Interfaith

The Interfaith Alliance Offers Apology Following Controversial Remarks About Focus on the Family

June 24, 2005

Source: The Daily Sentinel

http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2005/06/24/6_24_apology_to_Dobson_WWW.html

On June 24, 2005 The Daily Sentinel reported, "A religious group apologized Thursday to James Dobson for remarks made six weeks earlier that compared him and his Colorado Springs-based ministry to the Gestapo and Taliban. The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado condemned Focus on the Family last month for...

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After Court Ruling, Religious Institutions May Be Vulnerable; Local Governments Have Power to Seize Property

June 24, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/169/story_16968_1.html

On June 24, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Religious institutions may be more vulnerable to takeover through eminent domain after Thursday's (June 23) Supreme Court ruling that gives local governments greater power to seize properties for private economic development, according to some religious and civil rights advocacy groups. Churches,...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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"Thresholds" Exhibit Brings Together Artists of Varied Faiths

June 24, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/entertainment/11972541.htm

On June 24, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Pentecostalism, Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, Greek Orthodox, pantheism, Judaism, Buddhism -- such various religious traditions rarely are found together. But they're all represented in 'Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spiritual Life,' an exhibit opening today with a public reception from 6 to 9 p.m...

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Minister Tells Court that Interfaith Event Ended with Death Threat

June 23, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/AAP

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/interfaith-forum-ended-with-death-threat-court-told/2005/06/22/1119321795460.html?on

On June 23, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A Presbyterian minister has sought a permanent personal protection order, claiming his and his family's safety is at risk, after an interfaith meeting that was meant to promote...

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UN Holds Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace

June 23, 2005

Source: Manila Bulletin

http://www.mb.com.ph/MAIN2005062437725.html

On June 23, 2005 the Manila Bulletin reported, "Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo opened the United Nations Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace last Wednesday, an unprecedented gathering of government officials, United Nations executives and civil society leaders to discuss the importance of interfaith dialogue and cooperation in the search for peace. In his opening remarks, Secretary...

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Department of Defense Issues Report on Religious Climate at U.S. Air Force Academy

June 22, 2005

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2005/tr20050622-3104.html

On June 22, 2005 the U.S. Department of Defense issued a transcript of the press conference held on the same day "to discuss the findings and recommendations of an Air Force report on the religious climate at the Air Force Academy."... In May this year, [Lieutenant General Brady, the deputy chief of staff for Personnel] visited the Air Force Academy and led...

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Conference at Saint Joseph's College Emphasizes Interfaith Dialogue

June 22, 2005

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/york/050622bishop.shtml

On June 22, 2005 the Portland Press Herald reported that there will be a conference this week at Saint Joseph's College where religious leaders and scholars will gather "to discuss barriers that separate people of faith, and to explore common ground. Issues of cooperation between religions have come under the spotlight since the Sept. 11 attacks nearly four years ago...

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Jordan's King Abdallah Wins Tolerance Award from Wiesenthal Centre

June 22, 2005

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-6-2005_pg4_7

On June 22, 2005 Reuters reported, "Jordan’s King Abdullah II, following in the footsteps of his late father, was Tuesday handed the 2005 Tolerance Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights group. Past recipients of the award include the late Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama and former...

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ADL Welcomes Report, Recommendations in Response to Religious Intolerance

June 22, 2005

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4740_41.htm

On June 22, 2005 the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement in support of the recommendations made by the U.S. Air Force regarding religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy. The statement reads, "The task force's report is encouraging because it clearly recognizes that a 'religious climate' and 'perception of religious intolerance' exist at the academy, and that this climate has...

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Three Practitioners Reflect on "Demanding Miracle" of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

June 22, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesen.nsf/index/Feat-05-33.html

On June 22, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "Given the history of their relationships, interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews may be seen as a 'miracle,' but it's also a complex and demanding endeavour. In the following article, three practitioners of interreligious dialogue - two Jewish and one Christian...

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Muslim-Hindu Wedding A Glimmer of Hope in Kashmir

June 21, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=305744

On June 21, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The lone pandit of Mattan town in Anantnag district of south Kashmir is a relieved man today, his daughter married off with a helping hand from Muslim neighbours. 'They not only decorated my house for the bridegroom's reception, but made each and every arrangement including "rangoli" (typical of...

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