Interfaith

On Day of Prayer, Piety Mixes With Politics

May 6, 2004

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2004/0506/p01s03-uspo.html

On May 6, 2004 The Christian Science Monitor reported, "As they voice their values before God and neighbor in this election year, faith communities are finding prayer can provide a disarming and galvanizing type of communication around otherwise divisive political issues. But as they do, they're proceeding carefully with the aim that their prayers, however well intentioned, don't...

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Pres. Bush Speaks on National Day of Prayer

May 6, 2004

Source: The White House

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2004/05/20040506-10.html

On May 6, 2004 The White House published Pres. Bush's remarks on the National Day of Prayer: "A prayerful spirit has always been a central part of our national tradition, and it remains a vital part of our national character. Americans of every faith and every tradition turn daily to God in reverence and humility. We bring our cares to Him knowing He is our help in ages...

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United Methodist Women Struggles Over Dispute on Interreligious Dialogue

May 5, 2004

Source: Post-Gazette

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04126/311266.stm

On May 5, 2004 Post-Gazette reported, "One of the great Christian missionary movements of the 20th century began 135 years ago with members of a prayer circle giving 2 cents a week to help newly freed slaves. From that humble beginning, United Methodist Women now boasts 1 million members and an annual budget of more than $25 million. But the organization is a focus of conservative discontent in the 8.3...

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Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Group Forms at Univ. of Santa Barbara

May 4, 2004

Source: The Daily Nexus

http://www.ucsbdailynexus.com/news/2004/7418.html

On May 4, 2004 The Daily Nexus reported, "The Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Club met last night to explore Muslim and Jewish relations in its newly official and undergraduate format. Seven people attended the meeting, which touched on subjects ranging from the latest referendum vote in Israel, to a discussion of the Mexican population of Isla Vista, to reactions to American Students for Israel speaker...

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Drama Celebrates Common Story of "The Children of Abraham"

May 4, 2004

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0405/02/b03-139594.htm

On May 4, 2004 The Detroit News reported, "Gary Gordon lives in Duluth, Minn., a community with a small number of Jewish and Islamic families. When he heard about a drama project being staged in Metro Detroit that explores the possibility of peace between the two religions’ followers through the story of the ancient religious leader Abraham, Gordon began raising money to...

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Catholic Bishop Urges Religious Tolerance

May 2, 2004

Source: Ghana Home Page

http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/artikel.php?ID=57085

On May 2, 2004, Ghana Home Page posted a GNA article that reported, "The Most Reverend Matthew Gyamfi, Catholic Bishop of Sunyani, has urged Ghanaians to cultivate the culture of tolerance to enable the country to achieve unity and national integration for the success of democracy. Bishop Gyamfi was delivering a talk on 'National Integration, through...

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Religious Discrimination in Faith-Based Initiatives

May 2, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0405020434may02,1,7967770.column

On May 2, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported that a serious question arises "when it looks like politicians might have a religious test for deciding whom should receive government services. That question has arisen with new vigor lately, as the White House seeks additional funding for 'faith-based initiatives,' a jewel in...

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Hospital Chaplaincy Has Multi-Faith Approach

May 2, 2004

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3604775.stm

On May 2, 2004 the BBC News ran a feature article on Chris Johnson, a hospital chaplain, and the multi-faith approach of the chaplaincy. The article reported, "When Jackie Hill was forced to spend long periods of time as an in-patient at Bradford Royal Infirmary the last thing she thought she needed was spiritual counselling from a man of the cloth. Jackie, like many people, took the view that a visit from a...

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Mayor's Interfaith Breakfast Unites a Community in FL

May 2, 2004

Source: The Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-cb02intermay02,0,4968423.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

On May 2, 2004 The Sun-Sentinel reported, "Using prayer as the universal link between every organized religion, representatives of different faiths will meet during the 22nd annual Mayor's Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Friday at the Renaissance Plantation Hotel, 1230 S. Pine Island Road....

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Archbishop: Muslims' Request to Pray in Spanish Church is Not Permissible

May 2, 2004

Source: Zenit

http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=52923

On May 2, 2004 Zenit reported, "Is it permissible to allow Muslims to worship in a Catholic church? The answer is no, according to Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, the president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The question, asked by a Spanish Muslim, had sparked a national debate in that country, as followers of Islam in Spain wish to be able to worship in the cathedral of...

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Through Abraham's Sacrifice, Faith Leaders Find Healing

May 1, 2004

Source: The Sacramento Bee

http://www.sacbee.com/content/lifestyle/story/9118323p-10043947c.html

On May 1, 2004 The Sacramento Bee reported, "Sunday, Sacramento area faith leaders will discuss Abraham's sacrifice and what it means at a special program sponsored by the Children of Abraham. 'We'll each talk about his sacrifice, but let's face it, we're not going to resolve the issue,' says Imam Metwalli Amer, chairman of SALAM, the Sacramento Area...

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