Interfaith

WCC General Secretary Discusses Impact of Interfaith Work on Ecumencial Theology

October 6, 2004

Source: Ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_04106can.shtml

On October 6, 2004 Ekklesia reported, "An intensive schedule of meetings between Dr. Samuel Kobia, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), and the Canadian churches culminated on Sunday 2 October in Ottawa. Speaking at a city-wide ecumenical service in Southminster United Church, Kobia outlined his understanding of a changing ecumenism which...

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Israeli Rabbi Tours U.S. Promoting Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

October 5, 2004

Source: Cleveland Jewish News

http://www.clevelandjewishnews.com/articles/2004/10/05/news/israel/rmelchior0917.txt

On October 5, 2004 the Cleveland Jewish News reported, "With a hectic speaking schedule taking him to numerous U.S. cities, Rabbi Michael Melchior barely knew which time zone he was in when he arrived at the Mandel Jewish Community Center for his recent address to the Cleveland Jewish Community Federation's Community...

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Ecumenical Leader Speaks Against Use of Religion for Political Ends

October 5, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com/Catholic Information Service for Africa

http://allafrica.com/stories/200410050660.html

On October 5, 2004 the Catholic Information Service for Africa reported, "The General Secretary of the All Africa Conference of Churches (AACC), Rt Rev Mvume Dandala, has decried the use of religion as a tool for politicians to promote their political agenda. Bishop Dandala, was speaking on Saturday, October 2, 2004, during the opening of the central office of the...

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Scotland Introduces New Religious Tolerance Education Program

October 4, 2004

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/25241.html

On October 4, 2004 The Herald reported, "Children as young as three will be taught the dangers of sectarianism in anti-bigotry lessons to be introduced at schools and nurseries across Scotland. Source material to be piloted in five local authorities will prompt teachers to consider their own views on sectarianism and give them flexibility on how they introduce the topic. Ministers believe teaching children about the...

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Interfaith Coalition Support Initiative to Ban Same Sex Marriages in Oregon

October 2, 2004

Source: Gazette Times

http://www.gazettetimes.com/articles/2004/10/03/news/religion/satrel01.txt

On October 2, 2004 Gazette Times reported, "today, members of First Congregational United Church of Christ and First United Methodist Church will be out in Corvallis knocking on doors to persuade people to vote against ballot Measure 36 — an initiative to define marriage in the Oregon Constitution as being only between one man and one woman. But in...

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Coalition Fights Native American Mascots

October 2, 2004

Source: NCM/BET News

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=dcfa238dfca7d17a68cf46d556cc8eb2

On October 2, 2004 NCM/BET News reported, "in the nation’s capital, where 20,000 Native Americans converged this week for the most grandiose tribal gathering in U.S. history, several Indian groups are demanding that the city discard an icon they say reminds them of America’s historic hate of their people:...

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"Pagans' Day Out" Organized in Daytona Beach, FL

October 1, 2004

Source: News Journal Online

http://www.news-journalonline.com/NewsJournalOnline/News/Headlines/03NewsHEAD090100104.htm

On October 1, 2004 the News Journal Online reported, "within the loose knit, and reportedly large and growing, pagan community of Volusia and Flagler counties, a wide variety of polytheists (believers in multiple gods and goddesses) and pantheists (those who see the divine in everything) happily coexist. Some, like...

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Top-Level Presbyterians and Jews Hold Dialogue on Israel

October 1, 2004

Source: PCA USA News

http://www.wfn.org/2004/10/msg00006.html

On October 1, 2004 PCA USA News reported, "Top-level Jewish and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) leaders held strained but polite dialogue here Tuesday about the PC (USA) General Assembly's decision earlier this summer to divest from companies who profit from Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. While the two parties agreed on a mutual commitment to peace in the Middle East, there was little yielding on divestment...

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Interfaith Dialogue Dinner in Atlanta Area

October 1, 2004

Source: Atlanta Journal Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/gwinnett/1004/02turk.html

On October 1, 2004 Atlanta Journal Constitution reported, "officials at the Istanbul Cultural Center in Norcross are sponsoring their second Interfaith Dialogue Dinner on October 21. The annual event will be an opportunity for clergy and lay people of all faiths to talk about their differences — and hopefully find new areas of common ground. The event comes...

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Controversial TV Show, "Faith Under Fire" Explores Faith and Ethics

October 1, 2004

Source: Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/falsani/cst-nws-fals01.html

On October 1, 2004 the Chicago Sun Times reported, "Lee Strobel, a former teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington and author of the best-selling book The Case for Christ, chronicling his 1981 conversion from atheism to Christianity, is seated behind the wood-toned 'Faith Under Fire' anchor desk perusing his notes and practicing his introductory lines...

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Putin Warns of Surge in Hate Crimes Against Muslims After Recent Terrorist Attacks

September 30, 2004

Source: Russian Independent Internet Digest/The Moscow Times

http://putinru.com/news/item/30576.html

On September 30, 2004 The Moscow Times reported, "President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday warned of a surge in hate crimes in response to the recent terrorist attacks and urged church leaders to help diffuse tensions. 'It is clear that letting criminals push us around by stirring up anti-terrorist anger among people of different faiths and ethnicities is absolutely inadmissible,'...

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Students Rally Against Hate Crimes at Cal Berkeley

September 30, 2004

Source: The Daily Californian

http://www.dailycal.org/article.php?id=16292

On September 30, 2004 The Daily Californian reported, "senior Dena Rifahie, a victim of an alleged hate crime against her and seven other Muslim females two weeks ago, and dozens of other students and faculty members gathered in Lower Sproul Plaza to bring to light the recent surge of alleged hate crimes on campus and to rally the students who were victims of the crimes. Organized by the Chancellor...

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Westside Interfaith Council

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