Interfaith

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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UNESCO's International Day for Tolerance Focuses on Individuals, Not Governments

November 15, 2004

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

http://www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/11/8e4dfc39-e6a2-4909-a27d-e8403ae0119e.html

On November 15, 2004 Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported, "While news headlines might give the impression that tolerance is in short supply these days, many examples of people of different backgrounds showing respect and appreciation for each other can be found. In honor of such efforts, UNESCO sets aside...

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Lincoln Interfaith Youth Council

November 15, 2004

Source: Lincoln Journal Star

http://www.journalstar.com/articles/2004/11/15/local/doc4198263987f90469744379.txt

On November 15, 2004 Lincoln Journal Star reported, "about 25 teenagers, gathered Sunday at the Bryan Medical Plaza Conference Center at Bryan LGH Medical Center East, talked about bringing their own diversity together... The Interfaith Youth Conference was the first time the Lincoln Interfaith Council had organized an event for...

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Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy on ‘Values’

November 14, 2004

Source: The Virginian-Pilot

http://home.hamptonroads.com/stories/story.cfm?story=78071&ran=12970

On November 14, 2004 The Virginian-Pilot reported, "emboldened by the news that 22 percent of presidential voters put 'moral values' atop their election agenda, the Rev. Jerry Falwell announced last week that he’s returning to action. Having prematurely retired his 20th-century political action group, the Moral Majority, the Lynchburg preacher trotted...

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Pagan's Host Interfaith Conference "Between the Worlds" in DE

November 14, 2004

Source: Witches' Voice

http://www.witchvox.com/festivals/fest_btw04.html

On November 14, 2004 Witches' Voice reported, "Between the Worlds is an irregularly scheduled interfaith esoteric conference organized by the Assembly of the Sacred Wheel, a multi-coven non-profit organization from the mid-Atlantic region. The conference benefits the New Alexandrian Library project, a magical and esoteric research library that will open its doors no later than 2010. Between the...

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Presbyterian Church Threatened Because of Stance on Middle East Conflict

November 14, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-church14.html

On November 14, 2004 Chicago Sun Times reported, "the Presbyterian Church (USA) has stepped up security at its headquarters and advised its churches to be on alert after receiving a letter threatening arson attacks because of its policies on the Middle East. The handwritten letter, received Wednesday at the church's Louisville headquarters, threatened to set churches on fire with...

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Voters’ Values, Common Ground, and Opportunity for Dialogue

November 13, 2004

Source: Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascitystar/living/religion/10166855.htm

On November 13, 2004 Kansas City Star reported, "national and local religious leaders are examining the divisions so plainly evident among them in the presidential election and trying to decide where to go from here. So far, representatives of the theological and political left, center and right haven't found a lot of common ground as victors look for...

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"Festival of Faiths" Held at Bellarmine University

November 12, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2004/11/12ky/B1-young1112-6413.html

On November 12, 2004 The Courier Journal reported, "Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald met with more than 200 high school and college students at Bellarmine University. It was one of several talks he is giving this week as part of Louisville's annual Festival of Faiths, which focuses on building cooperation between religions. Fitzgerald, a native...

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Georgetown President Announces Inter-Religious Political Dialogue Initiative

November 12, 2004

Source: The Hoya

http://www.thehoya.com/news/111204/news4.cfm

On November 12, 2004 The Hoya reported, "University President John J. DeGioia outlined three broad new programs he expects Georgetown administrators to develop and enact over the next few years during a speech at Tuesday’s Faculty Convocation. DeGioia’s proposed initiatives include a new institute to develop inter-religious political dialogue, reforms to the undergraduate academic process and a program...

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Through Abrahamic Initiative Denver Church Staff Now Includes Imam

November 11, 2004

Source: The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36~53~2527260,00.html

On November 11, 2004 The Denver Post reported, "a Muslim imam will join the staff of a Christian church, a first in Denver and perhaps nationally. Ibrahim Kazerooni, a Shiite cleric, will direct the church's fledgling Abrahamic Initiative, a bridge-building effort among Christians, Jews and Muslims. He will continue to head the Islamic Center of Ahl Al-Beit in west Denver...

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"Ramadan Fast-a-thon" in AZ

November 11, 2004

Source: Arizona Daily Wildcat

http://wildcat.arizona.edu/papers/98/48/01_3.html

On November 11, 2004 Arizona Daily Wildcat reported, "more than 300 non-Muslim students gave up food and water yesterday, in an effort to raise money for the poor and gain insight into the Islamic religion. Organized by the Muslim Student Association, the Ramadan Fast-a-thon invited non-Muslim students to fast for 12 hours from sunrise to sunset yesterday. For each of students who participated...

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