Interfaith

Tulsa Board Rejects Plan to Add Creationist Exhibit to Zoo

July 7, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: AP

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/07/07/AR2005070702015.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A city board reversed direction on Thursday and rejected plans to add a creationist exhibit to the Tulsa Zoo.

Board members voted 3-1 against installing an exhibit on the origin of life from the Bible. The vote, made at...

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Update: Naval Academy to Keep Lunch Prayer

July 7, 2005

Source: WBAL - TV

Wire Service: AP

http://www.thewbalchannel.com/news/4692957/detail.html

On July 7, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Every weekday, when the more than 4,000 midshipmen at the Naval Academy gather for lunch, they begin with a brief prayer, a devotional thought or a moment of silence... The Anti-Defamation League's request that the Naval Academy follow the lead of the Air Force Academy and the U.S. Military Academy...

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Common Ground Interfaith Festival in Coeur d'Alene and Spokane Celebrates Unity, Explores Creativity

July 5, 2005

Source: The Spokesman-Review

http://www.spokesmanreview.com/local/story.asp?ID=78482

On July 5, 2005 The Spokesman-Review reported, "Beginning Thursday in Coeur d'Alene and this weekend in Spokane, musicians, public speakers, poets and others involved in spiritual pursuits will come together to 'explore personal experience with God and awareness of our common heritage,' according to Common Ground's mission. Participants will discuss a variety of topics, including...

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International Council of Christians and Jews to Meet in Chicago: "Healing the World, Working Together"

July 5, 2005

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49923

On July 5, 2005 U.S. Newswire reported, "The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ), an umbrella organization of 38 Jewish-Christian dialogue groups worldwide, is holding its annual international conference in Chicago from July 24 - 27 at the Westin River North Hotel, 320 N. Dearborn, Chicago. A detailed conference schedule is viewable at http://www.iccj.org. Leading interfaith...

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Muslim and Christian Women Participate in Dialogue Group in South Bend

June 30, 2005

Source: South Bend Tribune

http://www.southbendtribune.com/stories/2005/06/30/faith.20050630-sbt-MICH-D1-Fruitful.sto

On June 30, 2005 the South Bend Tribune reported, "They call themselves the Muslim/Christian Women's Dialogue Group and take turns meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at either the Islamic Society of Michiana, 3310 Hepler St., or Little Flower Catholic Church, 54191 N. Ironwood Road. About 30 women from the...

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Wiccan Getting Silent Treatment After Great Falls Court Battle

June 30, 2005

Source: The Herald

http://www.heraldonline.com/local/story/4987993p-4556234c.html

On June 30, 2005 The Herald reported, "Many town residents were talking Wednesday about their support for the Town Council in its efforts to name Jesus Christ in meeting prayers. At church, around town, in restaurants and in gas stations, people were talking about the case that pitted resident Darla Wynne against the council, which had, before the suit, invoked Jesus' name in...

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Congress Considering Bill to Codify the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

June 29, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/169/story_16929_1.html

On June 29, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Congress is considering a bill that would make President Bush's faith-based office and initiative a permanent White House fixture. Proponents argue it's a success worth continuing, but critics question whether it makes the wall between church and state too low. A subcommittee of the House...

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Baha’is Participate in UN Interfaith Conference

June 28, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=379

On June 28, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The key to interfaith harmony and cooperation is to focus on the essential oneness of all religions, a Baha'i International Community representative told a groundbreaking conference on interfaith cooperation. 'It is this essential unity of religion, across the tremendous diversity of history, culture, tradition, philosophy, and practice, that...

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Coalition of Communities to Review Patriot Act

June 28, 2005

Source: Common Dreams News Center Press Release

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0628-25.htm

On June 28, 2005 a Common Dreams News Center Press Release stated: "Before Congress votes to reauthorize or amend controversial sections of the USA PATRIOT Act set to expire this year, a coalition of grassroots groups and national organizations plans to make sure Congress members hear their constituents’ concerns. From July 2 through 8, they will be holding educational...

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US Air Force Academy Faces Charges of Rampant Evangelization

June 27, 2005

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/archive/preview/0,10987,1074105,00.html

On June 27, 2005 TIME Magazine reported, "This week, after a six-week barrage of allegations, the Air Force is expected to release a report based on more than 300 interviews, addressing charges that the academy is rife with an officially encouraged religious evangelization. Critics say the behaviors violated the Constitution and Department of Defense regulations--and...

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Rivera Presbyterian Church Offers Introduction to World's Faiths

June 26, 2005

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/local/states/florida/counties/miami-dade/cities_neighborhoods/east/11982085.htm

On June 26, 2005 The Miami Herald reported, "Today's lecture on Buddhism is the second in a four-part series at Riviera Presbyterian... on world religions. The series examined the views of Hinduism last weekend and will look at Islam and 'life's big...

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Multireligious Delegation from Pakistan Visits India to Support Peace Process

June 26, 2005

Source: WebIndia123

Wire Service: IANS

http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=91692

On June 26, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "A group of Pakistani Hindu, Sikh, Christian and Muslim delegates is visiting places of worship in Delhi and neighbouring Indian states to give a boost to the bilateral peace process... 'The peace process will improve as more and more delegations from both sides make such visits....

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Anti-Poverty Effort Unites Religious Leaders, Rock Stars

June 25, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/062505DNrel-Live8.3fb53b01.html

On June 25, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Next Saturday, in eight cities around the world, a dizzying array of pop and rock superstars will take the stage hoping to raise awareness about poverty in Africa...

The event – dubbed Live 8 – comes just days before a Group of...

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