Interfaith

Government Boot-Camp for Teens Seeks to Promote Tolerance

April 26, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/news/archive/2004/04/26/international1215EDT0554.DTL

On April 26, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle ran an Associated Press article that reported, "Striving to shed old ethnic and cultural divisions, Malaysia is conscripting its young into a boot-camp-style national service program designed to cultivate patriotism, discipline and,...

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Indiana University to Hold Interfaith Baccalaureate

April 26, 2004

Source: Indiana University

http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/1430.html

On April 26, 2004 Indiana University reported, "Indiana University Bloomington will observe its 2004 baccalaureate with a 45-minute interfaith observance on May 7 at 5 p.m. in the IU Auditorium. The celebration is open to the public. Records show that a baccalaureate has been held at IU for at least the last 166 years, but in 2002, a campus-wide committee restructured the traditional ceremony to...

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In Washington, Thousands Join in Pro-Choice March

April 25, 2004

Source: Woman's e-News

http://www.womensenews.com/article.cfm/dyn/aid/1803/context/archive

On April 25, 2004 Woman's e-News reported, "An unprecedented number of pro-choice activists protesting the government's persistent effort to chip away at women's health and reproductive rights gave New York Senator Hillary Clinton a rousing welcome earlier today on the national mall. Saying that the last national reproductive rights march in 1992 had ushered in...

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OR Mayor and Rabbi Decline Invitation After Muslim 'Disinvited"

April 24, 2004

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metro/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/news/10828077352517031.xml

On April 24, 2004 The Oregonian reported, "Organizers of the annual Mayors' Prayer Breakfast of Washington County have voted to bar a local Muslim leader from offering a prayer at the event, leading Beaverton Mayor Rob Drake and other city officials to say they'll skip the May 5 event. 'It's just broken my heart,' Drake said Friday...

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The New Religious Landscape of Houston, TX

April 24, 2004

Source: The Houston Chronicle

http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/religion/2526488

On April 24, 2004 The Houston Chronicle reported, "The diversity and design of Houston's religious landscape is changing as new churches, mosques, synagogues and temples meet the demands of growing congregations. Martin Aaron, a nationally known religious real estate appraiser, describes the metropolitan area as "very prolific" in the development or sale of worship centers...

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Diana Eck : Religious Pluralism is Here to Stay

April 24, 2004

Source: The Flint Journal

http://www.mlive.com/news/fljournal/index.ssf?/base/news-20/1082647719134110.xml

On April 24, 2004 The Flint Journal reported, " Like it or not, religious pluralism is here and people need to choose how they want to deal with it, a Harvard University professor told 370 members of the audience at a University of Michigan-Flint luncheon on Wednesday. Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies,...

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Government Watchdog Urges Public Schools to Teach About Religious Diversity

April 23, 2004

Source: The Independent

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=514328

On April 23, 2004 The Independent reported, "Schools will be urged to teach their pupils about a broad range of religious faiths - not just Christianity - in new guidance to be published next week. The guidance, from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA), the Government's exams watchdog, will suggest that pupils should be given an understanding of Islam,...

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Muslims Urge Christians to Engage in Dialogue in Kentucky

April 23, 2004

Source: The Presbyterian News Service

http://www.pcusa.org/pcnews/2004/04195.htm

On April 23, 2004 The Presbyterian News Service reported, "A group of 15 Muslim scholars and preachers said during a visit here last week that mainstream Islam is widely misunderstood in the United States. A Christian theologian challenged the group to engage Christians in dialogue that does not avoid the hard questions posed by either faith. 'We need serious, ongoing, in-depth discussion with...

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Syracuse Univ. Students Take Interfaith Dialogue to the Playing Fields

April 23, 2004

Source: The Daily Orange

http://www.dailyorange.com/news/2004/04/23/Feature/Religious.Groups.Vie.For.Dominance.In.Athletic.Crusade-669817.shtml

On April 23, 2004 The Daily Orange reported, "When religions clash on the football field, things can get a little competitive. Last year, students from the Muslim Student Association team knocked over a few members of the Baptist Campus Ministries team, said...

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Religious Diversity Transforms Montgomery County

April 22, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A31342-2004Apr21.html

On April 22, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The gold-plated dome of the Muslim Community Center in Silver Spring gleams in the afternoon sun. Next door, the bright Mediterranean-blue roof and golden-topped spires of the St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Church shine in sharp religious and architectural contrast. Beside it are the simple white buildings of the...

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Interfaith Alliance Rejects Proposed Marriage Amendment

April 22, 2004

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/News/News.cfm?ID=5333&c=37

On April 22, 2004 The Interfaith Alliance reported, "Today, The Interfaith Alliance, the nation’s largest interfaith organization called on the United States Congress to reject a proposed amendment to the Constitution, known as the Federal Marriage Amendment." The organization released a statement saying, in part: "As a mainstream religious organization of over...

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Hundreds of Teens to Participate in Interfaith Service in Chicago

April 22, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/sk/04-22-04-278078.html

On April 22, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Area teens will have a chance to meet and work with teenagers of other faiths Sunday when they take part in the National Day of Youth Service. The event, sponsored by the Interfaith Youth Corps, will bring together teenagers in 20 cities including an estimated 400 in the...

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Photographer Talks About His Book Depicting "Living Faith"

April 22, 2004

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/144/story_14482_1.html

On April 22, 2004 Beliefnet.com posted an interview with Dinesh Khanna about his photographic documentation of India in his new book, Living Faith. The article reported, "A decade ago, photographer Dinesh Khanna set out to record his fellow Indians' everyday lives and the country's kaleidescopic culture. Two collections have come out of his journey: 'Bazaar' (2001) and his new book, '...

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