Interfaith

Hillsborough School Board Reverses Decision

November 9, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/11/09/Hillsborough/Board_reverses_field_.shtml

On November 9, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "After listening to passionate speeches about God, country, children and tradition, the Hillsborough School Board restored several religious holidays to next year's school calendar, reversing a 2-week-old decision that garnered national attention. By a 5-2 vote Tuesday night, the board...

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Americans United Urges Revision of Workplace Discrimination Act

November 9, 2005

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=7665&news_iv_ctrl=1241&abbr=pr

On November 9, 2005 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported, "A proposed federal law intended to protect workers’ religious rights needs to be revised so that it does not end up infringing on the rights of others, says Americans United for Separation of Church and State. The...

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Hartford Interfaith Group Hosts Anti-Racism Forum

November 9, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/features/lifestyle/hc-forum1109.artnov09,0,7994567.story?coll=hc-headlines-life

On November 9, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "The Interfaith Coalition for Equity and Justice is sponsoring a forum on racism, with a panel that includes the Rev. Alvan N. Johnson, the former chairman of the organization who quit in April charging that the organization was plagued by...

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Seattle Interfaith Group Raises Money for Pakistani Earthquake Victims

November 9, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/eastsidenews/2002612366_dinner09m.html

On November 9, 2005 The Seattle Times reported, "What began here four years ago as a modest idea � to understand different faiths a little better � has grown, gained momentum, and now faces an urgent mission: get help while there's still time to survivors of the Pakistani earthquake.

On Sunday, local Muslim, Christian and Jewish...

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Church Promotes Muslim-Buddhist Dialogue in Order to Stop Violence

November 8, 2005

Author: Weena Kowitwanij

Source: Asia News

http://www.asianews.it/view.php?l=en&art=4565

Krabi (AsiaNews) – The violence in southern Thailand is "political and not religious" in nature, and the government "must remember that Muslims and Buddhists live in peace with equal dignity", said the Toh-kru or Muslim teacher Suhthorn Simun during a conference entitled Dialogue of life with Muslims that was organised by the Episcopal Commission for Inter-...

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Istanbul Forum Focuses on Interfaith Cooperation in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Central Asia

November 8, 2005

Source: The Seattle Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/features/2005/11/08/feature-01

On November 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Religious figures must promote peace and conciliation, not conflict, Christian, Muslim and Jewish spiritual leaders said Monday (7 November) at the start of a three-day conference in Istanbul. The forum...

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"The Hindu and the Cowboy" Play Pleases Mixed Crowd in Kansas City Congregation

November 7, 2005

Source: The Examiner

http://www.examiner.net/stories/110705/new_110705005.shtml

On November 7, 2005 The Examiner reported, "The impact of religion on everyday life was the theme of a play highlighting the second day of the Community of Christ's 2005 Peace Colloquy. A mixed crowd gathered Saturday in the church's Temple sanctuary to watch 'The Hindu and the Cowboy and Other Kansas City Stories,' a play detailing how religion intertwines with life events and...

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Opinion: “We Are Each Other’s Business” by Eboo Patel

November 7, 2005

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4989625

On November 7, 2005 NPR ran an opinion piece by Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based organization fostering the international interfaith youth movement. "I am an American Muslim. I believe in pluralism. In the Holy Qur'an, God tells us, 'I created you into diverse nations and tribes that you may come to know one another.' I believe...

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Chicago Based Institutions to Co-Host Interfaith Gathering

November 6, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/education/988/section/chicago-based.institutions.work.toward.interfaith.relations/1.htm

On November 6, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "At the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago Augustana Chapel, Nov. 10-11... attendants of the Chicago Interfaith Gathering Symposium hope to explore and build toward solutions to this question: [...

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Louisville’s 10th Annual Festival of Faiths to Celebrate America’s Plurality

November 5, 2005

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/13078168.htm

On November 5, 2005 the Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara and National Council of Churches general secretary Bob Edgar are among those coming to Louisville for its 10th annual Festival of Faiths. The eight-day festival, which unites people of all faiths, includes about a dozen events, including a...

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Espanola Sikhs Organize First Community Langar

November 4, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/TodaysNewsHTML/767702E315E3CC24872570AF006417BE!OpenDocument

On November 4, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "On Saturday Oct. 29th [a group of Española Sikhs] decided to reach out to the local community and serve hot food. In the spirit of the Sikh tradition of Langar (community kitchen) in which all people share a meal together regardless of religion, race, culture...

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New Documentary Explores Three Abrahamic Faiths

November 3, 2005

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2005-11-03-voa36.cfm

On November 3, 2005 the Voice of America reported, "A new film is showing on American television. 'Three Faiths, One God' compares the practices and beliefs of the three so-called Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Many of the similarities have surprised American audiences, and critical reviews of the film have been very positive... 'What's most important is understanding...

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