Interfaith

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...

Read more about Update: Court Upholds Ruling Prohibiting Christian Town Council Prayer

Jewish-Muslim Planning Group Focuses on Interfaith Awareness in OR

July 22, 2004

Source: Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/suburban/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/1090497434207680.xml

On July 22, 2004 Oregonian reported, "A Muslim-Jewish planning group works to build understanding. Planners hope a September arts program will help members of both faiths learn about each other... Formed in December 2003, the group's goal is simple: to build understanding between Jewish and Muslim...

Read more about Jewish-Muslim Planning Group Focuses on Interfaith Awareness in OR

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...

Read more about An Interfaith Blessing for Hospital Labyrinth in OR

Presbyterian Clerk Gives Statement Concerning Messianic Churches and Interfaith Relations

July 21, 2004

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04029b.htm

On July 21, 2004 Presbyterian News Service reported that, "responding to widespread public criticism from a number of Jewish groups, the Rev. Clifton Kirkpatrick, stated clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA), has issued a statement to 'clarify the actions of (the recent 216th) General Assembly' on Israel and on the PC(USA)’s commitment to dialogue with people of other faiths." In this statement...

Read more about Presbyterian Clerk Gives Statement Concerning Messianic Churches and Interfaith Relations

Call to Prayer Controversy Sets Precedent for Nation's Growing Diversity

July 21, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/ham21_20040721.htm

On July 21, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Campaign banners fluttered in four languages and neighbors from an array of ethnic backgrounds took to the streets and gathered in houses of worship in Hamtramck Tuesday to lobby each other as voters decided two hotly debated ballot questions. Issues as universal as religious freedom and public education hung in the balance in the special...

Read more about Call to Prayer Controversy Sets Precedent for Nation's Growing Diversity

Growth in Christian "Home Based Observances"

July 21, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0721/p01s01-ussc.html?s=hns

On July 21, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported that, "for many Americans, worship is no longer centered exclusively under a steeple. In an era of long commutes, overloaded schedules, and made-to-order spirituality, religious experience increasingly means venturing into someone's home for refreshments and a taste of God on far more personal terms... Though...

Read more about Growth in Christian "Home Based Observances"

Arab Americans Rally Against Anti-Islamism

July 21, 2004

Source: SNITCH Louisville

http://louisville.snitch.com/2004/07/21/muslim

On July 21, 2004 the SNITCH Louisville reported that throughout the country Arab-Americans are mobilizing with local civil authorities in order to counter the Anti-Islam stigmatism that has continued to attack their community. "During 2003-04, Boston’s Northeastern University studied police relationships with Muslim, Sikh and Arab-American communities in Michigan, Southern California and Boston....

Read more about Arab Americans Rally Against Anti-Islamism

Study Highlights Religious Diversity in South Carolina

July 20, 2004

Source: Tribune Times

http://tribunetimes.com/news/people/2004/07/20/2004072035475.htm

On July 20, 2004 Tribune Times reported, "According to The Pluralism Project, a study by Harvard University's Committee on the Study of Religion, South Carolina before 1850 was one of the most ethnically diverse states in the union, home to French Huguenots, Swiss Germans, Sephardic Jews, Scotch-Irish, Irish Catholics and Yorubas, all which helped shape the culture. The...

Read more about Study Highlights Religious Diversity in South Carolina

Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

July 18, 2004

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/boroughs/story/213140p-183538c.html

On July 18, 2004 New York Daily News reported, "Last Sunday's senseless attack on a Sikh man - a 54-year-old father and community leader - in Richmond Hill, Queens, was the latest reminder that prejudice and hate are alive and well on the streets of New York... That is why on Thursday, almost 100 people in a diverse, multiethnic coalition of more than two dozen civil...

Read more about Multiethnic Coalition Responds to Hate Crime Against Sikh in Queens, NY

Pages