Judaism

"Religions of the World" Bus Tours in Des Moines to Visit Houses of Worship

June 24, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060624/LIFE05/606240312/1045

On June 24, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "One of the neat things about my job is that I get to meet people and venture into places I otherwise would never have considered going. And even though I've been reporting news for nearly 30 years, I have never lost the feeling of appreciation for the access a press...

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32,000 Attend Religious Liberty Event Hosted By Seventh Day Adventists

June 22, 2006

Source: Adventist News Network

http://news.adventist.org/data/2006/05/1150995405/index.html.en

On June 22, 2006 the Adventist News Network reported, "On a warm Saturday afternoon, 32,000 'Paulistanos,' as residents of this 10.9 million population city are known, assembled for an important purpose: to learn about and promote religious freedom. Although the crowd was far greater than the Ibirapuera Gymnasium could hold, some judicious arrangements allowed...

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Red Cross Admits Israel into Organization, Adopts Optional Emblem

June 22, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2006/06/22/red_cross_admits_israeli_society_optional_emblem_adopted/

On June 22, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "The Red Cross admitted Israel to the worldwide humanitarian organization today, ending decades of exclusion linked to the Jewish state's refusal to accept the...

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New Synagogue Signals Growth in Wal-Mart’s Home Town

June 20, 2006

Source: religionandsocialpolicy.org/The New York Times

http://www.religionandsocialpolicy.org/news/article_print.cfm?id=4433

On June 20, 2006 The New York Times reported, "Residents of Benton County, in the northwest corner of Arkansas, are proud citizens of the Bible Belt. At last count, they filled 39 Baptist, 27 United Methodist and 20 Assembly of God churches. For decades, a local hospital has begun meetings with a reading from the New Testament...

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Nonsectarian Prayer Restrictions Result in Debate Among Chaplains

June 19, 2006

Source: TheState.com

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/nation/14851031.htm

On June 19, 2006 TheState.com reported, "Could Jesus be getting the boot from the military?

That’s a concern of some evangelical and fundamentalist Christian military chaplains.

They believe they’re being restricted from 'praying their conscience' at gatherings where troops of different faiths might attend, says the Rev. Billy Baugham, executive...

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More Than 100 People Attend First Annual Interfaith Picnic in Murrieta

June 18, 2006

Source: The Valley News

http://www.temeculavalleynews.com/story.asp?story_ID=15696

On June 18, 2006 The Valley News reported, "More than 100 people attended the Southwest Riverside County Interfaith Council first annual Interfaith Picnic Saturday, June 3. Held in Murrieta at the Washington Picnic Pavilion of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dinner was potluck. Activities included musical presentations, games and youth of different...

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Iran Home to Many Faiths, Despite Extremist Wishes

June 18, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/06/17/AR2006061700824.html?referrer=emailarticle

On June 18, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "The legend describes one cloud of dust chasing another across the epic desert landscape. Arab horsemen were gaining on the Iranian princess, it is said, when she reached the looming cliffs, slipped into a seam in the rock...

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Fremont Gurdwara Has Van Custom-Built For Transporting Scriptures

June 14, 2006

Source: SikhNet/Mercury News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/NewsArchive/69EABDB3FA1E02EB8725718D006E48CD

On June 14, 2006 Mercury News reported, "The Sikhs in Fremont have a new van. It's a gleaming white Ford that seats 12. But this is no ordinary $33,000 vehicle. It transports the community's holiest document, the Guru Granth Sahib, from the majestic onion-domed temple at the foot of the East Bay hills to people's homes for...

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Israel's Chief Rabbi Advocates for China to Recognize Judaism

June 13, 2006

Source: IsraelNN.com

http://www.israelnn.com/news.php3?id=105322

On June 13, 2006 IsraelNN.com reported, "Chief Rabbi of the State of Israel and Rishon LeZion, Rabbi Shlomo Amar, urged China to extend official state recognition to Judaism. As of now, the Chinese state officially recognizes Protestantism, Catholicism, Buddhism, Taoism and Islam. In addition, the rabbi called upon China to restore a Shanghai synagogue, Ohel Rachel, which is currently used for government offices...

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Religious Leaders Call for End to Torture in New York Times Ad

June 13, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=898

On June 13, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "Today, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) ran a full-page advertisement on the op-ed pages of the New York Times calling for the elimination of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment as part of U.S. policy. The ad is signed by 27 religious...

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Castro Valley High School Holds 6th Annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

June 12, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3927184

On June 12, 2006 The Argus reported, "Before Elsa Castillo participated in the school's Challenge Day this year, she wasn't too comfortable sharing her personal life with a complete stranger — especially at school. But after that day — an interpersonal program designed to help students share with their peers things about their families, cultures and personal lives — her eyes were opened to a...

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Interfaith Peacemaking Project Launched in Pasadena

June 10, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs10jun10,1,533523.story

On June 10, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The buttoned-down Episcopalian minister was the first to stand up and introduce himself. Then came a Jew wearing a yarmulke. Then a Palestinian Christian attired in black clericals. Next, a Muslim cloaked in an aqua hijab.

On and on they went, 50 people representing three faiths, their clothing a...

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Diverse Group of Religious Leaders and Organizations Protests Torture

June 8, 2006

Source: Click On Detroit

Wire Service: AP

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9340398/detail.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "American evangelical, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders are calling for an end to U.S. policies that allow torture of prisoners. Clergy signing the statement of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture include the Rev. Rick Warren, Cardinal Theodore...

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