Interfaith

Recent Poll Concerning the Religious Tolerance of Indiana

June 28, 2004

Source: The Decatur Daily Democrat

Wire Service: AP

http://www.decaturdailydemocrat.com/articles/2004/06/28/news/news/news05

On June 28, 2004 The Decatur Daily Democrat/AP reported, "Most Hoosiers say they believe in God, but they don't believe in forcing their beliefs on other people, according to a recent statewide poll. The Indianapolis Star poll found that nine out of 10 adults saw themselves as religious,...

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Teens from Areas of Religious Conflict Meet for Multifaith Youth Leadership Program

June 28, 2004

Source: Religion News Service/Auburn Theological Seminary

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR062904.html

On June 28, 2004 Religion News Service posted a press release from Auburn Theological Seminary that reported, "On June 27, more than 50 teens from the Middle East, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States-Muslims, Christians, and Jews-will gather in upstate New York for the fourth year of Face to Face/Faith to Faith, an international, multifaith youth...

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Volunteer Terroist Watch Corps Builds Among Highway Drivers in Little Rock, AR

June 27, 2004

Source: TIME Magazine

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1101040705-658321,00.ht

On June 27, 2004 TIME Magazine reported, "On a blazing hot morning last week, 75 men and women of the highway � bus drivers, truckers and van operators � convened at a nondescript office building in Little Rock, Ark., to be trained as terrorist hunters. The Department of Homeland Security this year gave $19.3 million to the American Trucking...

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Controversy Between Jews and Presbyterian Over Community Boundaries

June 26, 2004

Source: Beliefnet/ RNS

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14825_1.html

On June 26, 2004 Beliefnet/RNS reported, "When the Presbyterian Church (USA) gathers this week for its General Assembly meeting in Richmond, Va., perennial fights over homosexuality are likely to be overshadowed by the future of a controversial messianic Jewish congregation outside Philadelphia. Avodat Yisrael, a fledgling Presbyterian congregation that looks and feels like a Jewish...

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Unity Found for Jews and Moderate Bapists at Alabama Convention

June 26, 2004

Source: The Birmingham News

http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1088241397144570.xml

On June 26, 2004 The Birmingham News reported, "Moderate Baptists celebrated interfaith ties on Friday in a joint luncheon with Jewish leaders... Baptists and Jews met during the annual meeting of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a group of moderates that formed in 1991 in reaction against a conservative turn by the 16.3-million-...

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An Interfaith Wedding Anniversary

June 25, 2004

Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/179445_vcenter25.html

On June 25, 2004 Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, "Sixty-two years ago, Alice Siegal wore a powder-blue wool suit, a pillbox hat and a veil and married her sweetheart, Arthur, in the gymnasium of the Seattle Talmud Torah, a Jewish day school in the Central District. Tomorrow, she and her husband will celebrate their anniversary in the same brick-faced building. It...

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Father of Slain Reporter Daniel Pearl to Help Muslim-Jewish Relations

June 25, 2004

Source: VOA News

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=F66858BA-6162-455A-A12192AD7

On June 25, 2004 VOA News reported, "The father of a Jewish Wall Street Journal reporter who was kidnapped and murdered by Islamic extremists in Pakistan two years ago is leading a series of public dialogues with a Pakistani scholar aimed at improving Jewish-Muslim relations. The series that began in the United States last year moved to London this week and...

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Church State Relations Becoming More Intimate

June 25, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0625/p03s01-uspo.html?s=hns

On June 25, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor traced recent developments that show how this years election appears to be reshaping the boundaries of church state relations. Some of the events included in this report are: A bipartisan group of lawmakers this week launched a 'faith-based caucus' of House members who back efforts to make it easier for federal grants to...

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Opinion: Religious Education Should Teach Children Pluralism and Tolerance

June 24, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0624/p25s03-cogn.html

On June 24, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor ran an opinion piece by Ghassan Rubeiz in which he argued, "In madrassahs and Sunday Schools around the world, children are taught about how to live a God-centered life. But children also learn prejudice and discrimination when they are taught that people of other religions are not 'saved,' or that those who believe differently are '...

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Shi'ite Muslim Center in New England Looks to Expand

June 24, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/06/24/getting_to_know_the_neighbors/

On June 24, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Mahmud Jafri, a founder of the only Shi'ite Muslim center in New England, was mingling with Jewish leaders and fellow Muslims under a canopy of trees at his Dover home... In this charged political climate... the get-together also spoke to the evolving role that he and other members of...

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Bush Campaign Continues to Gain Strength from the Religious Right

June 24, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0406240355jun24,1,139

On June 24, 2004 Chicago Tribune reported, "The smiling face of President Bush is on prominent display in Rev. David Johnston's office at King of Kings Church, superimposed on a thank-you letter for a $2,000 campaign contribution. Rev. David Johnston's 120-member evangelical congregation [King of Kings], backs the president wholeheartedly on social...

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Growth of Interfaith Marriage

June 24, 2004

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/145/story_14584_1.html

On June 24, 2004 Beliefnet reported, "As Hindus marry those of other faiths, the ceremonies are often vibrant examples of mix and match. If someone had told Steven Fleming, an Irish Catholic, that one day he'd be wearing a bright pink turban and silken kurta pajamas while dancing a Punjabi folk dance at his wedding, he would have said, 'You must be joking!' And if someone had told Gurpreet Bajaj...

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