Interfaith

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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Interfaith Alliance of Rochester Condemns Cartoons

February 8, 2006

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060208/OPINION02/602080315/1039/OPINION

On February 8, 2006 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle printed a press release from the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, responding to the controversy over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The statement read, "As members of the Interfaith Alliance of Rochester, and in...

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"Interfaith Week" Begins in Salt Lake City

February 7, 2006

Source: BYU News Net

http://newsnet.byu.edu/story.cfm/58324

On February 7, 2006 Brigham Young University News Net reported, "Seated around a table enjoying lunch, a Muslim Imam, dressed in long robes, sat next to a distinguished choir director in a gray suit from the Greek Orthodox Church. Next to them a lively nun with a bright Irish lilt made chitchat with her neighbor, a Pagan High Priestess with barely visible tattoos and vivid green jewelry. All of these individuals share one...

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"Acting on Faith" to Be Shown at "Dissent" Film Festival at Univ. of Louisville

February 6, 2006

Source: University of Louisville

http://php.louisville.edu/news/news.php?news=517

On February 6, 2006 the University of Louisville reported, "The University of Louisville will offer a six-week film festival and discussions focusing on the importance of dissent in civic and cultural life.

The 'Season of Dissent Film Festival' will offer short films, feature films and documentaries in Floyd Theater at U of L’s Swain Student Activities Center. The festival is...

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Houston's Institute for Religion and Health Will Explore Spiritual Dimensions of Healing

February 4, 2006

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/religion/3635132.html

On February 4, 2006 the Houston Chronicle reported, "[Dr. James Duffy, a neuropsychiatrist and the new director of Houston's Institute for Religion and Health], wants the medical field to discover the spiritual dimensions of healing and patient care. He believes [this] will improve health services [for both] the sick [and] their families. And he thinks it will go a long way in...

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At Leeds Mosque, Sikh, Christians, and Muslims Gather for Vigil of Respect

February 4, 2006

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_yorkshire/4681284.stm

On February 4, 2006 BBC News reported, "Christian, Muslim and Sikh leaders have held a vigil at a Leeds mosque to show respect for each other's faiths. They gathered outside the Stratford Street mosque in Beeston on Sunday as Muslims gather for afternoon prayers.

The Yorkshire and Humber Faiths Forum called the meeting after the protests sparked by the Muhammad cartoons...

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Racine Baha'i Residents Promote Peace, Hold Prayer Meetings After Shooting

February 4, 2006

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/news/racine/feb06/389800.asp

On February 4, 2006 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "After a fatal shooting on the city's west side, a public hearing on handling crime and a boost in police protection, residents say the violence needs to stop. They are protecting themselves - in non-violent ways. Last week, Barry and Loralee Uhlenhake held a prayer meeting at their west side Racine home to promote unity...

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Jews and Buddhists to Gather in Ukiah for Retreat, Ritual

February 3, 2006

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Willits News

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,2278,0,0,1,0

On February 3, 2006 The Willits News reported, "A collaboration between Buddhists and Jews in mid-February will offer an unusual retreat and ritual experience to all interested people. The Ukiah Community of Mindful Living, a group of practitioners in the Mindfulness tradition of monk and teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, and Kol HaEmek, the Inland Mendocino Jewish...

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Update: Brooklyn's Holiday Display Policy Upheld in Appeals Court

February 3, 2006

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny--nativitysceneruli0203feb03,0,5594909.story?coll=ny-region-apnewyork

On February 3, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "A federal appeals court has upheld a city policy on holiday displays for its schools that allows Santa Claus, reindeers, Christmas trees and symbols of Jewish...

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