Interfaith

In Buffalo, Empty Churches Fuel Religious Diversity

April 11, 2004

Source: The Buffalo News

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20040411/1047114.asp

On April 11, 2004 The Buffalo News reported, "A former Polish National Catholic cathedral at Sycamore and Sobieski streets was recently converted into a mosque. The Islamic crescent moon symbol graces the tops of the various steeples. Buddhists worship in a converted Buffalo police station on Fillmore Avenue. Many faiths have converted various buildings around Buffalo into houses...

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Zogby Poll: Muslims and Jews in Israel Share Values

April 7, 2004

Source: Zogby International

http://www.zogby.com/news/ReadNews.dbm?ID=817

On April 7, 2004 Zogby International reported, "A new global religion study by the University of Rochester and Zogby International of 11 different religious groups shows that people around the world hold many similar values, and are very similar in steps they would take to achieve their personal goals. In Israel, Jews and Muslims consider being well educated (91%) of highest importance, followed by...

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Ripon College Shows Increased Interest in Religion

April 7, 2004

Source: Ripon College Colleg Days

http://www.riponcollegedays.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/04/07/4073782127de1

On April 7, 2004 Ripon College Colleg Days reported, "Sunday, the international dinner kicked off a series of events as part of 'One World, Many Faiths,' a celebration of religious diversity on campus sponsored by the Cultural Diversity Club and the religion department, heightening an already growing discussion among college students...

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Conference on Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Held in CA

April 7, 2004

Source: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://www.nccbuscc.org/comm/archives/2004/04-064.htm

On April 7, 2004 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reported, "Thirteen Catholic bishops participated in a specially designed three-day program for bishops on Islam and Catholic-Muslim relations, March 15-18, 2004. The second of three such institutes, sponsored by the Subcommittee on Interreligious Dialogue of the United States Conference of Catholic...

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Religious Diversity at Cornell

April 7, 2004

Source: The Cornell Daily Sun

http://cornelldailysun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2004/04/07/40738e8f42ffd

On April 7, 2004 The Cornell Daily Sun reported, "Anabel Taylor Hall, built in 1894, still bears its founder, Myron C. Taylor's, statement of purpose on its stone walls:'Religion is the greatest force in the world today. Anabel Taylor Hall, as an interfaith center, is built on the simple conception that we are all believers in God and human liberty,...

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Editorial: Religious Liberty Requires More Than Tolerance

April 6, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A53316-2004Apr5.html

On April 6, 2004 The Washington Post published an editorial responding to the current controversy over the "under God" clause in the pledge of allegiance, noting that the atheist challenge to God in the pledge clause has caused all religious people to consider their faiths more rigorously. The article notes, "All religious traditions interact with their times....

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At Low Point in Christian-Jewish Relations, Jewish Official Promotes Conversation

April 4, 2004

Source: Newsday.com

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-ct--jewsandchristians0404apr04,0,6089393.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

On April 4, 2004 Newsday.com reported, "As the Jewish holiday of Passover begins at sundown Monday and Christians observe Holy Week, leaders of both religions say more must be done to build connections between them. 'The ongoing work has slowed down tremendously,' said...

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Pagans Expected to Receive Admittance to Scottish Interfaith Council

April 4, 2004

Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=383252004

On April 4, 2004 The Scotsman reported, "Pagans are set to receive approval from one of Scotland’s leading religious bodies for the first time. They are expected to be admitted to the Scottish Interfaith Council, which represents all the main faiths in Scotland, and hope the move will pave the way for official state recognition of pagan weddings and funerals as well as special leave for events...

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"Faithful Democracy" Stresses Civil Participation Rooted in Religious Values

April 2, 2004

Source: Episcopal News Service

http://www.dfms.org/3577_34875_ENG_HTM.htm?menu=undefined

On April 2, 2004 the Episcopal News Service reported, "During an election year, the importance of casting informed votes and underlining how each and every ballot makes a difference cannot be emphasized enough, according to Faithful Democracy, a coalition of religious organizations which is committed to promoting faithful engagement in the democratic process. A press...

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