Interfaith

Department of Defense Issues Report on Religious Climate at U.S. Air Force Academy

June 22, 2005

Source: U.S. Department of Defense

http://www.defenselink.mil/transcripts/2005/tr20050622-3104.html

On June 22, 2005 the U.S. Department of Defense issued a transcript of the press conference held on the same day "to discuss the findings and recommendations of an Air Force report on the religious climate at the Air Force Academy."... In May this year, [Lieutenant General Brady, the deputy chief of staff for Personnel] visited the Air Force Academy and led...

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Jordan's King Abdallah Wins Tolerance Award from Wiesenthal Centre

June 22, 2005

Source: Daily Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_22-6-2005_pg4_7

On June 22, 2005 Reuters reported, "Jordan’s King Abdullah II, following in the footsteps of his late father, was Tuesday handed the 2005 Tolerance Award from the Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights group. Past recipients of the award include the late Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama and former...

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Religions for Peace, Women's Mobilization Program

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 17 October 2014.

Phone: 212-687-2163
Email: mawais@wcrp.org
Website: http://www.wcrp.org/initiatives/women/index
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Religions for Peace Overview

This profile was submitted by Ms. Madiha Awais, Program Associate, Women's Program, Religions for Peace - with the exception of the paragraph titled "Resources," which was written by Kathryn Lohre. Religions for Peace builds, equips and networks Inter-Religious... Read more about Religions for Peace, Women's Mobilization Program

Conference at Saint Joseph's College Emphasizes Interfaith Dialogue

June 22, 2005

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/news/york/050622bishop.shtml

On June 22, 2005 the Portland Press Herald reported that there will be a conference this week at Saint Joseph's College where religious leaders and scholars will gather "to discuss barriers that separate people of faith, and to explore common ground. Issues of cooperation between religions have come under the spotlight since the Sept. 11 attacks nearly four years ago...

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Muslim-Hindu Wedding A Glimmer of Hope in Kashmir

June 21, 2005

Source: Outlook India

Wire Service: PTI

http://www.outlookindia.com/pti_news.asp?id=305744

On June 21, 2005 the Press Trust of India reported, "The lone pandit of Mattan town in Anantnag district of south Kashmir is a relieved man today, his daughter married off with a helping hand from Muslim neighbours. 'They not only decorated my house for the bridegroom's reception, but made each and every arrangement including "rangoli" (typical of...

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"Open Doors, Open Minds" Pairs Jews and Catholics in Suburban Chicago

June 20, 2005

Source: Chicago Daily Herald

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/lakestory.asp?id=63627

On June 20, 2005 the Chicago Daily Herald reported, "Every other week for seven sessions, about 25 members of the Am Echod Jewish Temple and about 25 members of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church met to discuss, well, just about anything. They chatted about serious topics such as anti-Semitism and abortion and lighthearted ones, such as Madonna's obsession with Kabbalah and Barbra...

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Delegation of Sikhs Meet with White House's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

June 20, 2005

Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhcouncilusa.org/article.aspx?article=evtwhitehouse1

On June 20, 2005 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported, "20 Sikhs from all across America met with Senior officials at the White House to explore the possibility of receiving federal funding to support programs run by various Sikh organizations. The Sikh group led by Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of Sikh Council on Religion and...

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Editorial: Republican Evangelists Have "Twisted" the Role of Religion

June 18, 2005

Source: The Charleston Gazette

http://wvgazette.com/section/Editorials/2005061726

On June 18, 2005 The Charleston Gazette reported, "Walter Cronkite — one of America’s most respected voices, who addressed the Kanawha Valley’s business community five years ago at the annual Chamber of Commerce banquet — says America is harmed by far-right fundamentalists who wield enormous political power... He said Republican evangelists such as Pat Robertson and Jerry...

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Unitarian Universalists to Meet in Bible Belt as They Struggle with Theological Diversity

June 18, 2005

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/11919276.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

On June 18, 2005 the Star-Telegram reported, "The Unitarian Universalist Association -- a remarkably inclusive American denomination that embraces Christians, Buddhists, Humanists, Wiccans, atheists and theists -- will invade the Bible Belt next week. Some 4,000 delegates to the national general assembly in Fort...

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Allegations of Unequal Restrictions on Muslim Cadets at Air Force Academy Surface

June 17, 2005

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/state/article/0,1299,DRMN_21_3862347,00.html

On June 17, 2005 the Rocky Mountain News reported, "Muslim cadets at the Air Force Academy were prevented from attending mosque services last semester because of school obligations, while similar duties were scheduled to avoid conflict with Jewish and Christian services, a Muslim student says. The issue of unequal treatment for the...

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Editorial: Tallahassee Residents Reach Out to One Another Across Faiths

June 17, 2005

Source: Tallahassee Democrat

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/democrat/news/opinion/11912451.htm

On June 17, 2005 the Tallahassee Democrat's associate editor, Bill Berlow, reported, "It started last December during the holiday season. About eight Turkish graduate students at Florida State University, all men, all Muslims, joined several Unitarians to share good cheer and red roses with dozens of recuperating patients at Tallahassee Memorial's rehab unit....

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Editorial: Convocation on Hunger Illustrated Positive Impact of Religion on Politics

June 17, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0617/p08s01-comv.html?s=hns

On June 17, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor ran an editorial that commented on the interfaith "convocation on hunger" held in Washington, D.C. The Monitor writes, "Even a corner-of-the-eye glance at US politics this past year and the conclusion is obvious: Religion has played a polarizing role... To counter this trend, more than 40 US denominations took part in a...

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Opinion: Dialogues Will Not Prove Fruitful Unless Palestinians Recognize Legitmacy of Jewish State

June 16, 2005

Source: The Jerusalem Post

http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost/JPArticle/ShowFull%26cid=1118888333134

On June 16, 2005 The Jerusalem Post ran an opinion piece by Judea Pearl, "president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, an organization that promotes cross-cultural understanding named after his son, a Wall Street Journal reporter murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002." Pearl writes about conferences and...

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Update: Troy Interfaith Group Plants Tree on City Hall Grounds

June 16, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/oakland/0506/16/B04-217224.htm

On June 16, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Bruce Dickmeyer, a member of the Troy Interfaith Group, wanted to do something out of the ordinary Sunday to celebrate Troy's 50th birthday. So Dickmeyer, administrator of the Bharatiya Temple in Troy, a Hindu house of worship, decided to plant a tree. The tree, representing the family tree of man, would be adorned with ribbons...

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