Interfaith

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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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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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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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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Interfaith Shareholder Activism Puts Global Corporations in Hot Seat

May 3, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/worldbiz/archives/2005/05/03/2003253003

On May 3, 2005 Reuters reported, "Armed with the power of faith and billions of dollars, the US' mighty religious establishment is trying to reform the country's boardrooms on issues from human rights to television violence. Faith-based groups, like other special interest groups, have strategic...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Greets Pope Benedict XVI in Letter

May 2, 2005

Source: CommonDreams.org/Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0502-09.htm

On May 2, 2005 a Buddhist Peace Fellowship press release reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI begins his incumbency by building bridges to Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) is taking the initiative to extend sincere and respectful greeting in the form of a letter -- remarkable not only for what it says but for it doesn't say, and thus...

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Hindu American Foundation Meets with American Jewish Committee

April 28, 2005

Source: Hindu American Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_ajc01.html

On April 28, 2005 a Hindu American Press Release reported, "Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and Swaminathan Venkataraman, Member of HAF’s Executive Council, met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on April 28, 2005. The AJC was represented by...

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