Interfaith

Cultural Workshop in Paris Hopes to Bridge Divide Between West and Muslim World

April 28, 2006

Source: Middle East Online

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=16342

On April 28, 2006 Middle East Online reported, "France is launching a 'cultural workshop' starting in September in a bid to promote understanding between the West and the Islamic world, the diplomat in charge of the project said Thursday. The workshop, which is the brainchild of French President Jacques Chirac, will hold its first session in Paris on September 13-15, ambassador-at-large...

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Interreligious Gathering Celebrates Muhammad's Birthday

April 27, 2006

Source: UCA News

http://www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=19609

On April 27, 2006 UCA News reported, "Speakers from various religions commented recently on the role of Prophet Mohammad in promoting peace, justice and dialogue. They spoke at an April 20 interreligious gathering organized by Tamaddun Majlish, one of the country's oldest Islamic organizations, at the National Press Club in Dhaka. The event was held in honor of...

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WCC Planning Interfaith Ceremony for 20th Anniversary of Chernobyl

April 26, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/europe/651/section/wcc.to.mark.chernobyl.anniversary.with.interfaith.ceremony/1.htm

On April 26, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, the World Council of Churches (WCC) is organizing an interfaith ceremony and panel discussion in partnership with Green Cross...

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Annual Interfaith Forum Started by Pope John Paul II Held at Georgetown

April 26, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3822807.html

On April 26, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "Religious leaders from a broad swath of worldwide faiths met Wednesday at Georgetown University, marking the first time the annual interfaith forum has been held in the United States since it was started 20 years ago by Pope John Paul II. While the goal of the two-day International Prayer for Peace is not to draft policies,...

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Warren Mosque Planners Consider Community Outreach Efforts

April 25, 2006

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060425/METRO03/604250341/1014

On April 25, 2006 The Detroit News reported, "Steve Elturk says he was shocked at the reaction he received over his request to establish the first mosque in Warren. The controversial project approved by the Warren Planning Commission ignited concerns from residents and commission members over traffic, ties to terrorists and religious...

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Paris Rabbi Leads Jewish-Muslim "Friendship Tour" of Inner-City

April 24, 2006

Source: European Jewish Press

http://www.ejpress.org/article/news/7657

On April 24, 2006 the European Jewish Press reported, "Paris Rabbi Michel Serfaty has strengthened his battle for inter-religious dialogue with a first Jewish-Muslim friendship tour of the infamous inner-city suburbs of Paris. The friendship bus started its route on Friday in Corbeil-Essones and reached two other Paris suburbs in the afternoon. Rabbi Serfaty, and some Jewish and Muslim volunteers set up their...

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Santa Clara Holocaust Remembrance Event Includes Other Faiths

April 24, 2006

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/states/california/the_valley/14415476.htm

On April 24, 2006 The Mercury News reported, "For this year's Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony, Sukhdev Singh Bainiwal, a Sikh, will light a candle in remembrance of the millions killed. He will be joined by an American Indian, a Buddhist, an African-American and a rabbi.

For the first time in...

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Georgetown Students Discuss New Interfaith Initiatives

April 21, 2006

Source: The Hoya

http://www.thehoya.com/news/042106/news9.cfm

On April 21, 2006 The Hoya reported, "College Dean Jane McAuliffe met with student representatives from various faith-based organizations to discuss campus inter-religious activities Tuesday in McShain Lounge.

McAuliffe outlined interfaith initiatives new to Georgetown, including PhD programs in religious pluralism and Islamic studies, as well as the establishment of the university’s SFS-Qatar...

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Imam in Iowa Continues to Fend Off Accusations Linking Him to Terrorism

April 19, 2006

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060419/LIFE05/604190372/1039/life

On April 19, 2006 The Des Moines Register reported, "When Ibrahim Dremali accepted the position of imam for the Des Moines Islamic Center a little over a year ago, he was effusive in his praise of the warm Iowa welcome he and his family received. He said the acceptance was in stark contrast to the hostile...

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Baha'i Website Receives Award from Religion Communicators Council

April 19, 2006

Source: U.S. Baha'i News

http://www.bahai.us/content/view/167/154/

On April 19, 2006 U.S. Baha'i News reported, "The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) gave an Award of Excellence in the Internet Communications: Website category to www.bahai.us in the council’s 2006 DeRose-Hinkhouse competition. Launched in December, www.bahai.us is the newly redesigned official website of the Baha’is of the United States. 'It’s especially gratifying and confirming to be...

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