Interfaith

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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Church Serves West Indian Food to Hungry in Crown Heights, New York

July 14, 2000

Source: The Daily News

On July 14, 2000, The Daily News published an article entitled, "West Indian Fare on Needy's Menu: Church Feeds Crown Hts. Folks." The article explains how a "Christian minister, a Muslim restaurateur and a Hindu counterwoman are trying to make sure the hungry can find a West Indian meal in their community."

Inter-Religious Federation for World Peace (IRFWP)

This data was last updated on 12 November 2020.

Address: 4 West 43rd. St., New York, NY 10036
Email: frank.kaufmann@irfwp.org
Website: http://www.irfwp.org/
Mission: The IRFWP exists to establish inter-religious councils that serve municipalities, nations, regions, and the United Nations, in order to dissolve the evils that arise from these forms of conflict, and to instigate harmonious and collaborative relationships that then extend beyond...

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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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