Interfaith

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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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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