Interfaith

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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In Jerusalem, Diversity Does Not Breed Tolerance

October 19, 2004

Source: The New York Times/Jerusalem Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/international/middleeast/19israel.html

On October 19, 2004 the Jerusalem Journal reported, "Jerusalem may have the world's highest diversity of religious belief per square meter but here, it seems, diversity does not produce a lot of tolerance. In fact, it is almost the reverse, suggests Rabbi David Rosen, based in Jerusalem as head of inter-religious affairs for the...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue at Princeton

October 18, 2004

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2004/10/18/news/11129.shtml

On October 18, 2004 The Daily Princetonian reported, "Muslim and Jewish students shared cookies, conversation and conceptions of God in Cafe Vivian Wednesday at the second Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (MJD) event of the year. Marc Grinberg, a senior in the politics department, and Rasha Al-Duwaisan, a junior in the Wilson School, created the program last year...

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Hope for Jewish-Muslim Relations in Jordan? An American Tourist Reports

October 18, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1018/p18s02-hfes.html?s=hns

On October 18, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a story by Margie Goldsmith, an "American... female... blond... with a Jewish last name" who traveled to Jordan. She writes about her learning about Arab-Jewish tensions in the country: "When I asked my guide, Ali, how he felt about Jews, he said that Jews, Christians, and Muslims had lived happily side by side...

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Catholic and Muslim Clergy Call for Dialogue on Construction of Islamic Prayer Room

October 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/oct/16/yehey/top_stories/20041016top10.html

On October 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "To douse the tension caused by the planned construction of an Islamic prayer room in the heart of Greenhills’ shopping district, an alliance of Catholic and Muslim clergy on Thursday called for a dialogue between residents of upscale subdivisions and Muslim leaders. The...

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Columbus, IN Interfaith Forum Works to Bridge Divisions

October 16, 2004

Source: The Republic

On October 16, 2004 The Republic reported on the Rev. Shanta D. Premawardhana's meeting with members of the city's Interfaith Forum. Premawardhana is a leader in interfaith work in the Chicago area. He spoke with the Forum on bridging divisions: "From a Christian perspective, interfaith relations are an acknowledgement that God created many different races and religions, he said. Premawardhana believes God's will can be found in the wisdom of the Buddha, the writings of the Koran, and the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita without...

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Report Shows for Majority of Protestants Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation

October 14, 2004

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=19349

On October 14, 2004 Baptist Press reported, "the vast majority of Protestant clergy in America believe strongly that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ and that they have a responsibility to evangelize members of non-Christian faiths, but they also are willing to partner with non-Christian faith groups to accomplish good for society, according to a recent study. Ellison Research, a full-...

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Putin Urges Religious Leaders to Join Fight Against Religious Intolerance

October 12, 2004

Source: Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS

http://www.fjc.ru/news/newsArticle.asp?AID=212098

On October 12, 2004 Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS reported, "Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the nation’s religious leaders last week to join the state’s efforts in the fight against terrorism and warned citizens against responding to recent terror attacks with religious intolerance. 'We must be united in the understanding of the...

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Vibrant and Varied Religious Life at Stanford

October 11, 2004

Source: The Stanford Daily

http://daily.stanford.edu/tempo?page=content&id=14832&repository=0001_article

On October 11, 2004 The Stanford Daily reported, "Stanford is home to religious groups from Bahá’í to Zoroastrianism. According to Dean of Religious Life Scotty McLennan, approximately half of Stanford students are affiliated to some degree with a religious institution... While there is a core of religious groups at Stanford, there...

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People of All Faiths Pray for Hostage Bigley

October 10, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3730576.stm

On October 10, 2004 the BBC News reported, "Prayers have been said for murdered hostage Ken Bigley at church services all over Britain. British diplomats in Baghdad are still trying to retrieve the body of the 62-year-old engineer who was kidnapped and beheaded in Iraq... Mr. Bigley was remembered at special church services in his home city of Liverpool on Sunday... The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick...

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Interfaith Event in Oregan to Focus on Peace in Middle East

October 9, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

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On October 9, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The Wholistic Peace Institute, led by Gary Alan Spanovich, is behind the evening that promises to use at least three languages: words to challenge people's minds, music to speak to their hearts, and food and conversation to satisfy their souls. The topic for the evening will be peace in the Middle East, and the experts will be six Portland religious leaders, all of whom...

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Launch of Progressive Muslim Union of North America

October 9, 2004

Source: The Register Gaurd

Wire Service: AP

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2004/10/09/f4.rel.muslim.1009.html

On October 9, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "on Nov. 15, as the holy month of Ramadan is expected to end, a group of mostly young Muslims plans to launch the Progressive Muslim Union of North America in New York. As their name suggests, the organization will take positions that conservatives consider...

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