Interfaith

World Sikh Council Meets With European Churches to Discuss Hate Crimes

July 21, 2005

Source: Interfaithnews.net

http://www.interfaithnews.net/wp/2005/09/01/wsc-ar-meets-with-conference-of-european-churches-to-discuss-hate-crimes/#more-73

On July 21, 2005 Interfaithnews.net reported, "The Secretary General of World Sikh Council - America Region (WSC-AR), Dr. Tarunjit Singh, met with the President of the Conference of European Churches, Rev. Jean-Arnold de Clermont, on July 11, 2005...

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Thai Rebel Tactic: Divide the Faiths

July 20, 2005

Author: Simon Montlake

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0720/p06s03-woap.html

Somjit Sangsanan remembers when a good night out in her village meant piling into a friend's pickup truck and going to town for a movie or a concert.

Not any more. Now everyone in her rural community of Buddhist farmers and government workers turns in by 8 p.m. and nobody ventures out at night, especially not alone.

...

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Habitat for Humanity Brings Together Four Faiths for Work, Visits to Houses of Worship in Dayton

July 19, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/life/content/life/daily/0716faith.html

On July 19, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "On June 5, Dayton Habitat staffers, the White family [a single mother caring for 9 children in Dayton's Hilltop Projects] and members of Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation (IMFR) gathered... to perform a ground-blessing at the site where the family's new Habitat house will be constructed. The project...

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Conference Planned to Mobilize Political Activism Among Spiritual Progressives

July 18, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/171/story_17119_1.html

On July 18, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "Smarting from criticism that liberals have lost touch with voters' religious values, faith leaders have organized a first-of-its-kind conference to mobilize political activism among spiritual progressives. The sold-out four-day activism conference set to begin Wednesday in Berkeley is expected to draw progressive religious leaders from all over the nation....

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Update: Interfaith Rally at the Ruins of Mosque in Adelanto

July 17, 2005

Source: San Bernardino County Sun

http://www.sbsun.com/Stories/0,1413,208~12588~2970068,00.html

On July 17, 2005 the San Bernardino County Sun reported, "On Sunday, [Muslima] Fazal spoke passionately about truths she held as evident to a group of about 30 people of various faiths that braved 110-degree temperatures and crossed long, dusty roads to get to the home of the Youth United Organization for the ceremony.

Once a place of gathering for...

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Sikhs Hold Interfaith Symposium in Pakistan, First of Its Kind

July 17, 2005

Source: The Tribune

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050718/punjab1.htm#14

On July 17, 2005 The Tribune reported, "The first ever-inter-faith symposium will be held at Lahore’s famous Al-Hamhra Convention Centre from November 12 to 22 where scholars and leaders of all world religions will make presentations and lead discussions on the universal teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and its impact on the inter-faith understanding and harmony. Mr Harbans Lal, founding...

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Habitat for Humanity Brings Together Four Faiths for Work, Visits to Houses of Worship in Dayton

July 16, 2005

Source: Dayton Daily News

http://www.daytondailynews.com/life/content/life/daily/0716faith.html

On July 16, 2005 the Dayton Daily News reported, "On June 5, Dayton Habitat staffers... and members of Interfaith Ministers for Reconciliation (IMFR) gathered... to perform a ground-blessing at the site where [a] new Habitat house will be constructed... Members of IMFR are from Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Bahai faiths. As a Habitat partner family, [Shirley...

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London Vigil for Bombing Victims Includes Hindu Mantra for Protection

July 15, 2005

Source: Hindu Council UK Press Release

http://www.hinducounciluk.org/pr51.htm

On July 15, 2005 a Hindu Council UK press release reported, "Yesterday's vigil at Trafalgar Square in London, marked by a two-minute silence at noon in honour of those who died in the terrorist bomb attacks last week, continued in the evening with a vigil of poems, messages and prayers from celebrities, and political and faith leaders... The Rt. Hon. Tessa Jowell gave a speech with the key word, 'love'......

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Kofi Annan Announces New UN Initiative: "Alliance of Civilizations"

July 14, 2005

Source: UN Press Release

http://www.un.org/apps/sg/sgstats.asp?nid=1581

On July 14, 2005 a UN press release reported, "The Secretary-General is pleased to announce the launch of an initiative for an 'Alliance of Civilizations.' The initiative is intended to respond to the need for a committed effort by the international community -- both at the institutional and civil society levels -- to bridge divides and overcome prejudice, misconceptions, misperceptions, and polarization...

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In Hingham, a Pro-Active Approach to Tolerance

July 14, 2005

Source: The Hingham Journal

http://www2.townonline.com/hingham/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=286974

On July 14, 2005 The Hingham Journal reported, "Hingham was one of the first towns to sign on as a 'No Place for Hate' community in 2001. The town was recertified as such in May as part of a growing effort to build more respectful and safe communities. The 'No Place for Hate' effort creates a level of awareness for the community that...

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Study Shows Jewish Identity Still Strong Among Children of Interfaith Families

July 12, 2005

Source: Haaretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/598766.html

On July 12, 2005 Haaretz reported, "Advocates of outreach to interfaith couples are touting a new survey, which they say upends previous arguments against efforts to reach out to the children of mixed marriages. The survey, released recently by the Jewish Outreach Institute, found that young adult children of intermarried couples maintained strong cultural ties to the Jewish community, despite low levels of...

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Questions Raised about Dharma Consulting's Contract with the Orange County Sanitation District

July 12, 2005

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/ocr/2005/07/12/sections/news/news/article_593810.php

On July 12, 2005 The Orange County Register reported, "Orange County's sewer agency is seeking its 'corporate soul' - with the help of a leadership guru who's paid $180,000 a year. Dharma Consulting, known for bringing a spiritual dimension to business, has been working with the Orange County Sanitation District for several years...

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