Interfaith

Father of Daniel Pearl and Muslim Intellectual Tour U.S. With Dialogue Presentation

August 1, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A19541-2004Jul27.html

On August 1, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "At some other point in history, [Akbar] Ahmed and [Judea] Pearl probably never would have crossed paths. Despite some similarities -- both are immigrant academics in their sixties who as children witnessed the costs of religious and ethnic strife -- Pearl was usually cloistered in a California lab while Ahmed...

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Columbus (IN) Residents Attend Parliament of World's Religions

July 31, 2004

Source: The Republic

On July 31, 2004 The Republic reported, "The image of a Jewish rabbi embracing a Muslim imam is one of the clearest memories of the recently completed Parliament of the World's Religions for Columbus' Tom and Sandi Hinshaw. The Hinshaws and five other Columbus [Indiana] residents attended the weeklong meeting in Barcelona, Spain, from July 7 to 13. The Hinshaws and Madhu Vedak of Columbus also took part in a Parliament assembly the previous week in a Montserrat, Spain, Catholic monastery... The Hinshaws took part in the religious...

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Different Views on the Future of Faith Based Office

July 30, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/150/story_15055_1.html

On July 30, 2004 Religion News Service reported that, "Call to Renewal, a religiously rooted anti-poverty group, has urged President Bush and Sen. John Kerry to keep the White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives in the next presidential administration... The Interfaith Alliance sent letters in mid-July to Kerry and Bush seeking the dismantling of the office and its...

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Jewish Interfaith Endeavors: Orthodox Judaism (2005)

The following report is part of a series of pieces investigating the Jewish community's participation in interfaith dialogue.

Orthodox Judaism in general, and Modern Orthodoxy in particular, is in a state of transformation. On one side are the modernizers. Egalitarian minyanim (prayer groups) with no supervising rabbi, are cropping up in the US and Israel. Jews who for decades insisted that the entire land of Israel was a God-given right are now supporting unilateral withdrawal from Gaza and parts of the West Bank. Haviva Ner-David will soon be ordained as the first Orthodox...

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Religious Diversity in Andover MA Includes Interfaith Outreach and Education

July 29, 2004

Source: Andover Townsman News

http://www.andovertownsman.com/news/20040729/FP_001.html

On July 29, 2004 Andover Townsman News reported, "thanks to hipper, edgier programs, expanded facilities and increased variety of congregations, in many cases, Andover's houses of worship are by no means your parents' houses of worship. In addition, while there is a greater variety of ways to worship, the interest in religion in Andover appears to be growing. There are about two...

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Jewish Interfaith Endeavors: Dabru Emet (2004)

The following report is part of a series of pieces written in 2004 investigating the Jewish community's participation in interfaith dialogue.

"Dabru Emet," literally "speak the truth," is a quote from Zechariah 8:16, in which the prophet informs Israel how to interact with other nations. Subtitled "A Jewish Statement on Christians and Christianity," Dabru Emet (available online here) is a document created by the National Jewish Scholars Project that first appeared in the New York Times in 2000. In the...

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Jewish Interfaith Endeavors: Academic Programs (2004)

The following report is part of a series of pieces investigating the Jewish community's participation in interfaith dialogue.

Because they are grounded in theology and philosophy, interfaith studies have become a popular topic of conversation in colleges and universities. Besides articles in various academic journals, some institutions now have centers and programs solely devoted to the topic. In addition, many seminaries foster interfaith dialogue in hopes of engendering compassion, tolerance, and understanding among those who will later enter education and the clergy....

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Jewish Interfaith Endeavors: Abrahamic Dialogue (2004)

The following report is part of a series of pieces written in 2004 investigating the Jewish community's participation in interfaith dialogue.

Since September 11, 2001, there has been an increased interest in Muslim religious dialogue among Jews and Christians, leading to what many identify as Abrahamic dialogue. This project employs Abraham as a figure that unites all three faiths. Whether the groups address him in conversation or invoke him only in name, Abraham becomes the symbolic father, the common denominator of monotheism. Below is a summary of the various...

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DNC Delegates Attend Interfaith Anti-Poverty Service and Rally

July 29, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches News

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

On July 29, 2004 National Council of Churches News reported that, "more than 800 people of faith, including as many as 300 Democratic National Convention delegates, broke away from the Convention in Boston for a few hours Wednesday (July 28) to lift their voices and prayers on behalf of people living in poverty and to commit to do what they can to put ending poverty on the national...

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White Evangelical Voters Swing Towards Republicans

July 27, 2004

Source: The Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/national/20040726-103059-4476r.htm

On July 27, 2004 The Washington Times reported, "The party of John Kerry and John Edwards is improving its standing with minorities, but losing ground to President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney among white evangelicals, a new survey found. Those findings are bad news for Democrats assembled in Boston for their national convention, because white...

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Interfaith Group Aids Faith Traditions Beyond the Mainstream in OK

July 27, 2004

Source: The Oklahoman

http://www.newsok.com/article/1284206/?template=news/main

On July 27, 2004 The Oklahoman reported that "A year ago, [Emmah Eastwind] helped organize the Deep Root Community Center, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to shelter groups that embrace spiritual beliefs outside the mainstream in Oklahoma. The Deep Root umbrella covers practitioners of holistic health, metaphysical organizations and assorted pagan groups, including Sekhet-...

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Youth Become Focus of Innovative Religious Tolerance Video

July 26, 2004

Source: Marin Independent Journal

http://www.marinij.com/Stories/0,1413,234~24409~2295265,00.html

On July 26, 2004 Marin Independent Journal reported, "[Ruby] Unger, a Mill Valley educational filmmaker who specializes in videos for school-age kids, made 'Respecting Beliefs,' a 25-minute production explaining the religious tenets of Muslims, Christians, Jews and others. Finished in March, it's now heading for distribution to schools all over the country....

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In the Face of Conflict, Muslims and Jews Create Dialogue in NC

July 26, 2004

Source: WRAL News

http://www.wral.com/news/3577046/detail.html

On July 26, 2004 WRAL News reported, "Muslims from the Islamic Center spent Sunday morning with Jews at Temple Beth Or in Raleigh... The National Leader of the American Society of Muslims addressed the group. Omam Earl Mohammed first visited the Temple in November 2002... Sunday's participants spent most of their time speaking to each other. Leaders of both faiths say the constant unrest in the Middle East makes it...

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Tension Swells Between Jews and Presbyterians over "Messianic Congregations"

July 25, 2004

Source: Time Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040802-672597,00.html

On July 25, 2004 the reported, "A sense of betrayal is building among Jewish groups over two votes at the Presbyterians' recent General Assembly. The first tally sustained funding for 'Messianic Jewish' congregations like Avodat Yisrael, a Philadelphia-area Presbyterian gathering that meets Saturdays and gives every appearance of being a synagogue but...

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