Interfaith

Venerable Yifa to be Honored for Her Interfaith Work, Leadership

September 11, 2006

Source: San Gabriel Valley Tribune

http://www.sgvtribune.com/news/ci_4311028

On September 11, 2006 the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported, "Being a Buddhist nun is a far cry from what the Venerable Yifa had set out to do in her younger life. She wanted to be a politician. 'I was very ambitious,' Yifa remembered. 'I wanted to shake up the system.' But her priorities changed dramatically during a summer retreat she took at the age of 20. There, Yifa learned to meditate,...

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In Los Angeles, Post-9/11 Interfaith Initiatives Continue to Thrive

September 11, 2006

Source: Monterey Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/news/15490739.htm

On September 11, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Jews and Muslims met and prayed together. Five years later, members of the two faiths are volunteering and teaching together. In coming months, hundreds of Jews and Muslims will take their respective faiths to...

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In the Pentagon Chapel, Muslims Share Space with Christians, Jews

September 11, 2006

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/10/AR2006091001040_pf.html

On September 11, 2006 The Washington Post reported, "A little before 1400 hours on Friday, Faisal Rana and Umar Abdul Wahhab prepared the Pentagon chapel for worship. Fridays are always busy at the chapel, on the Pentagon's first level, E-ring, fourth corridor, about where American Airlines Flight 77 slammed into the...

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"In Gandhi's Footsteps": Conference on Non-Violence Precedes 9/11 Unity Walk

September 11, 2006

Source: Rediff

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/sep/11aziz.htm

On September 11, 2006 Rediff reported, "A group of Gandhians will hold a rally at the Lincoln Memorial grounds in Washington, DC to commemorate two ideologically opposed events: the fifth anniversary of 9/11, and the 100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's first-ever use of satyagraha. The Memphis, Tennessee-based MK Gandhi Institute, which is organising the rally, will also participate in an inter-faith 'Unity...

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Islamic Society of Boston Hosts Interfaith Gathering on 9/11 Anniversary

September 11, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/09/11/muslims_other_faiths_unite_to_reflect_heal/

On September 11, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Several dozen worshipers -- from spiritual mystics to Hasidic Jews and members of the Church of God in Christ -- joined the Boston Chapter of the Muslim American Society yesterday to trade jokes and suggestions about coping with life in today's fearful...

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"We Are Brooklyn": One Muslim, One Jew, One Community

September 11, 2006

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0911/p12s01-ussc.html

On September 11, 2006 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the aftermath of 9/11, Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn had the potential to become a powder keg. Home to one of the highest concentrations of Jews and Muslims living together, the city's largest mosque and its largest Orthodox synagogue sit just three blocks apart. Dozens of FBI agents and immigration officials...

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Documentary Film, "Ties that Bind," Highlights Women's Interfaith Connections; Screenings Bring Together Diverse Audiences Across the U.S.

September 10, 2006

Source: CBS2Chicago

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_253213829.html

On September 10, 2006 CBS2Chicago reported, "In the days and years following 9/11, many in the Muslim community found themselves on the attack. As CBS 2’s Joanie Lum reports, Muslims gathered on the eve of the 5th anniversary to share their experiences now documented in a new movie. Seven Chicago women from different religious and ethnic backgrounds use a ball of yarn to...

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Troy Interfaith Group to Host Monthly Visits to Houses of Worship, Beginning with Hindu Temple

September 10, 2006

Source: Observer and Eccentric Newspapers

http://www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/NEWS22/609100456

On September 10, 2006 the Observer and Eccentric Newspapers reported, "With the belief that knowledge opens the path to understanding and acceptance, the Troy Interfaith Group is inviting residents to step inside a different faith community each month. The group will host free visitations at a different house of worship...

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In Leicestershire, an Interfaith Cricket Match with Hindu and Jewish Umpires, Muslim and Christian Players

September 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/leicestershire/5332070.stm

On September 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "An inter-faith cricket match is being held in Leicestershire to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Local Christian clergy and Muslim imams will play each other in a Twenty20 cricket match at Grace Road, home of cup winners Leicestershire.

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Since 9/11, Louisville Has Seen Ongoing Expansion of Interfaith Efforts

September 10, 2006

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060910/NEWS01/609100362/1008

On September 10, 2006 the The Courier-Journal reported, In some American cities, the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were followed by anti-Muslim violence. Not so in Louisville. The most dramatic incident here was a graffiti spraying at a mosque -- which was quickly cleaned up, with the help of non-Muslims who took...

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Religion in the Workplace: Rights, Responsibilities - and Respect

September 9, 2006

Source: Charlotte Observer/ Orange County Register

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/living/religion/15477263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Orange County Register reported, "Attorneys Richard Streza, Dave Brown and Tim Voorhees, partners at Brown and Streza LLP in Irvine, Calif., hold weekly Bible study in the office. Farmers Insurance broker Belal Dalati has a sign of Allah on his Anaheim office wall and pauses from work five times a day to pray....

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In Wichita, Interfaith Interest in Islam Tapering Off Five Years Later

September 9, 2006

Source: Witchita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/living/15474263.htm

On September 9, 2006 the Witchita Eagle reported, "In the weeks and months following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, learning about Islam was high on the agenda of many non-Muslim congregations in the Wichita area. Five years later, interest seems to have diminished. 'There are still requests, but it's definitely not like before,' said Nabil Seyam, a member of the Islamic Society of Wichita...

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In Cincinnati, Diverse Responses and Dialogue Mark 9/11

September 9, 2006

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060909/NEWS01/609090365/1056

On September 9, 2006 the The Enquirer reported, "Five years ago on Sept. 11, 100 people were at Madeira-Silverwood Presbyterian Church at noon after just a few phone calls. That night, more than 350 gathered for prayer after seeing a sign in the church yard. The church, 8000 Miami Ave., has been opening its doors every year on the...

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Nurturing an "American Brand of Islam" with Community Outreach

September 9, 2006

Source: The Record

http://www.northjersey.com/page.php?qstr=eXJpcnk3ZjczN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXk3MDImZmdiZWw3Zjd2cWVlRUV5eTY5ODk5NDEmeXJpcnk3ZjcxN2Y3dnFlZUVFeXky

On September 9, 2006 The Record reported, "It was in many ways a typical day at a New Jersey soup kitchen. Members of a suburban religious congregation arrived one morning last month in cars and SUVs, entered the church hall through the...

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