Interfaith

Interfaith Women’s Book Club Nurtures Relationships, Understanding

November 30, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://csmonitor.com/2005/1130/p14s02-lire.html

On November 30, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Laughter rings out in the salmon-colored living room of the parsonage at First Church in Cambridge, Mass. More than a dozen women - Christian, Jewish, and Muslim - are sharing insights garnered from 'Gilead,' a 2004 novel about the faith and struggles of a Christian minister in Iowa. The easy camaraderie as they discuss their...

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Interfaith Activities at Assisi Brought to a Halt by Papal Decree

November 30, 2005

Source: The Indian Express

http://www.indianexpress.com/full_story.php?content_id=83003

On November 30, 2005 The Indian Express reported, "Imams, rabbis, Buddhist monks, Hindu holy men and followers of Confucius have strolled the chalky white and pink stone courtyards of the massive basilica here. Anti-globalisation activists with raised fists and Communist atheists have conversed with the gentle Franciscan monks who control the shrine of Saint Francis of...

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41 Student Religious Groups at UNC Mirror Religious Diversity in US

November 30, 2005

Source: The Daily Tar Heel

http://www.dailytarheel.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/11/30/438d38a910ebb

On November 30, 2005 The Daily Tar Heel reported, "UNC’s spiritual life in many ways serves as a microcosm of greater society. The 41 registered student religious groups mirror the variety of faith in the U.S., with groups ranging from Baha’is to Baptists. And though there’s no sign Americans are going to church more often......

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Press Release: “Where is the Money for Katrina Relief? Interfaith Alliance Asks"

November 29, 2005

Source: Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/site/apps/nl/content2.asp?c=8dJIIWMCE&b=490355&content_id={C482BF14-4AB5-450F-81EA-3AAC311EED07}¬oc=1

On November 29, 2005 an Interfaith Alliance Press Release reported, "Today, The Interfaith Alliance Foundation hosted a Capitol Hill briefing in the Hart Senate Office Building with a panel...

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First Catholic-Muslim Meeting Takes Place

November 29, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2005-11/29/article06.shtml

On November 29, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "Russian Christian and Muslim leaders praised a recent conference on dialogue between the two religions, emphasizing the importance of understanding, dialogue and tolerance. 'In the present prevailing context between the religions of the world, the conference takes on an extraordinary relevance,' The Universe newspaper...

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Play Highlights the Necessity of Religious Pluralism

November 29, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/29us.htm

On November 29, 2005 Rediff reported, "Whenever professor Diana Eck hears of a play such as 'The Hindu and the Cowboy.. and Other Kansas City Stories' staged recently in Kansas City, she feels more than happy. The sympathetic play about divergent cultures and faiths was done in an ecumenical spirit, she says.

Playwright Donna Ziegenhorn, who interviewed scores of Kansas City residents, put their stories...

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Sikhs, Jews Hosts Interfaith Diversity Event in New York

November 28, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5156

On November 28, 2005 the India Post reported, "The American Jewish Committee in association with the Sikh Organization of New York, Multi Faith Forum and Archdiocese of Rockville center hosted the annual Thanksgiving Diversity and Interfaith Breakfast on November 22 to celebrate in thanksgiving the multifaceted ethnicity of America. A Press release by the Sikh Organization of New York...

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American Jewish Committee, Sikh Organization Among Those Celebrating Interfaith Thanksgiving in New York

November 28, 2005

Source: India Post

http://www.indiapost.com/members/story.php?story_id=5156

On November 28, 2005 the India Post reported, "The American Jewish Committee in association with the Sikh Organization of New York, Multi Faith Forum and Archdiocese of Rockville center hosted the annual Thanksgiving Diversity and Interfaith Breakfast on November 22 to celebrate in thanksgiving the multifaceted ethnicity of America. A press release by the Sikh Organization of New York...

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Multi-Religious Event Promotes Tolerance in Lahore

November 28, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2005%5C11%5C28%5Cstory_28-11-2005_pg7_13

On November 28, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "For the first time in the history of the city, people belonging to different religions celebrated their religious festivals at one platform and stressed the need for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance in the society with the concept of 'One God'. Muslim, Christian, Sikh,...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebrated in Tampa Bay Area

November 23, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/23/Tampabay/Diverse_faiths_unite_.shtml

On November 23, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "Thanksgiving and its tasty trimmings came early this year at the Islamic Society of Tampa Bay Area Mosque. The mosque partnered with the Council on American-Islamic Relations Tuesday afternoon to host its third annual community Thanksgiving meal. After the dinner, mosque leaders and the Brandon...

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Court Rules that School Lesson on Islam Didn’t Violate Student Rights

November 19, 2005

Source: Tri-Valley Herald/The Sacramento Bee

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_3233873

On November 19, 2005 the The Sacramento Bee reported, "Christian students and parents cannot sue a school district where some seventh-graders pretended to be Muslims for three weeks during a course in world history, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday... Thursday's decision came down in an unpublished memorandum, indicating the judges...

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City Hall Comes Out Against Anti-Bias Bill in New York

November 18, 2005

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/366805p-312237c.html

On November 18, 2005 the New York Daily News reported, "City Hall came out yesterday against a bill to protect city uniformed workers from being fired for wearing turbans or other religious garb. While it covers all religious groups, the City Council bill has special significance to Sikh men who grow distinctive beards and wear turbans as part of their religious...

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Cincinnati Mosque Marks 10th Anniversary with Public Events

November 18, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051118/NEWS01/511180441/1077

On November 18, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "When the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati opened in November 1995, 700 to 800 people attended services. Today, holiday prayers at the mosque draw nearly 3,000 people, reflecting the growth in the region's Islamic population, which is estimated to have increased to 25,000 people from 10,...

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Sikhs Pilot Anti-Bias Bill in New York City

November 18, 2005

Source: Rediff

http://in.rediff.com/news/2005/nov/18sikh.htm

On November 18, 2005 Rediff reported, "Sikhs in New York [City], along with several other community organizations, have played a role in piloting an anti-bias bill in the City Council. The first hearing of the Int. 577, as the Uniformed Agency Anti-Discrimination bill is known, was held on Thursday. A news conference was also held on the occasion and David I. Weprin, a Democratic party city council member, was...

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Diverse Coalition Supports Protection of Workplace Religious Liberties

November 18, 2005

Source: Baptist Press News

http://www.bpnews.net/bpnews.asp?ID=22109

On November 18, 2005 the Baptist Press News reported, "A new law is needed to restore protection for the religious rights of employees, Southern Baptist church-state specialist Richard Land said at a recent congressional hearing. Land, president of the Ethics...

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