Interfaith

Coming Together: College Multi-Faith Councils (2005)

First Annual Gathering of College Multi-Faith Councils Convenes at Princeton University

On February 17, 2005, over 90 students representing over 30 colleges and universities from across the country convened on Princeton University’s campus for the first annual national gathering of college multi-faith councils, “Coming Together: A Venture across Religious Boundaries.”

Planned and led by students, “Coming Together” was created as a resource for students across the country to learn from one another about interfaith councils. Some students arrived...

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Doña Ana County Decides Non-Specific Prayers Before Meetings Acceptable

September 14, 2005

Source: Las Cruces Sun-News

http://www.lcsun-news.com/cgi-bin/artman/exec/view.cgi/217/19307

On September 14, 2005 the Las Cruces Sun-News reported, "Prayer will be allowed before Doña Ana County commission meetings, but only with certain restrictions, according to a decision reached Tuesday by the County Board of Commissioners. The board decided that members of the Interfaith Council at NMSU — an association of New Mexico State University ministries —...

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Opinion: "Church, State, and Katrina"

September 12, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/09/12/church_state_and_katrina/

On September 12, 2005 The Boston Globe ran an opinion piece by James Carroll, questioning the role of faith-based initiatives in the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. "The disaster on the Gulf Coast is the occasion for public prayer. President Bush invites the nation this week to place the...

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Cardinal Encourages "Sympathy" for Muslim Community

September 12, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4238540.stm

On September 12, 2005 BBC News reported, "The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has called on Christians to sympathise with oppressed Muslims in a bid to combat Islamic extremists. Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said defending religious freedom was crucial in ensuring newly assimilated groups felt welcome in society. The cardinal also said 'the alienation' of Muslim youth needed to be addressed. The Muslim...

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Iowa Conference Gives “Human Face” to Islam

September 11, 2005

Source: The Des Moines Register

http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/LIFE05/509110339/1039/LIFE

On September 11, 2005 The Des Moines Register reported, "Muslims in Iowa say they're still feeling the brunt of unfair stereotypes four years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the United States placed an unwanted spotlight on their religion. A conference, titled 'Islam in America: Finding Common Ground...

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In Montgomery, "Children of Abraham" Bring Faiths Together After September 11

September 11, 2005

Source: Montgomery Advertiser

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050911/NEWS/509110316/1001

On September 11, 2005 the Montgomery Advertiser reported, "The Sept. 11, 2001 attacks did something for Montgomery's religious community.

At the time of the attacks, there was virtually no formal, core group of spiritual leaders of various religions to join. People were cordial, but they really didn'...

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2,000 In Clearwater, Faith Communities Come Together in Prayer and Compassion

September 10, 2005

Source: St. Petersburg Times

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/09/10/Northpinellas/Faiths_join_for_praye.shtml

On September 10, 2005 the St. Petersburg Times reported, "The Rev. Leddy Hammock held a candle and looked up at the dozens of people at an interfaith remembrance service for Hurricane Katrina victims Tuesday. 'We gather to rebuild a levee against all human tears,' she told them. A few minutes later, the lights were dimmed, and each person in...

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Amidst Criticism of Governmental Response, Praise for Assistance from Diverse Faith Communities

September 9, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/091005dnrelkatchurches.c833074.html

On September 9, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "While the federal government response to Hurricane Katrina has yielded widespread criticism and the promise of congressional hearings, the faithful in north-central Texas and elsewhere have earned high marks from victims and disaster...

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Bush Designates Day of Prayer and Remembrance for Katrina Victims

September 8, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/174/story_17456_1.html

On September 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "President Bush on Thursday pledged the government would cut through red tape to provide an immediate $2,000 in disaster assistance to families displaced by Hurricane Katrina and make sure they continue receiving Medicaid, food stamps, jobless compensation and other federal benefits. He designated...

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Western Kentucky University Students Have Range of Local Worship Options

September 8, 2005

Source: Western Kentucky University Herald

http://www.wkuherald.com/media/paper603/news/2005/09/08/Diversions/Many-Worship.Options.Available.Near.Campus-979061.shtml

On September 8, 2005 the Western Kentucky University Herald reported, "Many students have difficulty finding a place to worship after enrolling at Western. Other students may have trouble adjusting to new venues of worship... Several...

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Interfaith Gathering in Hartford to Discuss Global Warming in the Wake of Katrina

September 8, 2005

Source: Hartford Courant

http://www.courant.com/news/local/hc-enviro0908.artsep08,0,683056.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On September 8, 2005 the Hartford Courant reported, "Leaders from a range of denominations and faiths will gather for the first time Friday at Hartford Seminary to discuss the responsibility of faith communities to care for the environment. Religious communities have become more inclined to embrace...

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