Interfaith

Harvard College Interfaith Council Hosts "Belief in Action" Event

May 11, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507702

On May 11, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "students of diverse faiths united to perform public service and discuss the role of service within religion at the 'Belief in Action' event hosted by the Harvard College Interfaith Council (HCIC) Monday. Forty students representing at least five religious organizations on campus participated in the afternoon’s events, volunteering three hours...

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Troy Community Divided Along Religious Lines on National Day of Prayer

May 10, 2005

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.woodtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=3308608

On May 10, 2005 The Associated Press reported, "it was a day of separation for different religious groups in the Detroit suburb of Troy. Yesterday afternoon, about 250 people participated in a Christians-only prayer session in front of Troy City Hall. A similar number of Christians and members of other faiths attended the Troy Interfaith Group service at Northminster Presbyterian Church. Mayor...

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Muslim Opens Holocaust Museum in Nazareth

May 6, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/articles/2005/05/06/muslim_opens_holocaust_museum_in_israel/

On May 6, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "The photographs in a new museum here are among the best-known icons of the Holocaust: Germans executing a group of naked Jewish women; a little boy with a yellow Star of David on his jacket raising his hands in fright; a grandmother and four...

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Professor Diana L. Eck Narrates Journey of Religious Women Activists

May 5, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=507637

On May 5, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "people of faith are often challenged to reconcile religious traditionalism with a desire for progressive action and modernism: Catholics who disagree with the encyclicals of the pope or Muslims who reject fundamentalist action are currently among the more prominent examples. To this end, at the opening of 'Acting on Faith: Women and the New...

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Interfaith Shareholder Activism Puts Global Corporations in Hot Seat

May 3, 2005

Source: Taipei Times

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/worldbiz/archives/2005/05/03/2003253003

On May 3, 2005 Reuters reported, "Armed with the power of faith and billions of dollars, the US' mighty religious establishment is trying to reform the country's boardrooms on issues from human rights to television violence. Faith-based groups, like other special interest groups, have strategic...

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Buddhist Peace Fellowship Greets Pope Benedict XVI in Letter

May 2, 2005

Source: CommonDreams.org/Buddhist Peace Fellowship

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0502-09.htm

On May 2, 2005 a Buddhist Peace Fellowship press release reported, "As Pope Benedict XVI begins his incumbency by building bridges to Christian, Jewish, and Islamic communities, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF) is taking the initiative to extend sincere and respectful greeting in the form of a letter -- remarkable not only for what it says but for it doesn't say, and thus...

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Hindu American Foundation Meets with American Jewish Committee

April 28, 2005

Source: Hindu American Press Release

http://www.hinduamericanfoundation.org/Content/Achievements/media_press_release_ajc01.html

On April 28, 2005 a Hindu American Press Release reported, "Mihir Meghani, President of the Hindu American Foundation (HAF) and Swaminathan Venkataraman, Member of HAF’s Executive Council, met with representatives of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) on April 28, 2005. The AJC was represented by...

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Acting on Faith Premiere Introduces Pioneers of New Women's Movement

April 26, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2005/04.28/11-faith.html

On April 26, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "a standing-room-only crowd packed Fong Auditorium in Boylston Hall on Tuesday (April 26) for the premiere of 'Acting on Faith: Women and New Religious Activism in America,' a documentary film produced by Rachel Antell M.T.S. '92, a Pluralism Project research affiliate. Diana L. Eck, director of the Pluralism Project and...

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U.S. Muslims Praise Pope Benedict XVI for Meeting with Muslims

April 25, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newjersey/ny-bc-nj--pope-muslims0425apr25,0,5412066.story

On April 25, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims in the U.S. hailed Pope Benedict XVI's meeting with Islamic leaders at the Vatican on Monday, saying they are increasingly confident the new pontiff wants better ties between the world's two largest religions...

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Jewish Mayor of Amsterdam Seeks to Soothe Muslim-Christian Tensions

April 25, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/25/international/europe/25amsterdam.html?

On April 25, 2005 The New York Times reported, "Job Cohen is not just the mayor of Amsterdam, the brash and boisterous Dutch capital. He is also a calm, somewhat reserved Jewish intellectual who has made it his task to keep the peace between the city's Muslims and Christians...As a thriving port, this city of 750,000 has always had a cultural and...

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Interfaith Power & Light Group Holds Light Ceremony

April 25, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

On April 25, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Massachusetts Interfaith Power & Light, a group working to reduce energy consumption in houses of worship, held a ceremony at the church last evening to mark the installation of compact fluorescent bulbs, which organizers said would cut energy consumption and environmentally harmful power-generating emissions by 75 percent."

Suburban Chicago Mosques and Islamic Schools Face Opposition

April 24, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-0504240396apr24,1,5146237.story

On April 24, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "invitations were delivered to every neighbor along Old Orchard Road in Harvard. But when the day arrived to meet the likely new owners of the brick church at the end of their street, no one showed up.

Hamid and Mazher Ahmed sat for hours inside the vacant church on a...

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