Interfaith

Second "Interfaith Dialog Dinner" in Reno Draws 130

October 7, 2005

Source: Reno Gazette-Journal

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051007/NEWS10/510070423/1002/NEWS

On October 7, 2005 the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, "Sisters Nadia and Hannah Khan of Sparks broke their Ramadan fast Thursday with three Carmelite Sisters from Reno... Both sets of sisters were among the 130 people Thursday night at the second Interfaith Dialog Dinner at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. The event was...

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Jews and Muslims Break Their Fasts at Interfaith Potluck in Columbia

October 7, 2005

Source: Missourian

http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=16427

On October 7, 2005 the Missourian reported, "More than 50 Muslims and Jews gathered in [Missouri University's] Gwynn Hall on Thursday night to break their fasts for the day and share their beliefs with one another. The potluck dinner, sponsored by Boone Tikkun [a Columbia-based Jewish group focused on interfaith relations], was held on the second day of Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting...

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Hillsborough Schools May Drop All Religious Holidays Rather Than Adding New Ones

October 7, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/10/07/Hillsborough/Schools_may_drop_reli.shtml

On October 7, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "There may be no day off next school year for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Also on the chopping block are vacation days for the Christian faith's Good Friday and the Monday after Easter. After considering a request to recognize a Muslim school holiday, the Hillsborough County School...

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"Shopping for God:" Salt Lake Journalist Visits Area Religious Groups, Writes Reports for "Seeking"

October 6, 2005

Source: Salt Lake City Weekly

http://www.slweekly.com/editorial/2005/feat_2005-10-06.cfm

On October 6, 2005 the Salt Lake City Weekly ran a feature article by Stephen Dark, a freelance writer. He provided readers with an overview of religious communities in and around Salt Lake City including Jewish, Quaker, Baptist, Mormon, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist centers. The following is part of the introduction to Dark's work: "Amidst the panoply of old and new religions,...

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Hindus, Sikhs Share Festival Celebrations

October 5, 2005

Source: Hindustan Times

Wire Service: IANS

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1509725,00470002.htm

On October 5, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "With the onset of the nine-day Hindu festival period of Navratra, Kabul's ancient Hindu temples, steeped in fascinating folklore, are buzzing with a record number of devotees of all faiths. The focal attraction is Asamai temple at the foothills of Koh-i-Asamai, the...

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"God's October Surprise" Brings Holidays, Faiths Together

October 4, 2005

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/religion/story/13665454p-14508265c.html

On October 4, 2005 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Today is the first day of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. It is also the first day of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan [in the United States]... Because the two faiths follow different calendars, the sacred months seldom coincide. The last time it occurred was more than three decades ago. For...

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Pope Appoints Providence College Professor to Committee on Christian-Muslim Relations

October 3, 2005

Source: WPRI

Wire Service: AP

http://www.wpri.com/Global/story.asp?S=3903794

On October 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Pope Benedict XVI [has] appoint[ed] a Providence College professor to help improve relations between Christians and Muslims. Theology professor Sandra Keating will be one of two Americans to serve on a six-person committee created to improve interfaith communication and relations. Keating participated in a Christian...

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Hurricane Evacuees and Religious Leaders Discuss Faith After the Storms

October 2, 2005

Source: The Morning News

http://www.nwaonline.net/articles/2005/10/02/news/rogers/02religion.txt

On October 2, 2005 The Morning News reported, "Joseph Bell [a New Orleans Parish resident and recent evacuee] believes God protected him through [Hurricane Katrina]... Bell,33, said he believes the destruction in New Orleans was mostly caused by man. He said man built the levees that failed to hold back the water from a city that had become inhabited by...

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Wilmington Interfaith Initiative Works to Reduce City Violence

October 1, 2005

Source: DelawareOnline.com / The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051001/NEWS01/510010325/1006

On October 1, 2005 The News Journal reported on a project of the Wilmington Interfaith Initiative in Wilmington, Delaware in response to high crime rates. "Young, streetwise 'collaborators' who will counsel students and inmates about [how] to re-enter the city. 'Trackers' who will respond to shooting...

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Government Hosts "Meeting of Civilizations," Interfaith Dialogue Among Christians, Muslims and Jews

October 1, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/europe/turkey.holds.meeting.of.civilisations.for.religious.tolerance.amid.eubid.threat/542.htm

On October 1, 2005 Christian Today reported, "According to the Associated Press (AP), around 2,000 Jewish, Christian and Muslim delegates attended the 'Meeting of Civilisations' conference in the religiously and ethnically diverse southern...

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Opinion: Interfaith Groups Provide Opportunity for Increased Understanding

October 1, 2005

Source: The Clarion-Ledger

http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051001/FEAT05/510010311/1023

On October 1, 2005 The Clarion-Ledger ran an opinion piece by Sabri Agachan, the Mississippi representative of The Institute of Interfaith Dialog. "With increasing globalization, cultures and religious communities from around the world are in greater contact with each other every day. We are at a critical juncture in...

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Religious Rights Debate Swirls Around Head Start Legislation

September 30, 2005

Source: Beliefnet / Scripps-Howard News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/176/story_17615_1.html

On September 30, 2005 Scripps-Howard News Service reported, "Another scuffle in the debate over religious rights and public money is under way, and the venue this time is the schoolrooms of some of the nation's low-income youngsters. At issue is a last-minute provision tacked on last week to the House reauthorization of the federal Head Start educational program for...

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Valley Interfaith Event to Celebrate Long-Standing Cooperation Among Faiths

September 29, 2005

Source: Contra Costa Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/12770721.htm

On September 29, 2005 the Contra Costa Times reported, "Rabbi Dan Goldblatt has his views on cooperation between the religious faiths, how it has often traditionally worked in the past, and how he thinks it's happening in the Tri-Valley now. Goldblatt, of Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville, said a 'Holy Convergence' event planned for Sunday will be more than members of...

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