Interfaith

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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Iowa Students Join Muslims in Fast-a-thon

November 30, 2003

Source: Iowa State Daily

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/12/05/3deef12157cc0

On November 30, 2003 the Iowa State Daily reported that "about 70 students went without eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset as part of the Muslim Student Association's Fast-a-thon. The Fast-a-thon is based upon businesses pledging money for students to fast, said Saddam Khattak, senior in computer engineering. The $400 raised will go to the...

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Update: Legislation to Recognize Non-Christian Faiths Voted Down

November 30, 2003

Source: Neue Z�rcher Zeitung

http://www.nzz.ch/2003/11/30/english/page-synd4503862.html

On November 30, 2003 Neue Z�rcher Zeitung reported, "Proposed new laws that would have led to the official recognition of non-Christian faiths, including Islam, have been turned down in canton Zurich. Some 64 per cent of voters said no to recognizing faiths other than the three official religions in the canton...Ren� Zihlmann, President of the Swiss Roman Catholic...

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2001 Census Shows Growing Religious Diversity

November 28, 2003

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/20031128/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116339.html

On November 28, 2003 The West Australian reported, "The most comprehensive profile of WA's religion, language and birthplace - launched this week - reveals there are five main religions and more than 30 minor ones flourishing in WA. The profile is based on results from the 2001 census.More than 63 per cent of the population...

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Dallas Interfaith Foundation Serves the Needy

November 27, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/112903dnrelconnect.35e3a.html

On November 27, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported, "The Welhausen Foundation, a nonprofit multifaith group started by Charles and Marilyn Welhausen, enlists volunteers from a variety of faith groups to come together for one-time service projects... Most recently, about 20 people, including Bahá'ís, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and...

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Pompano Beach Commissioners to Allow Religious Invocations

November 27, 2003

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pcgod27nov27,0,6606803.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On November 27, 2003 Sun-Sentinel reported that "a majority of commissioners say they will accept references to specific religions and deities in invocations before commission meetings. 'We are going steadfast on the issue of them allowing us to pray in the name of Jesus,' O'Neal Dozier, pastor of...

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Ashland Hindu Center Sponsors Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 26, 2003

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10671~1791712,00.html

On November 26, 2003 the Tri-Valley Herald reported that a live vocal concert and a free international vegetarian dinner will be held this Thanksgiving at Badarikashrama, a Hindu spiritual and cultural center in Ashland. "Swami Omkarananda, 65, who founded the center in 1984, plans to lead a special prayer for world peace and prosperity at 3 p.m.,...

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Sacramento Muslims Hold Interfaith Iftaar

November 26, 2003

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=023b1a7cf635

On November 26, 2003 Pakistan Link reported, "On one day of Ramadan every year, Muslims at SALAM (Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims) who are blessed with a degree of affluence, invite several members of the Sacramento Interfaith community to share with them what Islam is all about. This year it was five Arab-Americans who funded this effort,...

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