Interfaith

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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Young Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship Will Train Women to Promote Interfaith Relations

October 20, 2005

Source: Catholic News

http://www.cathnews.com/news/510/104.php

On October 20, 2005 Catholic News reported, "The Commission for Australian Catholic Women (CACW) and the Australian Catholic University (ACU) have launched their new partnership in promoting interfaith relations with the prayer that 'the peace that we long for will take root in our hearts'. The CACW and ACU officially launched the Young Catholic Women's Interfaith Fellowship on Tuesday. The project is aimed at...

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Non-Profits, Religious Organizations Receive Federal Anti-Terror Funds

October 20, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/19/AR2005101902316.html?referrer=emailarticle

On October 20, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "Thirty-one nonprofit organizations in the Washington area, including 14 synagogues and eight hospitals, have received federal grants ranging from $26,000 to $100,000 to fortify their facilities under an anti-terrorism program that...

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Interfaith Statement Calls for U.S. Immigration Reform

October 19, 2005

Source: ZENIT

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=78573

On October 19, 2005 ZENIT reported, "The [2005] U.S. bishops' conference joined 37 other national religious organizations in a call for comprehensive reform 'that establishes a safe and humane immigration system.' Citing passages from Hebrew Scriptures, the New Testament and the Koran, the interfaith statement draws the attention of lawmakers to the 'moral dimensions of public policy,' and urged...

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Airport Chapels: Shifting from Denominational to Interfaith (2005)

Approximately fifty years ago, the first airport chapel in the United States was built in Boston’s Logan International Airport. This chapel, along with the few others established at this time, was Catholic. Over the past few decades, as the religious landscape of America has changed, so has the orientation of these chapels. Now one can walk into almost any major U.S. airport and expect to find an interfaith space where people of all faiths are welcome to pray and worship. Most significantly, these chapels include features that cater specifically to the needs of Muslim worshippers. These...

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"Coffee Conversations" Bring Together Muslims, Christians, Baha'is, Buddhists and Jews in Charlotte

October 19, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/local/states/north_carolina/counties/mecklenburg/12938157.htm

On October 19, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Coffee Conversations, a new Mecklenburg Ministries program geared for young professionals, will kick off at 6 p.m. next Wednesday at the Dowd YMCA. The program will consist of a series of informal dialogues about the role of...

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