Interfaith

Building Interfaith Relationships for Ramadan in OH

November 8, 2004

Source: The Enquirer (Cincinnati)

http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2004/11/08/loc_loc4ram.html

On November 8, 2004 Enquirer reported, "more than 150 people of different faiths broke bread together Sunday to mark the Muslim holy month of Ramadan... The iftar, a meal that breaks the day's fast, was a first for the Cincinnati office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Ohio, which opened in March. The non-profit, grassroots organization aims at promoting...

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Global Grandmothers' Council Discusses How to "Save the Earth"

November 8, 2004

Source: AlterNet

http://www.alternet.org/story/20423/

On November 8, 2004 AlterNet reported, "On October 11, 13 grandmothers from around all the world – the Arctic Circle, North, South, and Central America, Africa, and Asia, arrived at Tibet House's Menla Mountain retreat in Phoenicia, New York for the first Global Grandmothers' Council. They came to discuss the fate of the earth, and how to revive the traditions, rituals and medicines that can save it. Their teachings represent...

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Interfaith Dialogue Needed Between Jews and Presbyterian's

November 8, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/10127791.htm

On November 8, 2004 Knight Ridder Newspaper reported, "at the [Presbyterian (USA)] church's national gathering in July, called the General Assembly, delegates voted 431-62 to start a process that could lead the church to 'disinvest' in some companies that do business in Israel. The idea behind the vote was laudable - to find a concrete way to express both...

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In Cleveland, Talk of Peace and Tolerance

November 6, 2004

Source: The Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/11/04/news/local/event1105.txt

On November 6, 2004 The Cleveland Jewish News reported, "about 75 people of differing religions and ethnicities joined the Islamic Discussion Group of Cleveland State University for an iftar dinner concluding a day of fasting during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. Three experts on the Abrahamic faiths - Islam, Christianity and...

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Interfaith Leaders Acknowledged for Role in Quelling Religious Unrest

November 4, 2004

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2004/11/msg00040.html

On November 4, 2004 Worldwide Faith News reported, "Global humanitarian agency Church World Service paid tribute to interfaith leaders in Liberia today for being instrumental in helping restore calm following a fresh round of violence in Monrovia that erupted last Thursday (Oct 28) and that was initially reported as being between Muslims and Christians. Following the burning of several churches, mosques and...

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Jewish-Muslim Dialogue at Wesleyan University

October 31, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-ramadan1013.artoct31,1,6802067.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On October 31, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "on Saturday, a group of Jewish and Muslim students gathered for the first time to share an iftar dinner, the meal that breaks the daily fast during Ramadan, the Islamic holy month. Antepli and Rabbi David Leipziger, Jewish chaplain at Wesleyan, formed...

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Habitat for Humanity Interfaith House

October 31, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-24/1099233328236860.xml

On October 31, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, "Genesee County Habitat for Humanity has received the 'Building on Faith 2004' award from Habitat for Humanity International for its House of Abraham project, the local group's first interfaith effort. The house is being built ... by members of a Jewish synagogue, Muslim mosque, 21...

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In OR, Zen Buddhist Create Prayer Flags in Remembrance of WWII Bombing of Japan

October 30, 2004

Source: Albany Democrat Herald

http://www.democratherald.com/articles/2004/10/30/news/local/news06.txt

On October 30, 2004 Albany Democrat Herald reported, "on Saturday, more than 20 people made Buddhist prayer flags at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting Room [in Corvalis, OR]. The flags feature images of Jizo, a holy Buddhist figure, and will be given away in Japan in August for the 60th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. About...

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Report Observes Vitality in Ecumenical and Interfaith Work at Local Level

October 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Journal

http://anglicanjournal.com/130/09/canada09.html

On October 28, 2004 Anglican Journal reported, "Rev. Wendy Fletcher-Marsh, dean of the Vancouver School of Theology, recalls the time her family was heading for the country club reception that followed the bat mitzvah of a Jewish friend of her daughter's. They stopped at a Tim Horton's to ask for directions. 'Oh yes,' the employee advised them, 'your turn is just down the street from the Buddhist...

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Study Examines Jewish Standards for Muslim Dialogue Partners

October 22, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=greenberg200410201127

On October 22, 2004 The Forward reported, "In an emerging national conversation about the future of Jewish-Muslim relations, several experts this week debated the appropriate conditions under which Jewish community officials should break bread with Islamic groups. The issue is a growing concern for Jewish leaders across the country as Islamic groups are increasing their...

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City of Nawabs an Example of Interreligious Harmony

October 22, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/895649.cms

On October 22, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The city of Nawabs has been known for religious tolerance and serves as an example of communal harmony. The latest example of understanding and brotherhood among city residents comes in the wake of Ramzan, Navratra and Dussehra being observed in the same month. What impresses is regard for each other's sensitivities, irrespective...

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Faith Based Launches "Vote Your Values" Initiative

October 20, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04voteallyourvalues.html

On October 20, 2004 the National Council of Churches Press Release reported that, "senior religious leaders from across the country are coming together on Wednesday, October 20th to launch a faith-based 'Get Out the Vote' effort that uses an innovative new web-based technology. Thousands of volunteers are being recruited through faith networks. These volunteers have...

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