Interfaith

Several Religious Groups Advocate for Banning Juvenile Executions

March 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/161/story_16171_1.html#cont

On March 9, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday (March 1) banning execution of juvenile offenders is finding strong support among some national religious groups. The 5-4 decision in Roper v. Simmons will remove about 70 individuals from death row who were convicted of murders committed before they turned 18....

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Court Upholds Government Subsidy for AmeriCorps Teachers in Catholic Schools

March 9, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18185-2005Mar8.html

On March 9, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "the federal AmeriCorps program may subsidize volunteer teachers in Roman Catholic schools without running afoul of the law, a U.S. appeals court said yesterday, overturning a lower court's ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

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NCC, Five Denominations Declare Bush Administration's Budget Unjust

March 9, 2005

Source: Church Executive Magazine

http://www.churchexecutive.com/News.asp?Article=2080

On March 9, 2005 Church Executive Magazine reported, "five major U.S. denominations joined their voices to declare that the fiscal year 2006 budget proposed by the Bush Administration is unjust. All five are National Council of Churches USA members, and the NCC joined them at a news conference to say, 'For the most part this is a budget that ignores the needs of the poor, children...

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Muslim and Jewish Student Organizations Collaborate at Syracuse University

March 4, 2005

Source: The Daily Orange

http://www.dailyorange.com/news/2005/03/04/News/Religious.Groups.Close.Cultural.Gap-885539.shtml

On March 4, 2005 The Daily Orange reported, "accepting differences and celebrating diversity is the idea behind a joint program by Syracuse University's Hillel and Muslim Student Association starting next week. The program, 'Search for Understanding,' will include events ranging from discussions to...

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Interfaith Youth Drama Draws Crowds

March 3, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/abraham3e_20050303.htm

On March 3, 2005 The Detroit Free Press reported, "'The Children of Abraham,' casts Christian, Jewish and Muslim young people as characters who wrestle with the world's most explosive issue: religious bigotry. On stage, there's singing and dancing -- but the players also argue, call each other names and pour out heartfelt stories of pain and anger. And in the end, they remember...

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Muslims Invited to Use Catholic Community Center for Friday Prayer

March 2, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/jersey/4310645.stm

On March 2, 2005 the BBC News reported, "Jersey's Catholic Church has come to the aid of the Muslim community. When the planning authorities ruled that the room in a restaurant they were using to pray was a fire hazard, they had to find another place. They temporarily decamped to a living room of someone's home where evening prayers were held every day during the holy month of...

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PM Postpones Plans for Interfaith Commission

February 27, 2005

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://islam-online.net/English/News/2005-02/27/article03.shtml

On February 27, 2005 IslamOnline.net reported, "A day after representatives of different faiths endorsed a proposal on the formation of an inter-faith commission, Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi on Sunday, 27 February, poured cold water on the issue. 'Don't start any issue that can arouse uneasiness among multi-religious Malaysians,' Abdullah said addressing proponents...

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Christian-Muslim "Friendship Fest" to Include Concerts, Dialogue

February 26, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/ministries/1062/section/huge.music.festival.exchange.between.christians.and.muslims/1.htm

On February 26, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "A 3-day high profile musical celebration will take place in Morocco, part of the Arab-Muslim world. Friendship Fest will feature 8-12 well-known Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) bands and 3-4...

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Akbar Ahmed Honored at National Cathedral for Work in Interfaith Understanding

February 25, 2005

Source: Daily Times

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-2-2005_pg7_38

On February 25, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "last Sunday’s evening song – a special evening prayer – at the National Cathedral was dedicated to Dr Akbar Ahmed in recognition of his work towards inter-faith understanding. The ceremony started with the reading of a message from the Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, while Bishop John Chane of the...

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Discussion Begins on Interfaith Commission to Identify Common Values

February 24, 2005

Source: The New Straits Times

http://www.nst.com.my/Current_News/NST/Friday/National/NST32254031.txt/Article/indexb_html

On February 24, 2005 The New Straits Times reported, "A national conference to discuss the formation of an interfaith commission to identify values and ethical standards common to all religions began today. Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the proposed commission was one of...

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Muslim-Christian Dialogue to Be Held Following OIC Summit

February 23, 2005

Source: Arab News

http://www.arabnews.com/?page=1&section=0&article=59410&d=23&m=2&y=2005

On February 23, 2005 the Arab News reported, "Following an initiative from Crown Prince Abdullah, Senegal will host an [Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC)] summit and a Muslim-Christian dialogue in December next year. Senegal’s President Maitre Abdoulaye Wade gave this information to Arab News after opening Senegal’s new embassy in the...

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University of Missouri Hosts Interfaith Expo

February 21, 2005

Source: The University of Missouri- St. Louis Student Newspaper

http://www.thecurrentonline.com/news/2005/02/21/Features/Expo-For.Faith.Groups.Promotes.Spirituality-871593.shtml

On February 21, 2005 The University of Missouri- St. Louis Student Newspaper reported, "St. Louis spiritual groups and campus faith-based organizations shared their beliefs and their organizations' objectives to students at the first...

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