Interfaith

Faith Quilts Project Will Culminate in Boston Interfaith Celebration in 2006

March 26, 2005

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/03/26/on_display_at_library_a_mosaic_of_faith/

On March 26, 2005 The Boston Globe reported, "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the two quilts hanging near the main hall in the Boston Public Library are novels and the 60-odd human faces adorning them chapters in the city's spiritual narrative. The faces are self-...

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Bipartisan Support Bolsters Bill Accommodating Religion in the Workplace

March 18, 2005

Source: The New York Sun

http://www.nysun.com/article/10776

On March 18, 2005 The New York Sun reported, "a bill that would place a heavier burden on employers to accommodate the religious practices of their employees has a good chance of becoming law this year, a bipartisan group of its backers in Congress said. Senator Kerry, a Democrat of Massachusetts, and Senator Santorum, a conservative Pennsylvania Republican, yesterday reintroduced the Workplace Religious Freedom Act in the...

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Importance of Religion Growing Among US Troops in Wartime

March 15, 2005

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0503150214mar15,1,1593501.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On March 15, 2005 the Chicago Tribune reported, "For many servicemen and women, duty in Iraq stirs intense spiritual experiences, often drawing them toward a deeper faith but sometimes challenging strongly held religious beliefs. Pierre was the second Marine baptized at his...

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Interfaith Rally Held to Decry FY2006 Budget

March 15, 2005

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/hp/content/shared/news/nation/stories/03/15_BUDGET_RALLY.html?UrAuth=`NbNUObN\UbTTUWUXUTUZTZU^UWUcUcUZU]UZUcTYWVVZV

On March 15, 2005 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, "hundreds of people of faith walked across the grounds of the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Monday enroute to a rally against the fiscal year 2006 budget...

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Muslim Woman Builds Hindu Temple

March 9, 2005

Source: The Times of India

http://www1.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1045981.cms

On March 9, 2005 The Times of India reported, "In a refreshing case of communal harmony, a Muslim woman has built a Hindu temple dedicated to the Lord Shiva, which was opened on the occasion of Maha Shivratri on Tuesday. Noor Fatima, who laid the foundation for the Shiva Temple, claimed that Shiva had visited her in her dream, prompting her to build the temple....

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Study Reveals How Interfaith Families Observe Both Passover and Easter

March 9, 2005

Source: i-Newswire

http://i-newswire.com/pr9542.html

On March 9, 2005 i-Newswire reported, "although Hanukkah gets more attention, Passover is a more significant holiday for interfaith families, judging by participation levels. According to the Passover Predicament Survey, released today by InterfaithFamily.com ( www.interfaithfamily.com ), an independent non-profit publisher and advocacy membership association, 97 percent of respondents reported participating in Passover celebrations...

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Several Religious Groups Advocate for Banning Juvenile Executions

March 9, 2005

Source: Beliefnet

Wire Service: RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/161/story_16171_1.html#cont

On March 9, 2005 Beliefnet reported, "a U.S. Supreme Court decision Tuesday (March 1) banning execution of juvenile offenders is finding strong support among some national religious groups. The 5-4 decision in Roper v. Simmons will remove about 70 individuals from death row who were convicted of murders committed before they turned 18....

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Court Upholds Government Subsidy for AmeriCorps Teachers in Catholic Schools

March 9, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A18185-2005Mar8.html

On March 9, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "the federal AmeriCorps program may subsidize volunteer teachers in Roman Catholic schools without running afoul of the law, a U.S. appeals court said yesterday, overturning a lower court's ruling that found the practice unconstitutional. The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

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NCC, Five Denominations Declare Bush Administration's Budget Unjust

March 9, 2005

Source: Church Executive Magazine

http://www.churchexecutive.com/News.asp?Article=2080

On March 9, 2005 Church Executive Magazine reported, "five major U.S. denominations joined their voices to declare that the fiscal year 2006 budget proposed by the Bush Administration is unjust. All five are National Council of Churches USA members, and the NCC joined them at a news conference to say, 'For the most part this is a budget that ignores the needs of the poor, children...

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Muslim and Jewish Student Organizations Collaborate at Syracuse University

March 4, 2005

Source: The Daily Orange

http://www.dailyorange.com/news/2005/03/04/News/Religious.Groups.Close.Cultural.Gap-885539.shtml

On March 4, 2005 The Daily Orange reported, "accepting differences and celebrating diversity is the idea behind a joint program by Syracuse University's Hillel and Muslim Student Association starting next week. The program, 'Search for Understanding,' will include events ranging from discussions to...

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Interfaith Youth Drama Draws Crowds

March 3, 2005

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/religion/abraham3e_20050303.htm

On March 3, 2005 The Detroit Free Press reported, "'The Children of Abraham,' casts Christian, Jewish and Muslim young people as characters who wrestle with the world's most explosive issue: religious bigotry. On stage, there's singing and dancing -- but the players also argue, call each other names and pour out heartfelt stories of pain and anger. And in the end, they remember...

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