Interfaith

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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Interfaith Alliance Rejects Proposed Marriage Amendment

April 22, 2004

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/News/News.cfm?ID=5333&c=37

On April 22, 2004 The Interfaith Alliance reported, "Today, The Interfaith Alliance, the nation’s largest interfaith organization called on the United States Congress to reject a proposed amendment to the Constitution, known as the Federal Marriage Amendment." The organization released a statement saying, in part: "As a mainstream religious organization of over...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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Religious Diversity Transforms Montgomery County

April 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31342-2004Apr21.html

On April 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The gold-plated dome of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring gleams in the afternoon sun. Next door, the bright Mediterranean-blue roof and golden-topped spires of the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church shine in sharp religious and architectural contrast. Beside it are the simple white buildings of the...

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Hundreds of Teens to Participate in Interfaith Service in Chicago

April 22, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/sk/04-22-04-278078.html

On April 22, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Area teens will have a chance to meet and work with teenagers of other faiths Sunday when they take part in the National Day of Youth Service. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Corps, will bring together teenagers in 20 cities including an estimated 400 in the...

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Muslim Scholars Praise Boxer Muhammad Ali for Teaching Tolerance

April 21, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/04/21ky/A1-ali0421-8253.html

On April 21, 2004 The Courier Journal reported, "Growing up in Iran in the 1970s, Omid Safi knew of only one Muslim outside of his native country: Muhammad Ali. Safi, along with other Muslim scholars from Asia and the United States, met the former heavyweight boxing champion in person yesterday in Ali's native Louisville. Ali, they said, set a...

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Interfaith Group Lobbies for Drug Reforms to Aid the Poor

April 21, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/business/globe/articles/2004/04/21/groups_push_drug_makers_to_help_poor/

On April 21, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "A coalition of faith-based investor groups has persuaded drug maker Schering-Plough Corp. to improve its program providing free and discounted medicines to the poor and is making similar demands on other major pharmaceutical companies. The Interfaith Center on...

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Yale Students Cultivate Understanding Through Faith and Environment Group

April 19, 2004

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=25832

On April 19, 2004 the Yale Daily News reported, "A group of religious Yalies in search of sunshine and spirituality Friday found it in a day of weeding and trellis-building at the Yale Organic Garden on Edwards Street. The newly-formed Faith and Environment group's first event included several presentations on religion and the environmental movement in addition to the garden work. 'I myself had...

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Muslims Ask Church to Allow Prayer in Cathedral in Ancient Mosque Complex

April 19, 2004

Source: The Guardian

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,3604,1194663,00.html

On April 19, 2004 The Guardian reported, "Muslims across Spain are lobbying the Roman Catholic church in the southern city of Córdoba to make a symbolic gesture of reconciliation between faiths by allowing them to pray in the city's cathedral. Córdoba's renaissance cathedral sits in the centre of an ancient mosque complex, and local Muslims want to be allowed to...

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Arizona Group Gathers to Combat Religious Bigotry

April 17, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/northphoenix/articles/0417bigotry17Z3.html

On April 17, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "A group of about 100 people, representing numerous faiths, gathered Tuesday at the Arizona Capitol to share their stories of religious bigotry and their ideas on how to combat it. The event was put together by the Anti-Defamation League, the National Conference for Community and...

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Dover Interfaith Group Supports Community Leaders

April 16, 2004

Source: Dover Community News

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/dover/d4_16b.htm

On April 16, 2004 Dover Community News reported, "The Dover Area Religious Leaders Association is made up of religious leaders of the First Parish Congregational Church, UCC, St. John’s United Methodist Church, the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, St. Thomas Episcopal Church, St. Mary’s Catholic Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Union Congregational Church of...

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