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    Baccalaureate Services and Pluralism (2005)

    The renewal of baccalaureate services in colleges and universities across the country has been met with increasingly diverse student populations. The manners in which schools approach this growing plurality of religious faiths are as diverse as the institutions themselves. Some schools no longer include a baccalaureate service as part of their commencement activities, some maintain a traditional Christian form, and some provide an interfaith service of one type or another.

    Public and private institutions alike host interfaith baccalaureate ceremonies, as do religiously affiliated...

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    Chicago Police Department Diversity Videos Educate Officers on Non-Christian Faiths (2005)

    After the terror attacks of 9/11 there was an alarming number of incidents of violence across the United States against people who were perceived to be Muslim. In Chicago, Police Chief Terry Hillard held a multi-cultural forum to hear feedback from people of all religions on post-9/11 backlash. At these forums he learned that his officers were often ignorant about non-Christian faiths and were sometimes rude to people from these communities. Using a grant from the Justice Department and guidance from lay leaders and clergy in each religious community, the police department created a series...

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    Building Bridges of Understanding: An Interfaith Curriculum of the California Council of Churches (2003)

    In 2002 the California Council of Churches made a decision to respond to the episodes of violence and mistaken identity that followed 9/11. Their chosen response was a curriculum study guide on six of the world’s religions, which was funded by The California Endowment, Presbyterian Church (USA) Peacemaking Program, United Methodist Church Peace and Justice Program, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Reconciliation Fund and Southern California Ecumenical Council.

    Building Bridges of Understanding focuses on six major faith traditions found in California, and was designed...

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    Interfaith Worker Justice National Conference (2014)

    The Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) National Conference, this year themed “Coming Together: Building a Just Economy,” took place from June 22- June 24, 2014 in Chicago Illinois. The conference was held at DePaul University’s Student Center. Over 500 people attended the conference, including members of interfaith groups and worker centers, students, pastors, congregation leaders, and worker justice activists. Multiple faith traditions were represented, including Christians from a variety of denominations, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists. Resources and translators were available in both...

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    NAINConnect (2012)

    The 2012 NAINConnect was held from July 15-18, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia and hosted by Interfaith Community Initiatives and Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta, two local Atlanta organizations that aim to promote understanding and interaction among the diverse faiths in the greater Atlanta region. Over one hundred registered guests attended conference events throughout the weekend.

    Introduction 

    Founded in 1988, the North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) is “a non-profit association of interfaith organizations and agencies in Canada, Mexico and...

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    Parliament of the World’s Religions (2009)

    The world is shrinking. International videoconferences, YouTube, email, Facebook, nonstop international flights, Skype and so forth are indicators of modern globalization. People from all parts of the world are interacting with unprecedented speed, frequency, and ease, yet all of these modern amenities come at a great cost to our planet. As a result, religious people and faith communities are attempting to grapple with the many challenges and opportunities that arise out of this new interconnected global reality.

    The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the largest...

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    Growing Religious Diversity in South Carolina: Implications for the Palmetto State (2003)

    Abstract

    This paper documents the growth of religious diversity in South Carolina, drawing on interviews with members from the traditions represented, previous scholarly research on religion in South Carolina, newspaper articles, census data and interviews with religion reporters and educators across the state. After presenting basic outlines and historical sketchs of each faith in South Carolina, the paper goes on to explore the implications of this growing diversity for a Southern "Bible Belt" state like South Carolina, highlighting controversies over...

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    Finding Our Place Conference: Building Social Cohesion in the Midst of Diversity and Migration (2003)

    Purpose and Methods

    This week-long conference brought together teams of people from selected cities around the globe. The Partner City project is an endeavor by the Council for the Parliament of World Religions to stimulate interfaith work around the globe by developing diverse teams working together in cities and a network of these cities. This conference, the second of such Goldin Institute events is designed to build capacity and offer a wealth of networking opportunities. The methodology of the conference is based upon listening, first to immigrants and...

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    Muslims and Lutherans in the Twin Cities Conference (2002)

    Dr. Mark Swanson, Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Islamic Studies Program at Luther Seminary, was a member of the planning committee for a conference held in St. Paul in May 2002, entitled "Muslims and Lutherans in the Twin Cities." He explained that the impetus for the conference came from the Lutheran communities of St. Paul and Minneapolis. They had noticed the presence of many Muslims in their neighborhoods, and realized that they ought to know more about their neighbors.

    The topic was broached by grassroots participants at the annual meetings of...

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    Kashi Ashram

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 22 June 2005.

    Phone: 800-226-1008
    Email: kashiinfo@kashi.org
    Website: http://www.kashi.org
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    Interfaith Maine

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 30 October 2006.

    Contact Information

    Address: 17 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
    Email: im@interfaithmaine.org

    Mission

    Interfaith Maine seeks peace and justice through deepening interfaith understanding and relationships.

    Goals

    As presented on their website, their goals are the following:
    • To find ways to remove suspicion, fear,...
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    Arizona Interfaith Movement

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 April 2013.

    Phone: 602-261-6703
    Email: AIFM@interfaitharizona.com
    Website: http://www.azifm.org/
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    Overview

    The Arizona InterFaith Movement (AIM) began in 1996, when Dr. Paul Eppinger (former Director of the Arizona Ecumenical Council) began to organize monthly meetings between Valley religious leaders. These sessions resulted in the creation of a steering committee for the InterFaith Action Coalition of...

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    Roger Williams National Memorial

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 January 2006.

    Phone: 401-521-7266
    Website: http://www.nps.gov/rowi/
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    Description

    The Roger Williams National Memorial celebrates the life of Roger Williams (1603-83), the founder of Rhode Island, and the American ideal of religious freedom. Williams, who was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 for preaching freedom of conscience ("soul liberty") and the...
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    Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 19 April 2016.

    Phone: 212-967-7707
    Email: info@tanenbaum.org
    Website: http://www.tanenbaum.org/
    The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding’s primary mission is to promote “mutual respect” through “practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice.”[1] Tanebaum was founded in 1992 by Georgette Bennett, as a way to build upon the legacy of her late husband, Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, a leader and... Read more about Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding

    Massachusetts Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, Inc.

    Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 4 January 2019.

    Phone: 617-650-4457
    Email: info@massinterfaith.org
    Website: http://www.iwj.org/locations/massachusetts
    History  The description of the committee on the United Way of Massachusetts Bay website provides this history of the Ana da Hora Workers Center: "A Brazilian community organizer, Ms. Ana Maria da Hora, and an American physician, Dr. Jonathan Fine, knew that many Brazilian and Latino immigrants in East Boston and... Read more about Massachusetts Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice, Inc.

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