Interfaith

Interfaith Iftaar 2002

November 21, 2002

Source: The Tucson Citizen

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/local/11_21_02ramadan.html

On November 21, 2002 The Tucson Citizen reported that "about 100 Muslims and Methodists from St. Francis in the Foothills congregation sat together to celebrate iftar - breaking of the Ramadan fast - at the Islamic Center of Tucson... A few Jews also were on hand."

Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 21, 2002

Source: The Oregonian

On November 21, 2002 The Oregonian reported that "members of many faiths will talk and read at the fifth annual gathering Sunday in Hillsboro. Now in its fifth year, the Washington County Interfaith Thanksgiving Service started with readings from the Christian, Jewish, Baha'i and Unitarian Universalist faiths. Last year, in an effort to reach out to the Muslim community after the Sept. 11 attacks, the service added a reading from the Qu'ran. Reader Shahriar Ahmed, president of the Bilal Mosque Association of Beaverton, is...

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Rabbi and Imam Team Up to Educate Middle and High School Students

November 18, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/printedition/ny-liimam163005115nov16,0,6849177.story

On November 18, 2002 Newsday reported that "Rabbi Steven Moss is chairman of the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. Nayyar Imam is president of the Islamic Association of Long Island. They teamed up to educate high school and junior high school students about the importance of not judging someone based on race, religion or ethnicity. Friday...

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Update: Arson at Gobind Sadan

November 18, 2002

Source: The Post-Standard

http://syracuse.com/news/poststandard/index.ssf?/base/news-5/103761235989651.xml

On November 18, 2002 The Post-Standard reported that "on Nov. 18 last year, two Oswego County teens set the fire, after they and two others vandalized it because the four thought the Sikhs supported Osama bin Laden and the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, authorities have said. All four were convicted of a hate crime. The incident...

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Protest in Manhattan Against Post 9/11 Racial Profiling

November 17, 2002

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/newyork/ny-nyprof173006745nov17,0,1061345.story

On November 17, 2002 Newsday reported that "about 200 people marched yesterday in lower Manhattan against the government's post-Sept. 11 treatment of immigrants, in a short-lived rally that quickly melted in the cold rain. Wearing signs such as 'Stand Against Racial Profiling,' demonstrators sloshed from One Police Plaza about four blocks to...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 16, 2002

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

On November 16, 2002 The Salt Lake Tribune reported that "clergy representing a variety of religious groups will participate in the National Conference for Community and Justice's 13th annual Thanksgiving Interfaith Service on Nov. 24, at the Cathedral of the Madeleine [UT]... It will include readings from the Calvary Baptist Church, Congregation Kol Ami, the Episcopal Church, the Buddhist community, the Baha'i Faith, the American Indian Spirituality Faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Society of...

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Faith-Based Initiatives Blocked in Senate

November 15, 2002

Source: Religion News Service

http://pewforum.org/news/display.php?NewsID=1743

On November 15, 2002 Religion News Service reported that "the White House has pronounced President Bush's cherished faith-based initiative dead in the Senate and blamed Democrats for killing the plan because of misplaced civil rights concerns. The plan's chief Republican sponsor, Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, tried to bring the measure to the Senate floor Thursday (Nov. 14) for unanimous...

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Controversy Over Land for Native American Medicine Wheel

November 13, 2002

Source: The Becket Fund

http://www.becketfund.org/litigate/MedicineWheel.html

On November 13, 2002 The Becket Fund reported that "in November 2002, The Becket Fund filed an amicus curiae brief [Wyoming Sawmills Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service, et al] with the 10th Circuit, on behalf of itself and a wide variety of Christian, Jewish and Muslim organizations, including the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, the General Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists, the General...

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Interfaith Worker Justice

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Address: 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60660
Phone: 773-728-8400
Email: mojeda@iwj.org
Website: http://www.iwj.org/
Mission: Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) is a national network that builds collective power by advancing the rights of workers through unions, worker centers, and other expressions of the labor movement and by engaging diverse faith communities and allies in...

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Putting Tulsa on the Interfaith Map

November 2, 2002

Source: The Herald

http://www.sharonherald.com/localnews/recentnews/0211/ln110202f.html

On November 2, 2002 The Herald reported that "women of various faiths united in Sharon [PA] Friday in the hopes of promoting peace in the world. Local members of Church Women United, a national ecumenical interfaith organization, hosted a service for about 60 Christian, Jewish and Muslim women at Oakland Avenue United Methodist Church. The program, 'Daughters of...

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Discovering Religious Pluralism on a 10-Day Trip to Turkey

November 2, 2002

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On November 2, 2002 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, members of each religious community have worried over what they see as increasing intolerance around Georgia and the United States, especially for Muslims. [A] 10-day trip to Turkey, a secular Middle Eastern country with a rich tradition in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, was meant to highlight common ground instead of conflict, according to the organizer, the Rev. Wayne Smith. This summer, they...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Nov. 2002

November 2, 2002

Source: The Idaho Statesman

http://www.idahostatesman.com/News/story.asp?ID=24468

On November 2, 2002 The Idaho Statesman reported that "an interfaith service will be held at 6 p.m. today... in Boise. The service includes prayers for peace from leaders of several churches in the Treasure Valley. Rev. Jon Brown of the First United Methodist Church said the gathering was motivated by the U.S.�s threat of war against Iraq. Representatives from the following faiths and...

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Sikh Tarunjit S. Butalia's Interfaith Efforts

November 1, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On November 1, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported on "Tarunjit S. Butalia, [whose] attendance at many community events and neighborhood meetings as a representative of the Sikh faith and member of the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio makes him seem to be everywhere. He's also secretary of the the Sikh Educational Religious Foundation in Dublin and serves on the World Sikh Council, American region. The numerous e-mails and faxes he sends add to his ubiquity. The Rev. Rebecca Tollefson, executive director of the Ohio...

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Putting Tulsa on the Interfaith Map

October 31, 2002

Source: Tulsa World

On October 31, 2002 Tulsa World reported that "an interfaith service written by three Tulsa women will be presented Friday in hundreds of cities nationwide. 'It's very unusual to have Tulsa people write the national service,' said Harriet Larsen, the leader of a Tulsa Church Women United group. The 'Daughters of Abraham' service on World Community Day, sponsored by Church Women United, was written by Mickey Simpson, who is on the CWU national board; Sheryl Siddiqui, representing the Tulsa Muslim community; and Jeanne Jacobs,...

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Beliefnet.com Escapes Bankruptcy

October 30, 2002

Source: USA Today

On October 30, 2002 USA Today reported that "the much-downsized staff of Beliefnet... celebrated their emergence from bankruptcy. Founder and CEO Steve Waldman says they aren't 'clear if it's a reincarnation, a resurrection, or just good fortune. But we do know we're alive and feeling very blessed!' Launched in late 1999, Beliefnet.com [became] a victim of the dot-com recession that left many popular sites broke, Beliefnet defied the odds the old-fashioned way: Layoffs, drastic pay cuts and hard work. Beliefnet has defied much...

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