Interfaith

Spiritual Diversity of Maryland Vacation Church School

July 25, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/howard/bal-ho.vacation25jul25,0,664842.story?coll=bal-local-howard

On July 25, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "spiritual diversity is the essence of vacation church school, a new children's summer program sponsored by Howard County's two Unitarian churches: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia and Channing Memorial Church in Ellicott City... The...

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Week Long Program in Vermont to Focus on Islam and Judaism

July 14, 2003

Source: Brattleboro Reformer

http://www.reformer.com/

On July 14, 2003 the Brattleboro Reformer reported that "the attention to Islam that has crystallized in the United States in the last several years has also brought religion into sharper focus for Muslim Americans, sometimes overshadowing other facets of their identity, according to several local [VT] residents... Speaking to about a dozen people gathered at the School for International Training on Friday night, five residents contemplated...

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"The New New York" on WNYC

July 13, 2003

Source: WNYC

http://www.wnyc.org/newnewyork/index.html

On July 13, 2003 WNYC reported that "the Brian Lehrer show on WNYC [will be] doing a five-part series on 'The New New York' focusing on changes in how New Yorkers eat, pray, and listen to music--covering a different borough of the city for each show."

Tennessee Governor Declares Different Religions Week

July 13, 2003

Source: Go Memphis

http://www.gomemphis.com/mca/faith_values/article/0,1426,MCA_4076_2105575,00.html

On July 13, 2003 Go Memphis printed an editorial by David Waters stating that "in Tennessee, Gov. Phil Bredesen has declared July 11-18 Different Religions Week... 'I encourage all citizens of Tennessee to attend a religious service of a faith different than their own, so that religious tolerance may lie closer to our grasp,' Bredesen said...

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Carbondale Ethnic Festival Interfaith Service in Illinois

July 13, 2003

Source: The Southern

http://www.southernillinoisan.com/rednews/2003/07/14/build/local/LOC001.html

On July 13, 2003 The Southern reported that "people of all religious faiths and backgrounds need to take the messages they learn in their houses of worship and come together as a unified force for the betterment of their communities... That was the message of Rabbi Mark Shook of Temple Israel in St. Louis, who spoke at the Carbondale Ethnic Festival...

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Editorial: Silent Interfaith Meetings with the Religious Society of Friends

July 12, 2003

Source: The Register-Guard

http://www.registerguard.com/news/2003/07/12/d7.rel.trimcolumn.0712.html

On July 12, 2003 The Register-Guard printed an editorial by Helen Park stating that "the Friends Meeting... is distinct from the Friends Church... We have no pastor or prescribed order of service. We worship in silence, with occasional ministry that can come from anyone present. We believe that everyone has direct access to Divine inspiration and...

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Muslim Community Concerned about Anti-Abortion Group: Interfaith Community Unite in Support

July 12, 2003

Source: Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/6287285.htm

On July 12, 2003 the Charlotte Observer reported that "leaders of Charlotte's Muslim community say they're trying to put a positive spin on what they see as an attack on their religion by an anti-abortion group that also denounces Islam and homosexuality... Hundreds of supporters of Concord-based Operation Save America are expected to gather in the Charlotte area today for a...

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Bhagavati Members Deliver Food and Teachings in West Hollywood Streets

July 12, 2003

Source: Ventura County Star

http://www.insidevc.com/vcs/religion_and_ethics/article/0,1375,VCS_151_2104695,00.html

On July 12, 2003 the Ventura County Star reported that "Arnold Pomerantz was once a vice president and division director for Payless Shoesource. Now retired, he and about two dozen other core members of an interfaith community in West Hollywood devote themselves to the teachings of Bhagavati and explain to outsiders why...

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Louisiana Organization Seeks Peace Through Interfaith Dialogue

July 11, 2003

Source: The News-Star

http://www.thenewsstar.com/html/0DA2B8AF-36FF-44A6-A6BC-DCD2E6AC5D64.shtml

On July 11, 2003 The News-Star reported that "a panel of scholars and lay people from different faith groups and international communities will talk at Neville High School tonight about how to overcome obstacles to personal and world peace... The forum, called 'Overcoming Obstacles to Peace, Friendship and Joy,' is sponsored by the Eagle Vision...

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New Bedford Community Rallies Against Hate Crime

July 11, 2003

Source: India Abroad

On July 11, 2003 India Abroad reported that the New Bedford, Mass community "gathered, some with candles in hand, to condemn the hate crime" committed against UMass Dartmouth graduate student, Saurabh Bhalerao. "It was called the No Place for Hate rally; it featured a Christian minister, a rabbi, the town mayor, counselors, community leaders, students, and the police chief."

Interfaith Conference in Central Ohio

July 11, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On July 11, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "visitors from north and south of the border will salve some local wounds when they come to Columbus for a gathering of many faiths... In an act of support, several participants at next month's conference of the North American Interfaith Network plan to plant a tree and do landscape work at the Islamic Center on E. Broad Street, which was vandalized in December 2001... They also will be made aware of more recent assaults on different religious institutions, including last...

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