Interfaith

Christian Journalist Advocates for Interfaith Education to "Promote Peace and Harmony"

June 16, 2005

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2005/06/msg00134.html

On June 16, 2005 the Worldwide Faith News reported, "How to teach religion in multifaith contexts is a growing concern for churches and religious communities everywhere. This interview presents a specific experience emerging from a multireligious context in Asia. 'Children from different religions can pray together in school,' says Usha Jesudasan, a journalist and writer from India, where Christians, Hindus,...

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Camarillo Jewish Temple Offers Prayer Room for Hindu Worship

June 16, 2005

Source: Ventura County Star

http://www.venturacountystar.com/vcs/ca/article/0,1375,VCS_165_3859613,00.html

On June 16, 2005 the Ventura County Star reported , "The Hindu community [of Ventura County] is using a prayer room in a Camarillo Jewish temple, Temple Ner Ami, every second Saturday for Hindu services. Before services started in Camarillo a couple of months ago, the closest temple... was about 40 miles away in Calabasas... More than...

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"Cold War" Among Religious Groups Said to be Ending As Groups Try to Find Common Ground

June 15, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/14/AR2005061401531.html

On June 15, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "After a year in which religion played a polarizing role in U.S. politics, many religious leaders are eager to demonstrate that faith can be a uniter, not just a divider. The buzzwords today in pulpits and seminaries are crossover, convergence, common cause and shared values....

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Four-Day Meeting on Religious Tolerance to be Held in Dallas

June 15, 2005

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/localnews/columnists/all/stories/061505dnmetwade.d900ce4.html

On June 15, 2005 The Dallas Morning News reported, "A Nigerian Yoruba priestess and two shamans – one an African Zulu spiritualist, the other an African-American spiritual healer – will add African and American black perspectives when more than 25 multiethnic...

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Armenians Plan Church in "Melting Pot" of Scottsdale

June 15, 2005

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/community/westvalley/articles/0615sr-armenianchurch13Z1.html

On June 15, 2005 The Arizona Republic reported, "The only Armenian church in Arizona has been holding its services, known as divine liturgy, in the same cultural center where it holds its non-religious functions. That will soon change. The church, at 8849 E. Cholla St., plans to build a main sanctuary, with groundbreaking...

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Interreligious Dialogue Helpful for Minority Religions Facing Difficulties in Majority Culture

June 14, 2005

Source: The Christian Post

http://www.christianpost.com/article/church/2121/section/exploring.minorities.among.a.majority/1.htm

On June 14, 2005 The Christian Post reported, "Bishop Samuel Azariah, a Christian leader from the Protestant Church of Pakistan, lives in a minority community of Christians among a majority of Muslims. Dr Orhan Cicek is a Muslim scholar of Turkish origin living in Australia where Muslims are...

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"Let's Talk," the First in a Series of Interfaith Conversations

June 13, 2005

Source: The State

http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/11881016.htm

On June 13, 2005 The State reported, "About 70 people took the first step Sunday in what they hope will be a long and fruitful series of interfaith dialogues and discussions. 'Let’s Talk — An Open Community Forum on Jewish, Christian and Islamic Relations' featured a Chicago-based Muslim woman editor, as well as educators, community members and leaders from around Columbia. Meeting in...

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British Boy Scouts Have Expanded Options in Pledge, Including "Allah" and "My Dharma"

June 12, 2005

Source: The Times

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1650843,00.html

On June 12, 2005 The Times reported, "Now, after a century, the Scout Association has ditched its traditional pledge of loyalty 'to God and to the Queen' in favour of a series of multicultural options. Muslim Scouts can opt to swear to Allah, while atheists can drop God altogether and budding republicans can pledge themselves to the state rather than the monarch. The pledge is taken...

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Update: French Turban Issue Raised by Interfaith Leader at Religions for Peace Gathering

June 12, 2005

Source: The Panthic Weekly

http://www.panthic.org/news/124/ARTICLE/1410/2005-06-12.html?sid=1f24d613618b35a29ab48d7a4506b1f7

On June 12, 2005 The Panthic Weekly reported, "According to a press release by the United Sikhs, a delegation of French Sikhs led by Jesbeer Kaur, a multifaith director of the organisation, raised the profile of the Turban issue at an international UNESCO conference on Religions for Peace on June 1,...

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Editorial: Civilian Pressure Necessary to Enforce Separation of Church and State

June 11, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/11/opinion/11sat2.html?incamp=article_popular_5

On June 11, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in an overdue burst of candor, the superintendent of the Air Force Academy has acknowledged that his campus is so permeated with evangelical proselytizing that it will take years to rid the institution of religious intolerance. Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr. said he finds the problem of cadets...

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