Interfaith

International, Interfaith Town Hall Discusses Religion and Civil Society

June 25, 2005

Source: The Indianapolis Star

http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050625/LIVING/506250338/1007/LIVING

On June 25, 2005 The Indianapolis Star reported, "When Jessica Pollock talks about the upcoming international town hall meeting, she gets excited about the possibility for peace in the Middle East -- and here in the Indianapolis area. Indianapolis is one of 40 sites of Sunday's live video conference on resolving the...

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Woman Brings Together Christians and Jews in Fort Worth, and Beyond

June 25, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11974859.htm

On June 25, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "For five years, [Monica "Posy"] McMillen has been leading tours such as this one [to Israel] in which 26 travelers, Christians and Jews primarily from the Fort Worth area, explored both the differences and commonalities of their faiths...The Christian woman has long had a close link to the Jewish community. She was the chairwoman of the...

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Rev. Moon Announces Peace Bridge, Encourages Americans to Engage in Interreligious Dialogue

June 25, 2005

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=49419

On June 25, 2005 a US Newswire press release reported, "The Reverend Sun Myung Moon will unveil his proposal for the construction of a 51-mile-long bridge between Alaska and Siberia that would link America's fortune with that of Russia... In addition, Rev. Moon will issue a new challenge to America, calling for Christians, Muslims and Jews to overcome their differences, promote interreligious...

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The Interfaith Alliance Offers Apology Following Controversial Remarks About Focus on the Family

June 24, 2005

Source: The Daily Sentinel

http://www.gjsentinel.com/hp/content/news/stories/2005/06/24/6_24_apology_to_Dobson_WWW.html

On June 24, 2005 The Daily Sentinel reported, "A religious group apologized Thursday to James Dobson for remarks made six weeks earlier that compared him and his Colorado Springs-based ministry to the Gestapo and Taliban. The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado condemned Focus on the Family last month for...

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"Thresholds" Exhibit Brings Together Artists of Varied Faiths

June 24, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/entertainment/11972541.htm

On June 24, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "Pentecostalism, Evangelical Christianity, Catholicism, Greek Orthodox, pantheism, Judaism, Buddhism -- such various religious traditions rarely are found together. But they're all represented in 'Thresholds: Expressions of Art and Spiritual Life,' an exhibit opening today with a public reception from 6 to 9 p.m...

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After Court Ruling, Religious Institutions May Be Vulnerable; Local Governments Have Power to Seize Property

June 24, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/169/story_16968_1.html

On June 24, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Religious institutions may be more vulnerable to takeover through eminent domain after Thursday's (June 23) Supreme Court ruling that gives local governments greater power to seize properties for private economic development, according to some religious and civil rights advocacy groups. Churches,...

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Interfaith March Against Poverty Planned for Nairobi

June 24, 2005

Source: All Africa.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200506240693.html

On June 24, 2005 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The civil society in Kenya is urging people to participate in an interfaith march geared seeking immediate cancellation of debts and campaigning for transparent and accountable governance in African countries.

The Interfaith and Civil Society Organization Campaign to End Global Poverty...

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Skepticism Expressed Over AFA Report, Citing Yale Divinity School's Previous Study

June 24, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3879019,00.html

On June 24, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "A House Armed Services subcommittee will hold a hearing Tuesday on religious tolerance at the Air Force Academy, and one scheduled witness is not impressed by a Pentagon report on the issue. 'I think that what they're saying is that everything that has happened (at the academy) has been...

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Minister Tells Court that Interfaith Event Ended with Death Threat

June 23, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald/AAP

http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/interfaith-forum-ended-with-death-threat-court-told/2005/06/22/1119321795460.html?on

On June 23, 2005 the Australian Associated Press reported, "A Presbyterian minister has sought a permanent personal protection order, claiming his and his family's safety is at risk, after an interfaith meeting that was meant to promote...

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UN Holds Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace

June 23, 2005

Source: Manila Bulletin

http://www.mb.com.ph/MAIN2005062437725.html

On June 23, 2005 the Manila Bulletin reported, "Foreign Affairs Secretary Alberto G. Romulo opened the United Nations Conference on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace last Wednesday, an unprecedented gathering of government officials, United Nations executives and civil society leaders to discuss the importance of interfaith dialogue and cooperation in the search for peace. In his opening remarks, Secretary...

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Three Practitioners Reflect on "Demanding Miracle" of Christian-Jewish Dialogue

June 22, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches Press Release

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesen.nsf/index/Feat-05-33.html

On June 22, 2005 a World Council of Churches Press Release reported, "Given the history of their relationships, interreligious dialogue between Christians and Jews may be seen as a 'miracle,' but it's also a complex and demanding endeavour. In the following article, three practitioners of interreligious dialogue - two Jewish and one Christian...

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ADL Welcomes Report, Recommendations in Response to Religious Intolerance

June 22, 2005

Source: Anti-Defamation League

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/DiRaB_41/4740_41.htm

On June 22, 2005 the Anti-Defamation League issued a statement in support of the recommendations made by the U.S. Air Force regarding religious intolerance at the Air Force Academy. The statement reads, "The task force's report is encouraging because it clearly recognizes that a 'religious climate' and 'perception of religious intolerance' exist at the academy, and that this climate has...

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