Interfaith

Editorial: Faith-Based and Secular Groups Unite to Fight Crime

August 10, 2003

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/6504253.htm

On August 10, 2003 Pioneer Press columnist Rubén Rosario reported on attempts by local faith-based and secular organizations to unite to fight crime: "When it comes to dealing with crime, it is often a matter of faith where the victims seek spiritual solace or redress. But seeking secular justice or help is often absent. This week, religious leaders in Ramsey County and those who work with...

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Interfaith Responses to Bishop Controversy

August 5, 2003

Source: Saint Paul Pioneer Press

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/6466439.htm

On August 5, 2003 the Saint Paul Pioneer Press reported that "other denominations watching the Episcopalians in action this week in Minneapolis weren't looking just for the outcome, but also at how the church handled the divisive issue of sexuality... About 35 ecumenical leaders from around the country are observing the proceedings at the Minneapolis convention... Some...

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Iu Mien Community Center in California

August 4, 2003

Source: Alameda Times

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~1551004,00.html

On August 4, 2003 the Alameda Times reported that "since the [Iu Mien] community center's grand opening July 19, people have held combination Buddhist/Tao religious ceremonies and Mien language classes for children at the small house in front of the center... Saechao said he hopes the center will bring together the 8,000 Iu Mien scattered throughout the Bay Area, 5,000 of...

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Interfaith Couple Launches New Organization in Ohio

August 2, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030802/NEWS10/108020120

On August 2, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "a Toledo couple known for their efforts in promoting interfaith programs have launched a new organization, the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio, to better facilitate understanding and acceptance among the area’s diverse religious communities... 'What’s so different about us? We...

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Latinos Celebrate Muslim Roots

July 28, 2003

Source: The Jersey Journal

http://www.nj.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-1/1059387008155480.xml

On July 28, 2003 The Jersey Journal reported that "the Islamic Educational Center of North Hudson took its message to a new demographic yesterday: Latinos... In a one-day celebration at the Union City center, Muslims and Latino converts sought to teach their neighbors, the vast majority of whom are Latino, about the Spanish Moors, who ruled Spain from the...

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Opinion: New Delhi Dialogue Conference Had Unique Focus

July 27, 2003

Source: Gulf News

http://www.gulf-news.com/Articles/Opinion.asp?ArticleID=93609

On July 27, 2003 Gulf News ran an opinion piece by Abdullah AlMadani in which he talked about an international ministerial conference on the dialogue among civilzations that was held in New Delhi, India, "under the auspices of Unesco and with the participation of over 50 countries...on July 9 and 10." He claimed not enough media attention had been given to the event,...

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Monastic Retreats at the Hsi Lai Temple

July 27, 2003

Source: Whittier Daily News

On July 27, 2003 the Whittier Daily News reported that "Louvenia Ortega came to the Hsi Lai Temple [CA] for a one-week monastic retreat to learn more about Buddhism... She started out by getting mad and failing as a group leader. She discovered that is a good way to learn... Everybody wanted to tell her what to do, so she lost her temper, the Hacienda Heights resident said... They came from as far as Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vancouver and as close as Monrovia and Whittier, each paying an $80 registration fee. The retreat is open to...

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Couple Attempts to Maintain Respective Traditions in Interfaith Marriage

July 26, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030726/NEWS10/107260103

On July 26, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "they met in college in Houston, a Hindu from Toledo and a Conservative Jew from Port St. Lucie, Fla. They fell in love, broke the news gently to their devoutly religious parents, and tied the wedding knot - twice - in separate ceremonies in Toledo last weekend... Now Minal and Gary Kopel face...

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Muslim and Jewish Groups Seek Understanding and Dialogue

July 25, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.07.25/news14a.html

On July 25, 2003 Forward reported: "In an effort to improve relations between Muslims and Jews, Canada's Pakistani community has created a journalism scholarship in memory of Daniel Pearl, the Jewish reporter for The Wall Street Journal who was murdered by Muslim extremists in Pakistan last year. It is the latest in a series of moves by Muslim and Jewish groups intended to improve...

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