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People of Many Faiths Feed the Homeless

January 13, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/la-me-nomeals13jan13001446,0,558409.story

On January 13, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported that "across the nation, advocates for the homeless have squared off with city officials over everything from sleeping on city sidewalks to outdoor toilets, but in Southern California the debate now centers on... the distribution of food in public... Advocates for the poor see the food handouts as humanitarianism at...

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Multifaith Thoughts for the New Year

December 31, 2002

Source: The Plain Dealer

On December 31, 2002 The Plain Dealer reported that "the Plain Dealer asked Northeast Ohioans representing different faiths to share their thoughts and prayers for the new year. If there is one theme that runs through these reflections, it is a sense of hope amid despair. Religious leaders seek faith to not only be peacemakers and serve the poor and the homeless and others in need next year, but to do what they believe is God's work with a spirit of joy and peace... Ven. Shih Ying-Fa, Abbot, CloudWater Zendo, Zen Center of...

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Bahai Center of Fresno

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Multifaith Speakers at First African-American Baltimore County Councilman Swearing-in

December 3, 2002

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-md.olesker03dec03,0,4820948.column?coll=bal%2Dnews%2Dcolumnists

On December 3, 2002 The Baltimore Sun reported that "Baltimore County [MD] swore in its new government yesterday... In the year 2002, Kenneth N. Oliver became the first African-American in history to become a Baltimore County councilman. Oliver's swearing-in was only part of the imagery of an...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 27, 2002

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

On November 27, 2002 the Chicago Daily Herald reported that "a smorgasbord of religions will emphasize the spiritual side of Thanksgiving next week. Participants in the DuPage Interfaith Thanksgiving Service will include Muslims, Catholics, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus, Sikhs, Bahais and theosophists. The annual service began in the early 1990s after members of the DuPage Interfaith Resource Network decided they could find common ground in recognizing that Thanksgiving goes deeper than turkey and football. The ceremony will...

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Interfaith Thanksgiving 2002

November 24, 2002

Source: The Argus

http://www.theargusonline.com/Stories/0,1413,83%257E1971%257E1010917,00.html

On November 24, 2002 The Argus reported that "more than 40 years ago, three Protestant churches of different denominations came together in the name of unity for a Thanksgiving service. It was a progressive step at the time, said Don Anderson, former pastor of First Christian Church, one of the churches that met in 1961. During the 1960s, more churches...

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Baha'i Faith in America

November 21, 2002

Source: The Times-Picayune

On November 21, 2002 The Times-Picayune reported that "although the Baha'i faith forbids proselytizing, the world's youngest major spiritual movement has been recognized as one of its fastest-growing religions. Today the Baha'i faith is the second most geographically widespread religion after Christianity, with adherents from more than 2,000 ethnic, racial and tribal groups. There are an estimated 620,000 Baha'is in the United States. The North American temple is in Wilmette, Ill., outside Chicago. There are no rituals in...

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Luncheon to Discuss Diversity of Corpus Christi, Texas

November 21, 2002

Source: Corpus Christi Caller-Times

On November 21, 2002 the Corpus Christi Caller-Times reported on "'Breaking Bread to Break Barriers: An Understanding of World Cultures,' an education series for community leaders. The six-month luncheon series is hosted by the National Conference of Community and Justice in cooperation with the Corpus Christi [TX] Chamber of Commerce. Business and community leaders are invited to learn more about the many different cultures and religions in the Coastal Bend and about those who helped to found Corpus Christi,...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Oct. 2002

October 28, 2002

Source: The Oregonian

On October 28, 2002 The Oregonian reported that "faith leaders and followers gather at a Portland church to oppose an attack on Iraq and pray that others will join them. This demonstration -- for peace with Iraq -- came in the form of a worship service, beginning with a procession of about 20 faith leaders that included Christian clergy, a Jewish rabbi, a Zen Buddhist monk, a Sikh and others. About 50 people behind them in the honey-colored pews included Roman Catholics from Southeast Portland, Methodists from Oregon City, Muslims...

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Baha'i of West Chester

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 11 October 2002.

Phone: 610-429-9398

Dedication of Funds for Green Acre Baha'i School in Eliot, Maine

October 1, 2002

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://www.bahaiworldnews.org/story.cfm?storyid=175

On October 1, 2002 Baha'i World News Service reported that "Green Acre Baha'i School, the oldest permanent Baha'i school in the world and the site of several major events in Baha'i history, dedicated a new $2 million classroom building and lecture hall [in Eliot, Maine] on 21 September 2002. The dedication of the new buildings was commemorated in an hour-long ceremony attended by...

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2000 Glenmary Research Center Survey of Religious Congregations in America

September 27, 2002

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On September 27, 2002 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "the [Glenmary] study estimates that Ohio has 142,255 Jews, 41,281 Muslims and 2,004 Bahais. It found 34 Buddhist, 19 Hindu, nine Sikh and seven Jain groups in the state but gave no membership estimates... This year's study included groups such as Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus and Sikhs for the first time. For Muslims, the 1.6 million national figure included only those who regularly attend mosques that reported figures; for Eastern religions, it included only the...

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Baha'i Faith of Topeka

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

Phone: 785-271-5857
Website: http://holyground.topeka.net/church/bahai-faith-community-topeka
History Mrs. Barbara Ehrsam helped introduce Baha'i faith and practice to Kansas in 1897. The Topeka Baha'i Community came into being on April 21, 1935, the first day of Ridvan, a Baha’i holy day. Today there are Kansas Baha'i communities in Arkansas City, Bel Aire, Derby, Dodge City, Emporia, Garden City, Hays, Hutchinson, Kansas City,... Read more about Baha'i Faith of Topeka

Lawrence Baha'i Community

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 26 October 2018.

Phone: 785-843-2703
[flickr_set id="72157621817821183"] History Little is known about the origins of the Baha'i community in Lawrence, Kansas, but Jan Connley and Jean Randazo are referred to as the Baha'i pioneers in the Lawrence area. The approximately thirty-five active members enjoy meeting for services each Sunday. The Lawrence area does not have enough members to support a separate Baha'i house of worship. Normally, Baha'i houses of... Read more about Lawrence Baha'i Community

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