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Religious Leaders from Asia and Australia Issue "Ten Commitments"

February 21, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=18787

On February 21, 2006 UCA News reported, "Religious representatives from Asia and Australia have committed to use the "peaceful" elements in religion to counter violence and terrorism. The 200 participants from 17 countries, who met Feb. 12-13 in Jakarta, also said at the end of their meeting that they are committed to uprooting 'all kinds of corruption by...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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Women's Multifaith Center in Orlando Provides Opportunity for Active Engagement

February 12, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-orreligion1206feb12,0,995971.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-orange

On February 12, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "When it comes to promoting religious understanding, the Rev. Diana Reed Jackson believes that verbal dialogue alone falls short. Participation in a religious ritual or spiritual discipline is a more holistic...

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Group Says Removal of Cross from School's "Hot Cross Buns" Was "Nonsensical"

February 7, 2006

A Baha'i Contribution to Scottish Parliament's "Time for Reflection"

February 6, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=429

On February 6, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Representatives of the Baha'i Faith were invited recently to address Scotland's Parliament as part of the body's weekly proceeding that allows people from different faiths to share their perspectives on the challenges facing the country. It was the first time an invitation had come from a Member of Parliament. Carrie Varjavandi, a Baha'i...

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Racine Baha'i Residents Promote Peace, Hold Prayer Meetings After Shooting

February 4, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/racine/feb06/389800.asp

On February 4, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "After a fatal shooting on the city's west side, a public hearing on handling crime and a boost in police protection, residents say the violence needs to stop. They are protecting themselves - in non-violent ways. Last week, Barry and Loralee Uhlenhake held a prayer meeting at their west side Racine home to promote unity...

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Interfaith Leaders Pledge to Build Peace in Region

January 31, 2006

Source: AllAfrica.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200601310302.html

On January 31, 2006 Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "Interfaith leaders from West Africa and the United States meeting in Liberia vowed to work together to monitor government activity, promote justice and equality, and minimize corruption to help achieve lasting peace in the region. Regional faith leaders committing to the initiative included...

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Baha’is Honor Six Prominent Brazilian Journalists for Human Rights Work

January 30, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=426

On January 30, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Six prominent Brazilian journalists and three media organizations received 'world citizenship awards' at a Baha'i-sponsored event [in Brasilia]. The awards for media coverage promoting human rights were presented at a ceremony at the Ministry of Justice in the federal capital on 13 December 2005. Baha'i spokesman, Washington Araujo, said...

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Orlando Baha'i Conference Focuses on Service

January 30, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=425

On January 30, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "William Davis [delivered the keynote speech] at the annual Baha'i Conference on Social and Economic Development for the Americas held 15-18 December 2005. The address by Mr. Davis exemplified the theme for the conference, which this year was 'Make a Beginning: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Service'... 'Baha'is responded quickly and...

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Hawaiian Legislature United in Diverse Prayers

January 26, 2006

Source: Star Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2002/01/26/features/story1.html

On January 26, 2006 the Star Bulletin reported, "Members of the state house of representatives [in Hawaii] heard an opening-session speaker urge that they 'not be tempted by the lust for power or personal gain.' Leimomi Mookini Lum also called for their 'will to persevere against the onslaught of special-interest groups'... Those words didn't come in testimony from critics or lobbyists,...

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Baha’is Launch DVD of Pilgrimage to Holy Sites

January 23, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=424

On January 23, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "A new film about Baha'i pilgrimage to the Holy Land is now available as a DVD. Commissioned by the Universal House of Justice, 'Pilgrimage -- A Sacred Experience' is intended to stimulate increasing numbers of Baha'is to make their nine-day pilgrimage to the Shrines of Baha'u'llah, the Bab, and 'Abdu'l-Baha. The film gives glimpses of the...

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Celebration of MLK Day and Baha'i "World Religion Day" Coincide in Portsmouth

January 16, 2006

Source: Portsmouth Herald

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/01162006/news/83082.htm

On January 16, 2006 the Portsmouth Herald reported, "Standing in what once was the center of the People’s Baptist Church, Valerie Cunningham shared her memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and her experiences growing up in Portsmouth during the civil rights movement... The church where King spoke as a young minister and Boston University student... was the location of a...

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Amnesty International Calls for Inquiry Into Death of Baha'i Prisoner

January 11, 2006

Source: Amnesty International public statement

http://www.amnestyusa.org/news/document.do?id=ENGMDE130042006

On January 11, 2006 an Amnesty International public statement reported, "Amnesty International has written to the head of Iran’s Judiciary to express concern at continuing abuses committed against the country’s Baha’i community and to urge him to ensure that no-one is imprisoned on account of their religious or cultural identity or...

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