Interfaith

Singapore Boy Scouts Explore Religious Diversity

September 4, 2006

Source: The Electric New Paper

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/news/story/0,4136,112828,00.html

On September 4, 2006 The Electric New Paper reported, "Be prepared. That's the scout motto. Now, for the more than 3,000 scouts here, being prepared will also mean knowing more about other races. The Singapore Scout Association has revised its progress badge scheme to emphasise racial harmony. The scheme is the core syllabus for all scouts aged 12 to 16... The...

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While Visiting Chicago, Former Iranian President Encourages Meaningful Interfaith Dialogue

September 3, 2006

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-khat03.html

On September 3, 2006 the Chicago Sun-Times reported, "Speaking in suburban Chicago on Saturday at the nation's largest Muslim convention, former Iranian President Mohammad Khatami called for Muslims and non-Muslims to re-examine their assumptions about each other as a prelude to better relations. Khatami, Iran's president from 1997 to 2005, said Muslims and non-Muslims in the Western...

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Long Beach Police Department Takes a Proactive Approach, Organizing Interfaith Dialogue

September 2, 2006

Source: Press-Telegram

http://www.presstelegram.com/search/ci_4276765

On September 2, 2006 the Press-Telegram reported, "Close to 20 area religious leaders representing the Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths met earlier this week to discuss ways in which the groups can support one another and promote peace. A horrific shooting at the Jewish Federation Offices in Seattle in July that resulted in one death and five injured, as well as recent attacks at San Diego mosques,...

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Pancasila and Pluralism Promoted at Indonesian Interfaith Gathering

September 2, 2006

Source: The Jakarta Post

http://www.thejakartapost.com/yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20060902.E02

On September 2, 2006 The Jakarta Post reported, "The first joint congress of Indonesian religious leaders, held in Jakarta on Aug. 22-24, has been understood as a broader form of interfaith communications. The meeting recommended the reactivation of regional religious assemblies for the settlement of religious conflicts. The religious figures in attendance...

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Pakistan and Norway Agree to Develop Interfaith Harmony Centre

September 1, 2006

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2006/09/02/top5.htm

On September 1, 2006 Dawn reported, "Pakistan and Norway on Friday agreed to set up an inter-faith harmony centre in Norway to promote relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. The agreement was reached here at a meeting between Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and former Norwegian prime minister Bondvik. Prime Minister Aziz, emphasising the need to promote inter-faith harmony, said Islam is a religion of peace and harmony and it...

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In Houston, Katrina Relief Efforts Involved Many Faiths, One Purpose

September 1, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/life/religion/4158101.html

On September 1, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Even today, members of Houston's diverse religious communities look back on the days immediately following Hurricane Katrina and see a minor miracle.

For some it is captured in the memory of Muslims in hijab, Hindus and Sikhs in salwar-kameez, Jews in kippot and Catholic nuns in habits,...

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Buddhist Nun Organizes Interfaith Peace Walk to Reach New York City for 9/11

September 1, 2006

Source: Times Union

http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=513236

On September 1, 2006 Times Union reported, "From as far as a quarter-mile away, the sounds of drums and chanting floated through the mountains of eastern Rensselaer County on Thursday morning as the Interfaith Peace Walk started an 11-day journey to New York City. Jim Fulmer, a first-time long-distance peace walker, carried a flowing purple flag adorned with a red sun and the...

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Singapore's Biennale 2006 Focuses on Belief, Diversity

September 1, 2006

Source: The Korea Times

http://times.hankooki.com/lpage/culture/200609/kt2006090317523511700.htm

On September 1, 2006 The Korea Times reported, "In this small tropical city-state with a population of four-million, synagogue and mosque are located just a few blocks away from each other while temples of Buddhist and Hindu traditions stand side by side. Making the best use of such a long-standing diversity in culture, religion and ethnic communities,...

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World Sikh Council Participates in World Assembly of Religions for Peace

September 1, 2006

Source: World Sikh Council

http://www.wfn.org/2006/09/msg00011.html

On September 1, 2006 the World Sikh Council issued a press release stating, "Three representatives of the World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR) traveled to Kyoto, Japan in the last week of August to participate in the VIIIth World Assembly of Religions for Peace on the theme 'Confronting Violence and Advancing Shared Security', August 26-29, 2006. WSC-AR representatives also attended the World Youth...

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Town Hall Meetings Planned by the Muslim American Society Inter-Religious Society for 9/11

September 1, 2006

Source: Muslim American Society Press Release

http://www.masnet.org/pressroom_release.asp?id=3700

On September 1, 2006 a Muslim American Society Press Release reported, "As you consider coverage for the fifth anniversary of 9/11, we offer a different story; one without the falling towers, without the pictures of the damaged Pentagon. Join the Muslim American Society (MAS) for a town hall meeting and discussion. We offer a story of people fighting against the current,...

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India's Diverse Faiths Participate in Ganesh Festival

August 31, 2006

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1782128,000600010004.htm

On August 31, 2006 the Hindustan Times reported, "At Marine Lines, fruit seller Chand Sheikh, a 26-year-old Muslim, had been such a devout follower of Lord Ganesha since childhood that he was elected president of the local mandal [temple] and has already occupied that post for five years. In Bhandup, practising Sikh Balbir Singh, an actor, has brought an idol home this...

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