Interfaith

Catholics Not Included in Religious Tolerance Meeting

March 2, 2004

Source: WPXI

http://www.wpxi.com/news/2888754/detail.html

On March 2, 2004 WPXI ran an Associated Press article that reported, "A meeting to promote religious tolerance in Russia isn't off to a very good start. It seems Catholics aren't invited. More than 300 religious leaders from the Commonwealth of Independent States, a loose grouping of most of the former Soviet republics, are to participate in the conference beginning Tuesday. But the conference will only include...

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Court Rules: Catholic Charities Must Pay for Birth Control

March 2, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/02/national/02CHAR.html

On March 2, 2004 The New York Times reported that "the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that Catholic Charities must provide its employees in California with medical coverage for birth control, in spite of its religious objections to contraception. The ruling has sweeping implications for religion-based nonprofit organizations and hospitals throughout the state and could influence...

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Interfaith Leader Fights Against Discrimination of Same-Sex Marriages

February 29, 2004

Source: The Northwest Indiana Times

http://www.thetimesonline.com/articles/2004/02/29/news/region_and_state/3c692497dad1297986256e490013a337.txt

On February 29, 2004 The Northwest Indiana Times reported, "As much as many people would like to sweep it back into the closet, the gay marriage debate has swept the nation -- and the fallout didn't spare Northwest Indiana this week... On Thursday, Jeff Miner, an...

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Faith Leaders Discuss Religion and the Press

February 29, 2004

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/articles/8/124947-8428-131.html

On February 29, 2004 The Indianapolis Star published an editorial by Dennis Ryerson, editor of the Star. Ryerson wrote concerning a recent discussion about religion and the press he held with a group of 30 individuals including conservative evangelicals and moderate to liberal Methodists, Jews, Muslims, Catholics and Baptists. They asked that the Star remain a secular newspaper...

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Interview with Bettina Gray, Founder of North American Interfaith Network

February 28, 2004

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040228/NEWS10/102280186/-1/NEWS

On February 28, 2004 The Toledo Blade reported, "When Bettina Gray helped organize a multifaith council in Berkeley, Calif., in the early 1970s, she didn’t know if there were any similar groups in existence...In 1980, Ms. Gray’s organization, the North American Interfaith Network, conducted a survey that found...

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Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii Recognized for Advocacy Work

February 28, 2004

Source: The Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2004/02/28/news/story11.html

On February 28, 2004 The Star-Bulletin reported, "the Interfaith Alliance of Hawaii won a national award last night for advocacy work that 'exemplifies that religion can be a constructive force in public life.' Four Hawaii members of the organization accepted the award at the national conference of the Interfaith Alliance at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. The Bishop P. Francis Murphy...

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Winners Announced in Interfaith Space Competition

February 26, 2004

Source: Market Wire

http://www.marketwire.com/mw/release_html_b1?release_id=63725

On February 26, 2004 Market Wire reported, "The Interfaith Sacred Space International Design Competition today announced four winning entries in the first competition in the history of religion designed specifically to identify concepts for truly interfaith sacred space. The competition's goal is to encourage creation of spaces designed for use by peoples of all faiths, as a...

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ACLU Applauds Court Ruling on Funding for Theology Students

February 25, 2004

Source: The American Civil Liberties Union

http://www.aclu.org/ReligiousLiberty/ReligiousLiberty.cfm?ID=15078&c=37

On February 25, 2004 The American Civil Liberties Union reported, "The American Civil Liberties Union today welcomed the decision by the Supreme Court to let states decide for themselves whether to grant scholarship money to theology students, which the ACLU said undermines one of the core legal arguments in the President’s so-...

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Muslim Imam Responds to "The Passion"

February 25, 2004

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www2.ocregister.com/ocrweb/ocr/article.do?id=82623

On February 25, 2004 The Orange County Register reported that "four Orange County spiritual leaders got together Monday for an early look at 'The Passion,' and, at the Register's request, described what they saw and how the movie affected them.

Each of the four - a Christian evangelist, a Jewish rabbi, a Muslim imam and a Catholic priest - offered a personal...

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Employees Sue Salvation Army Over Religion Bias

February 25, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/25/nyregion/25salvation.html

On February 25, 2004 The New York Times reported that "eighteen former and current employees from the social services arm of the Salvation Army sued the organization in federal court yesterday, accusing it of imposing a religious veil over secular, publicly financed activities like caring for foster children and counseling young people with AIDS. Advertisement The plaintiffs...

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