Interfaith

Muslims, Mormons Join Forces for Airlift of Tsunami Aid

January 1, 2005

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_2507136

On January 1, 2005 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "A plane carrying more than 70 tons of relief supplies for tsunami-devastated Asia is slated to lift off from Salt Lake City early today, thanks to a joint effort by Mormons and Muslims. About 143,000 pounds of medical supplies and hygiene items provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were loaded Friday onto an Indonesia-bound MD-11 cargo plane...

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Rev. Jacques Dupuis, Noted Theologian on Religious Pluralism, Dies at 81

January 1, 2005

Source: Grand Forks Herald

Wire Service: AP/Reuters

http://www.grandforks.com/mld/grandforks/news/world/10544622.htm

On January 1, 2005 the Associated Press reported, "The Rev. Jacques Dupuis, a Belgian theologian whose book on religious plurality exploring salvation through non-Christian faiths was attacked by the Vatican, has died in Rome. He was 81. Dupuis collapsed Monday night after dinner and was taken to a hospital,...

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Interfaith Service for Tsunami Victims Held in Nebraska

December 29, 2004

Source: KETV

http://www.theomahachannel.com/family/4032305/detail.html

On December 29, 2004 KETV reported, "At least 150 Omahans gathered Tuesday night to grieve and marshal help in the wake of the Asian tsunami. An interfaith prayer service at the Hindu Temple focused on victims of the disaster. Many people at the prayer service had a direct connection to the disaster. Some lost friends or family and some are still waiting to find out... Hindus, Muslims and...

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Opinion: MN Hospital Chapels Should Accommodate New Multi-Religious Society

December 26, 2004

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/twincities/news/editorial/10487010.htm?1c

On December 26, 2004 the Pioneer Press reported, "columnist Joe Soucheray takes issue with St. Paul's Regions Hospital over the decision to remove the cross from its chapel. Many hospitals have traditionally offered sacred spaces to their patients and families. People of faith experience the need, when dealing with suffering occasioned by illness and death,...

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New Book Offer Insights for Developing Christian-Muslim Friendships

December 26, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-muslim26dec26,1,6506715.story?coll=la-news-religion

On December 26, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "for a first-time author from Lake Forest [CA], a book demystifying Muslims for Christians was easy, because she had grown up as both... First-time author Shirin Taber, 38, said the idea for the book came in the months after the terrorist attacks of...

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Essay Contest Gives Youth a Voice in Interfaith Dialogue

December 25, 2004

Source: The Ithaca Journal

Wire Service: AP

http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20041225/localnews/1787207.html

On December 25, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "following Mel Gibson's film 'The Passion of the Christ,' which drew criticism that it contained destructive Christian stereotypes of Jews, an essay contest had been founded to promote understanding between the two faiths... The contest's...

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Interfaith Youth Service Project in CA Has Global Impact

December 19, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/community_news/placer/story/11803678p-12691368c.html

On December 19, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "hundreds of teenagers, representing multiple faiths, recently joined forces to assemble hygiene kits for families of refugees and disaster victims throughout the world. The multicultural Youth for a Better Understanding organized the effort, called the Helping Hands Service Project...

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Islamic-Christian Conference Says Egyptians Should Be Treated Equal Regardless of Religion

December 18, 2004

Source: Arabic News

http://www.arabicnews.com/ansub/Daily/Day/041218/2004121835.html

On December 18, 2004 Arabic News reported, "The Islamic-Christian conference wrapped up Friday in Ain Al Sukhna with a call of rejecting distinction between the Egyptian people on the basis of race or religion. The three-day conference concluded that the three monotheistic religions should be respected, stressing Islam's longstanding principle that there was no compulsion...

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Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group Upset by Anti-Muslim Flyer

December 16, 2004

Source: The Weston Town Crier

http://www2.townonline.com/weston/opinion/view.bg?articleid=145906

On December 16, 2004 The Weston Town Crier reported, "the Weston-Wayland Interfaith Action Group (WWIAG) [was] profoundly disturbed and saddened to learn from The Wayland Town Crier on Nov. 25 ("Police investigating anti-Islamic flier") that Wayland was recently subjected to untruthful, anonymous leafleting that slandered our Muslim friends and neighbors at...

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UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution Promoting Religious and Cultural Understanding

December 16, 2004

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2004/12/17/top7.htm

On December 16, 2004 Dawn reported, "The UN General Assembly adopted on Wednesday a Pakistan-sponsored resolution entitled 'Promotion of Religious and Cultural Understanding, Harmony and Cooperation' by consensus. Twenty other countries, including Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cape Verde, China, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Morocco, Panama, Timor Leste, Sudan, Tajikistan, Togo...

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USDA Awards $1 Million to Faith Based Organizations

December 15, 2004

Source: Worcester Telegram

Wire Service: AP

http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20041215/APN/412150852

On December 15, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the Department of Agriculture on Wednesday awarded $1 million in grants to eight faith- and community-based organizations for food stamp programs. USDA Secretary Ann Veneman said the grants, to test outreach strategies to underserved individuals and...

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New Interfaith Group in MA Builds Relationships

December 12, 2004

Source: The Metro West Daily News

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=85081

On December 12, 2004 The Metro West Daily News reported, "they're Congregationalists, Baptists, Catholics, Jews, Unitarians and Episcopalians. Some are city dwellers turned suburbanites. Others are immigrants new to America. Many are novice community organizers. All live in MetroWest and believe their spiritual calling has the power to inspire...

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