Interfaith

"Your Muslim Neighbor" Theme for Tenth Annual Islam Awareness Week

November 21, 2004

Source: IslamOnline

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-11/21/article06.shtml

On November 21, 2004 IslamOnline reported, "Muslims in major cities across the United Kingdom will launch Monday, November 22, the tenth Islam Awareness Week (IAW) with activities and seminars highlighting contributions to the society. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will play host to the national event organized by the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) under the...

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Interfaith Vigil Prays for Peace in South

November 19, 2004

Source: Phuket Gazette

http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/index.asp?id=3796

On November 19, 2004 the Phuket Gazette reported, "About 500 people, including local leaders of the major faiths in Thailand, held a mass session yesterday to pray for peace to return to the troubled provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.

The congregation gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall in�support of the government’s call for mass prayer, which Phuket Governor Udomsak...

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Cardinals Comments Comparing Islam to Communism Spurs Dialogue

November 18, 2004

Source: CathNews

http://www.cathnews.com/news/411/105.php

On November 18, 2004 CathNews reported, "Last week's reporting of Cardinal George Pell's controversial remarks comparing Islam with communism appears likely to bring the Cardinal face to face with local Muslim leaders, with an official of the Lebanese Muslim Association expressing his wish for 'a friendly meeting' with Cardinal Pell. The Age reports today that Keysar Trad, of the Lebanese Muslim Association, said a speech...

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Hindus and Muslims Unite in Protest Over Arrest of Swami

November 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/924997.cms

On November 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "That the residents of Satara town in western Maharashtra observed a day-long peaceful bandh on Tuesday to protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi is just half the news. What was noteworthy was the rare show of unity by members of hardcore Hindu and Muslim organisations.

The Muslim...

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Catholic Bishops Join Broad Alliance of Christians

November 17, 2004

Source: Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111704dnnatbishops.672b9698.html

On November 17, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the nation's Roman Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to join a new alliance that would be the broadest Christian group ever formed in the United States, linking American evangelicals and Catholics in an...

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25-Year Temple-Islamic Center Partnership Recognized by Interfaith Organization

November 17, 2004

Source: Canada NewsWir

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2004/16/c3998.html

On November 17, 2004 Canada NewsWir reported, "The extraordinary partnership of the Temple Har Zion and the Jaffari Islamic Centre will be recognized at special dinner organized by the Harmony Movement. The two religious centres have been close neighbours for over 25 years, not only sharing the same parking facility but collaborating on number of programs....

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In Light of Election, Commentary on Tolerance and Pluralism

November 17, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/11/17/an_attack_on_american_tolerance/

On November 17, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "back in the 1950s, political scientists celebrated America for its 'pluralism.' That meant people had multiple, cross-cutting identities. Maybe you were a Catholic and also a trade unionist, a sport fisherman, a member of a veterans...

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History of World Religions Should Be Taught by Secular Teachers, Education Minister Says

November 15, 2004

Source: Pravda.Ru

http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/351/14584_religion.html

On November 15, 2004 Pravda.Ru reported, "Moscow authorities offended Russia's leading confession when substituted lessons in Orthodox culture with lessons in the history of world religions Disputes about religion lessons in the secular school are still heated. It seems to be generally admitted that pupils should know the history of religion as part of the world history. But today the...

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Jews and Muslims Gather to Mark Anniversary of Synagogue Attacks

November 15, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/501815.html

On November 15, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Turkish Jews and Muslims cried in the rain and recited prayers of mourning Monday as they marked the first anniversary of suicide bombings that struck two Istanbul synagogues in attacks blamed on a local Al-Qaida cell.

Some 60 people were killed in November 15 attacks on the Neve Shalom and Beth Israel synagogues and similar attacks five days later...

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ADL Speaks Out Against Threats to Presbyterian Churches

November 15, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4589_31.htm

On November 15, 2004 ADL Press Release reported, "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the threatened use of violence against Presbyterian churches because of decisions made by church leaders to pursue a course of divestment from Israel. The League is in dialogue on the divestment issue with the Presbyterian leadership and strongly believes that dialogue, not violence, is the appropriate...

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UNESCO's International Day for Tolerance Focuses on Individuals, Not Governments

November 15, 2004

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/11/8e4dfc39-e6a2-4909-a27d-e8403ae0119e.html

On November 15, 2004 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, "While news headlines might give the impression that tolerance is in short supply these days, many examples of people of different backgrounds showing respect and appreciation for each other can be found. In honor of such efforts, UNESCO sets aside...

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Interfaith Youth Efforts in Sacramento

November 15, 2004

Source: Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/community_news/orangevale_fair_oaks/story/11493322p-12406530c.html

On November 15, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "hundreds of teenagers, representing multiple faiths, last week joined forces in Citrus Heights (CA) to assemble hygiene kits for families of refugees and disaster victims throughout the world. The multicultural Youth for a Better Understanding organized the...

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