Interfaith

Religious Leaders from 17 Countries Call for Calm in Cartoon Issue

February 14, 2006

Source: Xinhua

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/14/content_4179787.htm

On February 14, 2006 Xinhua reported, "Amid worldwide outrageous reactions of Muslims against the controversial publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, religious leaders from East Asia gathered here recently and declared the necessity of tolerance among people in the world.

One hundred fifty-nine leaders representing ten religions from 17 countries in the...

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Women's Multifaith Center in Orlando Provides Opportunity for Active Engagement

February 12, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-orreligion1206feb12,0,995971.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-orange

On February 12, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "When it comes to promoting religious understanding, the Rev. Diana Reed Jackson believes that verbal dialogue alone falls short. Participation in a religious ritual or spiritual discipline is a more holistic...

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Detroit-Area Interfaith Leader to Retire

February 11, 2006

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060211/NEWS05/602110354

On February 11, 2006 the Detroit Free Press reported, "The Rev. Richard Singleton, one of metro Detroit's best-known builders of bridges between different faiths, said farewell to 200 Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders who gathered for an interfaith day of study at Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township on Friday. Singleton, head of the...

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PM Calls for a Rejection of Extremism, Acceptance of Others as Equals

February 10, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/4699716.stm

On February 10, 2006 BBC News reported, "Malaysia's prime minister says a huge chasm has opened between the West and Islam, fuelled by Muslim frustrations over Western foreign policy. Abdullah Badawi, seen as promoting a moderate form of Islam in largely Muslim Malaysia, said many Westerners saw Muslims as congenital terrorists. As he spoke at a conference in Kuala Lumpur, thousands...

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Opinion: “Diversity of Beliefs is the American Way”

February 10, 2006

Source: ADL

http://www.adl.org/ADL_Opinions/Religious_Freedom/20060210-PalmBeachPost.htm

On February 10, 2006 the Anti-Defamation League ran an opinion piece by by Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the ADL. "Many of us are deeply committed to the religion we practice. Our faith informs many aspects of our lives. As Americans, we all share the common right, so beautifully enshrined in the Constitution by our Founding Fathers, to practice...

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Evangelical Groups Praise New Air Force Religion Guidelines

February 10, 2006

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_4456111,00.html

On February 10, 2006 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "Revised guidelines for religious tolerance issued Thursday by the Air Force brought praise from evangelical Christians and cries of outrage from other religious groups. The new guidelines retreat from earlier rules that made strong statements protecting religious diversity...

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"Camp IF" Gathers Muslim, Christian and Jewish Teenagers in Weston

February 9, 2006

Source: The Wayland Town Crier

http://www2.townonline.com/wayland/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=425582

On February 9, 2006 The Wayland Town Crier reported, "Committed to tolerance, a civil society and respect for different cultures and religious traditions, the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group invites the public to hear teens describe their experiences participating in Camp IF. For one week each summer, a group of Christian, Jewish and...

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Revised Guidelines on Religious Expression Issued by Air Force

February 9, 2006

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/185/story_18539_1.html

On February 9, 2006 Religion News Service reported, "The Air Force issued revised guidelines on religious expression Thursday (Feb. 9), reiterating its official neutrality on matters of belief but making subtle changes in language that drew both criticism and praise from disparate groups... 'We will respect the rights of chaplains to adhere to the...

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Bay Area Civil Rights and Religious Groups Condemn Violence, Call for Dialogue

February 9, 2006

Source: InsideBayArea.com

http://www.insidebayarea.com/localnews/ci_3490634

On February 9, 2006 InsideBayArea.com reported, " A group of 10 religious and civil rights leaders held a news conference Wednesday at Fremont Congregational Church to encourage interfaith dialogue and to condemn the violent protests following the publication of controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. But the Bay Area Muslim leaders, who included members of the Council on American-Islamic...

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"Peace in the House" Theatre Celebrates Interfaith Cooperation in Minneapolis

February 8, 2006

Source: Minnesota Public Radio

http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/2006/02/14_combsm_sepharad/

On February 8, 2006 Minnesota Public Radio reported, "Modern news headlines are a constant reminder of religious conflict... But a concert in Minneapolis suggests there's another side to the story. David Harris has traveled extensively through the Middle East and North Africa studying Sephardic music. He says on his travels he heard stories...

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Ecumenical Buddhist Fellowship Welcomes All Faiths

February 8, 2006

Source: Orlando Sentinel

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/volusia/orl-vrelstory0806feb08,0,3239201.story?coll=orl-news-headlines-volusia

On February 8, 2006 the Orlando Sentinel reported, "A group of 10 people pulled their chairs into an oval to meditate and discuss the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama during the weekly Buddhist Sangha, or community gathering... Baptists, Methodists and former...

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