Interfaith

"God Squad" in Miami

July 23, 2000

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On July 23, 2000, The Houston Chronicle reported that the Miami-Dade police department is recruiting 20 Bible-carrying clergy to ride with them in police cars. "The recruitment drive is an effort to save Miami-Dade's flagging police chaplaincy program, which started 11 years ago with a rabbi, priest and Baptist minister, and lost steam as pastors retired or moved on." The hope is that at least two ministers will be hired and trained to serve as "volunteers in each of the county's eight districts." Irving Heller, assistant...

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General Mills Apologizes

July 22, 2000

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

On July 22, 2000, The San Diego Union-Tribune published an article entitled "Cereal Maker Apologizes, Says Bible Offer a Mistake." More than 12 million boxes of cereal are soon to hit the store shelves with CD-ROMs of the New International Protestant version of the Bible enclosed.

Clergy Asked to Help Unions

July 22, 2000

Source: Los Angeles Times

On July 22, 2000, the Los Angeles Times published the article, "Exploring Issues, Answers and Beliefs; A Union of Faith and Labor; As a Booming Economy Leaves Some of its Workers Far Behind, An Interfaith Convocation Reminds Members of the Clergy about Scriptural Commands to Help the Needy." It reports that "In the underbelly of Southern California's booming economy, countless workers, largely anonymous and voiceless, struggle daily with long hours, low pay and dismal working conditions as they wash dishes, prepare food, clean...

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Interfaith Center Launched

July 20, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

On July 20, 2000, The Washington Post published an article on the latest interfaith center to be built in the Washington area. The Orthodox Church of St. Matthew and the Cornerstone Community Church of God will "build and share space at the Kings Contrivance center. In an effort to promote tolerance and foster bonds between people of different faiths, Columbia's founders set aside land for the interfaith centers, where different religious groups gather under one roof."

Palos Heights, Chicago: Controversy over Sale of Church to Muslims

July 20, 2000

Source: The Associated Press

On July 20, 2000, the Associated Press released an article about how the plan to convert a church into a mosque has divided the mostly Christian Chicago suburb of Palos Heights. Yet even with all the "political sniping and accusations of bigotry, residents seemed a little stunned when a federal mediator stood up at a recent city council meeting with an offer to step in." The council did not immediately accept the offer, but the mayor seemed open to the idea. Some in the small town wish the spotlight had never hit their quiet...

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Palos Heights, Chicago: Controversy over Sale of Church to Muslims

July 19, 2000

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

On July 19, 2000, the Chicago Sun-Times published an article about a group of Muslims in Palos Heights who wish to buy a church and turn it into the city's first mosque, following a promised mayoral veto of a $200,000 offer for the Muslims to walk away from the project. The Al Salam Mosque Foundation plans to buy the "Reformed Church of Palos Heights building for $2.1 Million, even though many residents and some city council members had hoped to acquire the church for a new recreation center." Mayor Dean Koldenhoven vowed to veto...

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Palos Heights, Chicago: Controversy over Sale of Church to Muslims

July 19, 2000

Source: National Public Radio

On July 19, 2000, National Public Radio aired a story entitled "Chicago Suburb Wrestles with Racist Overtones of City Council." The mayor of Palos Heights vetoed the $200,000 offer by the city council, calling it "an insult to Muslims and fiscally irresponsible for the city." Yet the Al Salam Mosque Foundation unexpectedly accepted the city's buyout. Speaking at a press conference, the foundation's attorney, Rouhy Shalabi, said "deciding to accept the money and walk away was a tough decision, but his clients did not want to be in a...

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Interfaith Partners of South Carolina (Formerly: Partners in Dialogue)

This data was last updated on 7 May 2020.

Website: https://interfaithpartnersofsc.org/
Mission: Interfaith Partners of South Carolina brings together people of diverse religious, spiritual, and secular paths throughout South Carolina to cultivate a more harmonious community.

Partners in Dialogue first began in 1992 in preparation for the centennial celebration of the World Parliament of Religions, which was held in Chicago in 1993. 1992 was declared the "Year of...

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Farrakhan Plans Million Family March

July 15, 2000

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On July 15, 2000, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution published an article about Louis Farrakhan's Million Family March. Farrakhan called on families of all races and religions to congregate at the nation's capital on the fifth anniversary of the Million Man March. He "envisions a massive, peaceful parade where people seek common goals while walking under their separate symbols: 'Muslims under the crescent. Christians under the cross. Jews with the Star of David. ... gangs in the cities to come in their...

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Farrakhan Plans Million Family March

July 15, 2000

Source: The Washington Post

n July 15, 2000, The Washington Post published an article about Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan's plans for a Million Family March on October 16. Farrakhan "sounded an upbeat message of inclusion...encouraging all ethnic and religious groups, including Jews, to 'come under their own banner.'" To focus attention on what he sees as a breakdown of family values, Farrakhan plans to remarry a million men to their wives at the event and marry 10,000 new couples. "We are all members of the human family, though we are not yet...

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Minnesota FoodShare

This data was last updated on 5 May 2020.

Address: 1001 East Lake Street, P.O. Box 7509 , Minneapolis, MN 55407
Phone: 612-276-1500
Email: info@gmcc.org
Website: https://www.mnfoodshare.org/
Mission: Minnesota FoodShare engages thousands of Minnesotans annually via the Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign, food insecurity education and awareness efforts, and state and federal advocacy efforts supporting programs that...

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National Association of Ecumenical and Interreligious Leaders Network (EILN)

This data was last updated on 5 May 2020.

Address: 8617 105th St., Richmond Hill, NY 11418-1597
Phone: 718-847-6764
Email: stalma@interfaithtexas.org
Mission: EILN serves as a resource for the professional development and personal enrichment of its members, empowering them to do their work more effectively and faithfully. 

 

 

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