Interfaith

Pre-World Parliament of Religions Meeting in Jerusalem Addresses Religion and Violence

April 30, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004b/043004/043004f.php

On April 30, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "We had gathered here March 2 and 3 at the Rachem Rachel Hotel on the outskirts of Jerusalem at the invitation of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. The parliament will hold a major convocation in July in Barcelona, Spain, expected to draw upwards of 10,000 people. One...

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"Building Bridges" Celebrates New York's Diversity

April 30, 2004

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/longisland/ny-lifait293779736apr30,0,1354489.story

On April 30, 2004 Newsday reported, "A wife and mother working on her MBA, Homaira Mamoor is like many Americans: Her life revolves around her family and trying to get ahead. But the native of Kabul, Afghanistan, who came to the United States almost 30 years ago at age 10, said life on Long Island has been stressful for her and her family...

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Dialogue, Not Debate, Brings Answers to Colorado Students

April 30, 2004

Source: The Rocky Mountain Collegian

http://www.collegian.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/04/30/4091f6c0b0d82

On April 30, 2004 The Rocky Mountain Collegian reported, "Student leaders, faith-based groups and faculty members making up an audience of about 50 people gathered on Thursday night in the Lory Student Center for an event called 'Embracing Unity through Dialogue.' The Interfaith Dialogue Committee hosted the event. Joyce Bignell, regional...

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Center For Religious Tolerance Opens at Rice

April 29, 2004

Source: Rice News

http://www.rice.edu/projects/reno/rn/2004/0429/boniuk.html

On April 29, 2004 Rice News reported, "The Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, which was formally announced April 22, was made possible by a gift from Dr. Milton Boniuk and his wife, Laurie. 'Advancing the cause of religious tolerance is surely one of the greatest challenges of our age,' said Rice President Malcolm Gillis. 'The Boniuk Center will be...

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Editorial: OR Mayor Demonstrates the Power of Taking a Stand

April 28, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/editorials/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1083153773240511.xml

On April 28, 2004 The Oregonian published an editorial noting, "Tuesday, the organizers of the Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County canceled the event, which had been planned for May 5. The event's demise this year is a small, and potent, demonstration of what can happen when good people refuse to...

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Government Leaders Stress Importance of Interfaith Dialogue for Peace

April 28, 2004

Source: AllAfrica.com

http://allafrica.com/stories/200404280495.html

On April 28, 2004 AllAfrica.com posted a Daily Trust (Abuja) article that reported, "Secretary General, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs Dr. Lateef Adegbite and Kano State governor Alhaji Ibrahim Shekarau have stressed the importance of dialogue in promoting peace and religious harmony. Speaking during separate interviews, both Adegbite and Shekarau who were at the State House to brief President...

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Editorial: Schools Must Be Allowed Flexibility in Religious Observances

April 28, 2004

Source: The Herald

http://www.theherald.co.uk/features/14906.html

On April 28, 2004 The Herald ran an editorial on the lack of a response from Peter Peacock, Member of the Scottish Parliament and Minister for Education and Young People, to the report from the religious observance review group, which examined religious observation in schools in the UK. The editorial board wrote, "If, as is strongly hinted at, the executive [Peacock] insists that religious observance must...

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Southern Baptists Join Muslims and the NCC to Help the Uninsured

April 27, 2004

Source: The Associated Baptist Press

http://www.abpnews.com/abpnews/story.cfm?newsId=4235

On April 27, 2004 The Associated Baptist Press reported, "Perhaps only a problem as daunting as the 40-plus million Americans lacking health insurance could bring together officials from groups as diverse as the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Council of Churches, and the Islamic Society of North America. Those groups as well as Catholic, Jewish, Pentecostal and other...

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Editorial: Bridges, Not Roadblocks, Will Build Tolerance Among Abrahamic Faiths

April 27, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/commentary/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/editorial/1083067061140131.xml

On April 27, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "After reading Richard Colby's report about this controversy within the Portland area's religious community, I was truly shocked. In a time when we are supposed to be teaching religious tolerance and understanding, it is sad to see the organizers of the "Mayors' Prayer...

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