Interfaith

Church Organization Calls Meeting of Religious Leaders to Establish Dialogue

July 6, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5068571

On July 6, 2004 swissinfo reported, "Leaders of Switzerland’s Christian, Jewish and Muslim communities have met in Bern for the first time since the outbreak of war in Iraq. The heads of the country’s largest religious groups discussed plans to establish a permanent platform for interfaith dialogue. The meeting was organised by the Federation of Swiss...

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Polls Continue to Suggest Frequent Church-Goers Overwhelmingly Support Bush

July 6, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/07/06/MNG1Q7H72

On July 6, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "According to a Time magazine poll conducted in June, 59 percent of Americans who call themselves 'very religious' support President Bush, compared with just 35 percent for Democrat challenger John Kerry. Those who say they are 'not religious' favor Kerry by a margin of 69 percent to 22...

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Inter-Religious and Inter-Ethnic Weddings on the Rise in U.S.

July 6, 2004

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/features/2004/07/06/weddings.html

On July 6, 2004 the Courier Journal reported that , "For more and more American couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage.couples, the standard wedding is fast being replaced by ceremonies with deep family meaning that incorporate the couple's ethnic heritage... The...

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Muslims Strive for Political Organization Across Ethnic Lines in MD

July 5, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/bal-te.md.muslims05jul05,0,680827.story

On July 5, 2004 The Baltimore Sun reported, "When Baltimore City Council candidate Melvin Bilal held a fund-raiser at a local mosque in May, the black Republican drew 250 fellow Muslim Americans, including immigrants from India, Pakistan and the Arab world. Among them was retailer Ahzar Ansari, originally from Karachi, who donated $1,000...

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Update: In Orland Park, Mayor Takes Stance for Tolerance

July 2, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/southsouthwest/chi-0407020317jul02,1,660010.story

On July 2, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "The mayor of Orland Park had planned to read about tolerance from Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address at a church's 4th of July rally, but has backed out because he found objectionable comments made by the pastor about a proposed mosque...In a letter to Rev....

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Snapshots of Religion in America

July 2, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On July 2, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported,"When the Founding Fathers declared Americans free, they couldn't have imagined the diversity that would follow. We're a nation of Protestants, Catholics, Orthodox, Mormons, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, Sikhs, Wiccans, agnostics, atheists, you name it. And while America is still predominantly Christian, the Christian family has fractured into hundreds of denominations and sects. It's not surprising, then, that Americans disagree on many spiritual matters, and on how faith...

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Muslims and Mormons Create Solidarity in UT

July 1, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/07/01/national/01enclave.html

On July 1, 2004 The New York Times reported, "Given its overwhelmingly Mormon population, Utah might seem an unlikely place for Muslim immigrants from Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo, Indonesia, Sudan and Pakistan. But the Muslim population of Utah has grown rapidly, to about 25,000, most of whom arrived in the last decade in the wake of conflicts around the world that in some cases...

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Jewish Leaders Concerned with Growth of Anti-Semitism Among Latino Immigrants

July 1, 2004

Source: Catholic News Service

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/0403648.htm

On July 1, 2004 Catholic News Service reported, "U.S. Jewish leaders met with Vatican officials in late June to raise what they consider a growing problem: anti-Semitism among Hispanic immigrants to the United States. According to surveys, new Hispanic arrivals in the United States are '44 percent infected' with anti-Semitic attitudes, reflecting lower sensitivity to the problem...

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Restoration of Underground Railroad Brings Muslims and Jews Together

June 30, 2004

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200427/germantown/news/223893-1.html

On June 30, 2004 The Gazette reported, "Nearly 50 county residents of differing faiths volunteered their time to clean up a historic Underground Railroad stop in Germantown Sunday as part of the first Muslim-Jewish Day of Friendship.

Event organizers and friends Saqib Ali of North Potomac and Jeff Waldstreicher of Bethesda planned the project in an effort to create...

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Soulforce Taking Action Against the Use of Pulpit to Affirm Federal Marriage Amendment

June 29, 2004

Source: Religious News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR063004.html

On June 29, 2004 Religious News Service reported, "Soulforce, a national interfaith movement committed to ending spiritual violence perpetuated by religious policies and teachings against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, is encouraging people of faith to protest if their religious leaders use worship time to urge their congregation to support the proposed Federal Marriage...

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Report on Religion in Corporate America

June 29, 2004

Source: NPR

http://www.npr.org/features/feature.php?wfId=3025028

On June 29, 2004 NPR provided a report by correspondent Barbara Bradley Hagerty concerning the attempt by corporate America to become more religiously accommodating. This three part audio report explores the attempt to use religion to enact a positive work environment, and also the controversy that arises when faith conflicts with corporate policy and impedes the religious freedom of others.

Muslim and Hindu Cyclist Duo Ride to Promote Religious Tolerance and Address Social Ills

June 28, 2004

Source: The Hindu

http://www.hindu.com/lf/2004/06/28/stories/2004062802050200.htm

On June 28, 2004 The Hindu reported, "Two young Bangladeshi bicyclists are out on a mission to make the world a better place to live in. And they have chosen to travel to 178 countries not in jazzy-looking and technologically advanced motorcycles but on their Chinese manufactured bicycles to send a message across. Meet Kamal Kumar Saha and Mohammad Kamal Hossain -- both aged 25...

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Interfaith Habitat for Humanity Build

June 28, 2004

Source: Thw Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/metro/0406/28/b01-196473.htm

On June 28, 2004 Thw Detroit News reported, "Side by side, more than 35 Muslims, Jews and Christians worked as one, climbing ladders to nail siding, slicing wood to frame windows and doors and offering a hand of support during the third annual 'Interfaith build,' organized by the National Conference for Community Justice. Victor Begg, who is Muslim, said different faiths need to do...

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Ghanaian Chief Appeals for Religious Tolerance, Interfaith Work in Africa

June 28, 2004

Source: afrol News

http://www.afrol.com/articles/13472

On June 28, 2004 afrol News reported, "Ghanaian Paramount Chief Togbe Afede XIV, has appealed for tolerance and reciprocal respect among Africa's peoples, saying conflict was one reason why the continent had grown poorer over the past 25 years. The regional leader of Ho-Asogli state in the Volta region, urged African governments to endeavour to strengthen peace by working toward a more equal and just society. In a candid...

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