Interfaith

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

July 15, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/adlqueens

On July 15, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) condemned the July 11 attack on a Sikh man by a group of men in Queens as a deplorable hate crime... 'This week, our community was shaken by a deplorable crime, the attack on Rajinder Singh Khalsa in Richmond Hills, Queens,' said Joel J. Levy, Director ADL New York Office. 'This reprehensible hate crime is evidence of the tragic reality that hate...

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At Parliament of World's Religions, Notable Focus on Islam and Dialogue

July 15, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/149/story_14929.html

On July 15, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an article by Gustav Niebuhr on the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions in Barcelona, Spain: "None of the 7,000 attendees in Barcelona were elected. Meeting every five or six years in different cities worldwide, the parliament exists primarily to bring people of different faiths together—ideally, into cooperative contact. That it exists at all testifies...

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Coalition Responds to NY Hate Crime Against Sikh

July 15, 2004

Source: NY Indymedia.com

http://nyc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/97055/index.php

On July 15, 2004 NY Indymedia.com reported, "On Thuesday, July 15, a multiethnic coalition is holding a press conference to continue focusing on the need to address bias crimes in NYC... New Immigrant Community Empowerment (NICE), a non-profit immigrant advocacy organization has formed a multiethnic coalition of over two-dozen organizations to end bias crimes in New York City....

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Botswanan Baha'i Participates in Parliament on International Advisory Committee

July 14, 2004

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=310

On July 14, 2004 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The high point of 20 years of interfaith activity by Lally Lucretia Warren, a Baha'i from Botswana, came this week when she chaired a session at the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions. The Parliament, a major interfaith conference, drew more than 8,000 people from 75 countries to this Mediterranean city 7-13 July. Acting...

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Multifaith Coalition Signs Letter Opposing Federal Marriage Amendment

July 13, 2004

Source: Worldwide Faith News Archives

http://www.wfn.org/2004/07/msg00105.html

On July 13, 2004 Worldwide Faith News reported, "On June 2, 2004, a broad coalition of religious leaders released a letter to Congress opposing any amendment to the Constitution that would ban marriage for same-sex couples. Representatives of this group then followed the release of the joint letter with a briefing on Capitol Hill outlining the specific religious and moral reasons behind their...

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Editorial: Is the "Religion Gap" a Myth?

July 12, 2004

Source: Beliefnet/Slate

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14856_1.html

On July 12, 2004 Beliefnet/Slate reported, "One of America's two political parties is extremely religious. Sixty-one percent of this party's voters say they pray daily or more often. An astounding 92 percent of them believe in life after death. And there's a hard-core subgroup in this party of super-religious Christian zealots. Very conservative on gay marriage, half of the members of this...

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Faith Groups Seek to Address AIDS Prevention and Care

July 12, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0712/p06s01-woap.html?s=hns

On July 12, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As governments across Asia grapple with a rising tide of HIV/AIDS, attention is turning to the role that faith-based groups can play in combating the virus. Around 100 such groups are attending the 15th International AIDS Conference, which opened [in Bangkok] Sunday amid fresh warnings of an escalating epidemic....

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Hindu Temple Event Promotes Interreligious Understanding Among Children

July 12, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_881166,001600060001.htm

On July 12, 2004 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "South African children got a glimpse of Hindu rituals and the rationale behind them at a temple here in an event aimed at fostering cross-cultural understanding. Children of devotees at the Swaminarayan Temple joined many others, including some invited from homes in Gauteng, to share the...

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Watchdog Organization Keeps Preachers from Backing Candidates

July 10, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9121508.htm?1c

On July 10, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "Under IRS rules, tax-exempt groups such as churches may not participate in political campaigns for or against candidates. Certain political activities are permitted, such as voter education or registration conducted in a nonpartisan manner. Alleged violations could bring federal scrutiny. The coalition, a...

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Pagans Attend World Parliament of Religions

July 10, 2004

Source: WitchVox.com

http://www.witchvox.com/words/words_2004/e_powr.html

On July 10, 2004 WitchVox.com posted an essay by Jerrie Hildebrand that reported, "This week, over sixty Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Asatru and Contemporary Shamans from the United States, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Spain, Mexico, and other places are participants to the Council of the Parliament of World Religions in Barcelona, Spain. Representatives of Circle Sanctuary, Lady...

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Muslim School Joins Theological Consortium in Washington, D.C.

July 10, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/9103640.htm

On July 10, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Va., has joined the Washington Theological Consortium, marking the first time that a Muslim school has become part of a major group of U.S. seminaries and schools of religion... The Washington consortium is one of 10 such cooperatives in...

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Theologian Hans Küng Calls for Return to Dialogue, Ethics to Address World Problems

July 10, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5075809

On July 10, 2004 swissinfo reported, "Leading Swiss theologian Hans Küng has called for a return to religious values to ensure peace in the world. In an interview with swissinfo, Küng said humanity’s survival depended on the existence of a worldwide ethic and dialogue between religions. The 75-year-old theologian is to receive an award for his work in fostering...

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