Interfaith

Multifaith Coalition Signs Letter Opposing Federal Marriage Amendment

July 13, 2004

Source: Worldwide Faith News Archives

http://www.wfn.org/2004/07/msg00105.html

On July 13, 2004 Worldwide Faith News reported, "On June 2, 2004, a broad coalition of religious leaders released a letter to Congress opposing any amendment to the Constitution that would ban marriage for same-sex couples. Representatives of this group then followed the release of the joint letter with a briefing on Capitol Hill outlining the specific religious and moral reasons behind their...

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Sikhs Serve Traditional Communal Meal at Parliament of World's Religions

July 13, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0407130293jul13,1,736949.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed

On July 13, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "Sarup Singh Mahon greets his lunch guests every day, shouting: "Please wait. Only three more minutes. There are no seats now." If that doesn't work, he stretches his short arms out like a police officer at a school crossing or...

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Faith Groups Seek to Address AIDS Prevention and Care

July 12, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0712/p06s01-woap.html?s=hns

On July 12, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As governments across Asia grapple with a rising tide of HIV/AIDS, attention is turning to the role that faith-based groups can play in combating the virus. Around 100 such groups are attending the 15th International AIDS Conference, which opened [in Bangkok] Sunday amid fresh warnings of an escalating epidemic....

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Editorial: Is the "Religion Gap" a Myth?

July 12, 2004

Source: Beliefnet/Slate

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/148/story_14856_1.html

On July 12, 2004 Beliefnet/Slate reported, "One of America's two political parties is extremely religious. Sixty-one percent of this party's voters say they pray daily or more often. An astounding 92 percent of them believe in life after death. And there's a hard-core subgroup in this party of super-religious Christian zealots. Very conservative on gay marriage, half of the members of this...

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Hindu Temple Event Promotes Interreligious Understanding Among Children

July 12, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times/Indo-Asian News Service

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/5967_881166,001600060001.htm

On July 12, 2004 the Indo-Asian News Service reported, "South African children got a glimpse of Hindu rituals and the rationale behind them at a temple here in an event aimed at fostering cross-cultural understanding. Children of devotees at the Swaminarayan Temple joined many others, including some invited from homes in Gauteng, to share the...

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At Parliament, Debate Over Meaning and Definition of Religion

July 10, 2004

Source: Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0407100135jul10,1,1475107.story?coll=chi-printnews-hed

On July 10, 2004 the Chicago Tribune reported, "In a quiet room, spiritual leader Hum Bui and his followers, women dressed in sky-blue tunics with cone-shaped headscarves, enlighten a mesmerized crowd about their Vietnamese faith. Their founder established the CaoDai movement in 1925 to...

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Muslim School Joins Theological Consortium in Washington, D.C.

July 10, 2004

Source: Lexington Herald-Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/living/religion/9103640.htm

On July 10, 2004 Lexington Herald-Leader reported, "The Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences in Leesburg, Va., has joined the Washington Theological Consortium, marking the first time that a Muslim school has become part of a major group of U.S. seminaries and schools of religion... The Washington consortium is one of 10 such cooperatives in...

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Pagans Attend World Parliament of Religions

July 10, 2004

Source: WitchVox.com

http://www.witchvox.com/words/words_2004/e_powr.html

On July 10, 2004 WitchVox.com posted an essay by Jerrie Hildebrand that reported, "This week, over sixty Pagans, Wiccans, Witches, Asatru and Contemporary Shamans from the United States, Finland, the Netherlands, Germany, England, Spain, Mexico, and other places are participants to the Council of the Parliament of World Religions in Barcelona, Spain. Representatives of Circle Sanctuary, Lady...

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Theologian Hans Küng Calls for Return to Dialogue, Ethics to Address World Problems

July 10, 2004

Source: swissinfo

http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/Swissinfo.html?siteSect=111&sid=5075809

On July 10, 2004 swissinfo reported, "Leading Swiss theologian Hans Küng has called for a return to religious values to ensure peace in the world. In an interview with swissinfo, Küng said humanity’s survival depended on the existence of a worldwide ethic and dialogue between religions. The 75-year-old theologian is to receive an award for his work in fostering...

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Watchdog Organization Keeps Preachers from Backing Candidates

July 10, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/9121508.htm?1c

On July 10, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "Under IRS rules, tax-exempt groups such as churches may not participate in political campaigns for or against candidates. Certain political activities are permitted, such as voter education or registration conducted in a nonpartisan manner. Alleged violations could bring federal scrutiny. The coalition, a...

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Call to Dialogue in Hamtramck, Mich

July 9, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

http://www.freep.com/news/locway/call9_20040709.htm

On July 9, 2004 Detroit Free Press reported, "Dozens of people came together Thursday evening at the Al-Islah Islamic Center in Hamtramck to talk about what they have in common in the religiously divided city.

They talked about being immigrants or the children of immigrants. They talked about how Christians, Muslims and Jews all believe in one God... Hamtramck has been divided...

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