Interfaith

Harvard's Interfaith Council Builds New Bridges

February 14, 2005

Source: The Harvard Crimson

http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=505614

On February 14, 2005 The Harvard Crimson reported, "members of Harvard’s Interfaith Council met in Quincy House yesterday for the year’s first meeting. Approximately 20 students representing undergraduate religious groups, faculty, and administrators met last night to discuss how the Harvard College Interfaith Council (HCIC) could bring together the disparate religious groups on...

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Children of Abraham Project Casts Light on Similarities, Differences

February 7, 2005

Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

http://www.mlive.com/news/kzgazette/index.ssf?/base/news-12/1107188417278240.xml

On February 7, 2005 the Kalamazoo Gazette reported, "a diverse cast of students in The Children of Abraham Project presented a dramatic performance of their differences, similarities and hopes Sunday on the campus of Western Michigan University. Written by 16 teenagers from the Mosaic Youth Theater in Detroit, it was a drawing together...

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Editorial: Interfaith Gathering in Kansas City Inspires Community

February 7, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/10788426.htm

On February 7, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported, "the Arabic and Hebrew words for 'peace' joined together to name the event was a perfect moniker for such an expansive aspiration. But I was surprised by the event itself. I've been doing interfaith work here for 20 years and never have seen anything like it. No organization could have created it, and the individuals who...

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Archbishop of Canterbury Visits Hindu Temple

January 30, 2005

Source: The Telegraph

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1050131/asp/nation/story_4317084.asp

On January 30, 2005 The Telegraph reported, "Britain’s one-million strong Hindu community, some of whose leaders feel it is being ignored because of all the attention being devoted to the country’s 1.5 million Muslims, received some attention today. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, visited the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden, north-...

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Learning About Muslim Neighbors

January 29, 2005

Source: The Star Tribune

http://www.startribune.com/stories/142/5199976.html

On January 29, 2005 The Star Tribune reported that Muslims in Minnesota offer free public teachings on Islam. In Minnesota the effort has been a success and is part of a growing trend throughout the country in places such as Tennessee, Vermont and Arizona. Ultimately the free public classes are an attempt to educate the non-Muslim community to the basic teaching of Islam with hope of...

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University and School of Theology Collaborate to Establish Interfaith Center in Denver

January 26, 2005

Source: Denver Post.com

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2673645,00.html

On January 26, 2005 Denver Post.com reported, "the University of Denver and Iliff School of Theology announced Tuesday the creation of a new interfaith center envisioned as a vehicle for narrowing religious divides over the Iraq war, faith's influence on politics and other timely issues. The Center for Religion and Public Life grew out of a desire to add a spiritual...

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Chicago Police Videos Educate Force About Religious Faiths and Practices

January 23, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/23/national/23video.html

On January 23, 2005 The New York Times reported, "many men of the Sikh faith wear a small sword under their clothing. Orthodox Jews often refuse to move illegally parked cars on Saturdays. Outsiders may photograph statues in Buddhist temples, but not in Hindu ones. These are some of the insights in a series of videos the Chicago Police Department uses to train its officers in dealing...

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Trans-denominational Jewish Rabbinical School Confronts Unique Challenges

January 22, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/01/22/national/22religion.html?oref=login

On January 22, 2005 The New York Times reported, "in his 12 years as president of Hebrew College, a center for transdenominational Jewish education in this Boston suburb, David M. Gordis has seen all types of believers walk through the door, from the devout to the questioning to those who cannot quite figure out where they fit into Judaism... But while...

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Christian Inaugural Prayers Acknowledged Other Faiths

January 21, 2005

Source: The New York Times

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/politics/10698674.htm

On January 21, 2005 The New York Times reported, "the president who swept to victory by mobilizing his conservative Christian base used his inauguration Thursday to signal that his administration is well aware that when it comes to religion, the United States is both diverse and divided. The tone was set in the opening invocation by the Rev. Luis Leon, an...

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Yale Seeks to Better Address Religious Diversity Among Student Body

January 20, 2005

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=27877

On January 20, 2005 Yale Daily News reported, "following the recommendations of a University committee, Yale officials are searching for ways to implement wide-ranging reforms to religious life on campus, including increased support for the Protestant and Muslim communities and additional space for campus religious groups. The University Council Committee on Religious Life, which presented its...

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