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Graduates of Interfaith Seminary to Host Regular Multi-Faith Services

July 31, 2006

Source: Edinburgh News

http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1110122006

On July 31, 2006 Edinburgh News reported, "Multi-faith religious services for people who do not go to church are to be held in Edinburgh for the first time. Four interfaith ministers are to run a fortnightly 'universal service of worship' in a Newington community centre. They expect the congregation to consist mainly of people who believe in God but have become disillusioned with...

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Interfaith Group Holds Anti-Death Penalty Vigil Before Execution

July 27, 2006

Source: WVLT-TV

http://www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5088082

WVLT-TV reported, "A group promoting alternatives to capital punishment in our state is holding a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in Knoxville. Members of the Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killings are demonstrating their opposition to Wednesday morning's execution. Volunteer TV's Gary Loe has more from the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church where folks are holding a prayer...

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Local Interfaith Dialogues Respond to Middle East Conflict

July 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

On July 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens. So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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Creationism Debate Goes to Summer Camp

July 12, 2006

Source: Newsweek

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/195/story_19522_1.html

Newsweek reported, "The battle over evolution is moving beyond the court room and into summer camp. The Christian Camp and Conference Association said 50 percent of the member camps--which include summer camps and year-round after-school programs reaching 6 million kids every year--have a science curriculum about God's creation. A Christian camping environment 'allows us to bring kids to a...

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Update: Leaders in Lewiston Organize Event in Support of Muslim Community After Pig's Head Incident

July 11, 2006

Source: Portland Press-Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060711lewiston.shtml

On July 11, 2006 the Portland Press-Herald reported, "Community leaders in Lewiston-Auburn will hold a rally Wednesday in support of Somali Muslims who were stunned when someone rolled a pig's head into their mosque at prayer time last week.

The event is planned for 11:15 a.m., with a tentative location at Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street, on the...

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Opinion: "Pluralism May Be the Future of Religion" by Ray Waddle

July 8, 2006

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060708/NEWS06/607080318/1023/NEWS

On July 8, 2006 The Tennessean published a column by their columnist Ray Waddle: "Earth is becoming a spiritually hyphenated place, says Rabbi Rami Shapiro of Murfreesboro. I know what he means. Lately I've run into local Unitarian-pagans, Episcopalian-skeptics, Christian-Sufis, Presbyterian-ecologists, Baptist-Democrats....

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"Are South Asians Missing in the Immigration Fight?" by Veena Dubal

July 7, 2006

Source: South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=99493251d224788e1f68bf803c6a3c85

On July 7, 2006 South Asian Magazine for Action and Reflection published an opinion piece by Veena B. Dubal, an activist with the Alliance for South Asians taking Action (ASATA): "The names of men who have disappeared since the World Trade Center tragedies were listed starkly against...

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Sufi Conference to be Held in Fremont

July 2, 2006

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.insidebayarea.com/trivalleyherald/localnews/ci_4005076

On July 2, 2006 Tri-Valley Herald reported, "Each Sunday evening, Ayyaz Yousaf gets together with roughly 30 to 40 people in Fremont for a spiritual gathering. Known as a zikr, this weekly session or ritual meditation begins with an opening recitation from the Quran, reading poems and prayers, and group chants in praise of the Prophet Muhammad, followed by a free...

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Minnesota Muslim Seeks House Seat

June 29, 2006

Source: CBS News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/06/29/ap/politics/mainD8IHOJ5O0.shtml

On June 29, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Keith Ellison is hoping that this city of mostly white Christians is ready to make a black Muslim its next congressman. Ellison, a state representative and criminal defense lawyer, is the state-party endorsed Democratic candidate in the liberal-leaning 5th...

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Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp Attracts Many Kids

June 24, 2006

Source: The News Tribune

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/columnists/merryman/story/5865668p-5206902c.html

On June 24, 2006 The News Tribune reported, "The middle schoolers who hope to spend Aug. 27 through Sept. 1 at the first session of Puget Sound Interfaith Youth Camp at Camp Seymour want more than the usual from their summer camp experience. Sure, they want boating, campfires and hiking. They also want to talk about the...

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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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Some Japanese Are Undergoing a Self-Help Spiritual Revival

May 30, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/articles/2006/05/30/japanese_turn_to_past_lives_for_future_comfort/

On May 30, 2006 Reuters reported, "The room suddenly grows quiet as Hiroyuki Ehara stares at the Japanese actress in front of him, closes his eyes and leans forward in deep thought. Moments later, the wide-eyed actress' past life is...

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