Interfaith

Kansas City Faithful Ring in the New Year with Interfaith Service, Tsunami Fundraiser

January 5, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/10563889.htm

On January 5, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported that on, "Dec. 31, nearly 300 folks gathered at the Rime Buddhist Center for the 19th annual 'World Peace Meditation.' This year the program included the Muslim call to prayer, American Indian smudging, a Buddhist chant, a Sikh prayer, sacred Hindu music, a Christian hymn and a Sufi dance. In the keynote address, the Rev....

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Tsunami Interfaith Service Near D.C. Builds Community

January 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48988-2005Jan5.html

On January 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The faithful of many faiths gathered last night in Montgomery County to speak words of peace and welcome in Arabic, to chant Buddhist prayers and read Old Testament Psalms. They spoke in many tongues, but all called out to God for the same purpose: relief for the victims of the deadly South Asian tsunami....

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Christians, Jews Reach Out to Muslims After Mosque Fire in Springfield

January 3, 2005

Source: The Republican

http://www.masslive.com/hampfrank/republican/index.ssf?/base/news-6/1104742146166280.xml

On January 3, 2005 The Republican reported, "the Al-Baqi Islamic Center ended the year in flames, but yesterday a different fire burned for the mosque as some 50 people from all denominations showed support for the Muslims who lost their house of worship. The mosque was severely damaged by fire Dec. 8. Seven youths have...

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Muslims and Jews Come Together for "Weekend of Peace and Friendship"

January 3, 2005

Source: The Louisiana Weekly

http://www.louisianaweekly.com/cgi-bin/weekly/news/articlegate.pl?20051203h

On January 3, 2005 The Louisiana Weekly reported, "on the weekend of January 14-16, members of Touro Synagogue and Masjidur Raheem (Mosque of the Merciful) will come together for a weekend of joint prayer, education, community service, fellowship and athletics entitled 'Weekend of Peace and Friendship.' The Muslim and Jewish congregations will...

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil for Tsunami Victims Held in New Delhi

January 2, 2005

Source: Central Chronicle

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20050102/0201011.htm

On January 2, 2005 Central Chronicle reported, "Heads of various religions gathered here today to offer joint prayers for the victims of Tsunami tragedy. Hindu, Muslim, Christian, Zorastrian and Jew leaders took part in an interfaith prayer meeting held at Gandhi Smriti Bhavan and expressed solidarity and empathy with thousands of affected people. The religious heads said people of every...

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Muslims, Mormons Join Forces for Airlift of Tsunami Aid

January 1, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2507136

On January 1, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "A plane carrying more than 70 tons of relief supplies for tsunami-devastated Asia is slated to lift off from Salt Lake City early today, thanks to a joint effort by Mormons and Muslims. About 143,000 pounds of medical supplies and hygiene items provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were loaded Friday onto an Indonesia-bound MD-11 cargo plane...

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Rev. Jacques Dupuis, Noted Theologian on Religious Pluralism, Dies at 81

January 1, 2005

Source: Grand Forks Herald

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/world/10544622.htm

On January 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Rev. Jacques Dupuis, a Belgian theologian whose book on religious plurality exploring salvation through non-Christian faiths was attacked by the Vatican, has died in Rome. He was 81. Dupuis collapsed Monday night after dinner and was taken to a hospital,...

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Interfaith Service for Tsunami Victims Held in Nebraska

December 29, 2004

Source: KETV

http://www.theomahachannel.com/family/4032305/detail.html

On December 29, 2004 KETV reported, "At least 150 Omahans gathered Tuesday night to grieve and marshal help in the wake of the Asian tsunami. An interfaith prayer service at the Hindu Temple focused on victims of the disaster. Many people at the prayer service had a direct connection to the disaster. Some lost friends or family and some are still waiting to find out... Hindus, Muslims and...

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Opinion: MN Hospital Chapels Should Accommodate New Multi-Religious Society

December 26, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/editorial/10487010.htm?1c

On December 26, 2004 the Pioneer Press reported, "columnist Joe Soucheray takes issue with St. Paul's Regions Hospital over the decision to remove the cross from its chapel. Many hospitals have traditionally offered sacred spaces to their patients and families. People of faith experience the need, when dealing with suffering occasioned by illness and death,...

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New Book Offer Insights for Developing Christian-Muslim Friendships

December 26, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-muslim26dec26,1,6506715.story?coll=la-news-religion

On December 26, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "for a first-time author from Lake Forest [CA], a book demystifying Muslims for Christians was easy, because she had grown up as both... First-time author Shirin Taber, 38, said the idea for the book came in the months after the terrorist attacks of...

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Essay Contest Gives Youth a Voice in Interfaith Dialogue

December 25, 2004

Source: The Ithaca Journal

Wire Service: AP

http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20041225/localnews/1787207.html

On December 25, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "following Mel Gibson's film 'The Passion of the Christ,' which drew criticism that it contained destructive Christian stereotypes of Jews, an essay contest had been founded to promote understanding between the two faiths... The contest's...

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Interfaith Youth Service Project in CA Has Global Impact

December 19, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/community_news/placer/story/11803678p-12691368c.html

On December 19, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "hundreds of teenagers, representing multiple faiths, recently joined forces to assemble hygiene kits for families of refugees and disaster victims throughout the world. The multicultural Youth for a Better Understanding organized the effort, called the Helping Hands Service Project...

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