Interfaith

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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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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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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