Interfaith

Interfaith Forum Says Human Failings Responsible for Lack of Peace

December 7, 2003

Source: New Straits Times

http ://w ww.emedia.com.my/Current_News/NST/Monday/National/20031208074840/Article/

On December 7, 2003 the New Straits Times reported on a forum on "Religion and Violence: The Spiritual Response to Terrorism" held by the Malaysian Interfaith Network (MIN): "Speaking as chairman [of the MIN], [Datuk Anwar Fazal] saw much of the world not being at peace with itself because people were not at peace with themselves and, by that token, with others...Representatives of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism,...

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Editorial: Marginalized Christians Should Embrace "Pluralism by Providence"

December 6, 2003

Source: World on the Web

http://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/12-06-03/closing_2.asp

On December 6, 2003 the evangelical Christian magazine World on the Web published an editorial by Marvin Olasky on the "providential" nature of religious pluralism in American society. According to the article, today "we have pluralism by providence, an abundance of factions religious and temporal. Some of us might wish that we lived in a different time, but that is coveting a...

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Non-Christian Religious Leaders Say Christmas Programs in Schools Okay

December 4, 2003

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/20031205/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116654.html

On December 4, 2003 The West Australian reported, "Non-Christian religious leaders yesterday joined the outcry over moves to play down Christmas celebrations in State schools, saying they had no problem with Nativity plays and carols. Representatives of the Muslim, Buddhist and Jewish communities in Perth said Christian...

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London Rabbi Wins Religion Award from U.S. Presbyterians

December 4, 2003

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/oldnews/2003/03524.htm

On December 4, 2003 the Presbyterian News Service (Office of Communication of the Presbyterian Church-USA) released a press release stating that Professor Jonathan Sacks, London's chief rabbi, had been awarded the 2004 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion by the University of Louisville and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary for his book, The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid...

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Sacramento University Finds Diversity of Religious Groups

December 2, 2003

Source: The State Hornet

http://www.statehornet.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/12/03/3fcd92480bd60

On December 2, 2003 The State Hornet published an article on religious organizations on Sacramento State University campus. Currently there are 12 religious organizations on campus that encompass many of the world’s faiths, including Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism. The Sikh Students Association began on campus as a response to the...

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Pope Calls for Religions to Unite Against Terrorism

December 2, 2003

Source: Agenzia Giornalistica Italia

http://www.agi.it/english/news.pl?doc=200312021437-1088-RT1-CRO-0-NF82

On December 2, 2003 Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported, "The 'name of God' must not be used to incite violence and terrorism, to promote hatred and exclusion. The Pope asked this, on receiving various Muslim leaders who came for a meeting organised by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. According to the Pontiff, the dialogue...

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Religious Leaders Mobilize to Support Middle East Peace

December 2, 2003

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/oldnews/2003/03521.htm

On December 2, 2003 the Presbyterian News Service reported, "On the day after a new Middle East peace accord was signed in Geneva, 31 U.S. Christian, Jewish and Muslim religious leaders today announced in Washington a new collaborative effort — 'Walk the Road to Peace'— to mobilize public and Bush Administration support for the plan. In a Dec. 2 press conference and letter to President...

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Boston Interfaith Groups Create Social Action, Safer Neighborhoods

December 1, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2003/12/01/faith_group_a_catalyst_for_fall_river_new_bedford/

On December 1, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The auditorium at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church was filled with the noise of some 750 people looking for seats and trying to figure out the headphones that would broadcast the night's speeches in Portuguese and Spanish. White-haired ladies...

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In a Diverse Society, One Card Alone Can't Capture the Reason for the Season

November 30, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/112903dnrelHolidayCards.335f6.html

On November 30, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported, "In a more diverse, multicultural society, sending out holiday greetings has become a complicated affair filled with potential pitfalls. 'We're seeing an increase in cards that say 'Season's Greetings' or 'Happy Holidays' because, more and more, you may not know the religious...

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