Interfaith

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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Grand Sheikh and Alexandrian Pope Sign Christian-Muslim Dialogue Agreement

July 17, 2004

Source: ArabicNews.com

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/040717/2004071726.html

On July 17, 2004 ArabicNews.com reported, "The Grand Sheikh of Al-Azhar Mohamed Sayed Tantawi and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria and Patriarch of Saint Mark Diocese presided yesterday on the signing of an agreement on Muslim-Christian dialogue. Sheikh Hamid El-Rifae, Chairman of the International Islamic Forum and Gergis Saleh, Secretary General of the Middle East...

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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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