Interfaith

Muslim Chaplain Says He Will Quit if Crosses are Removed from Classrooms

May 14, 2004

Source: The National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004b/051404/051404n.php

On May 14, 2004 The National Catholic Reporter reported, "Georgetown University’s Muslim chaplain has said that if the university were to ever remove crucifixes from its classrooms, as some students and even faculty have proposed, he would resign. 'I will not continue to be at Georgetown if that cross is removed,'said Imam Yahya Hendi in Rome...

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Interfaith Leaders Respond to Violence in Iraq

May 14, 2004

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.ricma.org/media-Interfaith.htm

On May 14, 2004 The Providence Journal reported on an interfaith prayer service held at the First Baptist Church of America to reflect on the recent events in Iraq: "The vigil was sponsored by the Rhode Island State Council of Churches. Nine ministers, including the leader of the Muslim American Dawah Center of Rhode Island, spoke, prayed and sang. Imam Farid Ansari, of the Dawah Center, shared his unique...

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Many Religious Leaders Prohibited from Officiating Same-Sex Marriages

May 13, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/05/13/episcopal_diocese_sets_same_sex_wedding_ban/

On May 13, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, headed by three bishops who support gay marriage, is barring its priests from officiating at same-sex weddings, citing restrictive language in the canons and prayerbook of the church. The decision by the Episcopal...

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2004 Parliament of the World's Religions Will Address Issues of Religion and Peace

May 13, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR051404.html

On May 13, 2004 the Religion News Service reported, "The Council for a Parliament of the World's Religions today announced the 2004 Parliament of the World's Religions (www.cpwr.org/2004Parliament/). Nearly five months after the March 11 terrorist attack on Madrid, the world's largest interreligious gathering will convene in Spain for the fourth ever Parliament and the first since September 11...

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Editorial: School Board Must Accept Non-Sectarian Prayers

May 12, 2004

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040512/OPINION/405120687/1030

On May 12, 2004 The Herald Tribune published an editorial insisting that the the Manatee County School Board should firmly commit to non-sectarian prayers. "Essentially, the board members must honor the pledge they made last summer to drop the use of the Lord's Prayer and switch to a nonsectarian invocation. If they fail...

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For Some Christians in Oregon, Tolerance is Intolerable

May 10, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/news/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/1084190361254120.xml

On May 10, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "The removal of Muslim speaker Shahriar Ahmed from the program of the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County spurred a call from many in the county's religious community for religious tolerance. But for a large group of conservative Christians, tolerance is simply intolerable if it means...

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Interfaith Groups Find Prayerful Environment at Univ. of Utah

May 10, 2004

Source: The Daily Utah Chronicle

http://www.dailyutahchronicle.com/news/2004/05/10/News/U.Religious.Groups.Diverse.Thriving.On.Campus-680060.shtml

On May 10, 2004 The Daily Utah Chronicle reported, "Media Credit: Andrew Cottle The Interfaith Chapel, located in Ft. Douglas, serves as a meeting house for all faiths.For U students who believe religious activities on campus are limited to those offered by the...

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Interfaith Leaders Rally Against Gun Violence

May 9, 2004

Source: Voice of America

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=2E0D94D5-67B9-463E-88DB0E9BBB282767

On May 9, 2004 Voice of America reported, "Thousands of people celebrated Mother's Day in Washington by taking part in competing rallies to address the issue of guns and the social scourge of gun violence. The Million Mom March refers largely to mothers who oppose the devastation gun violence can wreak on their families. The first...

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Diana Eck to Speak at Cedar Creek Commencement Ceremony

May 8, 2004

Source: The Express-Times

http://www.nj.com/news/expresstimes/pa/index.ssf?/base/news-11/108400889711220.xml

On May 8, 2004 The Express-Times reported, "Diana L. Eck, director of the Pluralism Project at Harvard University and one of the nation's highly regarded experts on the growing religious diversity of the United States, will address the graduating class and receive an honorary degree during Cedar Crest College's 134th Commencement...

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Across Faiths, Mothers Share a Common Humanity

May 7, 2004

Source: The St. Louis Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/News/St.+Charles/02CFB

On May 7, 2004 The St. Louis Dispatch reported, "According to Humera Qalbani, there is a Muslim saying that heaven lies under a mother's feet. Qalbani is the daughter of Hyder and Zereena Qalbani of St. Charles. The family operates two Subways Sandwich and Salad restaurants in St. Charles. Humera Qalbani said that a respect for mothers is...

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Prisoner Abuse Points to Danger of Using Religious Language

May 7, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2004/05/07/MNGV66H4IU1.DTL

On May 7, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "The abuse of Iraqi prisoners by some U.S. soldiers points to the danger of President Bush describing the occupation of Iraq and the war on terror as battles between forces of good and the 'evildoers" of the world, religious leaders say. Even before...

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Rabbi Calls for Theology of Religious Pluralism

May 7, 2004

Source: The Hartford Courant

http://www.ctnow.com/news/local/hc-rabbirudin.artmay07,1,4048574.story?coll=hc-headlines-local

On May 7, 2004 The Hartford Courant reported, "Rabbi A. James Rudin, senior interreligious advisor of the American Jewish Committee, said Thursday that the "politics of piety" is emerging in this country, gradually blending religion and politics, and threatening the wall of separation between church and...

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