Interfaith

New Hindu Temple Set to Open in Lowell

July 15, 2006

Source: Lowell Sun

http://www.lowellsun.com/lifestyles/ci_4056722

On July 15, 2006 Lowell Sun reported, "Those who remember the Goodwill Industries building on Middlesex Street would hardly recognize the structure today. Gone are the well-stocked racks of second-hand jeans, jackets and assorted clothing. Ready to take their place: elaborate marble statues imported from India, flowing fountains, carved teakwood columns, 24-karat gold domes, and one of the largest function...

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Plans for Gay Pride March in Jerusalem Unite Religious Leaders Normally at Odds

July 12, 2006

Source: Boston Herald

Wire Service: AP

http://news.bostonherald.com/international/view.bg?articleid=148019

On July 12, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Christian leaders condemned it. Jewish radicals put a bounty on participants. Muslim clerics threatened to flood the streets with protesters. Jerusalem’s conflicting religions have found rare common ground: opposition to an international gay pride parade next...

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Update: Leaders in Lewiston Organize Event in Support of Muslim Community After Pig's Head Incident

July 11, 2006

Source: Portland Press-Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/state/060711lewiston.shtml

On July 11, 2006 the Portland Press-Herald reported, "Community leaders in Lewiston-Auburn will hold a rally Wednesday in support of Somali Muslims who were stunned when someone rolled a pig's head into their mosque at prayer time last week.

The event is planned for 11:15 a.m., with a tentative location at Courthouse Plaza on Lisbon Street, on the...

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Government Spends $30 Million on Hindu Temple Restoration

July 11, 2006

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1725370.cms

On July 11, 2006 The Times of India reported, "This is perhaps for the first time in the history of Pakistan that the government is spending close to $30 million for the restoration of a Hindu temple. India is believed to have chipped in $3 million for the project. The three-phase restoration work of the Katas Raj temple complex is being carried out in collaboration with the...

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Church-Supported Youth Camp Celebrates Country's Religious Diversity

July 8, 2006

Source: Indian Catholic

http://www.theindiancatholic.com/newsread.asp?nid=2257

On July 8, 2006 the Indian Catholic reported, "Young people from all over India prayed, worked and danced together for five days recently, celebrating India's cultural and religious diversity. The 350 participants, aged 13-35, came from 22 of the country's 28 states and belonged to the various major religions in India. Fifty-nine of them were females. S.N. Subbarao, a noted peace...

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Opinion: "Pluralism May Be the Future of Religion" by Ray Waddle

July 8, 2006

Source: The Tennessean

http://www.tennessean.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060708/NEWS06/607080318/1023/NEWS

On July 8, 2006 The Tennessean published a column by their columnist Ray Waddle: "Earth is becoming a spiritually hyphenated place, says Rabbi Rami Shapiro of Murfreesboro. I know what he means. Lately I've run into local Unitarian-pagans, Episcopalian-skeptics, Christian-Sufis, Presbyterian-ecologists, Baptist-Democrats....

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Christians and Muslims Hold Remembrance, Issue Joint Statement on 7/7

July 8, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20060708/22799.htm

On July 8, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "As England stood silent Friday in remembrance of the London bombing victims of one year ago, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) issued a joint statement with the Muslim Council of Britain.

On the one-year anniversary of the suicide bombings that struck London’s transport system, killing 52 people and injuring...

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Addressing G8, Religious Leaders Condemn Abuse of Religion

July 7, 2006

Source: Catholic News

http://www.cathnews.com/news/607/39.php

On July 7, 2006 the Catholic News reported, "In a statement addressed to G8 leaders who will meet in Moscow next week, the World Summit of Religious Leaders has passed a resolution condemning the abuse of religion and the loss of moral values in the modern world. Ecumenical News International reports that the largest interfaith gathering to convene in Russia since the time of the Cold War, has closed by condemning...

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London's IslamExpo Falls on 7/7 Anniversary

July 7, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/5158470.stm

On July 7, 2006 BBC News reported, "The organisers insist it is a coincidence, but the fact that IslamExpo fell on the first anniversary of the London bombings was the powerful symbol British Muslims needed to say very publicly what they stand for. The �1.8m show at London's Alexandra Palace could have been just another event where Muslims talks to Muslims about being Muslim.

But instead the...

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Interfaith Couples Make Marriages Work With Two Faiths

July 6, 2006

Source: MSNBC

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/13699089/

On July 6, 2006 MSNBC reported, "As Muslims become more integrated in the West, marriage to people of other faiths is becoming more commonplace. Nowhere is this more true than in London, perhaps the most cosmopolitan European capital. Muslims make up about 8 percent of the city’s population and neighborhoods are renowned for their diversity. The 1960s and 70s Britain saw an influx of immigrants — a majority of whom were from South...

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Interfaith Service Held Outside Immigration Hearing in San Diego

July 6, 2006

Source: CAIR Press Release

On July 6, 2006 a CAIR Press Release reported, "Faith leaders and advocates from San Diego and other Southern California cities conducted an interfaith service in front of the Imperial Beach Border Patrol Station in response to a closed-door House Immigration Hearing. The sub-committee conducting the hearings invited groups such as the Friends of the Border Patrol, an organization known for its border vigilantism. The San Diego chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-San Diego), Interfaith Committee for Worker...

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Religions Participate in Various Environmental Efforts Around the Globe

July 6, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/195/story_19537_1.html

On July 6, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "More than a decade ago on an Aegean island, the spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians made a startling proposition: That pollution and other attacks on the environment could be considered sins.

At the time, the idea earned him little more than a nickname - the 'green patriarch...

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