Interfaith

Scout Troops Represent Many Faiths

September 15, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http ://w ww.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1063454193187750.xml

On September 15, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "in their green Girl Scout vests stitched with badges, the girls of Troop 869 are the newest members of a 91-year-old tradition rooted in the American South. With their Muslim headcoverings and prayers, the girls also represent how far the Girl Scouts have gone to tailor Scouting to many faiths, or none. National Girl Scout officials don't keep track of members'...

Read more about Scout Troops Represent Many Faiths

Hindu Temple in Tennesee Holds Open House

September 14, 2003

Source: The Tennesean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/09/39271396.shtml?Element_ID=39271396

On September 14, 2003 The Tennessean reported that "hundreds of people from different backgrounds, creeds and religions gathered yesterday at the Sri Ganesha Temple on Old Hickory Boulevard for the Indian Association of Nashville's annual Indian Festival. This was the third year members of the Hindu temple opened their doors to the...

Read more about Hindu Temple in Tennesee Holds Open House

Habitat Homes Built by Diverse Communities

September 12, 2003

Source: NCC News

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/03buildingonfaith.html

On September 12, 2003 NCC News reported that "churches and faith groups around the world are gathering to pray and work together in order to eliminate substandard housing during Habitat for Humanity International’s "Building On Faith" week, Sept. 14-20. Throughout the year, Habitat for Humanity -- a National Council of Churches partner -- serves as a vehicle for churches and the faith community to...

Read more about Habitat Homes Built by Diverse Communities

Abrahamic Faiths in Ohio Hold Interfaith Community Gathering for Peace

September 11, 2003

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/local/6743589.htm

On September 11, 2003 the Akron Beacon Journal reported that 'On the eve of today's second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ibrahim [an area Muslim] joined with more than 300 Muslims, Christians and Jews to share a meal, remember the tragedy, and pray for a peaceful future.

He was one of several speakers Wednesday evening at a...

Read more about Abrahamic Faiths in Ohio Hold Interfaith Community Gathering for Peace

Portland Expo Center Holds Interfaith Service on Anniversary of WWII Internment Camp Closing

September 11, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/portland_news/1063282037240920.xml

On September 11, 2003 The Oregonian reported that 'Three thousand index-card-sized sheets of stainless steel chimed in the wind, providing a constant backdrop to Wednesday morning's Expo Center MAX Station dedication in North Portland. As Portland Taiko's drums thundered, as a minister gave an invocation, as...

Read more about Portland Expo Center Holds Interfaith Service on Anniversary of WWII Internment Camp Closing

September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

September 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/09/09/bridging_the_gap_among_religions/

On September 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The Candles -- gentle metaphors for grief, remembrance, and solidarity -- will burn during 43 vigils in 22 states and four countries. There will be eight in New York, home to more than 2,000 of the dead, and three in Massachusetts,...

Read more about September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

Dalai Lama Dedicates Chamtse Ling Interfaith Temple in Indiana

September 8, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/132/story_13223_1.html

On September 8, 2003 Religion News Service reported that the Dalai Lama led the dedication of an interdenominational, international temple called the Chamtse Ling on the grounds of the Tibetan Cultural Center about five miles southeast of the campus of Indiana University. The article added that "more than 3,000 people gathered to see the Dalai Lama, former boxing champion Muhammad Ali...

Read more about Dalai Lama Dedicates Chamtse Ling Interfaith Temple in Indiana

First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

September 8, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Sep/09082003/utah/utah.asp

On September 8, 2003, The Salt Lake Tribune reported: "Four days before the anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster, the message at the Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday was one of increased understanding, cooperation and respect between cultures...'Even before 9-11, there was a lot of bad stuff in the media about Muslims, a lot of...

Read more about First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

Pages