Interfaith

Faith Leaders Sign Bali Declaration on Interfaith Dialogue at Asia-Europe Meeting

July 26, 2005

Source: Borneo Bulletin

http://www.brunei-online.com/bb/tue/jul26h13.htm

On July 26, 2005 the Borneo Bulletin reported, "Leaders and scholars of the world's major faiths on July 22 signed the Bali Declaration on building interfaith harmony, which will hopefully contribute towards the global peace campaign that rejects the use of violence in the name of religion... The two-day interfaith dialogue forum participated by delegations from 39 nations saw leaders from various...

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Indiana Prisons Launch Faith-Based Immersion Program

July 26, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050726/NEWS01/507260392/1006/NEWS01

On July 26, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "Indiana prison officials plan to unveil a new program today that is based squarely on the idea that religious faith may be the key to turning a convict's life around. Three Indiana prisons -- one each for men, women and juveniles -- are joining a growing trend in...

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San Bernardino County One of Most Religiously Diverse in Nation

July 24, 2005

Source: The Press Enterprise

On July 24, 2005 The Press Enterprise reported, "A decade of explosive growth in the Inland area has created one of the most religiously diverse regions in the nation, experts say. Nearly 1 million people have moved to the Inland area in the past 10 years, many of them immigrants who are building ethnic churches, mosques and temples as they settle in new neighborhoods. Today, Riverside and San Bernardino counties are home to a dozen mosques, nearly two dozen Buddhist temples, more than a dozen churches...

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Irving Mosque Increases Civic Engagement, Outreach

July 23, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/stories/072405dnmetirvislam.26ec18f.html

On July 23, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Muslims have been too introverted for too long, says Imam Zia Sheikh, the prayer leader at the Islamic Center of Irving. He believes it's time to get out of the mosque and into the community... Concerned about how Muslims are perceived,...

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Sikhs Apprise Bush of Concerns at State Dinner

July 23, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050724/punjab1.htm

On July 23, 2005 The Tribune reported, "Dr Rajwant Singh, Chairman of the Sikh Council on Religion and Education, used the opportunity at the state dinner hosted in honour of the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, at the White House to lobby for Sikh issues with the US President, Mr George Bush, and Indian Prime Minister besides with the key members of the Bush Cabinet... Meanwhile, the...

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Muslim Mothers Against Violence Group Grows in Greater Cincinnati

July 23, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050723/NEWS01/507230391/1056/NEWS01

On July 23, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "They're mothers; they're Muslim. Now, after the terrorist attacks in London, they've joined to take a stand against violence, abroad and at home... As a mother of three and a member of the Greater Cincinnati Islamic community for 30 years, Ahmad of Mason decided to tackle that sense...

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Ohio Pluralism Project Bridges Religious Communities

July 22, 2005

Source: Kent State Magazine

http://cms.kent.edu/Magazine/Fall2005/CoverStoryFall2005.cfm

On July 22, 2005 Kent State Magazine reported, "The Ohio Pluralism Project began in 1998 when [Surinder] Bhardwaj [professor emeritus of geography at Kent State] and Odell-Scott [chair and professor of philosophy and coordinator of religion studies at Kent State] co-wrote a grant and received funding from the Pluralism Project at Harvard University to replicate the Harvard...

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World Sikh Council Meets With European Churches to Discuss Hate Crimes

July 21, 2005

Source: Interfaithnews.net

http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/09/01/wsc-ar-meets-with-conference-of-european-churches-to-discuss-hate-crimes/#more-73

On July 21, 2005 Interfaithnews.net reported, "The Secretary General of World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), Dr. Tarunjit Singh, met with the President of the Conference of European Churches, Rev. Jean-Arnold de Clermont, on July 11, 2005...

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Thai Rebel Tactic: Divide the Faiths

July 20, 2005

Author: Simon Montlake

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0720/p06s03-woap.html

Somjit Sangsanan remembers when a good night out in her village meant piling into a friend's pickup truck and going to town for a movie or a concert.

Not any more. Now everyone in her rural community of Buddhist farmers and government workers turns in by 8 p.m. and nobody ventures out at night, especially not alone.

...

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Habitat for Humanity Brings Together Four Faiths for Work, Visits to Houses of Worship in Dayton

July 19, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/life/content/life/daily/0716faith.html

On July 19, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "On June 5, Dayton Habitat staffers, the White family [a single mother caring for 9 children in Dayton's Hilltop Projects] and members of Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation (IMFR) gathered... to perform a ground-blessing at the site where the family's new Habitat house will be constructed. The project...

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