Interfaith

Editorial: Schools Must Be Allowed Flexibility in Religious Observances

April 28, 2004

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/14906.html

On April 28, 2004 The Herald ran an editorial on the lack of a response from Peter Peacock, Member of the Scottish Parliament and Minister for Education and Young People, to the report from the religious observance review group, which examined religious observation in schools in the UK. The editorial board wrote, "If, as is strongly hinted at, the executive [Peacock] insists that religious observance must...

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Southern Baptists Join Muslims and the NCC to Help the Uninsured

April 27, 2004

Source: The Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/abpnews/story.cfm?newsId=4235

On April 27, 2004 The Associated Baptist Press reported, "Perhaps only a problem as daunting as the 40-plus million Americans lacking health insurance could bring together officials from groups as diverse as the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Council of Churches, and the Islamic Society of North America. Those groups as well as Catholic, Jewish, Pentecostal and other...

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Editorial: Bridges, Not Roadblocks, Will Build Tolerance Among Abrahamic Faiths

April 27, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1083067061140131.xml

On April 27, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "After reading Richard Colby's report about this controversy within the Portland area's religious community, I was truly shocked. In a time when we are supposed to be teaching religious tolerance and understanding, it is sad to see the organizers of the "Mayors' Prayer...

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Indiana University to Hold Interfaith Baccalaureate

April 26, 2004

Source: Indiana University

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/1430.html

On April 26, 2004 Indiana University reported, "Indiana University Bloomington will observe its 2004 baccalaureate with a 45-minute interfaith observance on May 7 at 5 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. The celebration is open to the public. Records show that a baccalaureate has been held at IU for at least the last 166 years, but in 2002, a campus-wide committee restructured the traditional ceremony to...

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In Washington, Thousands Join in Pro-Choice March

April 25, 2004

Source: Woman's e-News

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/1803/context/archive

On April 25, 2004 Woman's e-News reported, "An unprecedented number of pro-choice activists protesting the government's persistent effort to chip away at women's health and reproductive rights gave New York Senator Hillary Clinton a rousing welcome earlier today on the national mall. Saying that the last national reproductive rights march in 1992 had ushered in...

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The New Religious Landscape of Houston, TX

April 24, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2526488

On April 24, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "The diversity and design of Houston's religious landscape is changing as new churches, mosques, synagogues and temples meet the demands of growing congregations. Martin Aaron, a nationally known religious real estate appraiser, describes the metropolitan area as "very prolific" in the development or sale of worship centers...

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Diana Eck : Religious Pluralism is Here to Stay

April 24, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-20/1082647719134110.xml

On April 24, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, " Like it or not, religious pluralism is here and people need to choose how they want to deal with it, a Harvard University professor told 370 members of the audience at a University of Michigan-Flint luncheon on Wednesday. Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies,...

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OR Mayor and Rabbi Decline Invitation After Muslim 'Disinvited"

April 24, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metro/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/10828077352517031.xml

On April 24, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "Organizers of the annual Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County have voted to bar a local Muslim leader from offering a prayer at the event, leading Beaverton Mayor Rob Drake and other city officials to say they'll skip the May 5 event. 'It's just broken my heart,' Drake said Friday...

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Syracuse Univ. Students Take Interfaith Dialogue to the Playing Fields

April 23, 2004

Source: The Daily Orange

http://www.dailyorange.com/news/2004/04/23/Feature/Religious.Groups.Vie.For.Dominance.In.Athletic.Crusade-669817.shtml

On April 23, 2004 The Daily Orange reported, "When religions clash on the football field, things can get a little competitive. Last year, students from the Muslim Student Association team knocked over a few members of the Baptist Campus Ministries team, said...

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Muslims Urge Christians to Engage in Dialogue in Kentucky

April 23, 2004

Source: The Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04195.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Presbyterian News Service reported, "A group of 15 Muslim scholars and preachers said during a visit here last week that mainstream Islam is widely misunderstood in the United States. A Christian theologian challenged the group to engage Christians in dialogue that does not avoid the hard questions posed by either faith. 'We need serious, ongoing, in-depth discussion with...

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Government Watchdog Urges Public Schools to Teach About Religious Diversity

April 23, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=514328

On April 23, 2004 The Independent reported, "Schools will be urged to teach their pupils about a broad range of religious faiths - not just Christianity - in new guidance to be published next week. The guidance, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Government's exams watchdog, will suggest that pupils should be given an understanding of Islam,...

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