Interfaith

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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Inter-Faith Ministries in Wichita, Kansas

July 25, 2003

Source: Tolerance.org

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=816

On July 25, 2003 Tolerance.org reported that "in Wichita, Kansas, one group combines diversity, faith and community service to make the world around them a better, more accepting place... For more than a century, Inter-Faith Ministries has brought together people of all faiths to build inter-religious understanding and promote justice. Currently, membership represents the widest range of faith...

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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."

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