Interfaith

Report Observes Vitality in Ecumenical and Interfaith Work at Local Level

October 28, 2004

Source: Anglican Journal

http://anglicanjournal.com/130/09/canada09.html

On October 28, 2004 Anglican Journal reported, "Rev. Wendy Fletcher-Marsh, dean of the Vancouver School of Theology, recalls the time her family was heading for the country club reception that followed the bat mitzvah of a Jewish friend of her daughter's. They stopped at a Tim Horton's to ask for directions. 'Oh yes,' the employee advised them, 'your turn is just down the street from the Buddhist...

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Interfaith Group Urges U.N. Action on Genocide in Darfur Region

October 27, 2004

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/english/2004-10-27-voa82.cfm

On October 27, 2004 Voice of America reported, "An interfaith group led by Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel is urging the United Nations to do more to highlight the unfolding human tragedy in Sudan's Darfur region. A coalition of Christian, Muslim and Jewish representatives went to see U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Wednesday to ask for a daily accounting of the death toll in Darfur. One member of...

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Study Examines Jewish Standards for Muslim Dialogue Partners

October 22, 2004

Source: The Forward

http://www.forward.com/main/article.php?ref=greenberg200410201127

On October 22, 2004 The Forward reported, "In an emerging national conversation about the future of Jewish-Muslim relations, several experts this week debated the appropriate conditions under which Jewish community officials should break bread with Islamic groups. The issue is a growing concern for Jewish leaders across the country as Islamic groups are increasing their...

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City of Nawabs an Example of Interreligious Harmony

October 22, 2004

Source: The Times of India

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/895649.cms

On October 22, 2004 The Times of India reported, "The city of Nawabs has been known for religious tolerance and serves as an example of communal harmony. The latest example of understanding and brotherhood among city residents comes in the wake of Ramzan, Navratra and Dussehra being observed in the same month. What impresses is regard for each other's sensitivities, irrespective...

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Faith Based Launches "Vote Your Values" Initiative

October 20, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches Press Release

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04voteallyourvalues.html

On October 20, 2004 the National Council of Churches Press Release reported that, "senior religious leaders from across the country are coming together on Wednesday, October 20th to launch a faith-based 'Get Out the Vote' effort that uses an innovative new web-based technology. Thousands of volunteers are being recruited through faith networks. These volunteers have...

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In Jerusalem, Diversity Does Not Breed Tolerance

October 19, 2004

Source: The New York Times/Jerusalem Journal

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/10/19/international/middleeast/19israel.html

On October 19, 2004 the Jerusalem Journal reported, "Jerusalem may have the world's highest diversity of religious belief per square meter but here, it seems, diversity does not produce a lot of tolerance. In fact, it is almost the reverse, suggests Rabbi David Rosen, based in Jerusalem as head of inter-religious affairs for the...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue at Princeton

October 18, 2004

Source: The Daily Princetonian

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2004/10/18/news/11129.shtml

On October 18, 2004 The Daily Princetonian reported, "Muslim and Jewish students shared cookies, conversation and conceptions of God in Cafe Vivian Wednesday at the second Muslim-Jewish Dialogue (MJD) event of the year. Marc Grinberg, a senior in the politics department, and Rasha Al-Duwaisan, a junior in the Wilson School, created the program last year...

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Hope for Jewish-Muslim Relations in Jordan? An American Tourist Reports

October 18, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/1018/p18s02-hfes.html?s=hns

On October 18, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran a story by Margie Goldsmith, an "American... female... blond... with a Jewish last name" who traveled to Jordan. She writes about her learning about Arab-Jewish tensions in the country: "When I asked my guide, Ali, how he felt about Jews, he said that Jews, Christians, and Muslims had lived happily side by side...

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Columbus, IN Interfaith Forum Works to Bridge Divisions

October 16, 2004

Source: The Republic

On October 16, 2004 The Republic reported on the Rev. Shanta D. Premawardhana's meeting with members of the city's Interfaith Forum. Premawardhana is a leader in interfaith work in the Chicago area. He spoke with the Forum on bridging divisions: "From a Christian perspective, interfaith relations are an acknowledgement that God created many different races and religions, he said. Premawardhana believes God's will can be found in the wisdom of the Buddha, the writings of the Koran, and the teachings of the Bhagavad-Gita without...

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Catholic and Muslim Clergy Call for Dialogue on Construction of Islamic Prayer Room

October 16, 2004

Source: The Manila Times

http://www.manilatimes.net/national/2004/oct/16/yehey/top_stories/20041016top10.html

On October 16, 2004 The Manila Times reported, "To douse the tension caused by the planned construction of an Islamic prayer room in the heart of Greenhills’ shopping district, an alliance of Catholic and Muslim clergy on Thursday called for a dialogue between residents of upscale subdivisions and Muslim leaders. The...

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Report Shows for Majority of Protestants Jesus is the Only Way to Salvation

October 14, 2004

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.sbcbaptistpress.org/bpnews.asp?ID=19349

On October 14, 2004 Baptist Press reported, "the vast majority of Protestant clergy in America believe strongly that salvation comes only through Jesus Christ and that they have a responsibility to evangelize members of non-Christian faiths, but they also are willing to partner with non-Christian faith groups to accomplish good for society, according to a recent study. Ellison Research, a full-...

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Dharma in the Suburbs

October 14, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/10/14/dharma_takes_root_in_the_suburbs?mode=PF

On October 14, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "on Monday nights at a yoga studio in Gloucester, eight to 14 people meet in meditation and to study and practice Buddhist teachings... The Gloucester group is one of a handful of small, nontraditional Buddhist groups forming in the suburbs. In addition to the more...

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Putin Urges Religious Leaders to Join Fight Against Religious Intolerance

October 12, 2004

Source: Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS

http://www.fjc.ru/news/newsArticle.asp?AID=212098

On October 12, 2004 Federation of Jewish Communities of the CIS reported, "Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the nation’s religious leaders last week to join the state’s efforts in the fight against terrorism and warned citizens against responding to recent terror attacks with religious intolerance. 'We must be united in the understanding of the...

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