Interfaith

The Pope’s Interfaith Outreach Symbolic, Personal

April 11, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/world/3127863

On April 11, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "The symbols of cooperation left to the world by Pope John Paul II transformed interfaith relations. He was the Polish pope who came of age under Nazi occupation and prayed at one of Judaism's most holy sites, Jerusalem's Western Wall. The leader of more than 1 billion Catholics, he shed his shoes to enter a mosque and urged repentance...

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Buddhist Leader Pays Tribute to Pope’s Interfaith Efforts

April 10, 2005

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/opinion/MGBRB1IRB7E.html

On April 10, 2005 The Tampa Tribune ran a letter to the editor from K. Wipulasara, abbot of Florida Buddhist Vihara, on Pope John Paul II's legacy of interfaith work. Wipulasara wrote, "At a time when the need for tolerance of discrete religious beliefs and pluralistic views is so evident, the world has been blessed with spiritual guidance from individuals of the caliber of Pope John Paul II. History has...

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Jewish and Catholic Leaders Wonder About Interfaith Relations After Pope John Paul II

April 10, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/562921.html

On April 10, 2005 Haaretz reported, "With the passing of Pope John Paul II, Jewish and Catholic leaders involved in interfaith efforts are voicing concerns that future pontiffs might fail to carry on his groundbreaking efforts to deepen relations with the Jewish people...In some circles, the concern is that as the church confronts mounting international problems - including a critical shortage of priests and...

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Interfaith Rally Expresses Support for Same-Sex Marriage

April 10, 2005

Source: Macleans.ca

http://www.macleans.ca/topstories/news/shownews.jsp?content=n041059A

On April 10, 2005 Macleans.ca reported, "Hundreds of same-sex supporters hooted, sang and clapped their hands to a choir singing Chapel of Love at a boisterous rally Sunday that saw Christian, Jewish, Muslim and other religious leaders calling for the right to perform gay and lesbian marriages.

The rare union of various faiths was one of five gatherings...

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Interfaith Group Backs Out of Troy National Day of Prayer

April 9, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3172872

On April 9, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer ceremony at Troy City Hall says it's backing out. The group says the reason is that the National Day of Prayer Task Force is an exclusively Christian organization. The interfaith group also includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and members of other religions. An...

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Diverse Religious Rites Mark Expansion of Native American Health Clinic in Wichita

April 9, 2005

Source: The Witcha Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/11351738.htm

On April 9, 2005 the The Witcha Eagle reported, "with burning sage and incense, clerical collars and embroidered silks, Hunter Health Clinic took the first step in its expansion project with a ground-blessing ceremony Friday. The ceremony reflected Hunter's heritage as an American Indian health center, beginning with a blessing by Native American spiritual leaders. And it reflected Hunter's...

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John Paul II Contributed to Interfaith Efforts Worldwide

April 9, 2005

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050409/NEWS10/504090376

On April 9, 2005 The Toledo Blade reported, "The unprecedented sight of dozens of spiritual leaders of the world's diverse religious groups gathering in Rome for a papal funeral testified to Pope John Paul II's lifelong efforts to promote interfaith dialogue and harmony, according to a leading scholar on religious pluralism...John Paul II achieved...

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Diverse Religious Leaders Offer Prayers for Pope at Buddhist Temple in New Delhi

April 8, 2005

Source: The Hindu

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200504082029.htm

On April 8, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "Religious leaders from all communities today came together under one banner in the national capital to offer prayers for the late Pope John Paul II, who they said was the greatest proponent of communal harmony. While maulvis chanted verses from the holy Quran, a Hindu priest recited the...

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Tony Blair Offers Praise for Baha’i Interfaith Activity

April 7, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=362

On April 7, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, has praised the work of the nation's Baha'i community in assisting social cohesion and the interfaith movement. 'In many ways, Baha'is embody the spirit of community cohesion that is so important to our society,' Mr. Blair said in a message on the occasion of the Baha'i Naw-Ruz (New Year...

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Florida CAIR Leader Expresses Condolences on Death of Pope

April 7, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/04/07/Opinion/A_better_retirement_f.shtml

On April 7, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times printed a letter to the editor by Ahmed Bedier, Central Florida director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Tampa, in which he expressed condolenses for the death of Pope John Paul II. Bedier wrote, "On behalf of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the Muslim community, I would like to...

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Yuba City Gurdwara Hosts Memorial Service for Pope, Invites Local Catholics

April 7, 2005

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/articles/2005/04/07/news/top_story/news1.txt

On April 7, 2005 the Appeal-Democrat reported, "Yuba-Sutter's Sikh community provided further proof Wednesday that respect for the late Pope John Paul II extends far beyond the Catholic church. The Sri Guru Nanak Sikh Temple...held a memorial service for the pope and invited members of Yuba City's St. Isidore Catholic Church. A photo of John Paul...

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Oklahoma Community Starts Progressive Interfaith Coalition

April 6, 2005

Source: The Daily O'Collegian

http://www.ocolly.com/new_ocollycom/show_story.php?a_id=26224

On April 6, 2005 The Daily O'Collegian reported, "Stillwater residents and Oklahoma State University faculty members and students concerned about the political direction of the nation recently formed the Progressive Interfaith Coalition in the wake of the 2004 presidential campaign. The coalition was established because of the concern about 'The lack of challenge to...

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Troy National Day of Prayer Controversy Continues to Divide Community

April 6, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/06/C01-141352.htm

On April 6, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer event at Troy's City Hall has decided it will hold the event at a house of worship after all. The group, which includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and other religions, decided that once it was excluded from the Christian-based event, a private event...

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