Interfaith

University of Hawaii Holds Interfaith Forum on Religious Diversity and Scripture

May 13, 2006

Source: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

http://starbulletin.com/2006/05/13/features/story01.html

On May 13, 2006 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported, "A panel representing five major religions will explore ways their teachings respond to current global issues and diversity in modern society at a symposium Wednesday. The 7 p.m. interfaith dialogue will be at the University of Hawaii Institute of Geophysics auditorium. It is free and open to the public, presented through the...

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Baha’i Youth Host Interfaith Event

May 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=448

On May 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Young members of the Baha'i community here recently gave support to a national interfaith project aimed at bringing Singaporeans of all races and religions together. About 40 youth gathered at the Singapore Baha'i Center on 15 April 2006 to fold paper lotuses as part of the Project Million Lotus 2006, which is sponsored by the Singapore Buddhist...

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New Textbook Adds to Debate Over Bible Courses in Public Schools

May 11, 2006

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/191/story_19113_1.html

On May 11, 2006 The Associated Press reported, "The long-dormant idea of teaching public school students about the literary and historic importance of the Bible is getting a fresh look this year from state legislatures and local school boards - though with political bickering and questions about what should be included.

The buzz results mostly from 'The Bible and Its...

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Baha'is Participate in Interfaith Earth Day Effort in Marquette

May 11, 2006

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story/449

On May 11, 2006 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "Just nine years old, Eve McCowen was dwarfed by the huge piles of unwanted electronic equipment that quickly accumulated in the parking lot of the Messiah Lutheran Church on Earth Day 2006. But she was nevertheless one of the first to run up to an arriving car that needed to be unloaded as residents brought old stereos, defunct computers, and broken television sets...

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Jewish Groups Seek Interfaith Partners in Advocating for Immigration Reform

May 11, 2006

Source: Combined Jewish Philanthropies

http://www.cjp.org/content_display.html?ArticleID=183528

On May 11, 2006 Combined Jewish Philanthropies reported, "When Josh Protas, director of Tucson's Jewish Community Relations Council, lobbies for immigration reform, he doesn't enlist help just from his own community. Instead, his call list includes Catholic and Presbyterian churches, local Latino agencies, imams, bishops, pastors and rabbis. As Protas will tell you,...

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Bristol Catholics Offer Buddhists Message Calling for Greater Understanding

May 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bristol/content/articles/2006/05/10/vatican_message_feature.shtml

On May 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "A message from the Vatican calling for greater understanding between faiths has been presented to Bristol Buddhists. The message, written by English archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, was given to the Lam Rim community on the Buddhist feast of Vesakh. Vesakh (also known as Wesak and Visakha) is the...

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Interfaith Event at Groton Mosque is a Learning Opportunity

May 8, 2006

Source: Norwich Bulletin

http://www.norwichbulletin.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060508/NEWS01/605080336/1002

On May 8, 2006 Norwich Bulletin reported, "Carole Shores, a retired Bacon Academy teacher, said she realized just how much she didn't know about the rest of the world after the Sept. 11 attacks occurred in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. 'I think it's very important we all learn about each other's religions...

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Op/Ed: "Where the Youth Are?" by Martin Marty

May 8, 2006

Source: The Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2006/0508.shtml

On May 8, 2006 Martin Marty of The Martin Marty Center wrote, "Numbers of excuses are given for the absence of the younger generations in interfaith causes. First, you have to care about faith to 'do' interfaith, and many don't care. Second, the framing of issues was done some time ago by people who are now old; that framing doesn't match what the young are...

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Interfaith Center of New York Honors Indian Spiritual Leader "Amma"

May 8, 2006

Source: Kerala Online/ACV News

http://www.keralaonline.com/news/newsdisplay.php?newsid=1169

On May 8, 2006 Kerala Online/ACV News reported, "India's spiritual leader as well as the world's 'Amma', Matha Amritanandamayi Devi was presented with the Interfaith Center of New York’s 4th Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Award for her outstanding role as a global spiritual leader and humanitarian. Five other prominent personalities including the Director...

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Tour of Baha'i Center Part of 'Sacred Space' Interfaith Tours

May 6, 2006

Source: Los Angeles Daily News

http://www.dailynews.com/news/ci_3791057

On May 6, 2006 the Los Angeles Daily News reported, "In the spirit of one of their practices - the independent investigation of truth - members of the Bahá'i faith will lead a tour Sunday of the Bahá'i Faith Center. The evening is the latest in a series of 'sacred space' tours and conversations with members of a designated faith that have been arranged by the interfaith relations committee of Valley...

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Book Explores the Experiences of 'Four Women, Three Faiths'

May 6, 2006

Source: The Wichita Eagle

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/entertainment/14512545.htm

On May 6, 2006 The Wichita Eagle reported, "Cecile Holmes calls her new book, 'Four Women, Three Faiths: Inspiring Spiritual Journeys,' 'a hymn to diversity and interfaith acceptance.' 'I worry about the increasing polarization in the world, ever since Sept. 11, 2001,' says Holmes, 51, longtime religion editor for the Houston Chronicle, now teaching journalism at the...

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National Day of Prayer Participation Broadened Beyond Evangelical Groups

May 5, 2006

Source: Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/1005.article.print

On May 5, 2006 the Associated Baptist Press reported, "As President Bush spoke to an ecumenical group at the White House to mark the National Day of Prayer May 4, religious moderates and progressives gathered in locations around the country in an effort to broaden an event that has in recent years been closely identified with evangelical Protestants. 'America is a nation of prayer,' Bush said, speaking to...

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