Interfaith

Diverse Opinions of the "Next Life" Spark Dialogue in This Life

October 9, 2003

Source: Michigan Daily

http://www.michigandaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/09/3f84e5ffa79a2

On October 9, 2003 Michigan Daily reported that the University of Michigan's Second Annual Conference on the Diversity of Religious Thought "brought together representatives of five different faiths - Roman Catholicism, Reformed Christianity, Conservative Judaism, Islam and Tibetan Buddhism - in a panel discussion to discuss their religions' views of...

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Fasting Helps Diverse Faiths "Focus on the Spirit"

October 7, 2003

Source: Alameda Times-Star

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125%257E1549%257E1679937,00.html

On October 7, 2003 Alameda Times-Star took the Jewish Festival of Yom Kippur as an occasion to describe the ritual of fasting in many religions. The article notes that "fasting has traditionally had a part in many religious traditions... Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints fast on the first Sunday of every month. Muslims fast...

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Multifaith Community Rallies Behind Muslim Mosque Project in Voorhees

October 7, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Enquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/6949341.htm

On October 7, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "a Muslim group that ran into heavy opposition to its proposed construction of a mosque has found new allies. Some members of Christian denominations are working in area churches to build support for the Voorhees project. Lori Volpe, a Voorhees resident, said yesterday that the Coalition for Multi-Faith Democracy...

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Diverse Passengers Aboard Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

October 7, 2003

Source: El Diario

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1096

On October 7, 2003 El Diario reported that "New York City welcomed thousands of immigrants who arrived from different parts of the United States on October 4 along with the Freedom Ride, a group advocating for a reform of immigration laws. " The event in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens was supported by the Cardinal of New York, Edward Egan, and the recently installed Bishop of Brooklyn, Nicholas...

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Episocopal/Muslim Dialogue Resumes After Controversy Over Robinson's Election

October 7, 2003

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2003/10/msg00076.html

On October 7, 2003 Worldwide Faith News posted an Episcopal News Service article that reported, "Christians and Muslims are back on track discussing the 'heavenly religions,' as the Sunni Muslim leader put it. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams played a key role in reestablishing the dialogue that was disrupted in the wake of the election of Gene Robinson, an openly gay man living in a committed...

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Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

October 2, 2003

Source: RedandBlack.com

http://www.redandblack.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/02/3f7b91d15cd64

On October 2, 2003, Red and Black.com, the website of the student newspaper of the University of Georgia, ran an article on a fund-raiser held by the university's Pakistani Student Association (PSA) to help members of the Islamic Center of Savannah after a fire destroyed their mosque: "Approximately 250 people of different ethnicities and religious...

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Diverse Passengers Aboard Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

October 2, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1002/p02s01-uspo.html

On October 2, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "some 900 travelers are criss-crossing the country in 18 buses advocating for reforms, including the controversial legalization of workers in the US illegally." Calling themselves the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, the workers' journey includes rallies and prayer vigils, and comes as the nation continues to grapple...

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Arab-American Muslims and Christians Grill San Francisco Candidates on Civil Rights

October 1, 2003

Source: An-Nahar

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=e622f4bef4e1

On October 1, 2003 An-Nahar reported that mayoral candidates in San Francisco held the first ever candidate forum to focus on the concerns of Arab Americans at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Local Arab Muslim and Christian participants on the Arab American Leadership Council grilled mayoral candidates on civil rights, the Patriot Act, and their commitment to...

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Diversity Tour Highlights Religious Life in Houston

October 1, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://pennlive.com/newsflash/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-7/1065051252142820.xml

On October 1, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "diversity tours" highlighting the religious patchwork of Houston neighborhoods have been drawing large crowds. Organized by the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors' Bureau, among the $30 tour's highlights are a Buddhist temple, mariachi church services, and the city's oldest Jewish...

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President and Pastor of Valparaiso University "Repent" for Interfaith Service

September 30, 2003

Source: Associated Press

http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2003/09/30/local.20030930-sbt-LOCL-D4-Valparaiso_leaders_r.sto

On September 30, 2003 Associated Press reported that "the president and pastor of Valparaiso University have "repented" to members of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for hosting an interfaith service in which Muslim and Jewish leaders offered prayers. The independent Lutheran university in...

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Column: Faiths Work Together for Memphis Living Wage Ordinance

September 27, 2003

Source: The Commercial Appeal (TN)

http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/faith_values/article/0,1426,MCA_4076_2300955,00.html

On September 27, 2003, religion columnist David Waters of Memphis's The Commercial Appeal wrote about an interfaith effort to establish a "living wage" ordinance in Memphis. He writes, "Thirty-five years ago here in Memphis, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other religious leaders teamed up with labor leaders to help local...

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NJ Interfaith Vigil to Address Violence

September 27, 2003

Source: Courier News (NJ)

http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,818512,00.html

On September 27, 2003 Courier News (NJ) reported that "an interfaith dialogue and anti-violence vigil will bring people of several faiths together at Raritan Valley Community College next week. The program...is the continuation of an effort that began several years ago to foster understanding and diversity in the community. The evening will include a 'Stop the Violence'...

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Many Faiths Are Centered On Different Calendar Systems

September 26, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/092703dnrelcalendar.bf358.html

On September 26, 2003 The Dallas Morning News ran a feature article on the different calendar systems of various faiths, using the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, celebrating the beginning of the Jewish year 5764, to jump-start the calendric comparisons. Susan Hogan writes, "At least 50,000 North Texans are waking up to a new year: 5764. And...

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