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Religions for Peace USA

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Phone: 212-338-9140
Email: rfpusa@rfpusa.org
Website: http://www.rfpusa.org
A Forty-Year Legacy Religions for Peace USA began in the early 1970s as an office within its parent organization, the World Conference of Religions for Peace (now, Religions for Peace International). Although it was created solely to support the work of the international organization, the U.S. office steadily began developing its own programming... Read more about Religions for Peace USA

Gather the Women Week in Salem

March 8, 2004

Source: The Statesman Journal

http://news.statesmanjournal.com/article.cfm?i=76676

On March 8, 2004 The Statesman Journal reported, "Several events in Salem will mark the second annual Gather the Women week, including talks, music and dance. On Sunday, more than 50 people gathered to kick off the week with presentations from activists, business owners and religious leaders. The local events are a few of the hundreds unfolding around the world this week to honor the...

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At a Texas Mosque, a Broken Fence Becomes a Memorial

March 8, 2004

Source: KCBD News

http://www.kcbd.com/Global/story.asp?S=1697160

On March 8, 2004 KCBD News reported, "'The guys came in here and bent the fence,' said Cherif Amor, a member of the Islamic Center of the South Plains, retracing a night of violence. 'The concrete blocks are here,' he said, standing outside a broken window. On Sunday morning vandals defiled his house of worship. Monday afternoon the faithful were framed with shards of glass. The mosque is surrounded by a...

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Hundreds Wash Swastikas From Colorado Synagogue

March 8, 2004

Source: The Rocky Mountain News

http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_2712256,00.html

On March 8, 2004 The Rocky Mountain News reported, "The stranger in the crocheted skull cap reached out to shake Rabbi Daniel Cohen's hand Sunday in a doorway to the BMH-BJ Congregation synagogue. 'I'm a Muslim,' the man said. 'And I'm outraged.' Cohen smiled and thanked the visitor, one of more than 350 people who turned out - many...

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Senator Calls for Dialogue and Reconciliation Amongst Religions

March 8, 2004

Source: Western Catholic Reporter

http://www.wcr.ab.ca/news/2004/0308/roche030804.shtml

On March 8, 2004 the Western Catholic Reporter ran an excerpt from a talk by Senator Douglas Roche to the Canadian Egyptian Society of Edmonton and the Canadian Arab Professional and Business Club on Feb. 7, in which he said, "My message to you tonight is that all of us - Muslim, Christian, Jew and beyond - must reach out in dialogue and reconciliation in these new and dangerous...

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Editorial: Conversion Celebrates a Plurality of Answers

March 6, 2004

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/city/irving/opinion/stories/030704dnirvcarter.11a84.html

On March 6, 2004 The Dallas Morning News reported, "Some people in our society feel threatened by the word "missionary." But is the word really so odd? Billions of people around the world belong to one of the three great missionary faiths: Buddhism, Christianity and Islam. As...

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"The Passion" Leads to Increase in Interfaith Dialogue

March 6, 2004

Source: The Miami Herald

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/8111719.htm

On March 6, 2004 The Miami Herald reported on interfaith dialogues sparked by Mel Gibson's film, "The Passion." "Mary Boys, a past president of the Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education, is one of many religious and lay leaders participating in interfaith dialogues across the nation, including in South Florida, where Christians and Jews can learn about each...

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In Chicago, Muslim-Catholic Dialogue Day Stresses a Common Humanity

March 5, 2004

Source: Muslim American Society

http://www.masnet.org/views.asp?id=1018

On March 5, 2004 the Muslim American Society reported that speakers and attendees at the February 24 Catholic-Muslim Dialogue Day event "stressed that Catholic and Muslim communities can only establish meaningful bonds when each community rids itself of the us vs. them mentality, and learns to recognize that both Catholics and Muslims have similar concerns, from upholding their traditional values to figuring...

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In Missouri, Women Discuss Their Roles in Different Faiths

March 4, 2004

Source: The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/local/8098317.htm

On March 4, 2004 The Kansas City Star reported, "Some consider discussing religion taboo in the company of strangers. But nearly 400 women of all faiths got together Wednesday at the Overland Park Marriott for a forum to address religious differences and similarities. The forum, 'Defining Women's Roles ...Three Traditions' allowed three female panelists — one...

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In Middleborough, Controversy Over Holiday Display Rages On

March 4, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/03/04/board_considers_adding_menorah_to_town_display/

On March 4, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Even with spring approaching, controversy continues over a holiday display outside Middleborough Town Hall.

The First Unitarian Universalist Society has for two years been trying to get more secular elements...

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Bush Speaks Out to Support Faith-Based Initiatives

March 4, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washtimes.com/national/20040303-100528-7067r.htm

On March 4, 2004 The Washington Post reported, "President Bush yesterday said it was 'essential' that the government reinforce the 'vital work that faith-based organizations can do,' but tried to quell fears of liberals and civil libertarians that church and state would get too cozy. Mr. Bush attended the White House Conference of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives at the...

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Interfaith Prayers Bring Healing to Boston's Logan Airport

March 4, 2004

Source: The Milford Daily News

http://www.milforddailynews.com/artsCulture/view.bg?articleid=42933

On March 4, 2004 The Milford Daily News reported, "Ellen Band has brought prayer into the noisy bustle of everyday life. Now, while travelers rush through Logan Airport, they hear sacred words and sounds from the world's great religions wafting through the elevated walkway to Terminal E. Band's intriguing audio installation rearranges and broadcasts a mix...

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At Chicago School, Islamic Club Attracts More Non-Muslims Than Muslims

March 3, 2004

Source: The Chicago Tribune

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/printedition/chi-0403030282mar03,1,6198292.story?coll=chi-printmetro-hed

On March 3, 2004 The Chicago Tribune reported, "At one meeting of Evanston Township High School's new Islamic club, non-Muslim students tried on head scarves. At another, they passed around prayer beads used to praise Allah. With Islam facing increasing scrutiny, a group of...

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Boston Area Rabbi Is Also a Unitarian Minister

March 3, 2004

Source: The Baltimore Jewish Times

http://www.jewishtimes.com/News/3731.stm

On March 3, 2004 The Baltimore Jewish Times reported, "This past Christmas, Rabbi Howard Berman found himself going where perhaps no rabbi has gone before: leading a processional to 'Come All Ye Faithful' at a Boston-area Christmas service. Berman led the processional at the Arlington Street Church not as a guest, but as part of his role as associate clergy at the Boston Unitarian Universalist Church....

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Court Rules: Catholic Charities Must Pay for Birth Control

March 2, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/03/02/national/02CHAR.html

On March 2, 2004 The New York Times reported that "the California Supreme Court ruled Monday that Catholic Charities must provide its employees in California with medical coverage for birth control, in spite of its religious objections to contraception. The ruling has sweeping implications for religion-based nonprofit organizations and hospitals throughout the state and could influence...

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