Interfaith

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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Call to Dialogue in Hamtramck, Mich

July 9, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call9_20040709.htm

On July 9, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Dozens of people came together Thursday evening at the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck to talk about what they have in common in the religiously divided city.

They talked about being immigrants or the children of immigrants. They talked about how Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in one God... Hamtramck has been divided...

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Interfaith Alliance Releases Guidelines for Campaigning in a Multi-Faith Nation

July 7, 2004

Source: Interfaith Alliance

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=146-07072004

On July 7, 2004 Interfaith Alliance reported, "This week, The Interfaith Alliance sent copies of its latest publication, 'Running for Office in a Multi-Faith Nation,' to the Kerry- Edwards and Bush-Cheney campaign offices. The guides have also been sent to all Democratic and Republican candidates for the United States Senate and House of Representatives, the Democratic...

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Prince Charles Opens Multifaith Garden at Primary School

July 7, 2004

Source: The Scotsman/PA News

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3173370

On July 7, 2004 PA News reported, "The Prince of Wales today opened a multi-faith garden in a primary school. Charles was visiting Deansfield Primary School in Eltham, south– east London, and was greeted with applause by waiting schoolchildren when he arrived this morning...The cloister garden at the school was designed and built by an alumni of the Prince’s Foundation for the Built...

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