Interfaith

Americans United to Challenge Faith Based Prison Program

October 21, 2005

Source: Americans United

http://www.au.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7613&news_iv_ctrl=1241&abbr=pr

On October 21, 2005 Americans United reported, "An important legal challenge that will test the boundaries of government involvement in 'faith-based' initiatives gets under way in federal district court in Iowa next week. Americans United for Separation of Church and State is suing officials in...

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Edinburgh University Considering Banning Bibles from Residence Halls

October 21, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2703-1835674,00.html

On October 21, 2005 The Times reported, "Edinburgh University is set to ban Bibles from its student halls of residence amid concern that the Holy Book is 'discriminatory' and makes students of other faiths feel unwelcome. The move is the result of protests from the students’ association and is being considered in an effort to pursue a policy of 'evenly supporting all...

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Young Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship Will Train Women to Promote Interfaith Relations

October 20, 2005

Source: Catholic News

http://www.cathnews.com/news/510/104.php

On October 20, 2005 Catholic News reported, "The Commission for Australian Catholic Women (CACW) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU) have launched their new partnership in promoting interfaith relations with the prayer that 'the peace that we long for will take root in our hearts'. The CACW and ACU officially launched the Young Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship on Tuesday. The project is aimed at...

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Non-Profits, Religious Organizations Receive Federal Anti-Terror Funds

October 20, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/19/AR2005101902316.html?referrer=emailarticle

On October 20, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Thirty-one nonprofit organizations in the Washington area, including 14 synagogues and eight hospitals, have received federal grants ranging from $26,000 to $100,000 to fortify their facilities under an anti-terrorism program that...

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Worldwide Survey on Interfaith Education Launched

October 19, 2005

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2005/10/msg00209.html

On October 19, 2005 Worldwide Faith News reported, "Learning about, from and with peoples of other faiths is increasingly being recognized as a vital aspect of education in faith communities and education systems. A newly launched web-based survey on interfaith education aims to discover examples of good practice across the world. The World Council of Churches' Education and Ecumenical Formation program and...

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"Coffee Conversations" Bring Together Muslims, Christians, Baha'is, Buddhists and Jews in Charlotte

October 19, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/mecklenburg/12938157.htm

On October 19, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Coffee Conversations, a new Mecklenburg Ministries program geared for young professionals, will kick off at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Dowd YMCA. The program will consist of a series of informal dialogues about the role of...

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Convergence of Christian, Jewish, Muslim Holy Days Creates Context for Interfaith Collaboration

October 18, 2005

Source: U.S. Department of State

http://usinfo.state.gov/mena/Archive/2005/Oct/19-878982.html

On October 18, 2005 U.S. Department of State reported, "The rare confluence of Muslim, Jewish and Christian holy holidays during October and November this year is encouraging interfaith gatherings across the United States... American Muslims and Jews are taking advantage of this coincidence of their holy months to arrange interfaith gatherings across the United States...

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University of Miami Raises Funds for Disaster Response as Part of National Ramadan Fast-A-Thon

October 18, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

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On October 18, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "Just before the sun rose Monday, Amy Cohen chomped on some gummy worms, knowing it would be her last meal for 14 hours. 'You're restraining yourself for a good cause,' she told herself as the sun grew strong.

Cohen, 21, a senior at the University of Miami, joined some 400 other non-Muslim students in refusing food for a day as part of 'Fast-a-Thon,' a fund- and awareness-raising Ramadan event...

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Jews, Muslims Gather to Celebrate Ramadan and Rosh Hashana

October 17, 2005

Source: The News Observer

http://newsobserver.com/news/story/2818700p-9266404c.html

On October 17, 2005 The News Observer reported, "Ten years ago, Khalilah Sabra could not imagine herself participating in interfaith activities with Jews. 'Although I am not Palestinian, the occupation was like a sore that would not heal,' said Sabra, a Muslim woman living in Raleigh. In a classic leap of faith, Sabra organized such a gathering Sunday when about 50 Muslims and...

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Tour Guides Educated About Country’s Religious Diversity

October 16, 2005

Source: Bernama

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news.php?id=160815

On October 16, 2005 Bernama reported, "When was the first Thaipusam festival held at Batu Caves? When were the steps into the temple -- perched high up in the limestone caves -- built? Who built the Hindu place of worship that yearly attracts millions of devotees and tourists from the world over? The answers to these and other questions are facts that the 7,000 or so tourist guides in the...

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Catholic Church Plans Interfaith Dialogue Center to Honor Pope John Paul II

October 14, 2005

Source: The State

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/12902594.htm

On October 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Poland's Roman Catholic church plans to build a center devoted to interfaith dialogue in honor of late Pope John Paul II at the site in southern Poland where he toiled during the Nazi occupation of his country, a church official said Friday. The center is to be named 'Be Not Afraid...

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