Interfaith

Update: Interfaith Prayers at Muncie City Hall

May 2, 2003

Source: Indy Star

http://www.indystar.com/print/articles/0/039991-4390-P.html

On May 2, 2003 the Indy Star reported that "the Christians prayed, and so did Jews, Muslims, Hindus and Bahais, for one nation under God, indivisible... But they did so in separate services Thursday honoring the National Day of Prayer, challenging the very meaning of an observance meant to unite all Americans... At noon, an estimated 125 people gathered for an hourlong service on the...

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Multifaith Group Calls on Bush to End U.S. Occupation of Iraq

May 1, 2003

Source: San Francisco Chronicle

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2003/05/01/MN284310.DTL

On May 1, 2003 the San Francisco Chronicle reported that "top religious leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths have called on President Bush to renounce 'first strike war,' end the U.S. occupation of Iraq and let the United Nations lead reconstruction efforts there... Their statement was released in Chicago on Wednesday at the end of a two...

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National Council of Churches Summit Issues Multifaith Principles Toward Peace

April 30, 2003

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/03news51.html

On April 30, 2003 National Council of Churches reported that "as President Bush prepared his Thursday evening address to announce 'the end of the Iraq war,' more than 75 Muslim, Christian, Jewish and other faith leaders from across the United States converged on Chicago to issue a set of principles to lead toward a peaceful future. The summit addressed the humanitarian, spiritual and civil costs of war...

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Multifaith Group Raises Habitat for Humanity Home

April 27, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/5727163.htm

On April 27, 2003 The Charlotte Observer reported that "during the past two days, more than 30 Charlotteans from diverse faiths hung windows and rolled out roofing paper for a new Habitat for Humanity home... And they began laying the foundation for what they hope will be something bigger: a deeper understanding of people from all religious backgrounds... The home, now...

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Historical Markers Placed at Three Different Religious Sites

April 26, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20030426&Category=NEWS10&ArtNo=104260136&Ref=AR

On April 26, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "historical markers will be dedicated at three sites in northwest Ohio tomorrow as part of the Ohio Bicentennial Commission’s recognition of the state’s religious heritage... The area markers, which are among 12 in the state, are being...

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Interfaith Community Remembers the Holocaust

April 25, 2003

Source: The News-Times

http ://w ww.newstimes.com/cgi-bin/dbs.cgi?&db=news&view_records=1&id=49380&email=1

On April 25, 2003 The News-Times reported that "on Sunday at 7 p.m. at St. Gregory the Great Roman Catholic Church [in CT], the interfaith community will remember the Holocaust... and its meaning to all of humanity... The event, which will include a talk by United Jewish Center congregant and Holocaust survivor William Kaiser, is being sponsored by St. Gregory’s, the UJC, First Congregational Church,...

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Editorial: Analyzing Bush's Strategies to Implement FBCI

April 23, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/

On April 23, 2003 The Washington Post printed an editorial by Dana Milbank stating that "after 26 months of tussles over Bush's 'faith-based initiative,' the sponsor of the legislation in the Senate agreed to remove any mention of religion in a bill whose stated purpose was helping religious charities. All that was left was a package of charitable tax incentives -- and even those were barely 15 percent of the amount Bush had...

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Interfaith Meeting between Muslims and Christians in Sacramento

April 22, 2003

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=57e63a9660ab4e863c81fe2679cf89db

On April 22, 2003 the Pakistan Link reported on "the Al Momineen Sunday School at the Downtown [Sacramento, CA] Mosque in full session as the group of about 20 members of the Woodland Presbyterian Church arrived to a reception committee comprising the Mosque President Bashir Chaudhry, Imam Mumtaz Qasmi, Mr. Shahid...

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Maryland Interfaith Panel Focuses on Peace

April 18, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

On April 18, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "as images and news about the war in Iraq have loomed in recent weeks, Howard County religious leaders have been focusing on messages of peace... Members of many area churches and synagogues have been straddling the fine line between support for U.S. troops overseas and discussing whether the war is just. Whether their members have supported the war or opposed military action, many congregations simply prayed for a peaceful and just resolution... Bon Secours Spiritual Center in...

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Update: Interfaith Prayers at Muncie City Hall

April 17, 2003

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/tsp/news/local/03/apr/0413duelingprayers.php

On April 17, 2003 The Star Press reported that "the plan had been to unite the community in a moment of prayer. But organizers of Muncie's [IN] observance of the National Day of Prayer said they just couldn't imagine Jewish and Muslim prayers being offered at the May 1 ceremony at Muncie City Hall... 'We're praying in the name of the Father Creator, Jesus...

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Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton, Publishes Oral History Interviews

April 17, 2003

Source: Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton

On April 17, 2003 the Center for Oral and Public History at California State University, Fullerton issued a press release announcing the publication of Behind the Orange Curtain: Religious Pluralism in a Southern California County, edited by M. Margaret Tanaka and Cheryl Amarasuriya Eberly. The press release stated that "Behind the Orange Curtain probes through oral history interviews [to uncover] the...

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Update: Interfaith Prayers at Muncie City Hall

April 14, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.hoosiertimes.com/stories/2003/04/14/news.0414-HT-A6_PJR27254.sto

On April 14, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a Christian-centered prayer service at Muncie's [IN] city hall excluding other faiths has prompted plans for a rival interfaith gathering for the same day and place... Unitarian Universalist minister Thomas Perchlik said he regrets that the May 1 observation of the National Day of Prayer...

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Second Annual Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade

April 13, 2003

Source: The Argus

On April 13, 2003 The Argus reported that "even though this is only its second year, today's Interfaith Pagan Pride Parade will have an old soul... The theme is 'Ancient Voices,' honoring nature-based traditions throughout history that have 'revered the Earth as a church itself, the divinity within and around,' said parade organizer Micha Dunston... 'In Interfaith dialogue, the word pagan represents people who follow indigenous, tribal, polytheistic, nature-based and Earth-based beliefs,' Dunston...

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New Muslim Community Center Planned for Amherst

April 11, 2003

Source: Gazette

http://www.gazettenet.com/04112003/news/5013.htm

On April 11, 2003 the Gazette reported that "a new Muslim community center is planned for University Drive [in Amherst, MA], with the goal of providing both a place of worship and interfaith education... Mohammad Idrees of Blackberry Lane was the high bidder in a foreclosure auction of 5.79 acres of vacant land between Newmarket Center and the Eastern Pulp...

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Faith-Based Initiative Passes Senate

April 10, 2003

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/04/10/politics/10FAIT.html

On April 10, 2003 The New York Times reported that "a pared version of President Bush's religion-based initiative passed the Senate today by an overwhelming margin, but Republicans are already using other legislation to press the White House's agenda of expanding government grants to religious groups... The measure approved today began as an effort to allow churches, synagogues and...

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