Interfaith

Update: French Turban Issue Raised by Interfaith Leader at Religions for Peace Gathering

June 12, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1410/2005-06-12.html?sid=1f24d613618b35a29ab48d7a4506b1f7

On June 12, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "According to a press release by the United Sikhs, a delegation of French Sikhs led by Jesbeer Kaur, a multifaith director of the organisation, raised the profile of the Turban issue at an international UNESCO conference on Religions for Peace on June 1,...

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British Boy Scouts Have Expanded Options in Pledge, Including "Allah" and "My Dharma"

June 12, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1650843,00.html

On June 12, 2005 The Times reported, "Now, after a century, the Scout Association has ditched its traditional pledge of loyalty 'to God and to the Queen' in favour of a series of multicultural options. Muslim Scouts can opt to swear to Allah, while atheists can drop God altogether and budding republicans can pledge themselves to the state rather than the monarch. The pledge is taken...

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Inclusive Theatre Project in L.A. Brings Together Faith Groups

June 11, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/11/national/11religion.html?

On June 11, 2005 The New York Times reported, "when the John Anson Ford Amphitheater opened in a canyon near Hollywood 85 years ago, it was to be the host of a Christian pageant that ran until 1964, when a lawsuit opposing religious programming in a county theater ended its run. This weekend, the theater presents a play featuring multiple religious traditions - all thriving in...

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In Toledo, Multifaith Habitat Build Includes Hindus, Muslims

June 11, 2005

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050611/NEWS10/506110387

On June 11, 2005 The Toledo Blade reported, "one home is finished and a second is well on its way as volunteers from two multifaith groups help build houses for the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. Dedication services are scheduled for 1 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, with a potluck block party at 3:30 p.m., at 1030 Gribbin Lane in West Toledo. It...

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Editorial: Civilian Pressure Necessary to Enforce Separation of Church and State

June 11, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/11/opinion/11sat2.html?incamp=article_popular_5

On June 11, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in an overdue burst of candor, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy has acknowledged that his campus is so permeated with evangelical proselytizing that it will take years to rid the institution of religious intolerance. Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. said he finds the problem of cadets...

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South Asian Muslim Scholars Tour U.S., Find Hope to Heal Divisions

June 11, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs11jun11,1,1425967.story?page=1

On June 11, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "When they arrived for a monthlong visit last month, some South Asian Muslim scholars brought with them these perceptions of the United States: It was a country ruled by the FBI, the CIA and the Pentagon. It was a place where Muslims are routinely persecuted. It was a society of...

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Interreligious Meeting in Geneva Aims to Recast Dialogue as "Practice of Humility and Hope"

June 10, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesfr.nsf/index/pu-05-20.html

On June 10, 2005 a World Council of Churches press release reported, "Representatives of the world's main faith communities have proposed reshaping the approach to global interreligious dialogue to face threats posed by the current world context more effectively. 'Recasting interreligious dialogue as a practice of humility and hope offers a way of building...

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"One Table, Many Voices" and the Interfaith Efforts Against Hunger

June 10, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_2795937

On June 10, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Religious leaders from around the country and across the political spectrum have launched a widespread political campaign to end hunger in the United States. They are calling on Congress to pass a hunger-related bill and demanding President Bush not cut federal funding of poverty and hunger programs.  'Arguably it is...

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Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Looks to the Future of Interreligious Dialogue

June 10, 2005

Source: The Tidings Corporation

http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/0610/buddhist.htm

On June 10, 2005 The Tidings Corporation reported, "interreligious dialogue nurtured by Pope John Paul II must continue to evolve under Pope Benedict XVI's papacy or global ethnic and religious conflicts will escalate, said Buddhist and Christian leaders attending an international religious conference at Loyola Marymount University June 3-8. As one of the first major interreligious...

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Staten Island Rabbi Blazed an Interfaith Trail with Community Days

June 10, 2005

Source: Staten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/living/advance/index.ssf?/base/living/1118410310197790.xml

On June 10, 2005 the Staten Island Advance reported, "a leader in Staten Island's interfaith movement is leaving the borough and heading back to the pulpit. Rabbi David Katz, a longtime spiritual leader of Temple Israel Reform Congregation who was instrumental in starting the borough-wide Community Days three years ago, has taken...

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Pope Vows to Fight Anti-Semitism and Improve Jewish Ties to Church

June 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4077134.stm

On June 9, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has met Jewish leaders for the first time since his election, saying he wants to continue improving relations between the faiths. He said he wanted to follow on from the work of his predecessor John Paul II. He spoke of what he called historical, moral and theological problems raised by the Holocaust - when millions of Jews were killed by Nazi Germany....

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Rabbi Receives Medal from Catholic Church Recognizing "Civil Courage" and Interfaith Efforts

June 9, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-rabbi9jun09,1,6715953.story?coll=la-news-religion

On June 9, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "an Orange County rabbi on Friday will receive the highest award bestowed by the Roman Catholic Church on a nonmember, in recognition of his work in bringing together Catholics and Jews. Rabbi Shelton Donnell of Temple Beth Sholom is believed to be the...

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New Vermont Interfaith Group Will Address Social Issues

June 8, 2005

Source: Times Argus

Wire Service: AP

http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050608/NEWS/506080321/1003/NEWS02

On June 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A number of Vermont religious groups are planning to work together on social issues such as health care and affordable housing. The Vermont Interfaith Action group, now made up of religious leaders from the Chittenden County area,...

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