Interfaith

Interfaith Conference Examines "Religion, Peace and the Olympic Ideal"

August 11, 2004

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4547_31.htm

On August 11, 2004 the Anti-Defamation League issued a press release that reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) participated in a gathering of religious and interfaith leaders from around the world in Athens in the run up to the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece. The Interreligious Conference in Athens, August 10 – 11, 2004, was hosted by the Greek Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in...

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Buddhists Ask Tribal Leaders to Perform Ritual to Help Fight Crime

August 11, 2004

Source: News24

http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_1571071,00.html

On August 11, 2004 News24 reported, "The Buddhist temple in Bronkhorstspruit called on the help of sangomas last week in an attempt to curb crime in the area. Peter Just, spokesperson for the temple, said crime escalated in the area over the past few months. Because the perpetrators were probably from the local tribal communities, the temple thought that a...

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Interfaith Council Prepares for Dalai Lama's Visit to Miami, FL

August 10, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

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On August 10, 2004 The Miami Herald reported that great efforts are being made to prepare for the Dalai Lama's visit to Miami. "The Nobel Peace laureate and spiritual leader of the Tibetan people will visit Miami, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico from Sept. 19 to Oct. 7... Members of the Interfaith Council are...

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Officials Defy Court Rulings Banning Exclusive Prayers in S.C.

August 9, 2004

Source: AP

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/9351133.htm

On August 9, 2004 AP reported, "Some local government leaders in South Carolina are continuing to pray to a specific god at meetings, despite a federal appeals court ruling that such religion-specific prayers are unconstitutional. Charleston County Councilman Tim Scott described the ruling as part of a continuing attack on Christianity, and he said he hopes his council will fight back by...

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"Uniquely Singapore" Branding Campaign Includes Attention to Religious Diversity

August 9, 2004

Source: TODAY online

http://www.todayonline.com/articles/23727.asp

On August 9, 2004 TODAY online reported, "The essence, or 'soul,' of Singapore has had several re-incarnations in the last decade but arguably none on as high a plane of existence as its current avatar. The 'Uniquely Singapore' branding campaign came to life only in March — but its presence is being felt practically everywhere. From the Singapore Zoo and the Post Office to food outlets, shops and even drug...

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Interfaith Community Defends Muslim Cleric Accused of Aiding Terror in San Diego

August 6, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/nation/terror/20040803-2228-hamas-staff.html

On August 6, 2004 The San Diego Union Tribune reported that, "people of many faiths voice their support for El-Mazain. Scores of people crowded the federal courthouse Tuesday in support of a prominent San Diego Muslim cleric whose arrest on terrorism charges inspired Jewish, Catholic and Protestant community leaders to come to...

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Muslims to Purchase Methodist Church in Ocoee FL

August 6, 2004

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-locchurch06080604aug06,1,6091489.story

On August 6, 2004 Orlando Sentinel reported, "The Foundation of Lights, a Muslim organization, has signed a contract to buy the Ocoee Oaks United Methodist Church for $600,000 and has raised about half the $200,000 down payment needed to seal the deal, said foundation board member Naeem Nasir. The mosque, which...

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NYC Sikh Train Operator Fighting for Religious Rights is also Irish-American

August 6, 2004

Source: Irish Echo

http://www.irishecho.com/newspaper/story.cfm?id=14984

On August 6, 2004 Irish Echo reported that, "Kevin Harrington has been labeled everything from "the turban guy" to an example of religious freedom since his name was splashed across the news last June. The subway operator for New York City's Transit Authority was the center of a fight over the right for municipal workers to wear religious headgear on the job. One thing many people did not know...

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Interfaith Alliance Challenge Push Polls in Colorado

August 5, 2004

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/election/article/0,1299,DRMN_36_3088084,00.html

On August 5, 2004 Rocky Mountain News reported, "A group of religious leaders condemned a poll that they said attacked a candidate as 'anti-Catholic,' denouncing such tactics Wednesday as un-American and un-Christian. The Rev. Dr. Phyllis Taylor, of the United Church of Christ, joined the Rev. Jim Sunderland, a Jesuit priest, and...

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Inclusive Graduation Ceremonies in Delaware

August 4, 2004

Source: Delaware Wave/USA Today

http://www.delmarvanow.com/bethanybeach/stories/20040804/976620.html

On August 4, 2004 Delaware Wave/USA Today reported, "Board members of the Indian River School District have a tough task before them. Following a decision made reluctantly at last week's board meeting, the policy committee is charged with developing a new policy regarding what can be said at future high-school graduations. Once that policy is in draft...

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Worker Fired for Eating Pork at Company With Muslim Ties

August 4, 2004

Source: Central Florida Local 6 News

http://www.local6.com/money/3614199/detail.html

On August 4, 2004 the Central Florida Local 6 News reported, "A Central Florida woman was fired from her job after eating 'unclean' meat and violating a reported company policy that pork and pork products are not permissible on company premises, according to Local 6 News... Lina Morales was hired as an administrative assistant at Rising Star -- a Central Florida telecommunications company...

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