Interfaith

Vatican Pledges to Further Relationship with Muslims

October 14, 2005

Source: The Mercury News

Wire Service: AP

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On October 14, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Vatican sent a message to Muslims on Friday for the end of Ramadan, pledging to keep up momentum for closer relations begun by the late Pope John Paul II and to work for 'greater justice and enduring peace.' The traditional message, signed by the head of the office for interreligious relations, Archbishop Michael...

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Glastonbury Abbey Inter-Religious Series to Feature "Acting on Faith" Film

October 14, 2005

Source: The Mariner

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On October 14, 2005 The Mariner reported, "[Glastonbury Abbey in Hingham, Massachusetts is hosting its] seventh annual series of 'Listening to Other Voices.' [This year, the themes is] 'Religion and the World We Live In.' The title was motivated by the abundance of news items that were defined or interpreted by a religious perspective. [These have included the] Tsunami... stem cell research... war... political...

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Hindu Holy Days Coincide with Muslim, Jewish Holidays

October 13, 2005

Source: The Examiner

http://www.dcexaminer.com/articles/2005/10/12/features/faith/71faith13hindus.txt

On October 13, 2005 The Examiner reported, "October this year brings together not only the Jewish High Holidays and the Muslim month of fasting but also a season of Hindu religious festivities, starting at the beginning of this month with Navaratri, or 'nine nights,' and stretching until Diwali, or the 'festival of lights,' on Nov. 1....

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Boulder Jews and Muslims Celebrate Convergence of Holy Days, Common Ties

October 13, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3110123

On October 13, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "For a service celebrating the second day of the Jewish New Year, it was an unusual choice of music: a Sufi Muslim chant with lyrics in Hebrew and Arabic: 'Allah Hu Allah la illah ha il Allah Elohim Echad Elohim Gadol.' Roughly translated, Jews and Muslims could agree on this one critical point: There is one God, and he is great. This scene last week at Boulder's...

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Sikh, Hindu, Christian, and Muslim Friends Collaborate to Provide Quake Relief

October 13, 2005

Source: Reuters

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/ISL15753.htm

On October 13, 2005 Reuters reported, "In a country known for religious intolerance, Radesh Singh -- a Sikh -- and his group of Hindu, Christian and Muslim friends have joined forces to help survivors of northern Pakistan's devastating earthquake. They hope efforts to provide relief and care will send a clear message in conservative, predominantly Muslim Pakistan. 'We are here without any religious...

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2010 Religious Affiliation Survey to Include Sikh Communities

October 11, 2005

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2005/10/msg00132.html

On October 11, 2005 a World Sikh Council Press Release reported, "The World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) is pleased to announce that the 2010 Religious Congregations Membership Study (RCMS) [a statistical report published every 10 years by the Glenmary Research Center] will include a county-by-county population of Sikhs in the United States of America. Since the publication of the 2000 RCMS, which only...

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Islamic Centers Part of "Dynamic Interfaith Effort" to Assist Evacuees in Baton Rouge

October 8, 2005

Source: Advocate

http://2theadvocate.com/stories/100805/rel_rel003.shtml

On October 8, 2005 the Advocate reported, "[Soon after Hurricane Katrina hit, Rita Jenkins, a New Orleans resident] and 17 members of her family piled into three cars and headed for higher ground... they took the wrong exit off the interstate and ended up in Baton Rouge at the Islamic Complex on East Washington Street. There they sought directions, but found refuge instead. Like their...

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Hillsborough Schools May Drop All Religious Holidays Rather Than Adding New Ones

October 7, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/07/Hillsborough/Schools_may_drop_reli.shtml

On October 7, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "There may be no day off next school year for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Also on the chopping block are vacation days for the Christian faith's Good Friday and the Monday after Easter. After considering a request to recognize a Muslim school holiday, the Hillsborough County School...

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Air Force Academy Sued Over Religious Intolerance, Despite New Guidelines

October 7, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_4139643,00.html

On October 7, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "A New Mexico businessman is suing the Air Force for allowing evangelical chaplains to continue proselytizing at the Air Force Academy, despite religious tolerance guidelines adopted in August.

Mikey Weinstein, who has a son enrolled at the academy, filed the lawsuit Thursday...

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