Interfaith

Two Sides Debate "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance

March 11, 2004

Source: The State

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/analysis.aspx?id=12856

On March 11, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Does it matter whether the Pledge of Allegiance proclaims that the indivisible American republic is 'under God'? In a political sense, the answer is certainly yes. The attorneys general of all 50 states, the Bush administration and many members of Congress joined briefs backing the current...

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In Chicago, Muslim Leader Honored for Her Bridge-Building Work

March 11, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/nb/03-11-04-245232.html

On March 11, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Leaders of the Society of the Divine Word's Peace and Justice Commission were so impressed with the way Northbrook's Debra DePalma Youssef organized a diversity event at the Techny Towers last spring, they were inspired to create a special 'bridge building' award -- and give...

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Grants to Religious Organizations Exceed One Billion Dollars

March 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44442-2004Mar9.html

On March 10, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The federal government gave more than $1.1 billion in competitive grants to religious organizations in fiscal 2003 as President Bush's efforts to support religious charities led to dramatic increases in such grants by key agencies, White House officials said yesterday. Although the partial figures released by...

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In California, Zen-Catholic Dialogue Forms Over Meditation

March 10, 2004

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://www.nccbuscc.org/comm/archives/2004/04-047.htm

On March 10, 2004 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reported, "Catholic and Buddhist priests, monastics, teachers and community leaders have participated in the second of an anticipated four annual dialogues. The series is sponsored by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, the San Francisco Zen Center, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The...

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In Boston, Interfaith Rally in Support of Gay Marriage

March 9, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=144-03092004

On March 9, 2004 US Newswire reported, "In anticipation of the resumption of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, State Representative Byron Rushing and the Reverend Jimmy Creech -- the United Methodist minister who was defrocked for performing a holy union for two men -- will give brief speeches and join religious leaders and people of faith at an interfaith event...

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Religions for Peace USA

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Address: 777 United Nations Plaza, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-338-9140
Email: rfpusa@rfpusa.org
Website: http://www.rfpusa.org
Mission: Religions for Peace USA is the largest and most broadly-based representative multi-religious forum in the United States, with participants from more than 50 religious communities, representing each of the major faith traditions....

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Gather the Women Week in Salem

March 8, 2004

Source: The Statesman Journal

http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=76676

On March 8, 2004 The Statesman Journal reported, "Several events in Salem will mark the second annual Gather the Women week, including talks, music and dance. On Sunday, more than 50 people gathered to kick off the week with presentations from activists, business owners and religious leaders. The local events are a few of the hundreds unfolding around the world this week to honor the...

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Senator Calls for Dialogue and Reconciliation Amongst Religions

March 8, 2004

Source: Western Catholic Reporter

http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2004/0308/roche030804.shtml

On March 8, 2004 the Western Catholic Reporter ran an excerpt from a talk by Senator Douglas Roche to the Canadian Egyptian Society of Edmonton and the Canadian Arab Professional and Business Club on Feb. 7, in which he said, "My message to you tonight is that all of us - Muslim, Christian, Jew and beyond - must reach out in dialogue and reconciliation in these new and dangerous...

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Unitarians in Utah Offer a Place for Pluralism

March 8, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Mar/03082004/utah/145757.asp

On March 8, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Utah's Unitarian community is but a small blip in a state dominated by one religion -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- and populated by several smaller, but significantly sized sects... But in pulling their five state congregations together for the first time ever Sunday at the University of Utah, the Unitarians...

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At a Texas Mosque, a Broken Fence Becomes a Memorial

March 8, 2004

Source: KCBD News

http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=1697160

On March 8, 2004 KCBD News reported, "'The guys came in here and bent the fence,' said Cherif Amor, a member of the Islamic Center of the South Plains, retracing a night of violence. 'The concrete blocks are here,' he said, standing outside a broken window. On Sunday morning vandals defiled his house of worship. Monday afternoon the faithful were framed with shards of glass. The mosque is surrounded by a...

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Hundreds Wash Swastikas From Colorado Synagogue

March 8, 2004

Source: The Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_2712256,00.html

On March 8, 2004 The Rocky Mountain News reported, "The stranger in the crocheted skull cap reached out to shake Rabbi Daniel Cohen's hand Sunday in a doorway to the BMH-BJ Congregation synagogue. 'I'm a Muslim,' the man said. 'And I'm outraged.' Cohen smiled and thanked the visitor, one of more than 350 people who turned out - many...

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Editorial: Conversion Celebrates a Plurality of Answers

March 6, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/irving/opinion/stories/030704dnirvcarter.11a84.html

On March 6, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Some people in our society feel threatened by the word "missionary." But is the word really so odd? Billions of people around the world belong to one of the three great missionary faiths: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. As...

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"The Passion" Leads to Increase in Interfaith Dialogue

March 6, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

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On March 6, 2004 The Miami Herald reported on interfaith dialogues sparked by Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion." "Mary Boys, a past president of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, is one of many religious and lay leaders participating in interfaith dialogues across the nation, including in South Florida, where Christians and Jews can learn about each other's perspectives. Organizers believe Americans of all...

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