Interfaith

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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Cardinal Encourages "Sympathy" for Muslim Community

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238540.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has called on Christians to sympathise with oppressed Muslims in a bid to combat Islamic extremists. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said defending religious freedom was crucial in ensuring newly assimilated groups felt welcome in society. The cardinal also said 'the alienation' of Muslim youth needed to be addressed. The Muslim...

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Iowa Conference Gives “Human Face” to Islam

September 11, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/LIFE05/509110339/1039/LIFE

On September 11, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "Muslims in Iowa say they're still feeling the brunt of unfair stereotypes four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States placed an unwanted spotlight on their religion. A conference, titled 'Islam in America: Finding Common Ground...

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In Montgomery, "Children of Abraham" Bring Faiths Together After September 11

September 11, 2005

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/NEWS/509110316/1001

On September 11, 2005 the Montgomery Advertiser reported, "The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks did something for Montgomery's religious community.

At the time of the attacks, there was virtually no formal, core group of spiritual leaders of various religions to join. People were cordial, but they really didn'...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times. Eileen Schulte. September 10, 2005

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in the octagon-shaped sanctuary held up a single lighted candle, asking God to help the evacuees and to forgive the dead of their...

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Amidst Criticism of Governmental Response, Praise for Assistance from Diverse Faith Communities

September 9, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/091005dnrelkatchurches.c833074.html

On September 9, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "While the federal government response to Hurricane Katrina has yielded widespread criticism and the promise of congressional hearings, the faithful in north-central Texas and elsewhere have earned high marks from victims and disaster...

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Interfaith Gathering in Hartford to Discuss Global Warming in the Wake of Katrina

September 8, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-enviro0908.artsep08,0,683056.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On September 8, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Leaders from a range of denominations and faiths will gather for the first time Friday at Hartford Seminary to discuss the responsibility of faith communities to care for the environment. Religious communities have become more inclined to embrace...

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