Interfaith

In Santa Clara, Mosque Provides Forum for "Difficult Questions"

July 11, 2005

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/12104446.htm

On July 11, 2005 The Mercury News reported, "An effort to educate the public about the Muslim faith gained a new urgency Sunday in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks in London. The Bay Area's largest mosque held a two-hour open house Sunday, distributing free copies of the Koran for the first time...

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Editorial: Adoption of Philippine Dialgoue Model by UN Shows Commitment to Interfaith Peace Work

July 11, 2005

Source: The Manila Bulletin

http://www.mb.com.ph/OPED2005071139197.html

On July 11, 2005 The Manila Bulletin ran an editorial that commented, "If religious intolerance has initiated conflict throughout history, interfaith dialogue is today serving as a foundation on which to ease tensions and promote peaceful co-existence, even in areas plagued by conflict. This has presented the Philippines with the great opportunity to promote interfaith discussions, an initiative using...

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ACLU, Muslim, and Interfaith Groups Urge Courts to Allow Multiple Religious Texts for Oaths

July 11, 2005

Source: ACLU

http://www.aclu.org/ReligiousLiberty/ReligiousLiberty.cfm?ID=18762&c=141

On July 11, 2005 an ACLU Press Report stated, "The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina today accused the Administrative Office of Courts of dragging its feet on an important issue of religious freedom and called upon the rule-making body to adopt a policy allowing the use of the Qur’an and other religious texts for the swearing of oaths in court...

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In Wake of Attacks, Interfaith Group Offers Guidelines for Faiths to Respond Jointly

July 11, 2005

Source: InterFaith Network for the United Kingdom Press Release

http://www.interfaith.co.uk/news110705.htm

On July 11, 2005 an InterFaith Network for the United Kingdom Press Release reported, "The Inter Faith Network for the UK has, this weekend, issued the document, 'Looking After One Another: The Safety and Security of our Faith Communities'... Looking After One Another offers guidelines for faith communities to respond jointly to threats to their safety and security, [...

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After Bombings, Faith Leaders Stand Together with Joint Statements, Joint Services

July 10, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4668835.stm

On July 10, 2005 BBC News reported, "UK religious leaders have issued a rare joint statement condemning Thursday's 'evil terrorist' attacks in London. Leaders of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths each read out parts of the statement...

Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks said the leaders had come together to commemorate the end of World War II and the 'courage, commitment and sacrifice by which the evil of...

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All-Faith Temple "Upholds the Spirit of Ayodhya"

July 10, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

On July 10, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "A kilometre away from the ravaged grounds where the Babri mosque once stood, curious visitors trooped into Satya Mandir. On Wednesday, a special prayer for peace was held in this all-faith temple, which was built after the mosque was brought down in 1992. As political shrapnel flies in the wake of the terror attack on the makeshift Ram temple, priests in this ancient town have taken it upon themselves to preserve social and communal harmony. Guchi, who has been living in...

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San Bernardino Cable Program Explores Religious Diversity

July 10, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2959722,00.html

On July 10, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "Starting tonight, San Bernardino will launch a series on cable-access KCSB Channel 3 that aims to expose [religious] stereotypes and explore different denominations and religions. Programs will focus more on religious practices and experiences than theology. The 18 half-hour episodes that will air during...

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Des Moines Mosque Hosts Open House in Wake of London Attacks

July 10, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050710/LIFE05/507100333/1039/LIFE

On July 10, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "Last week, while preparing for Saturday's open house at the Islamic Center of Des Moines, one of the Muslim organizers received a disturbing phone call. 'Tell me, when are you going to blow up another bus?' asked the male caller, making an apparent...

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Flint Islamic Center Condemns Attacks, Opens Friday Jum�ah to Non-Muslims

July 9, 2005

Source: Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-30/1120918808263600.xml

On July 9, 2005 the Flint Journal reported, "Dr. Abdelmajid Jondy preached a message of peace Friday at the Flint Islamic Center, while condemning the terrorist attacks in London.

'Islam is a peaceful religion,' Jondy said. 'Those who kill innocent people are not Muslim.'

Jondy, president of the center, said he's...

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Greenwich Interfaith Forum Denounces Attacks

July 9, 2005

Source: Greenwich Time

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/local/scn-gt-greenwichjul10,0,4406121.story?coll=green-news-local-headlines

On July 9, 2005 Greenwich Time reported, "The Greenwich Multi-Faith Forum, a British interfaith organization that promotes religious tolerance, expressed its condolences to bombing victims and their families.

'We support all the people who suffer,' said Saeed Ahmad, the...

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Toledo’s “Summer Church Tours” Includes Mosque, Temple

July 9, 2005

Source: toledoblade.com

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050709/NEWS10/507090338/-1/NEWS

On July 9, 2005 toledoblade.com reported, "It's known as the Summer Church Tours, but the popular event that begins Tuesday has expanded over the years into a multifaith event with visits to a Muslim mosque, a Hindu temple, and Jewish synagogues. This year, the seven stops on the summer tour will include five churches, one Jewish...

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In San Francisco, Muslim and Interfaith Groups Condemn Bombings

July 9, 2005

Source: San Mateo County Times

http://www.insidebayarea.com/sanmateocountytimes/localnews/ci_2848821

On July 9, 2005 the San Mateo County Times reported, "Muslim and interfaith groups from across the Bay Area gathered at the Islamic Society of San Francisco Friday to send a clear message to those responsible for the 'heinous' and 'barbarous' London subway bombings Thursday...

Many from Islamic organizations felt that a quick response to...

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