Judaism

International Council of Christians and Jews to Meet in Chicago: "Healing the World, Working Together"

July 5, 2005

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49923

On July 5, 2005 U.S. Newswire reported, "The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), an umbrella organization of 38 Jewish-Christian dialogue groups worldwide, is holding its annual international conference in Chicago from July 24 - 27 at the Westin River North Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn, Chicago. A detailed conference schedule is viewable at http://www.iccj.org. Leading interfaith...

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McDonald's Settlement Over Vegetarian Fries Benefits Hindu Organizations

July 4, 2005

Source: Hinduism Today

http://www.hinduismtoday.com/hpi/2005/7/4.shtml#5

On July 4, 2005 Hinduism Today reported, "This week the food giant McDonald's mailed a check for US $254,773.19 to Hinduism Today magazine's endowment fund (Hindu Heritage Endowment), one of a handful of elite vegetarian-friendly institutions in America chosen as recipients of the court-ordered $10 million settlement...It was all started by a Seattle lawyer, Harish Bharti, a vegetarian Hindu who...

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Conservative Jews Reconsider Questions of Gays, Interfaith Marriages

July 1, 2005

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/articles/3397

On July 1, 2005 The Forward reported, "In recent days, more than 90 Conservative rabbis have signed their names to the Web site of a new group that pledges to fight against 'all religious and organizational limitations' that the movement places on gay and lesbians, including the ban on same-sex unions and the ordination of openly gay rabbis or cantors... The current protocols for dealing with gays and lesbians and with non-...

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Hate Speech Case in France Raises Free Speech Issue Across Europe

June 27, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30E14F73C5E0C748EDDAF0894DD404482

On June 27, 2005 The New York Times reported, "According to William Goldnadel, the 4 euros he won in a recent court case here is a windfall for Jews in France. Others only see it adding to a deficit of free speech in Europe. Three French intellectuals and the publisher of the nation's premier newspaper, LeMonde, were ordered by a...

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Religious Schools Seek to Fill Special Education Needs

June 27, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/k_12/articles/2005/06/27/religious_schools_look_to_fill_special_education_needs/

On June 27, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "the Jewish community of Boston is responding to increasing pressure from parents to make religious education more accessible to a larger number of children by spending $2 million to increase the chances that children......

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International, Interfaith Town Hall Discusses Religion and Civil Society

June 25, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050625/LIVING/506250338/1007/LIVING

On June 25, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When Jessica Pollock talks about the upcoming international town hall meeting, she gets excited about the possibility for peace in the Middle East -- and here in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis is one of 40 sites of Sunday's live video conference on resolving the...

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Woman Brings Together Christians and Jews in Fort Worth, and Beyond

June 25, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11974859.htm

On June 25, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "For five years, [Monica "Posy"] McMillen has been leading tours such as this one [to Israel] in which 26 travelers, Christians and Jews primarily from the Fort Worth area, explored both the differences and commonalities of their faiths...The Christian woman has long had a close link to the Jewish community. She was the chairwoman of the...

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Rev. Moon Announces Peace Bridge, Encourages Americans to Engage in Interreligious Dialogue

June 25, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49419

On June 25, 2005 a US Newswire press release reported, "The Reverend Sun Myung Moon will unveil his proposal for the construction of a 51-mile-long bridge between Alaska and Siberia that would link America's fortune with that of Russia... In addition, Rev. Moon will issue a new challenge to America, calling for Christians, Muslims and Jews to overcome their differences, promote interreligious...

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Jordan's King Abdallah Wins Tolerance Award from Wiesenthal Centre

June 22, 2005

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-6-2005_pg4_7

On June 22, 2005 Reuters reported, "Jordan’s King Abdullah II, following in the footsteps of his late father, was Tuesday handed the 2005 Tolerance Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights group. Past recipients of the award include the late Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama and former...

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Three Practitioners Reflect on "Demanding Miracle" of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

June 22, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesen.nsf/index/Feat-05-33.html

On June 22, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "Given the history of their relationships, interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews may be seen as a 'miracle,' but it's also a complex and demanding endeavour. In the following article, three practitioners of interreligious dialogue - two Jewish and one Christian...

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Update: Protecting "People Not Faiths," Religious Hatred Bill Moves Forward

June 22, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/4114582.stm

On June 22, 2005 BBC News reported, "The government has survived a backbench revolt over its plans for a new law to ban the incitement to religious hatred. An amendment from a coalition of Tory and Lib Dem MPs to block the Racial and Religious Hatred Bill failed by 303 votes to 246, giving a majority of 57.

Critics, including comic actor Rowan Atkinson, say the measure will limit...

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