Interfaith

Sermon: "The Sacred in Images"

November 1, 2005

Source: UUWorld.org

http://www.uuworld.org/spirit/articles/learningtoseemorethanmeetstheeye2322.shtml

On November 1, 2005 UUWorld.org released a transcript of a sermon delivered by Harold Babcock, the minister of the First Religious Society of Newburyport. "Images have great importance in many religious traditions. To Hindus, darshan is a special way of seeing, translated as 'seeing the divine image.' Diana Eck, professor of comparative...

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“Multiple Choices from the Founders,” by Martin Marty

October 31, 2005

Source: Martin Marty Center

http://marty-center.uchicago.edu/sightings/archive_2005/1031.shtml

On October 31, 2005 the Martin Marty Center ran an editorial by the center's founder, Martin E. Marty regarding the separation of church and state. "The 'Founding Fathers,' or 'Founders,' [of the United States] are getting worked over in public affairs, and especially in religious matters, more than ever before. With courts wrestling with issues of church and...

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In Katrina Relief, Line Between Church and State Draws Closer

October 28, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/177/story_17797_1.html

On October 28, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Mississippi agency that promotes President Bush's faith-based initiative usually draws about 25 church groups to its sessions on tapping government funds for social service projects. This month, that number nearly doubled. It is just one sign that, as congregations in the Gulf Coast and...

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New Air Force Academy Superintendent Promises Increased Religious Tolerance

October 25, 2005

Source: Loveland FYI

Wire Service: AP

http://www.lovelandfyi.com/region-story.asp?ID=2626

On October 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A new superintendent took command of the Air Force Academy on Monday, saying his goal is to make the school a safe environment for cadets amid complaints of sexual assault and religious intolerance. 'We have to have a positive learning environment, one that is free from discrimination and assault,'...

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Texas Interfaith Disaster Response Helps Resettle Katrina Evacuees

October 25, 2005

Source: Disaster News Network

http://www.disasternews.net/news/news.php?articleid=2927

On October 25, 2005 the Disaster News Network reported, "'Resettlement is a long process,' said Amy Elder, co-coordinator of the newly-formed Texas Interfaith Disaster Response (TIDR) in Austin. 'I really believe the hardest work is yet to come.' Elder volunteered to help lead the interfaith group at a recent meeting of the central Texas chapter of Voluntary Organizations Active...

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Textbook Aims to Teach the Bible from a Neutral Standpoint

October 24, 2005

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05297/593949.stm

On October 24, 2005 the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported "'The Bible and Its Influence,' [a new textbook] is intended to introduce high school students to the Bible and show its impact on literature, art and social movements. It delves into biblical references in Shakespeare and 'promised land' imagery in the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech. It can be used for an elective...

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New Gurdwara Inaugurated in Rockville

October 24, 2005

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/Sikhnet/news.nsf/RecentNewsHTML/B60340F73C893B4D872570A600617B6F!OpenDocument

On October 24, 2005 SikhNet News reported, "[This past Sunday], Sikhs of the Washington area thronged the newly built gurdwara in the outskirts of nation’s capital in the city of Rockville, Maryland. [An audience of] 1000... Sikh men, women and children participated very proudly in the...

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Interfaith Icebreakers Bring Together Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Teens

October 24, 2005

Source: Daily Breeze

http://www.dailybreeze.com/today/articles/1821616.html

On October 24, 2005 the Daily Breeze reported, "[Over 50] teenage Jews, Christians and Muslims [began an interfaith gathering in the community room of Temple Menorah in Redondo Beach by playing games such as] Mingle-Mingle-Mingle, the object being to shake hands with as many people as possible. The occasion was the Interfaith Youth Icebreaker sponsored by the South Coast Interfaith Council,...

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Buddhist Festival Takes Place in Nashville

October 23, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel

http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=2,1853,0,0,1,0

On October 23, 2005 The Buddhist Channel reported, "Without a code to live by, Bhikkhu Nyanasobhano believes, humans drift along on the winds of desire and satisfaction but have no peace. The Theravada monk said this thirst for enlightenment and a code to live by is the force that would bring more than a hundred people, Buddhists and otherwise, to a Buddhist festival on a...

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Edinburgh University Considering Banning Bibles from Residence Halls

October 21, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2703-1835674,00.html

On October 21, 2005 The Times reported, "Edinburgh University is set to ban Bibles from its student halls of residence amid concern that the Holy Book is 'discriminatory' and makes students of other faiths feel unwelcome. The move is the result of protests from the students’ association and is being considered in an effort to pursue a policy of 'evenly supporting all...

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