Interfaith

Chicago Based Institutions to Co-Host Interfaith Gathering

November 6, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

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On November 6, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "At the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Augustana Chapel, Nov. 10-11... attendants of the Chicago Interfaith Gathering Symposium hope to explore and build toward solutions to this question: [What can we do to win the battle for peace and harmony?]... The event will bring together leaders and members of different cultures and...

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Louisville’s 10th Annual Festival of Faiths to Celebrate America’s Plurality

November 5, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/13078168.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and National Council of Churches general secretary Bob Edgar are among those coming to Louisville for its 10th annual Festival of Faiths. The eight-day festival, which unites people of all faiths, includes about a dozen events, including a...

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Americans United Urges Air Force to Ban Official Promotion of Religion

November 4, 2005

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

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On November 4, 2005 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "Americans United for Separation of Church and State has urged the Air Force to adopt guidelines that bar the official sponsorship of religion and coercive forms of proselytization by senior officers and chaplains. Attorneys with Americans United were invited to comment on proposed guidelines on...

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Espanola Sikhs Organize First Community Langar

November 4, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/767702E315E3CC24872570AF006417BE!OpenDocument

On November 4, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "On Saturday Oct. 29th [a group of Española Sikhs] decided to reach out to the local community and serve hot food. In the spirit of the Sikh tradition of Langar (community kitchen) in which all people share a meal together regardless of religion, race, culture...

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New Documentary Explores Three Abrahamic Faiths

November 3, 2005

Source: Voice of America

[voanews.com/archive/documentary-explores-similarities-and-differences-three-major-religions]

On November 3, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "A new film is showing on American television. 'Three Faiths, One God' compares the practices and beliefs of the three so-called Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many of the similarities have surprised American audiences, and critical reviews of the film have been very positive... 'What's most important is understanding and...

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Sermon: "The Sacred in Images"

November 1, 2005

Source: UUWorld.org

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On November 1, 2005 UUWorld.org released a transcript of a sermon delivered by Harold Babcock, the minister of the First Religious Society of Newburyport. "Images have great importance in many religious traditions. To Hindus, darshan is a special way of seeing, translated as 'seeing the divine image.' Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies at Harvard, writes: 'In the Hindu ritual tradition, darshan refers...

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“Multiple Choices from the Founders,” by Martin Marty

October 31, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

[marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1031.shtml]

On October 31, 2005 the Martin Marty Center ran an editorial by the center's founder, Martin E. Marty regarding the separation of church and state. "The 'Founding Fathers,' or 'Founders,' [of the United States] are getting worked over in public affairs, and especially in religious matters, more than ever before. With courts wrestling with issues of church and state, educators fighting over ways to treat faith and faiths in public...

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In Katrina Relief, Line Between Church and State Draws Closer

October 28, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/177/story_17797_1.html

On October 28, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Mississippi agency that promotes President Bush's faith-based initiative usually draws about 25 church groups to its sessions on tapping government funds for social service projects. This month, that number nearly doubled. It is just one sign that, as congregations in the Gulf Coast and...

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New Air Force Academy Superintendent Promises Increased Religious Tolerance

October 25, 2005

Source: Loveland FYI

Wire Service: AP

http://www.lovelandfyi.com/region-story.asp?ID=2626

On October 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A new superintendent took command of the Air Force Academy on Monday, saying his goal is to make the school a safe environment for cadets amid complaints of sexual assault and religious intolerance. 'We have to have a positive learning environment, one that is free from discrimination and assault,'...

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Texas Interfaith Disaster Response Helps Resettle Katrina Evacuees

October 25, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

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On October 25, 2005 the Disaster News Network reported, "'Resettlement is a long process,' said Amy Elder, co-coordinator of the newly-formed Texas Interfaith Disaster Response (TIDR) in Austin. 'I really believe the hardest work is yet to come.' Elder volunteered to help lead the interfaith group at a recent meeting of the central Texas chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). TIDR is focusing on multiple issues with the...

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