Interfaith

Inquiry to be Launched After Air Force Chaplain's Dismissal

May 24, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/24/politics/24academy.html?oref=login

On May 24, 2005 The New York Times reported, "the Department of Defense inspector general's office is looking into accusations that a chaplain at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs was dismissed from her administrative job and given orders to transfer to a base in Japan because she had criticized the religious proselytizing of academy cadets. An Air...

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Op Ed Weighs in on the Mayor Recall Controversy

May 24, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0505/24/B01-191206.htm

On May 24, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "we used to worry about Christmas decorations going up too early. But in suburban Troy, the mega-event may be National Day of Prayer 2006 -- the follow-up to this year's celebrated clash over religion and politics... Even as a person with pronounced tolerance-mongering tendencies, I recognize that the National Day of Prayer people have...

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Troy Mayors Caught in Recall Effort

May 23, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/metro/0505/23/B01-190035.htm

On May 23, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "the National Day of Prayer, designed to bring people together, continues to divide Troy after a citizens' group filed recall petitions against two top city officials over the way they handled the event. And there appears to be no end to the prayer day controversy: A resident has already reserved the city's prime gathering spot for next...

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University Meditation Room in Flint Becomes Contested Space

May 23, 2005

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-29/111686171918890.xml

On May 23, 2005 The Flint Journal reported, "a room for peaceful reflection and prayer at the University of Michigan-Flint has become anything but. Instead, Room 386 at the University Center - known as the Meditation Room - is at the heart of a months-long religious dispute between Muslim and non-Muslim students. The non-Muslims began...

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Wesak Day an Opportunity to Celebrate Multi-Religious Identity

May 22, 2005

Source: The New Straits Times

On May 22, 2005 The New Straits Times reported, "Thousands of Buddhists went to temples throughout the country today to celebrate Wesak Day. Addressing devotees at the Kwan Inn Teng Vihara in Petaling Jaya this morning, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting said it was important for Malaysians to hold to their own beliefs and yet be accommodating to others by showing that 'we care.' 'It is through moderation in our belief and the generosity of our actions that we will be able to...

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The Philippines Initiates Interfaith Cooperation for Peace at UN

May 22, 2005

Source: NCM/Philippine News

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=56aa861de34ee80ef58c2e48c7294780

On May 22, 2005 Philippine News reported, "The Philippines seeks to promote the important role of religions in the quest for world peace with the holding at the United Nations next month of a tripartite conference on interfaith cooperation, the Philippine Mission to the U.N. said. Foreign Affairs Secretary...

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Books Explore "New Alliances" in Christian-Jewish Relations

May 22, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1116728302808

On May 22, 2005 The Jerusalem Post reported, "Rabbi 'Yitz' Greenberg, consistently on the radical wing of traditional Judaism, has written what may in time be regarded as a truly groundbreaking book on the possibilities of a new Jewish-Christian encounter. Jews and Christians must think 'out of the box' if they...

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Interfaith Coalition Forms to Fight Hunger

May 20, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/society/1597/section/interfaith.leaders.unite.against.hunger/1.htm

On May 20, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "More than 40 heads of state representing more than 100 million people of faith will be gathering next month for an interfaith convocation that religious leaders say will be unprecedented in U.S. religious history. Hunger No More, an interfaith...

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ACLU Files Suit Over Abstinence Program, Citing Religious Content

May 17, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2005/05/17/aclu_suit_sees_religious_content_in_abstinence_plan/

On May 17, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Boston yesterday challenging the US government's funding of a faith-based abstinence program called the Silver Ring Thing, arguing that the public...

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Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Influences America's Boardrooms

May 16, 2005

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-bzgalant4262232may16,0,6430734.column?coll=ny-features-print

On May 16, 2005 the Newsday reported, "The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is putting a wide variety of issues on the corporate agenda, pushing for policy changes and gaining unprecedented levels of support for its shareholder resolutions. The annual-meeting season isn't over yet and the...

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Pope Benedict XVI Plans to Visit German Synagogue

May 13, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AP

http://dailynews.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050513/ap_on_re_eu/pope_jews

On May 13, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has told the Israeli ambassador to the Vatican he intends to visit the main synagogue in Cologne, Germany, in August, becoming the second pontiff in history to visit a Jewish place of worship. Ambassador Oded Ben-Hur said the pope told him of the planned visit...

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Harvard College Interfaith Council Hosts "Belief in Action" Event

May 11, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507702

On May 11, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "students of diverse faiths united to perform public service and discuss the role of service within religion at the 'Belief in Action' event hosted by the Harvard College Interfaith Council (HCIC) Monday. Forty students representing at least five religious organizations on campus participated in the afternoon’s events, volunteering three hours...

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Troy Community Divided Along Religious Lines on National Day of Prayer

May 10, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3308608

On May 10, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "it was a day of separation for different religious groups in the Detroit suburb of Troy. Yesterday afternoon, about 250 people participated in a Christians-only prayer session in front of Troy City Hall. A similar number of Christians and members of other faiths attended the Troy Interfaith Group service at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Mayor...

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Muslim Opens Holocaust Museum in Nazareth

May 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/05/06/muslim_opens_holocaust_museum_in_israel/

On May 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The photographs in a new museum here are among the best-known icons of the Holocaust: Germans executing a group of naked Jewish women; a little boy with a yellow Star of David on his jacket raising his hands in fright; a grandmother and four...

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