Interfaith

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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Women's Interfaith Circle of Palm Beach County to Hold First Retreat

September 8, 2006

Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pwomen08sep08,0,5430645.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On September 8, 2006 the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported, "Enough fighting already! A group of Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist and Quaker women don't want to argue about religion. They want to talk. The women don't have solutions to the world's religious conflicts. But they...

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Chair of Largest Indonesian Muslim Organization Elected to World Council of Religions for Peace Board

September 7, 2006

Source: UCAN

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=3299

On September 7, 2006 UCAN reported, "The Indonesian Muslim leader recently elected a board member of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) says he will promote dialogue and warn people against communal provocation. Hasyim Muzadi, chairman of Nahdlatul Ulama, the largest Muslim organization in Indonesia, was one of 12 Muslims elected to the WCRP World Council during the Eighth World...

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Anniversary of Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis Celebrated as Methodists, Muslims, Catholics Protest Anti-Defamation League

September 7, 2006

Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/religion/story/D8D0A7D94311BDB7862571E300174172?OpenDocument

On September 7, 2006 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, "More than 400 people gathered Thursday evening at the Frontenac Hilton Hotel to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis. Outside the hotel, about a dozen people...

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San Antonio Muslims Move Beyond Isolation to Civic Engagement

September 6, 2006

Source: San Antonio Express News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA090606.1A.muslim.35ad9e5.html

On September 6, 2006 the San Antonio Express News reported, "A block away from such commercial icons as Haverty's and Home Depot sits a typical house on a secluded 2-acre property with a basketball hoop standing on an asphalt parking lot. Here, on Friday afternoons, South Asian Muslims re-create the atmosphere of their native...

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Anti-Defamation League Welcomes Agreement Between Chief Rabbis of Israel and the Archbishop of Canterbury

September 6, 2006

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4887_31.htm

On September 6, 2006 an ADL Press Release reported, "The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) applauded the signing of a joint agreement between Israel's Chief Rabbis and the Archbishop of Canterbury, which calls for combating rising anti-Semitism in the world and supporting Israel's right to defend itself and live in peace and security. The agreement signed by the Archbishop, Dr. Rowan Williams and Chief...

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Jews, Jains, Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims Hail Decision Prohibiting Exams on Religious Holidays

September 5, 2006

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/local/story/449389p-378270c.html

On September 5, 2006 the New York Daily News reported, "A Queens state senator and an array of clergy yesterday hailed a new law that prohibits the state Education Department from scheduling statewide exams during religious holidays. 'The law is now on your side,' declared state Sen. John Sabini (D-Queens). The law was spurred after statewide English exams for...

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Venerable Dhammananda Remembered for Promoting Interfaith Harmony

September 4, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=56,3115,0,0,1,0

On September 4, 2006 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Thousands converged at the Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur to bid farewell to Rev Dhammananda... The late Venerable Dr Rev K. Sri Dhammananda - Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore - was a man who dedicated his life to promoting peace, understanding and harmony. 'Rev Dhammananda served not only the Buddhist...

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In London, Police Community Engagement Program Invites Tariq Ramadan, Representatives of Diverse Faiths, for Counter-Terror Hearings

September 4, 2006

Source: eGov Monitor

http://www.egovmonitor.com/node/7409

On September 4, 2006 eGov Monitor reported, "'Counter-Terrorism: The London Debate' is the [Metropolitain Police Authority]'s programme of community engagement to counter terrorism. The third hearing in the programme will be held on Thursday 7 September 2006, when invited representatives from faith groups will be able to recount their experiences of terrorism and counter-terrorism to the MPA. Toby Harris, chair of the MPA...

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New Zealand's Green Party: "State Schools Should Advance Religious Tolerance"

September 4, 2006

Source: Scoop Independent News

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA0609/S00067.htm

On September 4, 2006 Scoop Independent News reported, "Green MP Keith Locke has concerns that Christian prayers in state school assemblies do not take account of the greater diversity in religious belief that is evident among New Zealanders today. Mr Locke, the Green Party's Human Rights Spokesperson, was responding to the decision to ditch the proposed guidelines for teaching religion in...

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