Interfaith

In Texas, 9/11 Memorials Marked by Interreligious Events

September 17, 2004

Source: The Austin Chronicle

http://www.austinchronicle.com/issues/dispatch/2004-09-17/pols_naked6.html

On September 17, 2004 The Austin Chronicle reported, "in Austin, there were attempts to reach across religious and cultural divides; some results were impressive, some were mixed. At the state Capitol, people of the Islamic faith from around the state converged on the second annual Texas Muslims Legislative Day, an event sponsored by the Freedom...

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Remembering 9/11: �Call to Unity� in Sacramento

September 17, 2004

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=ae2ff37f956ffaafd8a664f95d4fdf46

On September 17, 2004 NCM reported, "[a] program to remember 9/11 was held in Davis, California at the beautiful Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center on Sept. 11, 2004. This third annual 'A Call for Unity' event exemplified both a learning experience and an attempt at damage control. Led locally by Jeff Von Kaenel, owner of the '...

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Interfaith "Alternative Holiday Fair" to Raise Awareness on Fair Trade and Social Justice

September 17, 2004

Source: Malden Observer

http://www2.townonline.com/malden/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=86887

On September 17, 2004 the Malden Observer reported, "First Church in Malden and Temple Tifereth Israel believe these weeks leading up to the holiday rush is the perfect time to get residents to think about a different type of holiday giving. The church is hosting its second annual Alternative Holiday Fair Saturday, Nov. 13, and this year, the temple is...

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Interfaith Coalition to Raise Awareness About Poverty During Election

September 17, 2004

Source: Yahoo/ PR Newswire

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040917/cgf018_1.html

On September 17, 2004 Yahoo/ PR Newswire reported, "a group of clergy, representing religious leaders from around the state, announced today that they are starting the People's Pilgrimage to Overcome Poverty, an interfaith movement to raise awareness about poverty during this election cycle and beyond... For the third year in a row, the number of Americans living in poverty grew. According to the...

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Muslim Officer Builds Bridges in Houston

September 16, 2004

Source: Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/metropolitan/2799993

On September 16, 2004 Houston Chronicle reported, "like most Americans, Houston police officer Muzaffar Siddiqi was shaken to his core by the 9/11 terrorist attacks. A Muslim who had fought crime and terror for years in his native Pakistan, Siddiqi understood the anger and grief that was now spreading throughout his new country. But he also understood the fear of being...

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U.S. State Department Releases International Religious Freedom Report

September 15, 2004

Source: U.S. Department of State

http://www.state.gov/g/drl/rls/irf/2004/

On September 15, 2004 the U.S. Department of State released the International Religious Freedom Report for 2004. The report singles out Burma, China, Cuba, Laos, North Korea and Vietnam as totalitarian regimes that seek to control religion among their citizens. The report also lists countries in which there is government-sponsored discrimination or persecution of religions not recognized by the state, as well as...

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Interfaith Coalition Voices Voting Power to Legislators in WI

September 15, 2004

Source: The Journal Times

http://www.journaltimes.com/articles/2004/09/15/local/iq_3105975.txt

On September 15, 2004 The Journal Times reported, "Nancy Holmlund and the members of the faith-based groups attending the WISDOM Rolling Thunder meeting in Milwaukee Saturday want legislators and other politicians to know they are people of faith who vote... WISDOM is a statewide coalition of congregation-based organizations, comprised of about 125...

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"Women's Votes, Womens Voices" Highlights Religious Women's Concerns

September 14, 2004

Source: Yahoo News/ Pluralism Project Harvard University

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/040914/nytu208_1.html?printer=1

On September 14, 2004 Yahoo News/ Pluralism Project Harvard University reported, "religious women voters may well decide the election, yet their vital voices are rarely heard in the public conversation. On September 13, a groundbreaking and historic meeting at the National Press Club convened women from a range of religious and advocacy...

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Muslims Celebrate Ganeshotsav With Hindu Neighbors

September 14, 2004

Source: Pune Newsline

http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=99619

On September 14, 2004 Pune Newsline reported, "You go out there seeking the extraordinary. After all, it’s about Muslims participating in Ganeshotsav. You expect it to be unique. Only to be told matter-of-factly, time and again, 'shorn of our religions, aren’t we all the same?' Half the members of Taboot Street Tarun Mandal in Camp are Muslims by faith. But they feel the...

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Photo Exhibit Highlights Scotland's Religious Leaders

September 14, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=1076062004

On September 14, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Each of the men and women captured on film by [photographer Luke] Watson is a prominent member of a different faith community in Scotland. They make up a rich panorama of traditions, and will be displayed as part of the Keeping Faith exhibition, which opens on Friday at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Archbishop Brian Smith, of the Scottish...

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Interfaith Fellowship in Dearborn MI

September 13, 2004

Source: Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0409/14/c01-271492.htm

On September 13, 2004 Detroit News reported that, "much about religion divides people. At the extremes, the divisions too often lead to violence. But that is not the true path of any faith. That was the message of Muslim and Christian clerics who assembled, with about 100 of their followers, for an interfaith service and conference at the Littlefield Presbyterian Church on Sunday...

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American U.N. Ambassador Urges Dialogue Between Religious Leaders

September 13, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/13/international/13danforth.html

On September 13, 2004 The New York Times reported, "John C. Danforth, the American ambassador to the United Nations, says he is actively trying to create a new forum for leaders of the world's faiths to involve themselves in resolving the conflicts in a world of terror. 'The focus of the U.N. has been to discuss issues between nations, whereas a lot of the conflict in...

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9-11 Remembrance in L.A. Gives Attention to Religious Tolerance

September 12, 2004

Source: The L.A. Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-localreact12sep12,1,5117906.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On September 12, 2004 The L.A. Times reported 9-11 anniversary events held in southern California. "Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn and Fire Chief William Bamattre joined with Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Rabbi Leonard Bearman and Maher Hathout, senior advisor to the Los Angeles-...

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