Interfaith

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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"Open Doors, Open Minds" Pairs Jews and Catholics in Suburban Chicago

June 20, 2005

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/lakestory.asp?id=63627

On June 20, 2005 the Chicago Daily Herald reported, "Every other week for seven sessions, about 25 members of the Am Echod Jewish Temple and about 25 members of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church met to discuss, well, just about anything. They chatted about serious topics such as anti-Semitism and abortion and lighthearted ones, such as Madonna's obsession with Kabbalah and Barbra...

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Delegation of Sikhs Meet with White House's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

June 20, 2005

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/article.aspx?article=evtwhitehouse1

On June 20, 2005 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported, "20 Sikhs from all across America met with Senior officials at the White House to explore the possibility of receiving federal funding to support programs run by various Sikh organizations. The Sikh group led by Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of Sikh Council on Religion and...

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Editorial: Republican Evangelists Have "Twisted" the Role of Religion

June 18, 2005

Source: The Charleston Gazette

http://wvgazette.com/section/Editorials/2005061726

On June 18, 2005 The Charleston Gazette reported, "Walter Cronkite — one of America’s most respected voices, who addressed the Kanawha Valley’s business community five years ago at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet — says America is harmed by far-right fundamentalists who wield enormous political power... He said Republican evangelists such as Pat Robertson and Jerry...

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Editorial: Convocation on Hunger Illustrated Positive Impact of Religion on Politics

June 17, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0617/p08s01-comv.html?s=hns

On June 17, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an editorial that commented on the interfaith "convocation on hunger" held in Washington, D.C. The Monitor writes, "Even a corner-of-the-eye glance at US politics this past year and the conclusion is obvious: Religion has played a polarizing role... To counter this trend, more than 40 US denominations took part in a...

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Editorial: Tallahassee Residents Reach Out to One Another Across Faiths

June 17, 2005

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/opinion/11912451.htm

On June 17, 2005 the Tallahassee Democrat's associate editor, Bill Berlow, reported, "It started last December during the holiday season. About eight Turkish graduate students at Florida State University, all men, all Muslims, joined several Unitarians to share good cheer and red roses with dozens of recuperating patients at Tallahassee Memorial's rehab unit....

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Allegations of Unequal Restrictions on Muslim Cadets at Air Force Academy Surface

June 17, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3862347,00.html

On June 17, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "Muslim cadets at the Air Force Academy were prevented from attending mosque services last semester because of school obligations, while similar duties were scheduled to avoid conflict with Jewish and Christian services, a Muslim student says. The issue of unequal treatment for the...

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