Interfaith

SMU Interfaith Group Hosts Dialogue on Katrina

September 27, 2005

Source: The Daily Campus

http://www.smudailycampus.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/09/27/4338c66f04f41

On September 27, 2005 The Daily Campus reported, "Did God play a part in Hurricane Katrina? If not, why did He not prevent it from happening? SMU students and faculty gathered in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center on Friday to discuss different religious perspectives on the subject of divine mercy in disaster situations. The discussion marked the first...

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40 Years After "Nostra Aetate," Catholics Say Interreligious Dialogue Has Changed Faith Communities

September 27, 2005

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0505452.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Catholic News Service reported, "Forty years of official engagement in interreligious dialogue have changed not only the individuals involved in dialogue, but have caused their faith communities to change somewhat as well, said speakers at a conference in Rome. Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious...

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Open Letter from Religious Leaders to Governor Romney

September 27, 2005

Source: Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action

http://jewishalliance.org/issues/wiretap_mosques.htm

On September 27, 2005 the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action issued an open letter to Governor Romney urging him to reconsider his remarks on wiretapping Islamic centers. The letter was signed by over 80 religious and academic leaders of various faiths, including Christians, Jews, Muslims and Sikhs. "As representatives of faith communities and organizations...

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Interfaith Events Commemorate 10th Anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

September 27, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/localnews/content/localnews/daily/0927breakfast.html

On September 27, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "Gary Percesepe, coordinating director of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America, ...is helping to organize the 10th anniversary celebration surrounding the Dayton Peace Accords. Percesepe, a Springfield resident, also heads the Interfaith Planning Committee of Dayton:...

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Dover Debate Over Creationism Continues

September 26, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/26/education/26evolution.html

On September 26, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Sheree Hied, a mother of five who believes that God created the earth and its creatures, was grateful when her school board [in Dover, Pennsylvania] voted last year to require high school biology classes to hear about 'alternatives' to evolution, including the theory known as intelligent design. But 11 other parents in...

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Bay Area Religious Groups Gearing Up for More Relief Efforts After Rita

September 26, 2005

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.insidebayarea.com/dailyreview/localnews/ci_3062969

On September 26, 2005 The Daily Review reported, "During the past month, religious groups of all faiths have played a key role in coordinating relief efforts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, commonly viewed as America's Bible Belt. As Hurricane Rita threatens to make matters worse in the Gulf States, many religious organizations are gearing up for a second round of...

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Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility Launches Online Database

September 26, 2005

Source: Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service

http://www.csrwire.com/article.cgi/4469.html

On September 26, 2005 a Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire Service Press Release announced, "The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility (ICCR) today launched EthVestSM its new online database containing news, data and intelligence on ethical investing activities. EthVest contains more than 2,000 shareholder resolutions and results of proxy votes covering more than...

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Interfaith Event in Corvallis Focuses on Healing

September 24, 2005

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2005/09/25/news/religion/satrel03.txt

On September 24, 2005 the Gazette Times reported, "In light of the destruction and loss monopolizing the news recently, the theme of Corvallis' fourth annual Interfaith Conference on Oct. 1 couldn't be more appropriate. 'Healing Ourselves and Our World — An Interfaith Sharing,' was the topic chosen months ago by the Interfaith Community of Corvallis...

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Interfaith Group Publishes Biblical Textbook for Public Schools

September 23, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

Wire Service: AP

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2005/09/23/bible_course_for_public_schools_unveiled/

On September 23, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "An interfaith group released a new textbook yesterday aimed at teaching public high school students about the Bible while avoiding legal and religious disputes.

The nonprofit Bible Literacy...

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Interfaith Worker Justice Calls for "Ethical Reconstruction" of Katrina Region

September 23, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=53927

On September 23, 2005 a US Newswire Press Release reported, "Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) calls on Congress to establish an independent Ethical Reconstruction Commission to guide the nation with compassion and competence in facing the task of rebuilding lives and communities. This Commission will insure that those who were left behind in the evacuation of the Gulf Coast Region will not be...

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Opinion: An Agnostic's Argument for Why Religion Should Be Taught in Public Schools

September 22, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/collin/opinion/stories/DN-north_mitchell_22edi.ART.North.Edition2.18c2daee.html

On September 22, 2005 The Dallas Morning News ran an opinion piece by Deborah Mitchell, an agnostic and frequent contributor to Collin County Opinions. Mitchell argues that religion should be taught in the American...

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Interfaith Forum Rejects Terror, Supports Race & Religious Tolerance Laws

September 22, 2005

Source: NEWS.com.au/AAP

http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,16685757-1702,00.html

On September 22, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "Victoria's religious community pledged to increase tolerance and reject terrorism at a multi-faith forum today. Hosted by Premier Steve Bracks and attended by more than 30 leaders, the forum issued a statement supporting Victoria's controversial racial and religious tolerance laws. The faith leaders also agreed to...

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High School Senior Wins "Discovering Diversity" Award for His Interfaith Work

September 21, 2005

Source: Metro

http://www.metronews.ca/news_feature_detail.asp?id=10988

On September 21, 2005 Metro reported, "Ryan Nutter, 17, was awarded the Discovering Diversity Award at Mississauga Council's chamber yesterday. Nutter taught himself to write, read and speak Arabic, Hindi, Latin and Punjabi... Nutter says he believes tolerance begins with studying and appreciating our differences — and then learning, as he has in spades, to embrace others. It was that devotion...

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