Interfaith

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...

Read more about Dallas Interfaith Foundation Serves the Needy

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...

Read more about Pompano Beach Commissioners to Allow Religious Invocations

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.,...

Read more about Ashland Hindu Center Sponsors Interfaith Thanksgiving

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,...

Read more about Sacramento Muslims Hold Interfaith Iftaar

Milwaukee Interfaith Conference Grants Islamic Society Full Membership

November 25, 2003

Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

[jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/nov03/188031.asp]

On November 25, 2003 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Representatives of 11 denominations and faith groups that oversee the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee have voted to admit the city's Islamic Society to full membership, the first addition in three decades, conference officials said Tuesday.

Coming the same week as Thanksgiving and the Eid al-Fitr, or feast of fast breaking, the announcement was a symbol...

Read more about Milwaukee Interfaith Conference Grants Islamic Society Full Membership

Government Leaders Urge Nigerians to Avoid Violence During Ramadan/Eid

November 24, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

[allafrica.com/stories/200311240968.html]

On November 24, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media reported, "As Moslems in Nigeria join millions of others worldwide to celebrate this year's Eid-el-Fitri from today, Senate President, Chief Adolphous Wabara; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari; Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other leaders have urged Nigerians to eschew violence particularly during this festive season. In his sallah message in Abuja yesterday,...

Read more about Government Leaders Urge Nigerians to Avoid Violence During Ramadan/Eid

Proposed Laws Would Recognize Non-Christian Faiths

November 24, 2003

Source: Neue Z�rcher Zeitung

[nzz.ch/2003/11/24/english/page-synd4481570.html]

On November 24, 2003 Neue Z�rcher Zeitung reported, "Voters in Zurich are set to decide on controversial new laws that would lead to the official recognition of non-Christian faiths, including Islam...One of the most controversial parts of the new legislation, which is due to be voted on in a referendum on November 30, is a move towards recognising faiths other than the three official religions in the canton. At the moment, canton Zurich...

Read more about Proposed Laws Would Recognize Non-Christian Faiths

New York Sikh Temple Celebrates Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 22, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/religion/ny-lsfaith3554249nov22,0,1228114.story

On November 22, 2003 Newsday reported on the annual Thanksgiving celebrations at the Sikh Glen Cove temple, Mata Sahib Kaur Gurudwara. Beginning two years ago, the temple "joined other houses of worship in the community for an annual interfaith Thanksgiving service. The North Shore Clergy Association, which sponsors the event, had held interfaith...

Read more about New York Sikh Temple Celebrates Interfaith Thanksgiving

In the Wake of September 11, a Tale of Immigrants

November 21, 2003

Source: Tolerance

[tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=899]

On November 21, 2003 Tolerance published an article on "Waking the American Dream," a performance piece by poet and actor Sarah Jones that chronicles the narratives of American immigrants. The piece tells the story of a Pakistani accountant named Mohammed Ali, a 20-something Vietnamese guy, a wealthy Haitian immigrant, and a Chinese woman who comes to grips with her daughter's sexuality and ultimately stands behind her fight for same-sex marriage rights. Jones...

Read more about In the Wake of September 11, a Tale of Immigrants

Thousands of Scholars Gather at the American Academy of Religion Conference

November 21, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/136/story_13626_1.html

On November 21, 2003 Beliefnet reported, "It's the Super Bowl and Final Four of theology all wrapped into one, as at least 8,000 religious scholars gather in Atlanta on Saturday for the nation's top religious conference. The American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature will hold their annual meetings together to focus on the hottest trends in religious scholarship. For four...

Read more about Thousands of Scholars Gather at the American Academy of Religion Conference

Yale Chaplain Strives to Foster Religious Pluralism

November 21, 2003

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=24175

On November 21, 2003 the Yale Daily News published a profile of Rev. Frederick "Jerry" Streets DIV '75. "As University Chaplain, Streets is responsible for facilitating the religious life of the Yale community. Practically, he aims to combine efforts to increase dialogue between the myriad campus faiths while actively agitating for social progress. 'Yale has always been aware of and valued the...

Read more about Yale Chaplain Strives to Foster Religious Pluralism

Wisconsin Interfaith Youth Forum Finds Hope in Troubled Times

November 21, 2003

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/nov03/187099.asp

On November 21, 2003 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a group of Milwaukee Muslim, Christian, and Jewish youths are "finding tolerance and friendship in a world troubled by hate and violence. On Sunday, the group will put its cooperative spirit to work delivering Thanksgiving holiday greetings to suburban senior citizens. Organizers of the Interfaith Youth...

Read more about Wisconsin Interfaith Youth Forum Finds Hope in Troubled Times

Karachi City Nazim Says Interfaith Efforts Should be at Forefront of Peace Movement

November 21, 2003

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2003/11/22/local10.htm

On November 21, 2003 Dawn reported, "City Nazim Naimatullah Khan said on Friday that combining globalization and religious harmony can go a long way towards eradication of hatred, alleviation of poverty , equitable resource distribution and making the world a safer place to live...Stressing the need for an inter-religion dialogue for peace, the Nazim said: 'Let us talk about building bridges between the civilizations; Let...

Read more about Karachi City Nazim Says Interfaith Efforts Should be at Forefront of Peace Movement

Pages