Interfaith

U.S. Muslims Praise Pope Benedict XVI for Meeting with Muslims

April 25, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--pope-muslims0425apr25,0,5412066.story

On April 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims in the U.S. hailed Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with Islamic leaders at the Vatican on Monday, saying they are increasingly confident the new pontiff wants better ties between the world's two largest religions...

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Jewish Mayor of Amsterdam Seeks to Soothe Muslim-Christian Tensions

April 25, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/25/international/europe/25amsterdam.html?

On April 25, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Job Cohen is not just the mayor of Amsterdam, the brash and boisterous Dutch capital. He is also a calm, somewhat reserved Jewish intellectual who has made it his task to keep the peace between the city's Muslims and Christians...As a thriving port, this city of 750,000 has always had a cultural and...

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Interfaith Power & Light Group Holds Light Ceremony

April 25, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

On April 25, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light, a group working to reduce energy consumption in houses of worship, held a ceremony at the church last evening to mark the installation of compact fluorescent bulbs, which organizers said would cut energy consumption and environmentally harmful power-generating emissions by 75 percent."

Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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Progressive Interfaith Coalition to Counter Republican Right

April 22, 2005

Source: Stillwater NewsPress

http://www.stwnewspress.com/

On April 22, 2005 the Stillwater NewsPress reported, "the Progressive Interfaith Coalition is a non-partisan group that was created in Stillwater after the 2004 presidential election. Co-founder Alex Thornburg said the group is a result of a simple perception that family and moral values belonged to a certain segment of the political population: the conservative right and the Republican party. Additionally, the group is concerned...

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African American and Jewish Students Host Freedom Seder

April 22, 2005

Source: PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week834/feature.html

On April 22, 2005 PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly reported, "for Jews, Passover begins this weekend (April 23.) The eight-day festival starts with a seder -- a dinner. The elements of the seder represent the story of the Jews' Exodus from Egypt. They include salt water for the tears and suffering of the Israelites; unleavened bread for the dough that didn'...

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Pope Benedict XVI Outlines his Pontifical Agenda

April 21, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2005/04/21/from_new_pontiff_a_vow_of_openness/

On April 21, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Pope Benedict XVI, outlining an agenda for his pontificate less than 24 hours after it began, pledged his openness yesterday to communicate with young people and with adherents of other faiths and praised the late John Paul II for leaving behind a Catholic Church...

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Benedict XVI Will Test Religious Divides

April 21, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0421/p01s03-woeu.html

On April 21, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Moving rapidly to assuage fears that he would turn the Roman Catholic Church inward, Joseph Ratzinger pledged in his first sermon as Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday to reach out to believers of all faiths and none, promising to 'continue ... sincere dialogue with them.' His 'primary task' would be to 'reconstitute the full and...

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Pope Benedict XVI Invites Rabbi to Installation

April 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16576_1.html?rnd=17

On April 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "In another sign that he intends to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI invited the chief rabbi of Rome to his installation, a spokesman for Rome's Jewish community said Thursday. The spokesman, Riccardo Pacifici, said Rabbi Riccardo di Segni received the...

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Detroit Muslims Hopeful for New Papacy

April 20, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/20/A08-156365.htm

On April 20, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Like many people of faith, Muslims in Metro Detroit expressed joy and hope over the selection of Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, describing the moment as a universal expression of faith in God and spirituality. Although the new pope had previously expressed views that were less accepting of Islam than the dramatic gestures of Pope John...

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Delhi High Court Aids Interfaith Couple

April 20, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

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On April 20, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted protection to a Hindu man and a Muslim woman who had been running from pillar to post since they married in January to escape harassment by police and the bride's family. Bridegroom Laxmi Chand and bride Naurina had moved the court seeking anticipatory bail and the recovery of the...

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