Interfaith

Editorial: Interfaith Leaders Support Orland Park Mosque Project

June 7, 2004

Source: Daily Southtown

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/letters/x07-fd1.htm

On June 7, 2004 the Daily Southtown reported,"As members of the steering committee ofthe Southwest Inter-faith Team, we commend the Orland Park village officials for their support for the building of a mosque in their community. In the year we have existed, SWIFT has sponsored dialogues over dinner and presentations by speakers in which Christians, Jews and Muslims have learned...

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Dedication of Hindu Temple Includes Hindu Priests and Buddhist Monks

June 7, 2004

Source: Straits Times

http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/singapore/story/0,4386,254943,00.html?

On June 7, 2004 the the Straits Times reported, "Hindu priests and Buddhist monks joined in religious prayer at the $2.25 million Arulmigu Velmurugan Gnanamuneeswarar Temple in Sengkang yesterday. The sculptural and ornamental works in the Hindu temple...got off to an auspicious start when MP Indranee Rajah (Tanjong Pagar GRC) placed the main sangus, or...

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An Interfaith Leader Builds Social Bridges in Chicago

June 6, 2004

Source: The Chicago Sun-Times

http://www.suntimes.com/output/falsani/cst-nws-davis06.html

On June 6, 2004 The Chicago Sun-Times reported, "For more than 20 years, the Rev. Stanley L. Davis, a longtime social justice activist and United Church of Christ minister, has been the go-to guy for all things religious in Chicago...Davis, 66, a tall, bearded wall of a man who wears his heart on his sleeve and has mischief in his eyes, recently retired as executive...

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Moldova Serves As Case Study for Inter-Religious Dialogue Conference

June 4, 2004

Source: Moldova AZI

http://www.azi.md/news?ID=29404

On June 4, 2004 Moldova AZI reported, "Moldova may well be attributed to regions with an environment favorable in terms of inter-religious relations, believes Mr. Klaus Schumann, Director General of Political Affairs of the Council of Europe. He is taking part in a Roundtable named 'Promoting Inter-Religious Dialog as a Means for Reconciliation, Conflict Resolution and Improving Democratic Stability in Southeastern Europe: the Case of...

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Association for Global New Thought Holds Conference on Peace and Nonviolence in Italy

June 3, 2004

Source: The San Diego Union-Tribune

http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20040603-9999-1c3peace1.html

On June 3, 2004 The San Diego Union-Tribune reported, "This week, [Azim] Khamisa, founder of a local youth-violence prevention program, and [the Rev. Wendy] Craig-Purcell, longtime pastor of the Church of Today in San Diego, are at Synthesis Dialogues III, an international conference outside of Rome, exchanging ideas about peace and...

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Bush Addresses Conference on Faith-Based Initiatives

June 2, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A7952-2004Jun1.html?referrer=email

On June 2, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "More than 1,600 religious leaders and social workers from across the country converged on the Hilton yesterday for the first White House National Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. It followed 12 regional conferences that drew more than 15,000 people. Bush spoke to the...

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Presbyterians Debate Interfaith Relations

June 1, 2004

Source: Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04258.htm

On June 1, 2004 the Presbyterian News Service reported, "How Presbyterians should relate to people of other faiths — Jews in particular — is a fractious issue before the General Assembly this year. Commissioners will be asked to address the question: Should the Presbyterian Church (USA) engage in dialogue with people of other faiths — or evangelize them? The issue moved to the front burner last year...

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Pope Commends Interfaith and Ecumenical Work in Suriname

May 31, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=54552

On May 31, 2004 Zenit released the text of the address John Paul II gave on Thursday, May 27, when he met Suriname's new ambassador to the Holy See, Edgard Stephanus Ragoenath Amanh. In his speech, the Pope addressed Suriname's religious diversity as follows: "in situations of cultural and religious pluralism, it is increasingly apparent that mutual understanding and respect for differences play a...

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Hindu-Buddhist Friendship Society to be Formed

May 30, 2004

Source: Sunday Observer

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2004/05/30/new27.html

On May 30, 2004 the Sunday Observer reported, "A Hindu-Buddhist Friendship Society, among devotees from the subcontinent and Sri Lanka is in the pipeline. The architects of this move are, Swami Dayananda Saraswati, who has unified the Hindus of India, the Ven Rassagala Seewali Thera, attached to the Thai-Sri Lanka Buddhist Centre, and prominent Sri Lankan Hindus and Buddhists. Hinduism and...

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Jewish Activist Finds His Calling, and His Past.

May 30, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/05/30/divine_ties_that_bind/

On May 30, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "As Ari Lipman strode to the pulpit at Temple Salem Seventh-day Adventist Church two weeks ago, he looked completely out of place -- yet seemed entirely at home. And both with good reason. As the only white face in a Dorchester church filled with Haitian congregants, the young...

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Faith Leaders Wrestle With Abu Ghraib Scandal

May 29, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A64722-2004May28.html

On May 29, 2004 The Washington Post reported on interfaith reactions to the abuse of Iraqi prisoners: "The abuse has been addressed in sermons, Bible study groups and official statements from religious leaders. And the Washington-based Interfaith Alliance has asked people across the country to turn on lights or candles all night tomorrow as a way 'to...

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Increasingly, Religious Rituals Mark Life Events

May 29, 2004

Source: Daily Camera

http://www.bouldernews.com/bdc/religion/article/0,1713,BDC_2477_2922119,00.html

On May 29, 2004 the Daily Camera reported, "More and more, faith leaders and community members are creating rituals to mark events not typically ritualized in previous generations. Some rituals are being used to help victims move past traumatic events, such as sexual abuse or rape or to help mourn losses such as a mastectomy or hysterectomy....

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