Interfaith

Moving from Tolerance to Appreciation of Muslims in the Mormon State

June 11, 2005

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600140374,00.html

On June 11, 2005 the Deseret Morning News reported, "the Islamic population in Utah has been steadily growing over the past few years, increasing by about 40 percent. This is partially because of the migration of Somalians and Bosnians, but the demographic also includes Arabs and Pakistanis, said Ahmed, the newly elected president of the Greater Islamic Society of Salt Lake City...

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South Asian Muslim Scholars Tour U.S., Find Hope to Heal Divisions

June 11, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-beliefs11jun11,1,1425967.story?page=1

On June 11, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "When they arrived for a monthlong visit last month, some South Asian Muslim scholars brought with them these perceptions of the United States: It was a country ruled by the FBI, the CIA and the Pentagon. It was a place where Muslims are routinely persecuted. It was a society of...

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In Toledo, Multifaith Habitat Build Includes Hindus, Muslims

June 11, 2005

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050611/NEWS10/506110387

On June 11, 2005 The Toledo Blade reported, "one home is finished and a second is well on its way as volunteers from two multifaith groups help build houses for the Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity. Dedication services are scheduled for 1 and 2:30 p.m. tomorrow, with a potluck block party at 3:30 p.m., at 1030 Gribbin Lane in West Toledo. It...

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Inclusive Theatre Project in L.A. Brings Together Faith Groups

June 11, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/11/national/11religion.html?

On June 11, 2005 The New York Times reported, "when the John Anson Ford Amphitheater opened in a canyon near Hollywood 85 years ago, it was to be the host of a Christian pageant that ran until 1964, when a lawsuit opposing religious programming in a county theater ended its run. This weekend, the theater presents a play featuring multiple religious traditions - all thriving in...

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Interreligious Meeting in Geneva Aims to Recast Dialogue as "Practice of Humility and Hope"

June 10, 2005

Source: World Council of Churches

http://www2.wcc-coe.org/pressreleasesfr.nsf/index/pu-05-20.html

On June 10, 2005 a World Council of Churches press release reported, "Representatives of the world's main faith communities have proposed reshaping the approach to global interreligious dialogue to face threats posed by the current world context more effectively. 'Recasting interreligious dialogue as a practice of humility and hope offers a way of building...

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"One Table, Many Voices" and the Interfaith Efforts Against Hunger

June 10, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.sltrib.com/faith/ci_2795937

On June 10, 2005 Religion News Service reported, "Religious leaders from around the country and across the political spectrum have launched a widespread political campaign to end hunger in the United States. They are calling on Congress to pass a hunger-related bill and demanding President Bush not cut federal funding of poverty and hunger programs.  'Arguably it is...

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Society for Buddhist-Christian Studies Looks to the Future of Interreligious Dialogue

June 10, 2005

Source: The Tidings Corporation

http://www.the-tidings.com/2005/0610/buddhist.htm

On June 10, 2005 The Tidings Corporation reported, "interreligious dialogue nurtured by Pope John Paul II must continue to evolve under Pope Benedict XVI's papacy or global ethnic and religious conflicts will escalate, said Buddhist and Christian leaders attending an international religious conference at Loyola Marymount University June 3-8. As one of the first major interreligious...

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Staten Island Rabbi Blazed an Interfaith Trail with Community Days

June 10, 2005

Source: Staten Island Advance

http://www.silive.com/living/advance/index.ssf?/base/living/1118410310197790.xml

On June 10, 2005 the Staten Island Advance reported, "a leader in Staten Island's interfaith movement is leaving the borough and heading back to the pulpit. Rabbi David Katz, a longtime spiritual leader of Temple Israel Reform Congregation who was instrumental in starting the borough-wide Community Days three years ago, has taken...

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Rabbi Receives Medal from Catholic Church Recognizing "Civil Courage" and Interfaith Efforts

June 9, 2005

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-rabbi9jun09,1,6715953.story?coll=la-news-religion

On June 9, 2005 the Los Angeles Times reported, "an Orange County rabbi on Friday will receive the highest award bestowed by the Roman Catholic Church on a nonmember, in recognition of his work in bringing together Catholics and Jews. Rabbi Shelton Donnell of Temple Beth Sholom is believed to be the...

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Pope Vows to Fight Anti-Semitism and Improve Jewish Ties to Church

June 9, 2005

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4077134.stm

On June 9, 2005 BBC News reported, "Pope Benedict XVI has met Jewish leaders for the first time since his election, saying he wants to continue improving relations between the faiths. He said he wanted to follow on from the work of his predecessor John Paul II. He spoke of what he called historical, moral and theological problems raised by the Holocaust - when millions of Jews were killed by Nazi Germany....

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New Vermont Interfaith Group Will Address Social Issues

June 8, 2005

Source: Times Argus

Wire Service: AP

http://www.timesargus.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050608/NEWS/506080321/1003/NEWS02

On June 8, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "A number of Vermont religious groups are planning to work together on social issues such as health care and affordable housing. The Vermont Interfaith Action group, now made up of religious leaders from the Chittenden County area,...

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New Dialogue Aims to Repair Christian-Jewish Relations

June 8, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0608/p15s01-lire.html?s=hns

On June 8, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "In the post-9/11 world, where religion infuses events with more intensity, the demands on interfaith dialogue are rising. For American Jews and mainline Christians who have worked during the past year to renew a dormant national dialogue, the stakes are especially high. They are seeking to come to terms with major...

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At the National Cathedral, an Interfaith Event Calls for the End of Hunger

June 7, 2005

Source: National Council of Churches News Service

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/050608EndHunger.html

On June 7, 2005 the National Council of Churches News Service reported, "With fervor and conviction, religious leaders from Jewish, Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Muslim, Sikh and Buddhist traditions, urged more than 1,000 participants in yesterday’s first Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral to advocate for the end of hunger in the...

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"No Place for Hate" as Interfaith Group Mobilizes in Response to Anti-Gay Protests

June 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/06/06/kan_group_protests_homosexuality_in_lexington/

On June 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "as a man loudly condemned what he called perversions in town, a group of about three dozen residents turned their backs on him in silent protest yesterday... About a dozen members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan.,...

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