Interfaith

An Interfaith Service Honors the Dead in Iraq

May 27, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04may27serviceindc.html

On May 27, 2004 the National Council of Churches reported, ""I was finally able to cry."  That's what a young woman attending an interfaith memorial service here today for all who have been killed in the Iraq conflict told a service leader. The emotional service, sponsored by the National Council of Churches USA and held at National City Christian Church, drew people of faith from...

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Government Official Calls for Interreligious Committees at State and Local Levels

May 27, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200405270406.html

On May 27, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a This Day article that reported, "The Tor Tiv Dr. Alfred Akawe Torkula has called for the establishment of joint committees of Muslims and Christians at the State and Local government levels, even as the nation grapples with the pervasive problem of religious intolerance. Dr. Torkula spoke in Makurdi at an expanded State Security Council meeting, chaired by the...

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Interfaith Services Honor the Dead in Iraq

May 26, 2004

Source: Worldwide Faith News Archives

http://www.wfn.org/2004/05/msg00215.html

On May 26, 2004 Worldwide Faith News Archives reported, "As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, the National Council of Churches USA along with faith groups around the country are planning interfaith services - 26, at latest count, including two that took place earlier in May - of prayer and remembrance for all those who have died in the war in Iraq. The 'lead' service sponsored by the NCC is set for...

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Muslim Request to Pray in Cordoba Church Prompts Examination of Spanish Identity

May 26, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0526/p01s04-woeu.html

On May 26, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Ever since Charles V erected an altar and choir stall in the middle of this city's Great Mosque five centuries ago - clearing out many of the mosque's emblematic red-and-white-striped arches in the process - Córdoba's Mezquita has symbolized Spain's divisive past. But now, Muslim immigrants and Spanish converts to Islam are...

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Are Immigrant Religious Practices Cultural or Criminal?

May 24, 2004

Source: USA Today

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/judicial/2004-05-24-courts-culture_x.htm

On May 24, 2004 USA Today reported, "Immigrants with roots in Africa, Asia and other non-Western cultures are winding up in America's courts after being charged with crimes for acts that would not be offenses in their home countries. In recent years, U.S. courts have been asked to decide the fates of defendants involved in animal sacrifices,...

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Together in Faith: Interfaith Conference Explores Homosexuality in Religion

May 24, 2004

Source: The Michigan Daily

http://www.michigandaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/05/24/40b18a3182e2f

On May 24, 2004 The Michigan Daily reported, "Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Kay Whitlock, a lesbian activist and author, likened the quote to the condition of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights in today’s society during her opening speech at this weekend’s 'Together in Faith...

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Pluralism Project Exhibit Highlights Michigan's Diversity

May 24, 2004

Source: The Michigan Daily

http://www.michigandaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/05/24/40b18c8cc2351

On May 24, 2004 The Michigan Daily reported, "Bill McNeece, director of photography for the Pluralism Project at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, said photography of different religious events taken by himself and students participating in the project often elicit questions about how he managed to take a trip around the world. What people...

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Manatee School Board Settles on School Prayers

May 23, 2004

Source: The First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/news.aspx?id=13394

On May 23, 2004 The First Amendment Center reported, "The Manatee County School Board has settled a federal lawsuit against its practice of saying Christian prayers before meetings. The agreement, which only one member voted against, mirrors guidelines the board set in August. It allows the board to open meetings with a nonsectarian invocation. A court must approve the...

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"Papa Married a Mormon": Play Explores Religious Intolerance in Utah

May 23, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2004/May/05232004/arts/168846.asp

On May 23, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "A play opening at LDS Church-owned Brigham Young University this week takes on Utah's 'elephant in the room' -- friction between members of Utah's dominant faith and their neighbors. 'Papa Married a Mormon' confirms what we already knew: religious tolerance -- and the lack of it -- have been issues in Utah for a long time. The play...

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Texas Officials Say Unitarian Church Not a Religious Organization

May 22, 2004

Source: The Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/living/religion/8726242.htm

On May 22, 2004 The Tallahassee Democrat reported, "Unitarian Universalists have for decades presided over births, marriages and memorials. The church operates in every state, with more than 5,000 members in Texas alone. But according to the office of Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, a Texas Unitarian church isn't really a religious...

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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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Editorial: Jews Must Learn to Contend With a Religious America

May 19, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=harris20040512844

On May 19, 2004 The Forward published an editorial noting, "America is changing rapidly. If American Jews don't grasp the significance of these changes, then we just might be left in the dust one day, notwithstanding our remarkable success to date.

America has played a unique role in the life of the Jewish people, particularly in the postwar era. That role, simply put...

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Religious Pluralism Subject of Kennedy Lecture at Catholic Educational Institute

May 19, 2004

Source: Western People

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story.asp?j=19664

On May 19, 2004 Western People reported, "The inaugural annual Kennedy Lecture was given by Dr. Dermot Lane recently to an audience of over eighty people at The Newman Institute of Education in Ballina...In his lecture entitled Christian Faith in the Context of a Multi-Cultural World, Dr. Lane addressed one of the great challenges for the Christian Church in the 21st century...Having reviewed...

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