Interfaith

Louisville, Kentucky's Festival of Faiths Highlights Religion and Justice

November 3, 2003

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/11/03ky/met-front-faith11030-9479.html

On November 3, 2003 The Courier Journal reported that "Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has led legal battles to protect New York State waterways, will talk Sunday about the relationship between spirituality and environmental activism in the keynote address to open this year's Festival of Faiths. The 10-day festival -- a set of...

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EU Officials Meet With Religious Leaders to Discuss Dialogue

October 30, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/135/story_13510_1.html

On October 30, 2003 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders met with top European officials [in Rome] to explore how inter-religious dialogue can help combat terrorism and tensions over immigration while promoting peace. The one-day gathering came as Italy, France, Germany and other Western European nations have been...

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Opinion: Religious Intolerance Reigns in Georgia

October 30, 2003

Source: Eurasianet

http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/rights/articles/eav103003.shtml

On October 30, 2003 Eurasianet ran an opinion piece by Daan van der Schriek in which he commented on the state of religious intolerance in Georgia: "All the troubles plaguing Georgia - breakaway republics, political hostility, and economic dependence on Russia - may obscure the extent of religious intolerance in the country. Georgia has tolerated hundreds of...

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Denver Interfaith Service Honors New Mayor

October 27, 2003

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_2379023,00.html

On October 27, 2003 Rocky Mountain News reported that "religious leaders bestowed prayers upon Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and his family Sunday at the city's first interfaith service for a recently minted mayor. The Very Reverend Peter Eaton, dean and rector of Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, organized the service after a...

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Hartford Interfaith Coalition Moves From Preaching to Policy

October 27, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.theday.com/eng/web/newstand/re.aspx?reIDx=2DC126D4-3D69-4986-8861-974671282EEA

On October 27, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "A coalition of religious groups is turning from preaching to public policy, hoping to persuade government to focus on the poor and working families. About 36 congregations, ranging from Catholics to Muslims, have joined forces to form the Greater Hartford...

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In a Dialogue of Faith, Hayward Sikhs and Christians Shared Worship Space

October 26, 2003

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.dailyreviewonline.com/Stories/0,1413,88~10975~1724744,00.html

On October 26, 2003 The Daily Review told the story of how Sikhs and Christians in Hayward have transformed dialogue into an opportunity to live, literally, side by side. Ranjit Singh Sabharwal, a founder of the Sikh Temple of Hayward, said that "the property on which the Sikh Temple stands could very easily have been bulldozed and sold to the highest...

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Atlanta Interfaith Forum Promotes "Peace Among Religions, Peace Among Humanity"

October 25, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/print/content/epaper/editions/saturday/faith_values_f

On October 25, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "on Monday, a group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist leaders will gather at the Cathedral of St. Philip for an interfaith forum. The 10-hour forum will devote itself to topics such as: Must faith divide us? Can we build beyond our common group? And on Tuesday, a...

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Former Leader Izetbegovic Supported Religious Pluralism

October 24, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.24/news14.obit.html

On October 24, 2003 Forward ran a feature article on the life of Alija Izetbegovic, former leader of the Muslim-led Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who died Oct. 19 at age 78. The article focused on his promotion of religious pluralism in the turbulent region: "Izetbegovic was the leader of the Democratic Action Party, which advocated a moderate, pluralistic form of political Islam...

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A Dialogue of Differences: Illinois Muslim Students Sponsor Interfaith Discussion

October 23, 2003

Source: Daily Illini

http://www.dailyillini.com/oct03/oct23/news/stories/news_story02.shtml

On October 23, 2003 Daily Illini reported that "as a part of Islamic Awareness week, the Muslim Student Association sponsored an interfaith dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians Wednesday evening at the Chemistry Annex on campus. The purpose of the dialogue called 'Building Bridges,' was to bring different faiths together, said Omar Galahari, executive...

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