Interfaith

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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Relatives of Persons Killed in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict Advocate for Peace

October 9, 2004

Source: Times Leader

http://www.timesleader.com/mld/timesleader/entertainment/gossip/9842544.htm

On October 9, 2004 Times Leader reported, "A group striving to end violence in the Middle East will bring its message of peace and forgiveness to the area this week. Parents' Circle-Families Forum, an association of bereaved individuals who have lost relatives and loved ones in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, will have two delegates visit five...

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Interfaith Forum Focuses on Common Ground Between Islam and West

October 8, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-10/08/article03.shtml

On October 8, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "This Spanish city seems to be the most suitable for hosting a conference on interfaith dialogue. Once the historic capital of the western Islamic empire for eight centuries, Cordoba had acted as a melting pot where scholars and scientists of various faiths lived in a peaceful co-existence. The tolerant...

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Faith-School Partnerships in Philadelphia

October 6, 2004

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.cnn.com/2004/EDUCATION/10/06/philadelphia.schools.ap/index.html

On October 6, 2004 The Associated Press reported, "the head of the Philadelphia school district has created a task force of religious leaders to establish closer ties with faith-based groups, a move critics say risks violating the separation between church and state. Paul Vallas, the district's chief executive officer, said the panel could help...

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Egyptian Christian-Muslim Dialogue Pair Visits KY

October 6, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/9846644.htm

On October 6, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Emad Ramzy Philobbos calls himself 'an ambassador for the peacemaking' that needs to be done between Christians and Muslims in America. Philobbos, a Christian, and Abou Elela Mady, a Muslim, both from Egypt, are in Central Kentucky this week to help Americans learn from Egypt's experiences with interfaith relationships...

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WCC General Secretary Discusses Impact of Interfaith Work on Ecumencial Theology

October 6, 2004

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_04106can.shtml

On October 6, 2004 Ekklesia reported, "An intensive schedule of meetings between Dr. Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Canadian churches culminated on Sunday 2 October in Ottawa. Speaking at a city-wide ecumenical service in Southminster United Church, Kobia outlined his understanding of a changing ecumenism which...

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Ecumenical Leader Speaks Against Use of Religion for Political Ends

October 5, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200410050660.html

On October 5, 2004 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The General Secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), Rt Rev Mvume Dandala, has decried the use of religion as a tool for politicians to promote their political agenda. Bishop Dandala, was speaking on Saturday, October 2, 2004, during the opening of the central office of the...

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Israeli Rabbi Tours U.S. Promoting Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

October 5, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/10/05/news/israel/rmelchior0917.txt

On October 5, 2004 the Cleveland Jewish News reported, "With a hectic speaking schedule taking him to numerous U.S. cities, Rabbi Michael Melchior barely knew which time zone he was in when he arrived at the Mandel Jewish Community Center for his recent address to the Cleveland Jewish Community Federation's Community...

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Scotland Introduces New Religious Tolerance Education Program

October 4, 2004

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/25241.html

On October 4, 2004 The Herald reported, "Children as young as three will be taught the dangers of sectarianism in anti-bigotry lessons to be introduced at schools and nurseries across Scotland. Source material to be piloted in five local authorities will prompt teachers to consider their own views on sectarianism and give them flexibility on how they introduce the topic. Ministers believe teaching children about the...

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Interfaith Coalition Support Initiative to Ban Same Sex Marriages in Oregon

October 2, 2004

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/10/03/news/religion/satrel01.txt

On October 2, 2004 Gazette Times reported, "today, members of First Congregational United Church of Christ and First United Methodist Church will be out in Corvallis knocking on doors to persuade people to vote against ballot Measure 36 — an initiative to define marriage in the Oregon Constitution as being only between one man and one woman. But in...

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Coalition Fights Native American Mascots

October 2, 2004

Source: NCM/BET News

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=dcfa238dfca7d17a68cf46d556cc8eb2

On October 2, 2004 NCM/BET News reported, "in the nation’s capital, where 20,000 Native Americans converged this week for the most grandiose tribal gathering in U.S. history, several Indian groups are demanding that the city discard an icon they say reminds them of America’s historic hate of their people:...

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"Pagans' Day Out" Organized in Daytona Beach, FL

October 1, 2004

Source: News Journal Online

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Headlines/03NewsHEAD090100104.htm

On October 1, 2004 the News Journal Online reported, "within the loose knit, and reportedly large and growing, pagan community of Volusia and Flagler counties, a wide variety of polytheists (believers in multiple gods and goddesses) and pantheists (those who see the divine in everything) happily coexist. Some, like...

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