Interfaith

Church World Service Leader Calls for Interfaith Cooperation in Relief Efforts

September 6, 2005

Source: AlertNet.org/Church World Service

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/fromthefield/284081/112602054210.htm

On September 6, 2005 Church World Service reported, "Amid a deteriorating situation throughout flood-affected Louisiana, Church World Service Executive Director John McCullough and other religious leaders today said cooperation among different faith groups must be an imperative in the response to Hurricane Katrina. During a meeting convened by...

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Christian Aid Organization Advises Against Proselytizing During Hurricane Relief

September 5, 2005

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_05095aid.shtml

On September 5, 2005 the Ekklesia reported, "As relief finally arrives in places devastated by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana and Mississippi, Christians have been reminded that they should not use aid as a cynical tool for winning vulnerable people over to their religious convictions... In January 2005, some missionaries were accused of exploiting tsunami...

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Robert Wuthnow Explores Religious Diversity in America

September 5, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/opinion/12564433.htm

On September 5, 2005 The Charlotte Observer ran a book review of America and the Challenges of Religious Diversity by Robert Wuthnow. "Wuthnow draws on the results of the national Religion and Diversity Survey as well as 300 in-depth interviews conducted in 14 metropolitan areas, including Charlotte... Hindus, Buddhists and Muslims represent what Wuthnow...

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Diverse Religious Responses to the Tragedy of Katrina

September 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/04/AR2005090401466.html

On September 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "At houses of worship across the Washington area, people struggled this weekend to understand the catastrophe of Katrina through the prism of their faiths, and to use their religious beliefs as a cornerstone of their response... For members of Washington's large immigrant...

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Denver Faithful Respond to Needs of Katrina Victims

September 5, 2005

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/ci_3002070?rss

On September 5, 2005 The Denver Post reported, "Across the Denver metropolitan area, religious communities have stepped up efforts to raise money, gather supplies and even offer housing for hurricane evacuees. And many weekend worship services included prayers, sermons and messages of hope for the survivors. 'The government gives material relief, but there's this hope element that the church has to bring,' the Rev...

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King of Jordan to Meet Pope, Discuss Interfaith Ties

September 4, 2005

Source: Yahoo! News

Wire Service: AFP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050904/wl_mideast_afp/jordanvatican_050904134122

On September 4, 2005 Agence France-Presse reported, "Jordan's King Abdullah II will meet Pope Benedict XVI on a visit to the Vatican next week for talks on promoting inter-faith ties. The exact date of the visit was not revealed but his stop in the Vatican will precede a trip to New York to...

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In Montgomery, Catholic Schools Embrace Religious Diversity

September 4, 2005

Source: The Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050904/NEWS/509040302/1001

On September 4, 2005 The Montgomery Advertiser reported, "Jessica Brown and her classmates don't always see eye to eye when it comes to topics centered on religion. Brown, 17, a senior at Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School, has been enrolled in Catholic schools since kindergarten. But she's grown up in...

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Growing Accommodations for Muslim Students in Public Schools

September 3, 2005

Source: The New York Times

Wire Service: AP

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Muslim-Friendly-Schools.html

On September 3, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Yasmeen Elsamra had a simple request: while her classmates were eating lunch, she wanted to go off by herself for a few moments to pray. The 14-year-old was told she couldn't, and went home distraught that afternoon in October 2003. Praying five...

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Mississippi Gulf Coast, Hard Hit by Katrina, a Place of Religious Diversity

September 3, 2005

Source: The Grand Forks Herald / The Sun Herald

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/12549073.htm

On September 3, 2005 The Sun Herald reported, "Religion isn't just a seasonal practice here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. It is well integrated into the lives of most of those who live here, with a majority attending at least Sunday services. Many also attend midweek prayer service or additional masses... Whereas upstate Mississippi tends to be Southern Baptist, or...

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Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Organizes "Operation Compassion"

September 3, 2005

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/3337597

On September 3, 2005 the Houston Chronicle reported, "A massive interfaith effort is under way to feed Hurricane Katrina evacuees at large-scale shelters in Houston, including the George R. Brown Convention Center. The plan is not final. But organizers expect religious groups to raise an initial $4.4 million for 30 days of food and to supply 720 volunteers a day to provide and serve...

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Karen Hughes Visits ISNA Convention as Part of Administration's "Public Diplomacy" Efforts

September 3, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/09/03/politics/03muslim.html

On September 3, 2005 The New York Times reported, "American Muslims met with Under Secretary of State Karen P. Hughes on Friday at an Islamic convention here to offer advice and assistance as she began an initiative to improve the flagging image of the United States among Muslims overseas. Ms. Hughes began overseeing 'public diplomacy' for the Bush administration last month. She...

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New Guide Released for Hindu Organizations Participating in the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Program

September 2, 2005

Source: Hindu American Foundation

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_federalgrants.html

On September 2, 2005 a Hindu American Foundation Press Release reported, "The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) released today a guide intended to assist Hindu religious organizations in participating in the federal Faith-based and Community Initiatives (FBCI) program. Entitled 'Faith-based and...

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