Interfaith

El Sobrante Sikhs Hold Peace March, Open to All Religions

July 21, 2006

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/15090001.htm

On July 21, 2006 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Sikhs in the East Bay and around the world are commemorating the martyrdom of Sri Guru Arjan Dev Sahib Ji, who was tortured to death by India's Mogul rulers 400 years ago for advocating a forbidden religion. The message of unity and tolerance of the sage, revered by Sikhs as the Embodiment of Peace, is particularly...

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Columbia Hindu Temple Holds Fundraiser Concert

July 21, 2006

Source: The Missouran

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=20724

On July 21, 2006 The Missouran reported, "In its first large-scale fundraiser since it opened in September, the Hindu Temple and Community Center of Mid-Missouri will host a morning concert of classical Indian music by singer Sandhya Pandurangi. Organizers hope that, in addition to raising money for the temple, the event will increase the visibility of Indian culture in Columbia, temple...

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Interfaith Groups Struggle to Keep the Conversation Going as Middle East Conflict Heats Up

July 20, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/196/story_19625_1.html

On July 20, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "Rabbi Stephen Julius Stein received a phone call this week (July 18) he's not sure he would have received a few years ago. A Syrian-American friend called to say how sorry he was about the violent conflict now roiling the Middle East. Not sorry for any particular group, stressed Stein, a rabbi at...

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Anti-Abortion Group Burns Qur'an, Pride Flag

July 20, 2006

Source: Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060720/NEWS/607200393/1001/news

On July 20, 2006 Clarion-Ledger reported, "Jackson Muslims and a statewide interfaith group reacted with disgust Wednesday to reports that the national anti-abortion group Operation Save America burned a Quran during a Tuesday night gathering at a Pearl church.

'A group that acts in such a hateful way does not...

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Dearborn Interfaith Leaders Group Presses on Despite Tensions

July 19, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060719/LIFESTYLE04/607190358

On July 19, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "As Muslims, Jews and Christians traveled to an interfaith meeting at St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Tuesday, some stopped at a demonstration by 7,000 mostly Arab-American and Muslim residents, protesting the Israeli incursion into Lebanon. 'We're just stopping by to see what is being said, to...

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Jews, Muslims Work to Keep Local Dialogue Going

July 18, 2006

Author: Charles A. Radin

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens.

So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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Local Interfaith Dialogues Respond to Middle East Conflict

July 18, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/07/18/jews_muslims_work_to_keep_local_dialogue_going/

On July 18, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Local Jews and Muslims are working hard to keep their interfaith groups alive and communications open as the Middle East conflict deepens. So far, leaders say, they are succeeding -- partly by concentrating on long-term,...

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University of Texas' Dialogue on Religious Diversity in the Workplace to Focus on Views of Suffering

July 15, 2006

Source: The Galveston County Daily News

http://news.galvestondailynews.com/story.lasso?ewcd=f58bbe6a59e8072c

On July 15, 2006 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "The University of Texas Medical Branch’s continuing dialogue on religious diversity in the workplace will feature a discussion on suffering. The discussion will be one of the activities during the university’s Diversity Week Celebration. The Understanding Religious...

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Europe's Largest Hindu Temple Holds Interfaith Memorial Service for Mumbai Victims

July 15, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5182438.stm

On July 15, 2006 BBC News reported, "On Tuesday bomb blasts on seven trains killed nearly 180 people in Mumbai. Four days later, in a corner of the English countryside, hundreds of British Indians gathered in prayer at a memorial service. Europe's biggest Hindu Temple, Bhaktivedanta Manor, on the outskirts of Watford, invited members of eight faiths - Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Sikhism...

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Belleville Baha'i Community is Small But Strong

July 15, 2006

Source: Belleville News-Democrat

http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/living/15036680.htm

On July 15, 2006 Belleville News-Democrat reported, "Watching the aftermath of New York City's terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, was traumatic for Alice Langston. 'How could humanity be so evil?' the 47-year-old Highland accountant asked. 'Why did God allow this to happen?' Langston began a spiritual journey that led her to become a Baha'i, embracing an independent...

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