Interfaith

Muslim Solidarity Day for Justice and Peace Marches to Washington D.C.

May 23, 2003

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/qtr2_2003/0523-111.html

On May 23, 2003 the U.S. Newswire reported that "thousands are expected to assemble in the nation's capital on Saturday, May 24, to protest what is viewed by many in the Muslim and civil rights community as the erosion of civil rights and civil liberties under the Bush-Ashcroft administration. The march and rally, called Muslim Solidarity Day for Justice and Peace, sponsored by...

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Washington Muslim Leader Brings Together Interfaith Group

May 22, 2003

Source: King County Journal

http://www.kingcountyjournal.com/sited/story/html/131638

On May 22, 2003 the King County Journal reported that "against a background of war and terrorism, Jawad Khaki stepped into the spotlight... Already a leader in an Eastside [WA] Shi'ite Muslim community, Khaki felt the need to educate people of other faiths about the peaceful side of Islam... As part of his outreach, Khaki brought his community, the Ithnasheri Muslim Association of...

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Update: Benke Case Reveals Simmering Tension

May 21, 2003

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/120/31.0.html

On May 21, 2003 Christianity Today reported that "An appeals panel of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) has overturned the suspension of pastor David Benke for praying at an interfaith September 11 memorial event at Yankee Stadium. Despite the conclusion of the case, tensions run high in the 2.6 million-member denomination. Synod leaders expect a showdown at next year's synod...

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Interfaith Program Brings Together Jews and Muslims to Discuss Similarities

May 21, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On May 21, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "two prayer books --- one written in Arabic, the other in Hebrew and English --- brought Huma Faruqi and Jason Burn together, each struck at that moment more by the similarities in their religions than the differences... The Muslim and Jewish metro Atlantans were among those gathered in a hallway at Congregation B'nai Israel in Jonesboro, surrounded by others from their faiths, as they pored over the prayer books --- the air punctuated by...

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Interfaith Celebration for Ma Jaya Bhagavati's Birthday

May 20, 2003

Source: Florida Today

http://www.floridatoday.com/!NEWSROOM/localstoryA53181A.htm

On May 20, 2003 Florida Today reported that "a humanitarian award, interfaith peace walk, open house and vegetarian sit-down dinner for 500 are planned at the Kashi Ashram in Roseland on Saturday and Sunday. Most events are open to the community... The weekend will celebrate [Ma Jaya] Bhagavati's birthday with a theme "A Time for Peace." More than 800 people are expected... An...

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Rajdhani Mandir Temple to Include Lord Buddha

May 18, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

On May 18, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the dozen or so deities at the Rajdhani Mandir, a Hindu temple in Chantilly, draw hundreds of devotees each week who stand or kneel before the various incarnations of God to seek blessings. But this weekend, Hindus found themselves praying alongside newcomers of a different faith... In a three-day ceremony where smoky tendrils of incense swirled and wafted as monks chanted, the temple inaugurated Lord Buddha into the ranks of its deities. In doing so, the Hindu temple became the...

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St. Louis Mennonite Community Plans to Form Interfaith Mediation Group

May 17, 2003

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

On May 17, 2003 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that "a group of St. Louis regional religious and community leaders is taking to heart a line from the song 'Let There Be Peace on Earth.' The line that grabs them is 'And, let it begin with me...' This month, they are seeking like-minded people to form a corps of volunteer peacemakers... The volunteers will work in the front lines of peacemaking, helping forge truces between neighbors... In September, her church and another Mennonite congregation, Bethesda Fellowship...

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"Judeo-Christian" Does Not Define Character of the United States

May 17, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

On May 17, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that, according to leading Muslim organizations, the term Judeo-Christian does not "describe the values and character that define the United States... Sharifa Alkhateeb of the Washington-based Muslim Education Council says 'Judeo-Christian' is outdated but doesn't think 'Judeo-Christian-Islamic' is inclusive enough."

H. Res 234 Condemning Bigotry against Arab, Muslim, South Asian, and Sikh Americans

May 15, 2003

Source: House.gov

http ://w ww.house.gov/apps/list/press/oh09_kaptur/bigotry.html

On May 15, 2003 House.gov reported that "Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur today joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA) to introduce legislation in the House of Representatives condemning violence and bigotry against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South Asian Americans and Sikh Americans. Kaptur’s bill also calls upon law enforcement authorities to aid on the prevention and prosecution of hate crimes wherever they occur... 'The district I...

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Challenging the Notion of an Evangelical Christian America

May 14, 2003

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.OrlandoSentinel.com/

On May 14, 2003 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "a Unitarian minister Tuesday challenged the notion that America is an evangelical Christian nation, calling on local religious leaders to revive a group to promote tolerance and civility... 'We are not basically an evangelical Christian country,' said the Rev. John Higgins, president of the Florida chapter of The Interfaith Alliance. Higgins was among five speakers at the University...

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Editorial: David Benke and Conservative Christianity

May 13, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/columnists/ny-vpkea133280201may13,0,3066404.column

On May 13, 2003 Newsday published an editorial by Raymond J. Keating stating that "attacks on a Lutheran pastor, due to his actions during 'A Prayer Service for America' held at Yankee Stadium just 12 days after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, raise questions about being 'conservative' in the Christian sense... Well, looking at Benke's words...

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