Interfaith

U.N. Approves Resolution Decrying Increase in Anti-Semitism Worldwide

November 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

Wire Service: Reuters

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A5555-2004Nov22.html

On November 22, 2004 Reuters reported, "A U.N. General Assembly committee approved for the first time Monday a resolution decrying an increase in anti-Semitism along with rising intolerance and violence directed at other religions... The resolution on religious intolerance was adopted 177 to 0 by the...

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Thanksgiving in Allentown NJ, “United in Gratitude”

November 22, 2004

Source: The Morning Call

http://www.mcall.com/news/local/all-b1_5prayernov22,0,2521481.story?coll=all-newslocal-hed

On November 22, 2004 The Morning Call reported, "the theme for an ecumenical Thanksgiving service in Allentown on Sunday was 'United in Gratitude.' The Rev. Tom Cormier, an interfaith minister, expanded on the theme when he began the service... The third annual Interfaith Community Thanksgiving Prayer Service was...

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"Your Muslim Neighbor" Theme for Tenth Annual Islam Awareness Week

November 21, 2004

Source: IslamOnline

http://www.islamonline.org/English/News/2004-11/21/article06.shtml

On November 21, 2004 IslamOnline reported, "Muslims in major cities across the United Kingdom will launch Monday, November 22, the tenth Islam Awareness Week (IAW) with activities and seminars highlighting contributions to the society. Shakespeare's Globe Theatre will play host to the national event organized by the Islamic Society of Britain (ISB) under the...

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Interfaith Vigil Prays for Peace in South

November 19, 2004

Source: Phuket Gazette

http://www.phuketgazette.net/news/index.asp?id=3796

On November 19, 2004 the Phuket Gazette reported, "About 500 people, including local leaders of the major faiths in Thailand, held a mass session yesterday to pray for peace to return to the troubled provinces of Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat.

The congregation gathered at Phuket Provincial Hall in�support of the government’s call for mass prayer, which Phuket Governor Udomsak...

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Cardinals Comments Comparing Islam to Communism Spurs Dialogue

November 18, 2004

Source: CathNews

http://www.cathnews.com/news/411/105.php

On November 18, 2004 CathNews reported, "Last week's reporting of Cardinal George Pell's controversial remarks comparing Islam with communism appears likely to bring the Cardinal face to face with local Muslim leaders, with an official of the Lebanese Muslim Association expressing his wish for 'a friendly meeting' with Cardinal Pell. The Age reports today that Keysar Trad, of the Lebanese Muslim Association, said a speech...

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In Light of Election, Commentary on Tolerance and Pluralism

November 17, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2004/11/17/an_attack_on_american_tolerance/

On November 17, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "back in the 1950s, political scientists celebrated America for its 'pluralism.' That meant people had multiple, cross-cutting identities. Maybe you were a Catholic and also a trade unionist, a sport fisherman, a member of a veterans...

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Hindus and Muslims Unite in Protest Over Arrest of Swami

November 17, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/924997.cms

On November 17, 2004 The Times of India reported, "That the residents of Satara town in western Maharashtra observed a day-long peaceful bandh on Tuesday to protest against the arrest of Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswathi is just half the news. What was noteworthy was the rare show of unity by members of hardcore Hindu and Muslim organisations.

The Muslim...

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25-Year Temple-Islamic Center Partnership Recognized by Interfaith Organization

November 17, 2004

Source: Canada NewsWir

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/November2004/16/c3998.html

On November 17, 2004 Canada NewsWir reported, "The extraordinary partnership of the Temple Har Zion and the Jaffari Islamic Centre will be recognized at special dinner organized by the Harmony Movement. The two religious centres have been close neighbours for over 25 years, not only sharing the same parking facility but collaborating on number of programs....

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Catholic Bishops Join Broad Alliance of Christians

November 17, 2004

Source: Dallas Morning News

Wire Service: AP

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/111704dnnatbishops.672b9698.html

On November 17, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "the nation's Roman Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to join a new alliance that would be the broadest Christian group ever formed in the United States, linking American evangelicals and Catholics in an...

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UN Aproves Philippine Proposal for Interfaith Dialogue Amont Nations

November 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/nov/16/yehey/top_stories/20041116top11.html

On November 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "The United Nations has adopted the Philippine government’s proposal for an interfaith dialogue among nations to support peace-building efforts of the international community. Speaker Jose de Venecia, the original proponent of the interfaith dialogue, welcomed the...

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History of World Religions Should Be Taught by Secular Teachers, Education Minister Says

November 15, 2004

Source: Pravda.Ru

http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/88/351/14584_religion.html

On November 15, 2004 Pravda.Ru reported, "Moscow authorities offended Russia's leading confession when substituted lessons in Orthodox culture with lessons in the history of world religions Disputes about religion lessons in the secular school are still heated. It seems to be generally admitted that pupils should know the history of religion as part of the world history. But today the...

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ADL Speaks Out Against Threats to Presbyterian Churches

November 15, 2004

Source: ADL Press Release

http://www.adl.org/PresRele/ChJew_31/4589_31.htm

On November 15, 2004 ADL Press Release reported, "the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the threatened use of violence against Presbyterian churches because of decisions made by church leaders to pursue a course of divestment from Israel. The League is in dialogue on the divestment issue with the Presbyterian leadership and strongly believes that dialogue, not violence, is the appropriate...

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Jews and Muslims Gather to Mark Anniversary of Synagogue Attacks

November 15, 2004

Source: Ha-Aretz

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/501815.html

On November 15, 2004 Ha-Aretz reported, "Turkish Jews and Muslims cried in the rain and recited prayers of mourning Monday as they marked the first anniversary of suicide bombings that struck two Istanbul synagogues in attacks blamed on a local Al-Qaida cell.

Some 60 people were killed in November 15 attacks on the Neve Shalom and Beth Israel synagogues and similar attacks five days later...

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Interfaith Youth Efforts in Sacramento

November 15, 2004

Source: Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/community_news/orangevale_fair_oaks/story/11493322p-12406530c.html

On November 15, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "hundreds of teenagers, representing multiple faiths, last week joined forces in Citrus Heights (CA) to assemble hygiene kits for families of refugees and disaster victims throughout the world. The multicultural Youth for a Better Understanding organized the...

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