Interfaith

High School Senior Wins "Discovering Diversity" Award for His Interfaith Work

September 21, 2005

Source: Metro

http://www.metronews.ca/news_feature_detail.asp?id=10988

On September 21, 2005 Metro reported, "Ryan Nutter, 17, was awarded the Discovering Diversity Award at Mississauga Council's chamber yesterday. Nutter taught himself to write, read and speak Arabic, Hindi, Latin and Punjabi... Nutter says he believes tolerance begins with studying and appreciating our differences — and then learning, as he has in spades, to embrace others. It was that devotion...

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Muslim Group Honors “30 Days” Television Series

September 20, 2005

Source: The Register-Herald / CHNI News Service

http://www.register-herald.com/cnhi/registerherald/features/local_story_263230045.html

On September 20, 2005 the CHNI News Service reported, "Award-winning filmmaker and Beckley [West Virginia] native Morgan Spurlock's FX series '30 Days' is garnering awards for an episode that featured a fellow Beckley native. Next month, the Muslim Public Affairs Council plans to present one of its 14th...

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Interfaith Dorm at Northwestern Brings Together Students of Diverse Faiths

September 19, 2005

Source: The Daily Northwestern

http://www.dailynorthwestern.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/09/19/432e728e4910d

On September 19, 2005 The Daily Northwestern reported, "After writing short essay responses to an application, 15 [Northwestern University] students of diverse backgrounds and religious beliefs were assigned to live on the first floor of House 6 in a housing community designed to encourage interaction and learning among people of...

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Jews, Muslims in DC Area Pledge Peace

September 18, 2005

Source: The Washington Times

http://insider.washingtontimes.com/articles/normal.php?StoryID=20050917-112654-9549r

On September 18, 2005 The Washington Times reported, "A group of Muslims and Jews who had been meeting secretly in Montgomery County surfaced late last week with the release of a joint statement promising that the two faiths will work together to find common ground. 'We're deeply committed to the idea of pluralism, tolerance...

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Interfaith Service in Portsmouth Renews Commitment to Help Katrina Victims

September 17, 2005

Source: Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/09172005/news/63390.htm

On September 17, 2005 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "They have sent money, they have sent supplies, and on Friday night a small group at North Church sent their prayers to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The Interfaith service brought together spiritual leaders from local Christian, Jewish and Baha’i organizations on what was declared a National Day of Prayer for...

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Interfaith Group Calls for Night Bus Service in Shreveport

September 16, 2005

Source: The Shreveport Times

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050916/NEWS01/509160325/1002/NEWS

On September 16, 2005 The Shreveport Times reported, "A combination of new legislation and Hurricane Katrina means night bus service in Shreveport, [Louisiana] could be a reality sooner than expected. The announcement was made at a meeting of religious leaders and city officials Thursday night at Mount...

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Dalai Lama Speaks to Thousands at Idaho Resort

September 16, 2005

Source: Summit Daily News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.summitdaily.com/article/20050916/NEWS/109160026

On September 16, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "More than 15,000 people, including business leaders, congressmen, former ambassadors and just plain folks gathered in this mountain resort to listen to the Dalai Lama this week during a series of speaking engagements commemorating the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror...

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DC Area Places of Worship Continue to Reach Out to Katrina Victims

September 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/14/AR2005091401416.html

On September 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Across Montgomery County, members of churches, synagogues and other religious institutions are opening their wallets, and in some cases their homes, to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Religious organizations both big and small report raising thousands of dollars...

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Doña Ana County Decides Non-Specific Prayers Before Meetings Acceptable

September 14, 2005

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

http://www.lcsun-news.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/217/19307

On September 14, 2005 the Las Cruces Sun-News reported, "Prayer will be allowed before Doña Ana County commission meetings, but only with certain restrictions, according to a decision reached Tuesday by the County Board of Commissioners. The board decided that members of the Interfaith Council at NMSU — an association of New Mexico State University ministries —...

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Opinion: "Church, State, and Katrina"

September 12, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/09/12/church_state_and_katrina/

On September 12, 2005 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by James Carroll, questioning the role of faith-based initiatives in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "The disaster on the Gulf Coast is the occasion for public prayer. President Bush invites the nation this week to place the...

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