Interfaith

Interfaith Conference Engages Cultral Sensivity in Cleveland, OH

June 23, 2004

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/news/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/news/108798332

On June 23, 2004 The Plain Dealer reported the recent events of the interfaith conference "Stand Against Hate" held in Cleveland to engage cultural and religious sensitivity. "There were 12 presentations Tuesday at the third annual conference, which focused on the public's misunderstandings and misconceptions about certain cultures and religions....

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Methodist Church Publication Proposes "Ways Forward" in Interfaith Relations

June 21, 2004

Source: ekklesia

http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/content/news_syndication/article_040621meths.shtml

On June 21, 2004 ekklesia reported, "A new publication aiming to counter fears about relating to other religions, and pave the way forward in Inter Faith relations, will be launched at the Methodist Conference next week. 'Faith Meeting Faith' is a 72-page booklet which will tackle some thorny issues including the Christendom concept of Britain as a '...

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Columbus (IN) Recognized by Parilament of World's Religions as Model of Interfaith Cooperation

June 19, 2004

Source: The Republic

On June 19, 2004 The Republic reported, "Seven Columbus [Indiana] residents will take part in the Parliament of the World's Religions next month in Barcelona, Spain, the gathering that led to the creation of the local Interfaith Forum four years ago. Columbus will be recognized as a "[Goldin] Institute Partnership City" at the conference, one of 21 cities [internationally] and only a handful of U.S. cities to earn the distinction, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Philadelphia and Honolulu. 'They liked what we were doing in...

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Prof. Diana Eck Warns Against Mixing Faith and Politics

June 19, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/06/19/in_politics_and_religion_a_line_is_blurred/

On June 19, 2004 The Boston Globe interviewed Professor Diana L. Eck concerning her views on the recent developments between faith and politics in light of the 2004 election. During the interview Eck was reported saying, "It's important for candidates and leaders to share their...

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Interfaith Worship? Christian Groups Proceed With Caution.

June 17, 2004

Source: Grand Rapids Press

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-15/10874837581663

On June 17, 2004 Grand Rapids Press reported, "Interfaith discussions are great, but pray with caution. That was the upshot of a Christian Reformed Church policy on interfaith worship adopted by the CRC Synod on Wednesday. While encouraging CRC ministers to take part in interfaith dialogue, delegates cautioned they should be 'especially discerning...

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Philadelphia-Based Interfaith Group Runs Ad on Arab-Speaking TV Stations Condeming Iraqi Prisoner Abuse

June 16, 2004

Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/8931909.htm?1c

On June 16, 2004 the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, "A month after President Bush appeared on Arabic television to express regret for the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, a U.S. interfaith group yesterday began running an independent ad on the Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiyya TV stations condemning 'the sinful and systemic abuses committed in our name.' The 30-second ad...

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New Faith Initiative to Target Low Income Voters

June 15, 2004

Source: NCC News Service

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

On June 15, 2004 NCC News Service reported, "A new alliance, 'Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty,' was launched today (June 15) with a national audio news conference, and its first initiative was announced - events in 15 cities to challenge voters, public officials, delegates to the Party Conventions and this year’s candidates for public office, especially the...

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Catholic Clerics Attend and Support Hindu Festival

June 11, 2004

Source: Hindustan Times

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_818397,00050006.htm

On June 11, 2004 the Hindustan Times ran an Indo-Asian News Service article that reported, "The annual 'Gayatri Chalisa' held in an Indian township in South Africa took a unique turn when two members of a Catholic church attended it and described it as 'an uplifting experience.' The event, sponsored by the local Gujarati community, was held at the Ramakrishna Hall at Lenasia...

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Sikhs at White House for Faith-Based Initiatives Conference

June 11, 2004

Source: The Sikh Network

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/SCOREWHC

On June 11, 2004 The Sikh Network reported, "The Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE), a Washington based organization, attended the first White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, addressed by President Bush in Washington DC... The conference provided participants with information about the Federal funding process, available funding opportunities, requirements that come with the receipt...

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Since 9/11 Muslims and Methodists Unite in MN

June 10, 2004

Source: Sun Newspapers

http://www.mnsun.com/archive.asp?display=story2&year=2004&storyID=137882

On June 10, 2004 Sun Newspapers reported that, "On June 19, the Methodists and the Muslims will get together for a big picnic at Brooklyn Park’s River Park. It will be the third picnic that the congregations have organized since the terrorist attacks in September 2001, which put the nation at war but brought the local Islamic center and church...

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Immigration and the Changing American Religious Landscape

June 10, 2004

Source: Religious News Service Press Releases

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR060904B.html

On June 10, 2004 Religious News Service Press Releases reported, Anthony E. Healy, president of VISIONS DECISIONS, Inc. has written a recent article that traces the changing religious landscape of America in light of recent waves of immigration. According to Healy, recent immigration trends favor Catholic and Muslim numbers in America.

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