Interfaith

NY Interfaith Concert Celebrates a Diversity of Voices

February 19, 2004

Source: The Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/thursday/lifeentertainment/stories/li021904s2.shtml

On February 19, 2004 The Poughkeepsie Journal reported, "Last year, at the first Salaam-Shalom: Family Culture Fest, members of Vassar Temple and Masjiid al-Noor celebrated and shared their cultural and religious heritage through music, dance, food, storytelling, henna art and face painting. This year, on Saturday...

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Maryland Interfaith Network Helps Improve Schools

February 19, 2004

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200408/princegeorgescty/makediff/202821-1.html

On February 19, 2004 The Gazette reported, "Whether you're Catholic or Baptist, Muslim or Buddhist, you can probably agree on one thing: Prince George's County children deserve better schools. The Interfaith Action Communities encourages residents of all faiths to set aside prejudices and preconceived notions to improve local education. By combining resources and...

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Poll Confirms Americans Want Separation of Church and State

February 19, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=140-02192004

On February 19, 2004 US Newswire reported, "Today, the nation's largest interfaith organization released results of The Interfaith Alliance/Zogby International Poll, which reaffirmed that Americans want to maintain the historical separation between the institutions of religion and government. By an overwhelming margin, consistent across regional, religious, and ethnic sub- groups...

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Conservative Website Challenges Catholic-Muslim Studies Program

February 18, 2004

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=108-02182004

On February 18, 2004 U.S. Newswire reported, "PipeLineNews.org, the Internet's fastest growing conservative political news source, is calling for 'an immediate, thorough and unbiased review of the Bernardin School's Catholic-Muslim Studies Program, and that further 'interfaith outreach' to the Muslim community be immediately terminated pending that review.'" Editor...

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In MA, African-American Clergy Unite Against Gay Marriage

February 16, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/02/08/top_clerics_join_to_support_amendment/

On February 16, 2004 the reported that "many of the most prominent religious figures in Massachusetts issued statements this weekend calling on the Legislature to preserve marriage as a heterosexual institution. Three groups representing African-American clergy -- the Black Ministerial...

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Cardinal Schonborn Advocates Muslim-Christian Dialogue

February 16, 2004

Source: The News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/040210cardinal.html

On February 16, 2004 the The News-Press reported, "The best way for Christians and Muslims to get along is by truly practicing what their faiths teach, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn said Monday in Naples, Florida. While not giving up the basic tenets of their respective religions, 'our common responsibility to God can bring us, in a certain way, together,' said Schonborn,...

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Civil Liberties Groups React to the Pledge Clause

February 14, 2004

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/press/pr040213.htm

On February 14, 2004 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported that "Americans United and allied civil liberties groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief Feb. 13 insisting that the U.S. Constitution bars public school officials from leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance because addition of the words 'under God' has turned the patriotic ritual into an affirmation...

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McMaster University to Get Vegetarian/Vegan Cafeteria

February 11, 2004

Source: The Hamilton Spectator

On February 11, 2004 The Hamilton Spectator reported, "McMaster University campus should have a cafeteria where vegans and vegetarians will be able to dine by the fall of 2004. The idea for the cafeteria was first promoted by Aaron Orkin, a third-year arts and science student, who along with a friend, wanted to open a kitchen where Jewish, Hindu and Muslim students could have a place to eat where their dietary needs would be served. Orkin says, 'The cafe is not just another option for lunch but a welcoming open space where...

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Religious Leaders Join Rally to Oppose Gay Marriage

February 9, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0402/29/a03-58833.htm

On February 9, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Boisterous opponents of same-sex marriage sang, cheered and chanted Sunday at a rally to build support for a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The demonstration on the Boston Common, a short distance from the Massachusetts Statehouse, broke out into chants of 'Let the people vote!'...

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Second Muslim Group Voluntarily Withdraws From Interfaith Alliance

February 8, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21950-2004Feb7.html

On February 8, 2004 the The Washington Post reported, "After being accused of links to extremists, one of the nation's largest Muslim organizations has withdrawn from the Alliance for Marriage, an interfaith coalition pushing for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. The Islamic Society of North America, an Indiana-based association of 300 mosques...

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United Church of Canada to Release Document Seeking Reconciliation With Muslims

February 8, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-02/08/article09.shtml

On February 8, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The United Church of Canada acknowledged a long history of hostility toward Muslims in Christianity and asserted that the image of Islam which 'today is too often depicted as a religion of violence' should be reversed. The Church, the main representative of Canadian Protestants, will release in mid-February a document...

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