Interfaith

Different Views on the Future of Faith Based Office

July 30, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15055_1.html

On July 30, 2004 Religion News Service reported that, "Call to Renewal, a religiously rooted anti-poverty group, has urged President Bush and Sen. John Kerry to keep the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives in the next presidential administration... The Interfaith Alliance sent letters in mid-July to Kerry and Bush seeking the dismantling of the office and its...

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DNC Delegates Attend Interfaith Anti-Poverty Service and Rally

July 29, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches News

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

On July 29, 2004 National Council of Churches News reported that, "more than 800 people of faith, including as many as 300 Democratic National Convention delegates, broke away from the Convention in Boston for a few hours Wednesday (July 28) to lift their voices and prayers on behalf of people living in poverty and to commit to do what they can to put ending poverty on the national...

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Religious Diversity in Andover MA Includes Interfaith Outreach and Education

July 29, 2004

Source: Andover Townsman News

http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/20040729/FP_001.html

On July 29, 2004 Andover Townsman News reported, "thanks to hipper, edgier programs, expanded facilities and increased variety of congregations, in many cases, Andover's houses of worship are by no means your parents' houses of worship. In addition, while there is a greater variety of ways to worship, the interest in religion in Andover appears to be growing. There are about two...

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White Evangelical Voters Swing Towards Republicans

July 27, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20040726-103059-4476r.htm

On July 27, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "The party of John Kerry and John Edwards is improving its standing with minorities, but losing ground to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney among white evangelicals, a new survey found. Those findings are bad news for Democrats assembled in Boston for their national convention, because white...

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Interfaith Group Aids Faith Traditions Beyond the Mainstream in OK

July 27, 2004

Source: The Oklahoman

http://www.newsok.com/article/1284206/?template=news/main

On July 27, 2004 The Oklahoman reported that "A year ago, [Emmah Eastwind] helped organize the Deep Root Community Center, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to shelter groups that embrace spiritual beliefs outside the mainstream in Oklahoma. The Deep Root umbrella covers practitioners of holistic health, metaphysical organizations and assorted pagan groups, including Sekhet-...

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Youth Become Focus of Innovative Religious Tolerance Video

July 26, 2004

Original Source: Marin Independent Journal

http ://w ww.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24409~2295265,00.html

On July 26, 2004 Marin Independent Journal reported, "[Ruby] Unger, a Mill Valley educational filmmaker who specializes in videos for school-age kids, made 'Respecting Beliefs,' a 25-minute production explaining the religious tenets of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Finished in March, it's now heading for distribution to schools all over the country. Disturbed by the inflammable anti-Islamic rhetoric that...

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In the Face of Conflict, Muslims and Jews Create Dialogue in NC

July 26, 2004

Source: WRAL News

http://www.wral.com/news/3577046/detail.html

On July 26, 2004 WRAL News reported, "Muslims from the Islamic Center spent Sunday morning with Jews at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh... The National Leader of the American Society of Muslims addressed the group. Omam Earl Mohammed first visited the Temple in November 2002... Sunday's participants spent most of their time speaking to each other. Leaders of both faiths say the constant unrest in the Middle East makes it...

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Interfaith Assembly Fosters Abrahamic Dialogue in NJ

July 25, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/news.asp?id=300

On July 25, 2004 Muslim American Society reported, "The Center for Theological and Spiritual Development at the College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE) [Morristown, NJ] hosted a Special Assembly, entitled: 'Children of Abraham: Journeys to God.'   The milestone event, attended by more than 700 people, featured renowned leaders of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths promoting the need for peace and solidarity among the...

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Lessons Learned in Barcelona: Interfaith Work Is Not Just Dialogue

July 24, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/religion/ny-lsfaith3904435jul24,0,6278977.story?coll=ny-religion-headlines

On July 24, 2004 Newsday reported, "[A] spirit of fellowship was the ultimate goal of the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions, which took place earlier this month. Nearly 550 events drew more than 8,000 people from nearly 80 countries. While the gathering was steeped in the grander notion...

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Update: Court Upholds Ruling Prohibiting Christian Town Council Prayer

July 23, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.fac.org/rel_liberty/publiclife/news.aspx?id=13769

On July 23, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "A federal appeals court yesterday upheld a judge's ruling that prohibits the Great Falls, S.C., Town Council from opening its meetings with a prayer that mentions Jesus Christ. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that such prayers amount to an unconstitutional government...

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An Interfaith Blessing for Hospital Labyrinth in OR

July 22, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metrosouthwest/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/1090498110207680.xml

On July 22, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "First came speeches, prayers, guitar strumming, singing, clapping, smudging smoke in four directions and consecrating. Then, under Wednesday afternoon's summer blue sky, a crowd of about 60 began dancing to drumming, moving through the...

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