Interfaith

In Philadelphia, Panelists Debate Cartoons and Urge Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: The Daily Pennsylvanian

http://www.dailypennsylvanian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2006/02/21/43faca56c0edd

On February 21, 2006 The Daily Pennsylvanian reported, "Six local Islamic figures gathered Saturday for a panel to address the recent controversy over the Danish cartoons that negatively depict the Islamic prophet Muhammad The Philadelphia chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations sponsored the event, which took place in...

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Editorial: Council for Interfaith Harmony Holds First National Conference

February 21, 2006

Source: The New Nation

http://nation.ittefaq.com/artman/publish/article_25797.shtml

On February 21, 2006 The New Nation ran an editorial that commented, "The Council for Interfaith Harmony, Bangladesh held its first ever 'National Conference 2006' in the capital city last week when noted religious leaders and scholars of the four religious communities of the country highlighted the teachings of all the religions for maintaining harmony in the society as well as...

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Muslims, Jews, Hindus, and Quakers in San Antonio Call for Education, Dialogue

February 21, 2006

Source: Express-News

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/metro/stories/MYSA022106.03B.Islam_education.ceac6ee.html

On February 21, 2006 the Express-News reported, "The continuing controversy over cartoon depictions of the prophet Mohammad in Danish newspapers is not a clash of civilizations but 'a clash of the uncivilized,' a group of religious leaders declared here Monday in announcing a new Islam education campaign.

They...

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Opinion: “Better Ways to Handle a Prayer Breakfast”

February 20, 2006

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/editorial/13903485.htm

On February 20, 2006 the Lexington Herald-Leader ran an opinion piece by Nancy Jo Kemper, the executive director of the Kentucky Council of Churches. She comments on the Governor's Annual Prayer Breakfast held recently by the Christian Business Men's Club in Kentucky. "The CBMC of the Bluegrass, formerly known as the Christian Business Men's Club, may surely...

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Wiccan Sues State Over Sales-Tax Exemption for Bibles

February 20, 2006

Source: Agape Press

http://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/2/202006d.asp

On February 20, 2006 the Agape Press reported, "Liberty Counsel, a Florida-based organization that defends the constitutional rights of Christians, has filed a brief with the state supreme court defending a law that provides a sales tax exemption for Bibles and other religious publications. Recently, the Wiccan Religious Cooperative of Florida sued the state department of revenue claiming...

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Diverse Faiths Unify to Support Synagogue Defaced by Anti-Semitic Graffiti

February 20, 2006

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0602200160feb20,1,432204.story

On February 20, 2006 the Chicago Tribune reported, "The message Sunday from a politician, a clergyman, a rabbi and a Muslim activist to a Jewish congregation in Uptown that saw its synagogue recently defaced by anti-Semitic graffiti was the same: A hate crime against one group is a crime against all humanity.

Nearly 200...

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New Hindu Temple Opens in Sengkang, Partially Funded by Buddhists

February 19, 2006

Source: Channel News Asia

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/193996/1/.html

On February 19, 2006 Channel News Asia reported, "A Hindu temple, partly-funded by the Buddhist community, was officially opened in Sengkang on Sunday. The Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple is known for organising inter-faith activities including the joint SARS prayers, Vesak celebrations and the Divine Lights Procession for World...

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Olympics Preparation Brings Faiths Together in Turin

February 17, 2006

Source: The Tidings

http://www.the-tidings.com/2006/0217/olympics.htm

On February 17, 2006 The Tidings reported, "The Olympics have done more than bring athletes from 85 different nations together to compete; the games have brought Turin's Christian, Jewish and Muslim representatives together for the first time to collaborate. Cardinal Severino Poletto of Turin said that, while Catholic relations with the city's Waldensian and Orthodox churches have long been strong,...

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Jewish Leaders See New AF Academy Religion Guidelines as a Step Backwards

February 17, 2006

Source: The Jewish Journal

http://www.jewishjournal.com/home/preview.php?id=15439

On February 17, 2006 The Jewish Journal reported, "The U.S. Air Force last week introduced revised guidelines on religious tolerance and practices at its training academy, and they are widely regarded as a step backward. A number of Jewish leaders say their efforts to change the Air Force Academy's position on Christian proselytizing were overmatched by the evangelical community, which...

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Editorial: State Prayer Breakfast Should Unite, Not Divide

February 17, 2006

Source: Idaho Public Television/Spokane Spokesman-Review

http://www.idahoptv.org/idreports/showEditorial.cfm?StoryID=20037

On February 17, 2006 the Spokane Spokesman-Review reported, "For a group dedicated to bringing people of faith together to pray for society and government officials, the Idaho Prayer Fellowship has stubbed its toe. Rather than focus on prayers and blessing, the group that sponsors the Idaho State Prayer Breakfast has stirred religious...

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Boston Ten Civic Practices (2006)

Boston is a microcosm of religious diversity and civic engagement in the United States. This list of ten religious practices for civic engagement was compiled from a two-year search of Boston Globe articles relating to religious diversity and civic engagement. These practices were selected to highlight the variety of religious engagement in civic life in Boston, such as great lobbying efforts, artistic expressions, youth leadership, and networking with other organizations.

The following practices are not exhaustive of the religious engagement in Boston civic life, nor...

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