Interfaith

Americans Embrace Interfaith Spirituality

March 17, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/religion/stories/031304dnrelinterfaith.3f82e.html

On March 17, 2004 The Dallas Morning News published an article on interfaith spirituality. "She's been Christian, Hindu, Unitarian and more. Now, instead of following a single religion, René Shepley-Ragan embraces them all. She calls her path "interfaith spirituality," an identification she shares...

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Interfaith Tour of Worship Centers Seeks to Foster Understanding

March 14, 2004

Source: The Age

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/03/13/1078594615351.html

On March 14, 2004 The Age reported, "The Hindu Shiva-Vishnu Temple...in Carrum Downs was first stop on a tour of faiths by eight police officers and 18 local government officers last week...The tour came in the same week the State Government said it was looking at ways to improve funding arrangements with Victoria's 79 local councils to ensure better services for migrant...

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In Florida, an Interfaith Group Forms in Response to Exclusivism

March 13, 2004

Source: The Herald Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040309/NEWS/403090556/1060

On March 13, 2004 The Herald Tribune reported, "Some two dozen members of the South County religious community took a first step Monday morning toward establishing a new ministerial association open to all faiths. The gathering was a response to the Venice Ministerial Association (VAMA), which is considering limiting membership...

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Michigan Mayor Calls the Faithful to Act

March 13, 2004

Source: The Grand Rapids Press

http://www.mlive.com/news/grpress/index.ssf?/base/news-13/1079176706312040.xml

On March 13, 2004 The Grand Rapids Press reported, "Beverly Walker is no preacher, but the Chicago city administrator sounded like one as she issued a faith-fired challenge to nearly 250 West Michigan clergy and civic leaders. With schools crumbling, literacy lagging and prisons filling up, people of faith should use prayer as a...

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Remembering a Rabbi and Interfaith Pioneer

March 12, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/education/higher/articles/2004/03/12/david_neiman_rabbi_scholar_worked_for_interfaith_harmony/

On March 12, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Dr. David Neiman, a rabbi who proved that interfaith harmony is possible, made history in 1966 at Boston College when he apparently became the first Jewish theology professor at a Catholic university in the...

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In Chicago, a Dispute Over a Mosque Becomes a Bridge of Dialogue

March 11, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0403110415mar11,1,7168430.story?coll=chi-news-hed

On March 11, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "Years ago, Moraine Valley Community College counselor Sandra Broadbent was so unfamiliar with Islam that she advised a Muslim student to enroll in a gym class even though her religious beliefs about modesty prohibited her from wearing shorts in front of men....

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In Chicago, Muslim Leader Honored for Her Bridge-Building Work

March 11, 2004

Source: The Pioneer Press

http://www.pioneerlocal.com/cgi-bin/ppo-story/localnews/current/nb/03-11-04-245232.html

On March 11, 2004 The Pioneer Press reported, "Leaders of the Society of the Divine Word's Peace and Justice Commission were so impressed with the way Northbrook's Debra DePalma Youssef organized a diversity event at the Techny Towers last spring, they were inspired to create a special 'bridge building' award -- and give...

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Two Sides Debate "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance

March 11, 2004

Source: The State

Wire Service: AP

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/analysis.aspx?id=12856

On March 11, 2004 the Associated Press reported, "Does it matter whether the Pledge of Allegiance proclaims that the indivisible American republic is 'under God'? In a political sense, the answer is certainly yes. The attorneys general of all 50 states, the Bush administration and many members of Congress joined briefs backing the current...

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Grants to Religious Organizations Exceed One Billion Dollars

March 10, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A44442-2004Mar9.html

On March 10, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "The federal government gave more than $1.1 billion in competitive grants to religious organizations in fiscal 2003 as President Bush's efforts to support religious charities led to dramatic increases in such grants by key agencies, White House officials said yesterday. Although the partial figures released by...

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In California, Zen-Catholic Dialogue Forms Over Meditation

March 10, 2004

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

http://www.nccbuscc.org/comm/archives/2004/04-047.htm

On March 10, 2004 U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reported, "Catholic and Buddhist priests, monastics, teachers and community leaders have participated in the second of an anticipated four annual dialogues. The series is sponsored by the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, the San Francisco Zen Center, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The...

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In Boston, Interfaith Rally in Support of Gay Marriage

March 9, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=144-03092004

On March 9, 2004 US Newswire reported, "In anticipation of the resumption of the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention, State Representative Byron Rushing and the Reverend Jimmy Creech -- the United Methodist minister who was defrocked for performing a holy union for two men -- will give brief speeches and join religious leaders and people of faith at an interfaith event...

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Unitarians in Utah Offer a Place for Pluralism

March 8, 2004

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2004/Mar/03082004/utah/145757.asp

On March 8, 2004 The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Utah's Unitarian community is but a small blip in a state dominated by one religion -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- and populated by several smaller, but significantly sized sects... But in pulling their five state congregations together for the first time ever Sunday at the University of Utah, the Unitarians...

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