Interfaith

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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New Dialogue Aims to Repair Christian-Jewish Relations

June 8, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0608/p15s01-lire.html?s=hns

On June 8, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the post-9/11 world, where religion infuses events with more intensity, the demands on interfaith dialogue are rising. For American Jews and mainline Christians who have worked during the past year to renew a dormant national dialogue, the stakes are especially high. They are seeking to come to terms with major...

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At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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International Interfaith Investment Group Launched

June 6, 2005

Source: The Hindu Business Line

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/2005/06/07/stories/2005060700701700.htm

On June 6, 2005 The Hindu Business Line reported, "In business, a good investment is usually one that makes more money. But in April this year, 27 organisations representing seven world religions and an assortment of banks, financial advisory companies, private foundations, and charities came together to redefine 'good investment'....

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WCC Conference Aimed at Translating Interreligious Dialogue into Action

June 6, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2107/section/translating.inter-religious.dialogue.into.action/1.htm

On June 6, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "Representatives from the major faith communities will gather in Geneva, Switzerland this week for a Critical Moment Conference that will address the difficulties facing interreligious relations in the globalized world....

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"No Place for Hate" as Interfaith Group Mobilizes in Response to Anti-Gay Protests

June 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/06/06/kan_group_protests_homosexuality_in_lexington/

On June 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "as a man loudly condemned what he called perversions in town, a group of about three dozen residents turned their backs on him in silent protest yesterday... About a dozen members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan.,...

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Directive at Robins Air Force Base Re-emphasizes Official Policy

June 5, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.macon.com/mld/macon/news/local/states/georgia/counties/houston_peach/11818094.htm

On June 5, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Air Force officials have taken steps to ensure airmen - particularly senior leaders - exercise freedom 'from' religion along with the more familiar freedom 'of' religion. The action flows from a faith flap at the Air Force Academy, where some cadets claim Christianity was...

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