Interfaith

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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Interfaith Leaders Rally Against Gun Violence

May 9, 2004

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=2E0D94D5-67B9-463E-88DB0E9BBB282767

On May 9, 2004 Voice of America reported, "Thousands of people celebrated Mother's Day in Washington by taking part in competing rallies to address the issue of guns and the social scourge of gun violence. The Million Mom March refers largely to mothers who oppose the devastation gun violence can wreak on their families. The first...

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Diana Eck to Speak at Cedar Creek Commencement Ceremony

May 8, 2004

Source: The Express-Times

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-11/108400889711220.xml

On May 8, 2004 The Express-Times reported, "Diana L. Eck, director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University and one of the nation's highly regarded experts on the growing religious diversity of the United States, will address the graduating class and receive an honorary degree during Cedar Crest College's 134th Commencement...

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Rabbi Calls for Theology of Religious Pluralism

May 7, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-rabbirudin.artmay07,1,4048574.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On May 7, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "Rabbi A. James Rudin, senior interreligious advisor of the American Jewish Committee, said Thursday that the "politics of piety" is emerging in this country, gradually blending religion and politics, and threatening the wall of separation between church and...

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Across Faiths, Mothers Share a Common Humanity

May 7, 2004

Source: The St. Louis Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/News/St.+Charles/02CFB

On May 7, 2004 The St. Louis Dispatch reported, "According to Humera Qalbani, there is a Muslim saying that heaven lies under a mother's feet. Qalbani is the daughter of Hyder and Zereena Qalbani of St. Charles. The family operates two Subways Sandwich and Salad restaurants in St. Charles. Humera Qalbani said that a respect for mothers is...

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Pres. Bush Speaks on National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2004

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040506-10.html

On May 6, 2004 The White House published Pres. Bush's remarks on the National Day of Prayer: "A prayerful spirit has always been a central part of our national tradition, and it remains a vital part of our national character. Americans of every faith and every tradition turn daily to God in reverence and humility. We bring our cares to Him knowing He is our help in ages...

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On Day of Prayer, Piety Mixes With Politics

May 6, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0506/p01s03-uspo.html

On May 6, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As they voice their values before God and neighbor in this election year, faith communities are finding prayer can provide a disarming and galvanizing type of communication around otherwise divisive political issues. But as they do, they're proceeding carefully with the aim that their prayers, however well intentioned, don't...

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United Methodist Women Struggles Over Dispute on Interreligious Dialogue

May 5, 2004

Source: Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04126/311266.stm

On May 5, 2004 Post-Gazette reported, "One of the great Christian missionary movements of the 20th century began 135 years ago with members of a prayer circle giving 2 cents a week to help newly freed slaves. From that humble beginning, United Methodist Women now boasts 1 million members and an annual budget of more than $25 million. But the organization is a focus of conservative discontent in the 8.3...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Forms at Univ. of Santa Barbara

May 4, 2004

Source: The Daily Nexus

http://www.ucsbdailynexus.com/news/2004/7418.html

On May 4, 2004 The Daily Nexus reported, "The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Club met last night to explore Muslim and Jewish relations in its newly official and undergraduate format. Seven people attended the meeting, which touched on subjects ranging from the latest referendum vote in Israel, to a discussion of the Mexican population of Isla Vista, to reactions to American Students for Israel speaker...

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