Interfaith

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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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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