Interfaith

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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Interfaith Center Opens at Nazareth College

January 19, 2005

Source: Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050119/NEWS01/501190337/1002/NEWS#top

On January 19, 2005 the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported, "a group of area clergy and college faculty has created the Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue. Based at Nazareth College, the center will undertake and sponsor research, provide training seminars and...

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Spiritual Center in Ithaca Home to Many Religions

January 19, 2005

Source: The Ithaca Journal

http://www.theithacajournal.com/news/stories/20050119/localnews/1886821.html

On January 19, 2005 The Ithaca Journal reported, "located on Turkey Hill Road in Ithaca [NY], the Foundation of Light offers a unique spiritual experience for local residents who are looking for an environment that is accepting of all religious and nonreligious denominations. In the early 1970s, the Foundation of Light was established by Mabel...

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Pope Receives Interfaith Delegation

January 19, 2005

Source: Scientology Newsroom

http://www.scientology.org/en_US/news-media/briefing/2005/hr/050128.html

On January 19, 2005 the Scientology Newsroom reported, "Members of Churches of Scientology were among leaders of different faiths who joined the largest group of rabbis and other Jewish delegates to be granted audience by the Pope. The delegation was organized by Mr. Gary Krupp, founder of the Pave the Way Foundation, a multi-faith alliance that...

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Interfaith Coalition Launches Emergency Fund Drive

January 15, 2005

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/religion/content/projo_20050115_inter15.ee71c.html

On January 15, 2005 The Providence Journal reported, "moving to build on what has been a cordial but informal relationship, a broad coalition of faith groups from across Rhode Island has come together to underscore their relationship in a more formal way. The Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition -- bringing together leaders of most of the state's faith...

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Church Hosts Religious Diversity Event to Promote Tolerance

January 15, 2005

Source: The Daily Item

http://www.dailyitem.com/archive/2005/0115/local/stories/13local.htm

On January 15, 2005 The Daily Item reported, "in an effort to promote religious tolerance, the Community Alliance for Respect and Equality and Beaver Memorial Church, Lewisburg is offering a diversity program Sunday at the church. Organizers hope the event will dispel the illusion that the Central Susquehanna Valley residents are only Christians and help remove...

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NY Church Holds Interfaith Service for World Peace

January 10, 2005

Source: The Journal News

http://www.thejournalnews.com/newsroom/011005/b05w10dedication.html

On January 10, 2005 The Journal News reported, "Religious leaders assembled yesterday to proclaim world peace and foster an understanding of people's differences and common bonds. Nine colorful batik banners with symbols representing the world's major religions and cultures were unveiled during a morning service at Memorial United Methodist Church. The flags...

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Religion Goes to Work with Interfaith and Immigrant Religions

January 9, 2005

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.tallahassee.com/mld/charlotte/business/special_packages/newbank/10602085.htm

On January 9, 2005 The Charlotte Observer reported, "through a seminar series called Leaders Lighthouse, [Glenn] Love teaches companies to practice 'servant leadership' and to identify employees' individual talents... Love and legions of believers like him are marching their religious beliefs, and practices, into the...

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Jewish-Muslim Conference Condemns Killing in Name of God, Pledges to Work for Peace

January 9, 2005

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/524476.html

On January 9, 2005 Ha-Aretz reported, "There was no shortage of moving moments during the unprecedented 'Rabbis and Imams for Peace' conference, which was sponsored by the organization Hommes de Parole. The conference hosted more than 200 rabbis and imams as well as Christian clergy from all over the world to convey the message that religion does not send people out to kill and that anyone who takes a life in...

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Kansas City Faithful Ring in the New Year with Interfaith Service, Tsunami Fundraiser

January 5, 2005

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/living/10563889.htm

On January 5, 2005 The Kansas City Star reported that on, "Dec. 31, nearly 300 folks gathered at the Rime Buddhist Center for the 19th annual 'World Peace Meditation.' This year the program included the Muslim call to prayer, American Indian smudging, a Buddhist chant, a Sikh prayer, sacred Hindu music, a Christian hymn and a Sufi dance. In the keynote address, the Rev....

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Tsunami Interfaith Service Near D.C. Builds Community

January 5, 2005

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A48988-2005Jan5.html

On January 5, 2005 The Washington Post reported, "The faithful of many faiths gathered last night in Montgomery County to speak words of peace and welcome in Arabic, to chant Buddhist prayers and read Old Testament Psalms. They spoke in many tongues, but all called out to God for the same purpose: relief for the victims of the deadly South Asian tsunami....

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