Interfaith

Conference Planned to Mobilize Political Activism Among Spiritual Progressives

July 18, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/171/story_17119_1.html

On July 18, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "Smarting from criticism that liberals have lost touch with voters' religious values, faith leaders have organized a first-of-its-kind conference to mobilize political activism among spiritual progressives. The sold-out four-day activism conference set to begin Wednesday in Berkeley is expected to draw progressive religious leaders from all over the nation....

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Update: Interfaith Rally at the Ruins of Mosque in Adelanto

July 17, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2970068,00.html

On July 17, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "On Sunday, [Muslima] Fazal spoke passionately about truths she held as evident to a group of about 30 people of various faiths that braved 110-degree temperatures and crossed long, dusty roads to get to the home of the Youth United Organization for the ceremony.

Once a place of gathering for...

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Sikhs Hold Interfaith Symposium in Pakistan, First of Its Kind

July 17, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050718/punjab1.htm#14

On July 17, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The first ever-inter-faith symposium will be held at Lahore’s famous Al-Hamhra Convention Centre from November 12 to 22 where scholars and leaders of all world religions will make presentations and lead discussions on the universal teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and its impact on the inter-faith understanding and harmony. Mr Harbans Lal, founding...

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

July 16, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

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

On July 16, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "On June 5, Dayton Habitat staffers... and members of Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation (IMFR) gathered... to perform a ground-blessing at the site where [a] new Habitat house will be constructed... Members of IMFR are from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Bahai faiths. As a Habitat partner family, [Shirley...

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London Vigil for Bombing Victims Includes Hindu Mantra for Protection

July 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/pr51.htm

On July 15, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "Yesterday's vigil at Trafalgar Square in London, marked by a two-minute silence at noon in honour of those who died in the terrorist bomb attacks last week, continued in the evening with a vigil of poems, messages and prayers from celebrities, and political and faith leaders... The Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell gave a speech with the key word, 'love'......

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In Hingham, a Pro-Active Approach to Tolerance

July 14, 2005

Source: The Hingham Journal

http://www2.townonline.com/hingham/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=286974

On July 14, 2005 The Hingham Journal reported, "Hingham was one of the first towns to sign on as a 'No Place for Hate' community in 2001. The town was recertified as such in May as part of a growing effort to build more respectful and safe communities. The 'No Place for Hate' effort creates a level of awareness for the community that...

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Kofi Annan Announces New UN Initiative: "Alliance of Civilizations"

July 14, 2005

Source: UN Press Release

http://www.un.org/apps/sg/sgstats.asp?nid=1581

On July 14, 2005 a UN press release reported, "The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the launch of an initiative for an 'Alliance of Civilizations.' The initiative is intended to respond to the need for a committed effort by the international community -- both at the institutional and civil society levels -- to bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization...

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At First Christian Church, Regular Interfaith Service a "Model for Humanity"

July 12, 2005

Source: Oregon Daily Emerald

On July 12, 2005 the Oregon Daily Emerald reported, "First Christian Church held its 46th consecutive interfaith prayer and reflection service Monday. Nearly 200 community members met this month to 'pray for peace' and 'reflect upon the interconnectedness of all beings,' according to a First Christian Church pamphlet.

The service has been held on the 11th of every month since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Followers of any and every faith are invited to come together as a community to '...

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Study Shows Jewish Identity Still Strong Among Children of Interfaith Families

July 12, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/598766.html

On July 12, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Advocates of outreach to interfaith couples are touting a new survey, which they say upends previous arguments against efforts to reach out to the children of mixed marriages. The survey, released recently by the Jewish Outreach Institute, found that young adult children of intermarried couples maintained strong cultural ties to the Jewish community, despite low levels of...

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After London Bombings, Interfaith Dialogue Held in Church Partially Destroyed by Terrorists in 1993

July 12, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/society/interfaith.dialogue.to.be.held.in.bombed.church.after.london.attacks/381.htm

On July 12, 2005 Christian Today reported, "Members of the Christian community will meet on Tuesday night with members of other faiths in an historic Anglican church in Bishopsgate for a discussion to find a suitable response to the recent bomb attacks in London...

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Questions Raised about Dharma Consulting's Contract with the Orange County Sanitation District

July 12, 2005

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/07/12/sections/news/news/article_593810.php

On July 12, 2005 The Orange County Register reported, "Orange County's sewer agency is seeking its 'corporate soul' - with the help of a leadership guru who's paid $180,000 a year. Dharma Consulting, known for bringing a spiritual dimension to business, has been working with the Orange County Sanitation District for several years...

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Growing Influence of Evangelicals in the Air Force Chaplaincy

July 12, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F00715FE38590C718DDDAE0894DD404482

On July 12, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Evangelical Christians are growing force in Air Force chaplain corps, illustrated by recent government-financed 'Spiritual Fitness Conference' at which hundreds of chaplains held evangelical services and workshops and scanned material from organizations like Focus on the Family; photos;...

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Opinion: U.S. Armed Forces Should Defend the Separation of Church and State

July 11, 2005

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/12103364.htm

On July 11, 2005 the Charlotte Observer reported, "As they defend the nation, the U.S. armed forces should also protect the separation between church and state. Several military leaders have lately been using their positions of authority to promote a specific religious point of view. This threatens the very idea of religious freedom. The latest case involves the Air...

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