Interfaith

Tony Blair Offers Praise for Baha’i Interfaith Activity

April 7, 2005

Source: Baha'i World News Service

http://news.bahai.org/story.cfm?storyid=362

On April 7, 2005 the Baha'i World News Service reported, "The prime minister of the United Kingdom, Tony Blair, has praised the work of the nation's Baha'i community in assisting social cohesion and the interfaith movement. 'In many ways, Baha'is embody the spirit of community cohesion that is so important to our society,' Mr. Blair said in a message on the occasion of the Baha'i Naw-Ruz (New Year...

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Oklahoma Community Starts Progressive Interfaith Coalition

April 6, 2005

Source: The Daily O'Collegian

http://www.ocolly.com/new_ocollycom/show_story.php?a_id=26224

On April 6, 2005 The Daily O'Collegian reported, "Stillwater residents and Oklahoma State University faculty members and students concerned about the political direction of the nation recently formed the Progressive Interfaith Coalition in the wake of the 2004 presidential campaign. The coalition was established because of the concern about 'The lack of challenge to...

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Troy National Day of Prayer Controversy Continues to Divide Community

April 6, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/06/C01-141352.htm

On April 6, 2005 The Detroit News reported, "an interfaith group that originally asked to be included in a National Day of Prayer event at Troy's City Hall has decided it will hold the event at a house of worship after all. The group, which includes Hindus, Muslims, Jews and other religions, decided that once it was excluded from the Christian-based event, a private event...

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Metro Detroit Muslims Mourn Loss of Pope John Paul II

April 6, 2005

Source: The Detroit News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.detnews.com/2005/religion/0504/06/A04-141579.htm

On April 6, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Muslims across Metro Detroit are expressing sadness and concern at the death of Pope John Paul II, who, they say, transcended the boundaries of different faiths and brought many Christians to a greater understanding of Islam. Many said they are saddened by the loss of a great...

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Hindu, Sikh Leaders Criticize Pope for Using Poverty Work as "Tool for Proselytizing"

April 6, 2005

Source: CNW Group

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2005/06/c2922.html

On April 6, 2005 CNW Group reported, "Under Pope John Paul II, the Roman Catholic Church has used poverty as 'a tool for proselytizing,' an interfaith 360 Vision panel discussion heard this evening. Hindu and Sikh panelists argued that the Church has focused on aiding the destitute of Asia and Africa because it seeks to win converts in those parts of the world. At the...

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Islam a Consideration in Choosing Papal Successor

April 5, 2005

Source: Newsday

Wire Service: AP

http://www.newsday.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-pope-islam,0,361499.story?coll=sns-ap-world-headlines

On April 5, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "On one of Pope John Paul II's last major trips four years ago, he stood in the ancient Omayyad Mosque in Syria and appealed for Christians and Muslims to seek common ground rather than...

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Jews and Muslims Share Seder Meal

April 5, 2005

Source: Sun Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pseder04apr04,0,2818375.story

On April 5, 2005 the Sun Sentinel reported, "the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover served as the backdrop Sunday afternoon for bringing Jews and Muslims together to better understand each other's faiths. About 25 Muslims gathered with about 75 Jews at Temple Torah west of Boynton Beach to learn about the Seder, the holiday meal...

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Michigan Town, Home to Polish and Islamic Immigrants, Microcosm of World Response to Pope’s Passing

April 4, 2005

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/nationworld/bal-te.usreact04apr04,1,2970143.story?coll=bal-news-nation

On April 4, 2005 The Baltimore Sun reported, "As they gathered yesterday under a 10-foot-tall statue of the pope they considered to be their own, residents of this longtime Polish Catholic enclave [Hamtramck, Michigan] stood as testament to the complex challenges the successor to Pope John...

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Jewish Community Relations Council Statement on the Passing of Pope John Paul II

April 4, 2005

Source: The Jewish Community Relations Council

http://www.jcrcboston.org/news.htm#JCRC%20Extends%20Its%20Condolences%20On%20The%20Passing%20Of%20Pope%20John%20Paul%20II

On April 4, 2005 The Jewish Community Relations Council reported, "The Jewish Community Relations Council, the public affairs arm of the Greater Boston Jewish Community today released a statement offering condolences to the Roman...

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Muslims Mourn Pope, Hope for Successor with Similar Interfaith Commitment

April 3, 2005

Source: xtramsn

Wire Service: Reuters

http://xtramsn.co.nz/news/0,,11965-4252901,00.html

On April 3, 2005 Reuters reported, "For centuries, Catholic-Muslim relations were dominated by distrust and resentment born of painful memories of a history of mutual repression. But Pope John Paul spearheaded a campaign in the past two decades that helped turn conflict into cooperation between the 1.1 billion-strong Catholic Church and the world's 1...

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Muslims, LDS Remain Partners in Sending Aid to Tsunami Victims

April 3, 2005

Source: Deseret Morning News

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,600123352,00.html

On April 3, 2005 the Deseret Morning News reported, "Salt Lake City's Islamic population is teaming up with leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to keep aid flowing to Indonesian countries still recovering from December's tsunami and recent earthquakes. The Islamic Society of Great Salt Lake donated about $4,000 to the LDS relief effort for tsunami victims this...

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The Pontiff’s Legacy Includes Advances in Interfaith Dialogue

April 2, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/na/chi-pope-faith,1,973041.story?coll=chi-news-hed

On April 2, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, " When John Paul II stepped across the threshold of the Great Synagogue of Rome on April 13, 1986, it marked a milestone analogous to Neil Armstrong setting foot on the moon. If not quite 'a giant leap for mankind,' it certainly was for the two faiths...

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Muslims, Christians Build Bridges after Indonesian Earthquake

March 31, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

Wire Service: AP

http://www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_2631668

On March 31, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "Unlike other places in Indonesia, islanders on mostly Roman Catholic Nias have always lived in peace, an example of religious tolerance in a nation better known for interfaith clashes than harmony. Elsewhere on this sprawling archipelago - the world’s most populous Muslim nation - religious violence...

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