Interfaith

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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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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