Interfaith

Maryland Baha'i Group Plans to Expand

June 20, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/howard/bal-ho.bahai20jun20,0,1539681.story?coll=bal-local-howard

On June 20, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "after decades of meeting in borrowed spaces, the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Howard County is seeking to build what would be the only center for its faith in Maryland... More than 200 followers of the religion - founded in 19th-century Persia...

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Interfaith "Abrahamic Dialogues" Occur across the Nation

June 19, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0619/p17s01-lire.html

On June 19, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "since Sept. 11, most Americans have become starkly aware of the great gaps in understanding and heightened tensions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews at home and abroad. Recognizing the need to build bridges and to strengthen moderate voices, many are experimenting with new forms of what some call 'Abrahamic...

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Press Release by Americans United for Separation of Church and State

June 17, 2003

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/press/pr030617.htm

On June 17, 2003 the Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported that "Congressional leaders are trying to force a bill through Congress that would permit religious discrimination in staffing of Head Start and jeopardize the positions of thousands of teachers and parent volunteers... The popular tax-funded program is designed to provide academic instruction and health-care...

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Roger Williams National Memorial

This data was last updated on 13 May 2020.

Address: 282 North Main Street, Providence, RI 02903
Phone: 401-521-7266
Website: http://www.nps.gov/rowi

Description: The Roger Williams National Memorial celebrates the life of Roger Williams (1603-83), the founder of Rhode Island, and the American ideal of religious freedom. Williams, who was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 for preaching freedom of conscience ("soul liberty") and the...

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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Jains and Hindus Celebrate Together in Michigan

June 13, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.detnews.com/2003/religion/0306/23/d07n-192139.htm

On June 13, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "members of the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing are celebrating the consecration of the gods, a ceremony they believe gave their temple life and divine power... About 900 mid-Michigan families attend the temple to practice Hinduism or Jainism, two related religions that began in India... It is the fifth anniversary of the...

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Editorial: Between Hope and Despair

June 2, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/5994249.htm

On June 2, 2003 The Charlotte Observer printed an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed stating that "if you appear in the U.S. media with a Muslim name like mine, you live suspended between hope and despair, compassion and anger, acceptance and prejudice, inclusion and exclusion... You are blindly associated with the actions of Muslims all over the world, and your religion itself appears to...

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Interfaith Center of Greater Harrisburg Celebrates Anniversary, Discuss Hinduism

June 2, 2003

Source: The Patriot-News

http://pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1054546228199250.xml

On June 2, 2003 The Patriot-News reported that "Dr. Mukund Kulkarni smiled when he told his audience of Christians, Baha'is and Islamic believers that Hinduism is a faith without a single founder, specific theological system or single system of morality... There was little...

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Book Review: From Eden to Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking

June 1, 2003

Source: Journal of the American Academy of Religion

On June 1, 2003 the Journal of the American Academy of Religion published a book review of From Eden to Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking by Marc Gopin. The review stated that "Gopin recommends... methods of conflict resolution... that can enable a 'hermeneutically reworked sense of religious identity'... The key factor is 'how one's group negotiate[s] the boundaries between self and Other,'... 'this murky space between war and peace where people and civilization...

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