Interfaith

Tolerance Center to Open in New York

May 19, 2004

Source: Architecture Press

http://architecture.press-world.com/v/62823.html

On May 19, 2004 Architecture Press reported, "The New York Tolerance Center (NYTC) is, first of all, a multimedia training facility for professionals--educators, law enforcement officials, and state/local government workers. It is designed to inform these visitors through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, about issues of prejudice, diversity, and cooperation in the workplace and...

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Pope Commends Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Stresses Its Importance for Peace

May 17, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=53778

On May 17, 2004 Zenit reported, "John Paul II stressed the importance of interreligious dialogue in the building of peace, as he met the participants of the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The dicastery, which is marking its 40th anniversary, has carried out its 'ecclesial service' with 'diligent determination,' the Pope said Saturday. The importance of the...

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Muslims and Jews Walk for Peace

May 17, 2004

Source: Muslim Wakeup!

http://www.muslimwakeup.com/mainarchive/000816.php#more

On May 17, 2004 Muslim Wakeup! reported, "The Interfaith Peace Walk for Jewish Muslim Reconciliation began at Al-Aqsa Islamic Society, an predominantly Arab-American community in North Central Philadelphia on May 2nd... The guest speakers were the founders of the Jewish-Muslim Peace Walk, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rabbi Lynne Gottlieb is a multitalented artist and human rights...

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Interfaith Leaders Bless Same-Sex Marriages

May 16, 2004

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=105-05162004

On May 16, 2004 U.S. Newswire reported, "On the eve of history -- as committed, loving gay and lesbian couples are able to receive civil marriage licenses and the critical benefits, protections and responsibilities that are associated with the unique legal status of civil marriage -- leaders of 18 faith traditions join in an interfaith prayer service entitled Blessings on the...

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Diana Eck Celebrates a New Religious America at Cedar Crest Graduation

May 16, 2004

Source: The Express-Times

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-11/108469828

On May 16, 2004 The Express-Times reported, "More than 3,500 cheered as Cedar Crest College introduced the class of 2004 during commencement ceremonies on Saturday... During the ceremonies honoring the 134th graduating class at the women's college, Harvard University Professor Diana L. Eck, director of the university's Pluralism Project, received an...

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Clergy Leadership Network Aims to Balance Power of Christian Coalition

May 15, 2004

Source: The Daily Camera

http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/religion/article/0,1713,BDC_2477_2887130,00.html

On May 15, 2004 The Daily Camera reported, "This week, clergy members from across the country will gather in Cleveland for the first national meeting of the Clergy Leadership Network, a fledgling nonprofit that aims to serve as the left-of-center answer to the conservative and hugely successful Christian Coalition. While its nonprofit...

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Rabbi Calls for Theology of Pluralism

May 14, 2004

Source: The Jewish Ledger

http://www.jewishledger.com/articles/2004/05/12/news/news12.txt

On May 14, 2004 The Jewish Ledger reported," Rabbi A. James Rudin continues to call on scholars and lay leaders to develop one or more theologies for religious pluralism in an attempt to save it from any attack. Rudin, former national interreligious affairs director for the American Jewish Committee (AJC), was in Connecticut on May 6-7, speaking before several Jewish...

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Interfaith Leaders Respond to Violence in Iraq

May 14, 2004

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.ricma.org/media-Interfaith.htm

On May 14, 2004 The Providence Journal reported on an interfaith prayer service held at the First Baptist Church of America to reflect on the recent events in Iraq: "The vigil was sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. Nine ministers, including the leader of the Muslim American Dawah Center of Rhode Island, spoke, prayed and sang. Imam Farid Ansari, of the Dawah Center, shared his unique...

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Muslim Chaplain Says He Will Quit if Crosses are Removed from Classrooms

May 14, 2004

Source: The National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004b/051404/051404n.php

On May 14, 2004 The National Catholic Reporter reported, "Georgetown University’s Muslim chaplain has said that if the university were to ever remove crucifixes from its classrooms, as some students and even faculty have proposed, he would resign. 'I will not continue to be at Georgetown if that cross is removed,'said Imam Yahya Hendi in Rome...

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Many Religious Leaders Prohibited from Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

May 13, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/05/13/episcopal_diocese_sets_same_sex_wedding_ban/

On May 13, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, headed by three bishops who support gay marriage, is barring its priests from officiating at same-sex weddings, citing restrictive language in the canons and prayerbook of the church. The decision by the Episcopal...

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2004 Parliament of the World's Religions Will Address Issues of Religion and Peace

May 13, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR051404.html

On May 13, 2004 the Religion News Service reported, "The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions today announced the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions (www.cpwr.org/2004Parliament/). Nearly five months after the March 11 terrorist attack on Madrid, the world's largest interreligious gathering will convene in Spain for the fourth ever Parliament and the first since September 11...

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Editorial: School Board Must Accept Non-Sectarian Prayers

May 12, 2004

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040512/OPINION/405120687/1030

On May 12, 2004 The Herald Tribune published an editorial insisting that the the Manatee County School Board should firmly commit to non-sectarian prayers. "Essentially, the board members must honor the pledge they made last summer to drop the use of the Lord's Prayer and switch to a nonsectarian invocation. If they fail...

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For Some Christians in Oregon, Tolerance is Intolerable

May 10, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1084190361254120.xml

On May 10, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The removal of Muslim speaker Shahriar Ahmed from the program of the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County spurred a call from many in the county's religious community for religious tolerance. But for a large group of conservative Christians, tolerance is simply intolerable if it means...

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Interfaith Groups Find Prayerful Environment at Univ. of Utah

May 10, 2004

Source: The Daily Utah Chronicle

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/news/2004/05/10/News/U.Religious.Groups.Diverse.Thriving.On.Campus-680060.shtml

On May 10, 2004 The Daily Utah Chronicle reported, "Media Credit: Andrew Cottle The Interfaith Chapel, located in Ft. Douglas, serves as a meeting house for all faiths.For U students who believe religious activities on campus are limited to those offered by the...

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