Interfaith

Prime Minister Says Government Protection of Religious Sites Rooted in Islamic Teachings

November 13, 2003

Source: Hi Pakistan

http://www.hipakistan.com/en/detail.php?newsId=en44800&F_catID=&f_type=s

On November 13, 2003 Hi Pakistan reported, "Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali...said protection and proper maintaining of places of worship was the government’s policy and part of teachings of Islam. 'The government will continue to make all possible efforts in this regard,' he told a 12-member delegation of Sikh Yatrees, currently visiting...

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Capitol Hill Hosts Ramadan Meal

November 13, 2003

Source: Office of Congressman John Conyers, Jr.

On November 13, 2003 the Office of Congressman John Conyers, Jr. issued a press release with the text of the statement Conyers delivered at the first Congressionally hosted Ramadan Iftar: "Events like this evenings are important because they help us learn more about the American Muslim community and the significance of Ramadan to the Muslim people by engaging in this traditional religious custom during the Holy Month... We are here tonight to show the world that we believe that the way to bring about a change in...

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Capitol Hill Hosts Ramadan Meal

November 12, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On November 12, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a room normally reserved for congressional hearings echoed with Arabic calls to prayer Wednesday as House lawmakers joined about 75 local Muslims for a Ramadan feast... Rep. John Conyers, D-Detroit, was among the organizers of the event, which was held in the House Judiciary Committee hearing room. Conyers is the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee. 'We're working on behalf of religious tolerance,' Conyers said. 'It is critical that that be done, because America is...

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Capitol Hill Hosts Ramadan Meal

November 12, 2003

Source: United States Congress

On November 12, 2003 the United States Congress issued the text of the ecumenical prayer written and presented by Afeefa Syeed at the first Congressionally hosted Ramadan Iftar. "I begin with the name of God; the God of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. The God who is the source of Peace, of Kindness, of Sustenance and is the One we turn to in times of anxiety and despair. Oh Lord, we have come together to break our fast today. We have been without food or drink. We ask you now to help us during this blessed month to see...

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President of Union Theological Seminary Calls for a "Working Religious Pluralism"

November 12, 2003

Source: Columbia Daily Spectator

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/11/12/3fb2063bc8630

On November 12, 2003 the Columbia Daily Spectator reported that "Dr. Joseph Haugh, president of the Union Theological Seminary, delivered a speech last night proposing a philosophy of religious pluralism that would have all people working together toward peace and justice. In his address entitled 'The Limitations of Religious Tolerance...

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Update: Voorhees Mosque Wins Approval

November 11, 2003

Source: Reuters

http://www.cnn.com/2003/US/Northeast/11/11/religion.muslims.reut/

On November 11, 2003 Reuters reported that "a Muslim group moved ahead Tuesday with plans for a new mosque in a small New Jersey town where an interfaith coalition helped overcome opposition from some locals who issued leaflets claiming the place of worship would attract terrorists. The zoning board for Voorhees, a Philadelphia suburb, approved the $193,000 plan for the...

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American Quakers' Initiative Will Document Violations of Immigrant Rights

November 11, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-immigration11nov11,1,7749564.story

On November 11, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "American Quakers launched a $2.4-million initiative Monday to document and challenge abuses of immigrant rights, which they argue have escalated during the national war on terrorism. The initiative, announced in San Diego by the Quakers' American Friends Service Committee, will encourage...

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In an Ode to Interfaith Efforts, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Play For the Pope

November 10, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.andante.com/article/article.cfm?id=22556

On November 10, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will become the first American orchestra to play for a pope in the Vatican. The Jan. 17 performance will recognize Pope John Paul II for interfaith efforts among Muslims, Jews and Christians in his 25th anniversary year as pontiff, the orchestra said Friday. The concert is the brainchild of Pittsburgh...

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Interfaith Gathering Commemorates Renaming of Street After Mother Teresa

November 10, 2003

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cms.dll/html/uncomp/articleshow?msid=275122

On November 10, 2003 The Times of India reported, "From next year, Park Street will be known as Mother Teresa Sarani. Mayor Subrata Mukherjee announced the decision formally on Sunday...Earlier in the day, members from various walks of life joined a prayer for Mother Teresa. From Amritsar and Barrackpore to Chandernagore and Dakshineshwar...

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Yale Multi-Faith Retreat Focuses on Interpreting Change

November 10, 2003

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=24035

On November 10, 2003 Yale Daily News reported on the third annual University-wide Multifaith Retreat, which was held at the New Haven Zen Center this Saturday. This year's retreat centered on the theme "Continuity and Change." The retreat's "chief goal was to discuss how different religious traditions interpret the nature of change. Participants discussed types of religious change they felt can,...

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Boston-Area Muslim and Unitarian Universalist Groups Build Friendship Through Dialogue

November 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2003/11/09/clerics_overcome_fear_and_suspicion_to_build_bridges_of_understanding/

On November 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "Just hours after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, while the nation was convulsed with fear and anger, a Turkish imam was breaking his Ramadan fast in the company of a Universalist Unitarian...

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President Bush Issues Greeting on Birthday of Guru Nanak

November 8, 2003

Source: The Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/bushgreets

On November 8, 2003 The Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported that President George W. Bush "has sent his warm greetings to Sikhs across America and worldwide on the 534th birth-anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The Sikh community in the U.S. is celebrating this auspicious occasion on Saturday, November 8, 2003 in their respective congregations. President Bush in his...

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