Interfaith

Lutheran Seminary in Chicago Establishes Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement

June 16, 2006

Source: ELCA Newservice

http://www.wfn.org/2006/06/msg00282.html

On June 16, 2006 ELCA Newservice reported, "The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) will inaugurate a Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice (CCME) Sept. 21. LSTC is one of eight seminaries of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). According to an LSTC news release, the center will provide cultural and educational opportunities where Christians, Muslims and members of other...

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First Islamic Cemetery to Open in Michigan

June 15, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060615/LIFESTYLE04/606150383/1041

On June 15, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Like many Muslims throughout Metro Detroit, Ron Amen had to search for a proper place to bury his mom when she died. It did not matter that [his mother] Katherine Amen, an activist, was among the most prominent Arab-Americans in the area. There was no cemetery solely for Muslims,...

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Religious Leaders Call for End to Torture in New York Times Ad

June 13, 2006

Source: Muslim Public Affairs Council

http://www.mpac.org/home_article_display.aspx?ITEM=898

On June 13, 2006 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported, "Today, the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) ran a full-page advertisement on the op-ed pages of the New York Times calling for the elimination of torture and cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment as part of U.S. policy. The ad is signed by 27 religious...

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Religious Tolerance Depends on Acknowledging Religion's Private and Public Roles, Says Polish-Born Prelate

June 13, 2006

Source: ZENIT

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=90878

On June 13, 2006 ZENIT reported, "There can be no religious tolerance if there is not appreciation for both the private and public role of religion, says the Holy See. Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, head of a Holy See delegation to a conference on tolerance, made that point at the event promoted by the Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe (OSCE). 'No partnership among cultures,...

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Proposal for Spiritual Approach to Disarmament to be Revealed at UN Peace Forum

June 13, 2006

Source: A Center for the World Religions Press Release

On June 13, 2006 A Center for the World Religions Press Release reported, "On June 22, 2006 in an all day [f]orum at the United Nations an international non-governmental organization, A Centre for the World Religions (ACWR), will convene 'A Spiritual Agenda for World Peace - for Disarmament and an Empowered United Nations.' Says ACWR CEO, Anke Kreutzer, 'As Mahatma Gandhi has proved only decades ago, even a single person can by peaceful means carry victory over a highly armed nation if his or her...

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Open House

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 23 August 2006.

Contact Information

Address: 1 Klausner Street, Ramle, 74232, IL
Email: contacts@openhouse.org.il
Website: http://www.openhouse.org.il/

Mission

According to their website, the aim of Open House is "to provide educational and social opportunities to Arab children and their families" and "to be a place of encounter and cooperation...
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Castro Valley High School Holds 6th Annual Interfaith Baccalaureate Service

June 12, 2006

Source: The Argus

http://www.insidebayarea.com/argus/localnews/ci_3927184

On June 12, 2006 The Argus reported, "Before Elsa Castillo participated in the school's Challenge Day this year, she wasn't too comfortable sharing her personal life with a complete stranger — especially at school. But after that day — an interpersonal program designed to help students share with their peers things about their families, cultures and personal lives — her eyes were opened to a...

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Interfaith Peacemaking Project Launched in Pasadena

June 10, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-beliefs10jun10,1,533523.story

On June 10, 2006 the Los Angeles Times reported, "The buttoned-down Episcopalian minister was the first to stand up and introduce himself. Then came a Jew wearing a yarmulke. Then a Palestinian Christian attired in black clericals. Next, a Muslim cloaked in an aqua hijab.

On and on they went, 50 people representing three faiths, their clothing a...

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Diverse Group of Religious Leaders and Organizations Protests Torture

June 8, 2006

Source: Click On Detroit

Wire Service: AP

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9340398/detail.html

On June 8, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "American evangelical, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders are calling for an end to U.S. policies that allow torture of prisoners. Clergy signing the statement of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture include the Rev. Rick Warren, Cardinal Theodore...

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Catholic Hospital Opens Interfaith Chapel

June 8, 2006

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/gilbert/articles/0608gr-chaplain0608Z12.html

On June 8, 2006 The Arizona Republic reported, "Mercy Gilbert Medical Center is a Catholic hospital with a Catholic chaplain and an interfaith chapel. The chapel is representative of the hospital's plans to treat 'the entire person' regardless of faith, hospital officials say. 'We're going to try to make it comfortable for everyone...

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