Interfaith

Boston-Area Interfaith Groups Work for Peace and Understanding

March 19, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/03/19/efforts_to_sow_unity_reap_hope/?page=1

On March 19, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Inspired by current events and increasing religious diversity in communities south of Boston, interfaith efforts have gained momentum in recent months, religious leaders say. It is increasingly common for an imam speak at a church or temple about the tenets of Islam, for...

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Interfaith Group to Rebuild Three Homes in Mississippi

March 17, 2006

Source: The News and Observer

http://www.newsobserver.com/667/story/418924.html

On March 17, 2006 The News and Observer reported, "Steve and Nancy Dilger have always given generously to causes they believe in. But after Hurricane Katrina hit, they both thought money was not enough. They wanted to give of themselves. For Nancy, a homemaker, that was easier. She joined one of the support circles formed around families who relocated to Raleigh after the Aug. 29 hurricane...

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National Gurdwara Involved in Peace Vigil on Capitol Hill

March 17, 2006

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/1BD16E6C6996BC6587257134006146C6!OpenDocument

On March 17, 2006 SikhNet News reported, "500 Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Sikh protestors came together in front of Capitol Hill on Monday to stand in solidarity for peace in Iraq. '[Guru Amardas jee] asks for the strength and compassion to understand God’s will. He further states that...

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Weinstein Launches Military Religious Freedom Foundation

March 16, 2006

Source: AU

http://blog.au.org/2006/03/military_maneuv.html

On March 16, 2006 Americans United for the Separation of Church and State reported, "Albuquerque businessman Mikey Weinstein yesterday announced the launch of a new non-profit group called the Military Religious Freedom Foundation (MRFF). Weinstein’s son, Curtis, attends the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. Curtis Weinstein reported incidents of anti-Semitism and official bias toward evangelical...

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South Park Muslims Abandon Plans for Cultural Center Due to Negative Responses

March 15, 2006

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06074/670440.stm

On March 15, 2006 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported, "After facing what it saw as anti-Muslim sentiment at a public hearing last week, a Turkish organization has dropped its plan to turn a vacant school in South Park into a cultural center... The group will withdraw its application for a permit to turn the old Broughton Elementary School into a facility where members of the Turkish community...

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Chief Rabbi of Rome Visits Mosque

March 13, 2006

Source: Haaretz

Wire Service: AP

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/693638.html

On March 13, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Rome's chief rabbi visited the main mosque in the Italian capital Monday - the city's first chief rabbi ever to do so in a move to increase dialogue between religions and offer the Jewish community's support to Muslims in Italy.

Riccardo Di Segni was met by Abdellah Redouane, secretary-general...

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