Interfaith

Sikhs Find a Home in Eugene

January 5, 2006

Source: Eugene Weekly

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/2006/01/05/feature.html

On January 5, 2006 the Eugene Weekly reported, "Eugene has become a center of sorts for the Sikh religion, with members coming from near and far to work, attend school, raise families and build a community based on a tradition of tolerance and devotion. The Sikh religion came to Eugene in 1970 when Dr. Sat Kirpal Singh Khalsa and his wife moved to the community to teach yoga. Thirty-five years...

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Ads Spur Conflict Between Jews and Muslims in Boston

January 5, 2006

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/01/05/muslims_jews_spar_in_ads_over_mosque/

On January 5, 2006 The Boston Globe reported, "Controversy over the mosque being built by the Islamic Society of Boston has done serious damage to relations between Muslims and Jews in Boston, members of both groups say. The Islamic Society and Jewish community leaders have suspended...

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Local Religious Leaders Mark the New Year at the Superdome in New Orleans

January 1, 2006

Source: Yahoo! News/The Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060101/dcth010a.html?.v=1

On January 1, 2006 A Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism Press Release reported, "At a symbolic site where thousands rode out Hurricane Katrina's wrath, religious leaders welcomed 2006 on New Year's morning with Louisiana Rebirth: An Interfaith Celebration to proclaim the rebirth of New Orleans and Louisiana. '...

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Bloomberg Hosts Annual Interfaith Breakfast

January 1, 2006

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2457/section/ny.mayor.hosts.annual.interfaith.breakfast.looks.for.spiritual.guidance.in.2006/1.htm

On January 1, 2006 The Christian Post reported, "Leaders from different faiths including Judaism, Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism and Buddhism attended the Fifth Annual Interfaith Breakfast hosted by Mayor...

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Interfaith Leaders Inject Morality into Massachusetts Healthcare Debate

December 29, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/12/29/interfaith_leaders_invoke_morality_in_healthcare_debate/

On December 29, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Let the politicians and lobbyists argue about copayments and premiums. The Rev. Hurmon Hamilton and Rabbi Jonah Pesner are waging their fight to expand healthcare coverage on a different, higher plane...

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Students Make T-Shirts Messengers of Religious Tolerance

December 29, 2005

Source: Islamic Society of North America/Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.isna.net/index.php?id=35&backPID=1&tt_news=532

On December 29, 2005 the Lincoln Journal Star reported, "Some local high school kids spell tolerance like this: The 'T' is the cross of Christianity. The 'A' is the six-pointed Star of David, a symbol of Judaism. The 'C' is the crescent moon, a symbol of Islam. The kids, students at Lincoln’s Pius X High, had the word put onto 50 black T-...

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Buddhist Center to Be Built in Christian Church in Edinburgh

December 28, 2005

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=2465692005

On December 28, 2005 The Scotsman reported, "A Tibetan Lama who wants to buy a disused church in Edinburgh has revealed plans to turn it into a meditation, interfaith and cultural centre that would bring new life to the Old Town. Lama Yeshe Losal, abbot of Samye Ling and director of the Holy Island project, said that, if successful, the Karma Kagyu Buddhist group would convert the former United...

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Kansas City Hosts Interfaith Peace Gathering

December 28, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/13500522.htm

On December 28, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "The Rime Buddhist Center and Monastery will host an interfaith peace gathering as part of the annual World Peace Celebration... Native American smudging, Tibetan Buddhist chanting, prayer and meditation, Sufi dancing and a Muslim 'call to prayer' are part of the program, which aims to bring different cultures together. The Rev. Bob...

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Interfaith Prayer Vigil Signifies Community Support of Muslims After Bombing

December 23, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051223/NEWS01/512230402

On December 23, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "They vowed to go about their daily lives and not let the bombs - detonated just 46 hours earlier - shatter their faith in God and their community.

Thursday evening, strangers of all ages and religions joined Muslims gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati in a show of unity among...

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Religious Leaders Condemn Ohio Mosque Bombings

December 21, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051221/NEWS01/312210016

On December 21, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "More than two dozen religious leaders and public officials gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati Mosque this morning to condemn the Tuesday night bombing of the group’s buildings... Stanley Borgia, special agent in charge of the Cincinnati FBI office, said the investigation has not...

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Protestors Decry Wal-Mart’s Use of “Happy Holidays”

December 18, 2005

Source: The Guardian

Wire Service: AP

http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-5487814,00.html

On December 18, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A group of religious protesters demonstrated outside a Wal-Mart superstore Saturday, hoping to turn away customers by calling attention to the retailer's decision to use 'Happy Holidays' rather than 'Merry Christmas' in its seasonal advertising... Controversy over...

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