Interfaith

Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

http://www.christiantoday.com/news/africa/interfaith.peace.summit.gathers.africa.religious.leaders/195.htm

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more...

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Interfaith Group Gathers at Passover Table in Chicago

April 22, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0504220159apr22,1,4346021.story

On April 22, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "inside the basement auditorium of a Chicago labor union headquarters, Jewish community leaders broke matzo at a model Passover seder in the unlikely company of Muslim lawyers, Latino workers and African-American supermarket employees. The invited Muslims sipped grape juice instead of...

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Progressive Interfaith Coalition to Counter Republican Right

April 22, 2005

Source: Stillwater NewsPress

http://www.stwnewspress.com/

On April 22, 2005 the Stillwater NewsPress reported, "the Progressive Interfaith Coalition is a non-partisan group that was created in Stillwater after the 2004 presidential election. Co-founder Alex Thornburg said the group is a result of a simple perception that family and moral values belonged to a certain segment of the political population: the conservative right and the Republican party. Additionally, the group is concerned...

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African American and Jewish Students Host Freedom Seder

April 22, 2005

Source: PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week834/feature.html

On April 22, 2005 PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly reported, "for Jews, Passover begins this weekend (April 23.) The eight-day festival starts with a seder -- a dinner. The elements of the seder represent the story of the Jews' Exodus from Egypt. They include salt water for the tears and suffering of the Israelites; unleavened bread for the dough that didn'...

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Pope Benedict XVI Outlines his Pontifical Agenda

April 21, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/world/europe/articles/2005/04/21/from_new_pontiff_a_vow_of_openness/

On April 21, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "Pope Benedict XVI, outlining an agenda for his pontificate less than 24 hours after it began, pledged his openness yesterday to communicate with young people and with adherents of other faiths and praised the late John Paul II for leaving behind a Catholic Church...

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Pope Benedict XVI Invites Rabbi to Installation

April 21, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16576_1.html?rnd=17

On April 21, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "In another sign that he intends to follow in the footsteps of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI invited the chief rabbi of Rome to his installation, a spokesman for Rome's Jewish community said Thursday. The spokesman, Riccardo Pacifici, said Rabbi Riccardo di Segni received the...

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Benedict XVI Will Test Religious Divides

April 21, 2005

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0421/p01s03-woeu.html

On April 21, 2005 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "Moving rapidly to assuage fears that he would turn the Roman Catholic Church inward, Joseph Ratzinger pledged in his first sermon as Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday to reach out to believers of all faiths and none, promising to 'continue ... sincere dialogue with them.' His 'primary task' would be to 'reconstitute the full and...

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Detroit Muslims Hopeful for New Papacy

April 20, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/20/A08-156365.htm

On April 20, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "Like many people of faith, Muslims in Metro Detroit expressed joy and hope over the selection of Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday, describing the moment as a universal expression of faith in God and spirituality. Although the new pope had previously expressed views that were less accepting of Islam than the dramatic gestures of Pope John...

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Delhi High Court Aids Interfaith Couple

April 20, 2005

Source: The Times of India

Wire Service: IANS

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1083653.cms

On April 20, 2005 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted protection to a Hindu man and a Muslim woman who had been running from pillar to post since they married in January to escape harassment by police and the bride's family. Bridegroom Laxmi Chand and bride Naurina had...

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Pope Benedict XVI Vows to Continue Interfaith Dialogue

April 20, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: AP

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/165/story_16548_1.html

On April 20, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Charting a papacy in the tradition of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI pledged Wednesday to work for unity among Christians and to seek 'an open and sincere dialogue' with other faiths. In his first Mass as pontiff, Benedict invoked the words of John Paul II - 'Be not afraid' - a message designed...

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Hindu Organization Welcomes Pope, Remains Cautious

April 19, 2005

Source: Navya Shastra

http://www.shastras.org/PressRelease11.html

On April 19, 2005 a Navya Shastra press release reported, "Navya Shastra, a global Hindu organization of scholars, practitioners and priests with members in over ten countries, has congratulated the Catholic Church for selecting Joseph Ratzinger--now Benedict XVI--as its new Pope. However, the organization expressed concern over Ratzinger's stance towards Hinduism. 'Ratzinger has described Hindu meditative...

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Challenges for the Pope's Successor Include Expanded Interfaith Outreach

April 18, 2005

Source: MSNBC/Newsweek

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7446931/site/newsweek/page/4/

On April 18, 2005 Newsweek reported, "John Paul II made interfaith dialogue a priority, but his successor needs to expand and intensify those exchanges, says Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion at Harvard. 'He went much further with the Jewish people than with Muslims,' she says. 'And much further with Abrahamic dialogue than either Buddhists or Hindus.' Relations between the...

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National Day of Interfaith Youth Service a Success in Louisville Community

April 18, 2005

Source: The Courier-Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050418/NEWS01/504180377/1008

On April 18, 2005 The Courier-Journal reported, "Jasmine Sabet, a 15-year-old sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy, was one of 15 young people there for the second annual National Days of Interfaith Youth Service. The national event, sponsored by Interfaith Youth Core, encourages youth of different faiths to come together...

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Opinion: Religious Pluralism Central Issue for Papal Successor

April 18, 2005

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/news/Opinion/Key-issue-for-next-pope-is-a-meeting-of-the-faiths/2005/04/17/1113676643828.html?oneclick=true

On April 18, 2005 The Sydney Morning Herald ran an opinion piece by Neil Ormerod, professor of theology at the Australian Catholic University, about the importance of the new pope addressing religious pluralism. Ormerod writes, "The...

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