Long Been an Important American Tradition”

December 14, 2005

Source: Sun-Herald.com

http://www.sun-herald.com/NewsArchive2/121405/op1.htm

On December 14, 2005 the Sun-Herald.com reported, "More than a month has passed since the Hillsborough County school board reversed itself and reinstated Yom Kipper, Good Friday, and the Monday after Easter as official school holidays. The conflict began when a Muslim American, Ahmed Bedier, born in Egypt, decided to politely ask Hillsborough school officials to add some Muslim holidays to...

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Opinion: "Respect Religious Diversity During This Holidays Season"

December 14, 2005

Source: The Decatur Daily

http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/opinion/other/051214.shtml

On December 14, 2005 The Decatur Daily ran an opinion piece by J. Brent Walker, an executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C. "Are 'Christian haters' and 'professional atheists' engaged in an all-out war on Christmas, as FOX News' anchor John Gibson claims? I don't think so — unless one is prepared to say that...

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Scottish Religious Leaders from Many Faiths Gather to Discuss HIV/AIDS

December 12, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/health.cfm?id=2391772005

On December 12, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "Delegates from across the religious divide are to meet tomorrow for a conference on HIV and AIDS. The Right Reverend David Lacy, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, will welcome 40 delegates from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh communities to the Church of Scotland office on George Street. He said: 'These...

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Shelter Hosted by Mosque Eases Stereotypes

December 12, 2005

Source: IBN News

http://news.ibn.net/newsframe.asp?url=http://news.ibn.net/newsgen.asp?url=msst

On December 12, 2005 IBN News reported, "For the past few days, homeless mother Galadrial Neece-Estrada and her family have been sleeping someplace they would never have imagined - at a southeast Las Vegas mosque. Neece-Estrada, her boyfriend and their two sons... are spending a week at the mosque as guests of the Islamic Society of Nevada. 'I've...

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Opinion: "Comments on Context"

December 12, 2005

Source: The Martin E. Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1212.shtml

On December 12, 2005 The Martin E. Marty Center ran its weekly Sightings column by the Center's founder. "In [an] earlier Sightings column, I spoke of an RNA reporter and columnist who could be 'cucumber cool' about her reporting and warm and view-pointed in her columns ('Bishops and Budgets,' November 7). The question: Does she not thus do a...

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Opinion: “Why American Muslims Haven’t Turned to Terrorism”

December 12, 2005

Source: Candide's Notebooks/The New Republic

http://www.pierretristam.com/library/EF1-1123.htm

On December 12, 2005 The New Republic ran an opinion piece by its associate editor, Spencer Ackerman. "The significance of the London bombing is impossible to overstate. Although debate still rages over the degree to which Al Qaeda's increasingly disassociated leadership orchestrated the attack, the fact remains that the broader jihadist movement was able to draw upon...

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Imam Granted Doctorate in Bridge-Building at United Theological Seminary

December 10, 2005

Source: Charleston Gazette

http://wvgazette.com/section/Faith%20&%20Community/2005120923

On December 10, 2005 the Charleston Gazette reported, "Imam Mohammad Jamal Daoudi isn’t an engineer, but he has been studying bridge-building lately. The spiritual leader of the South Charleston-based Islamic Center of West Virginia recently earned a doctor of ministry degree from the United Theological Seminary, a Dayton, Ohio institution more accustomed to...

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Latinos, Christians, and Jews Gather with Muslims to Celebrate Al-Arian Victory

December 10, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/FloridaMetro/MGBSWTTF1HE.html

On December 10, 2005 The Tampa Tribune reported, "For Hatim Fariz, the oud - incense - smelled sweeter and the lamb tasted better in the wake of his acquittals on terrorism-related charges. Fariz went table to table, hugging and shaking hands at a community celebration Friday at the Islamic Community of Tampa... Fariz, a former office manager at a medical clinic in Spring Hill, was acquitted...

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Kansas City Panel Discusses Honoring Faiths in the Workplace Year-Round

December 9, 2005

Source: Centre Daily

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/opinion/13362838.htm

On December 9, 2005 the Centre Daily reported, "Mathematical equations about slopes, lines and parallels filled a dry-erase board in a classroom on the Pioneer Campus of Penn Valley Community College. It all looked unintelligible. By the wall containing [these equations] sat a panel talking about something equally as difficult for many Americans to understand....

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Sikhs Serve Langar to Interfaith Movement in Phoenix

December 9, 2005

Source: Sikh News Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/7064312DF3A3801A872570D000714165!OpenDocument

On December 9, 2005 the Sikh News Network reported, "About one and [a] half years ago, Sikhs from England set a unique example of the Sikh tradition of langar at [a] world religious conference in Barcelona, Spain. Thousands and thousands of people who attended that event were continuously served...

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