Interfaith

"Ramadan Fast-a-thon" in AZ

November 11, 2004

Source: Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/98/48/01_3.html

On November 11, 2004 Arizona Daily Wildcat reported, "more than 300 non-Muslim students gave up food and water yesterday, in an effort to raise money for the poor and gain insight into the Islamic religion. Organized by the Muslim Student Association, the Ramadan Fast-a-thon invited non-Muslim students to fast for 12 hours from sunrise to sunset yesterday. For each of students who participated...

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Religious Leaders' Responses to Arafat's Death Vary

November 11, 2004

Source: ABC News

Wire Service: AP

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=245402

On November 11, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Upon Yasser Arafat's death, the Vatican and religious leaders worldwide issued heartfelt pleas for renewed peace efforts. But their reactions reflected long-standing disagreements about both the Palestinian leader himself and the intractable Mideast situation. Arafat 'will be remembered in...

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Muslims Volunteer at Jewish Food Pantry in NY

November 11, 2004

Source: Independent Press Association

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1777

On November 11, 2004 Independent Press Association reported, "in the spirit of the holiday Ramadan, members of a Queens Shia Muslim youth group recently volunteered for a day at a Jewish food pantry in Flushing. Sixteen members from the Al-Husseini Madressa, a community center in Woodside, helped pack kosher food for the food pantry at Krhilat Sepharadim of Ahavat...

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WCC Official Encourages Harmony Between Christians and Followers of Afro-Brazilian Religions

November 11, 2004

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesfr.nsf/index/pu-04-55.html

On November 11, 2004 the World Council of Churches issued a press release that reported, "'Christians and followers of Candomblé and other Afro-Brazilian religions need not be strangers to each other,' but rather must realize that they are 'neighbours one to the other, and (...) must strive to forge good neighbourliness characterized by tolerance and mutual...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Thrives at Washington University in St. Louis

November 11, 2004

Source: Record

http://record.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/4070.html

On November 11, 2004 Record (Washington University's Weekly Newspaper) reported that a, "Muslim Jewish Dialogue Group, formed in spring 2003, is one of only a few such organizations in the nation. Composed of Muslim and Jewish students, the group provides a means for biweekly formal dialogue sessions and educational programs. It allows Jewish and Muslim students to learn about each other's religion and to...

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Through Abrahamic Initiative Denver Church Staff Now Includes Imam

November 11, 2004

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2527260,00.html

On November 11, 2004 The Denver Post reported, "a Muslim imam will join the staff of a Christian church, a first in Denver and perhaps nationally. Ibrahim Kazerooni, a Shiite cleric, will direct the church's fledgling Abrahamic Initiative, a bridge-building effort among Christians, Jews and Muslims. He will continue to head the Islamic Center of Ahl Al-Beit in west Denver...

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Request for Interfaith Prayer Space at Seton Hall

November 10, 2004

Source: The Setonian

http://domapp01.shu.edu/depts/affairs/Setonian.nsf/0/E7365850B20CD1D485256F2D001BC7FA?OpenDocument

On November 10, 2004 The Setonian provided a report on the proposal of an interfaith prayer space for students at Seton Hall University. "The proposal, put forth by junior Alejandro Beutel, calls for the creation of 'a space for interfaith prayer/meditation' on the Seton Hall campus. The room would be...

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Search for Common Ground at "IF" Interfaith Camp

November 10, 2004

Source: Town Online

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On November 10, 2004 Town Online reported, "Christian, Jewish and Muslim teens who participated in Camp IF (an acronym for 'interfaith' as well as an expression of the sentiment 'if we could make the world better') this past summer shared their experiences and their visions for the future. Camp IF is the product of a joint effort by Robert Leikind, the Anti-Defamation League's Boston Regional Director; the Rev...

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President Receives African Inter-Religious Peace Award

November 10, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/The Independent

http://allafrica.com/stories/200411100521.html

On November 10, 2004 The Independent reported, "The Governing Council of the Ecumenical Apostolic Church Diocese has selected the president of the West African state of Sierra Leone Ahmad Tejan Kabbah for the African Inter-Religious Peace Award. He won the award for the religious tolerance that exists in the country. Sierra Leone was also recently nominated by the US as one of the most...

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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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