Interfaith

Employees Sue Salvation Army Over Religion Bias

February 25, 2004

Source: The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/25/nyregion/25salvation.html

On February 25, 2004 The New York Times reported that "eighteen former and current employees from the social services arm of the Salvation Army sued the organization in federal court yesterday, accusing it of imposing a religious veil over secular, publicly financed activities like caring for foster children and counseling young people with AIDS. Advertisement The plaintiffs...

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Gay and Lesbian Center Launches New Web-Based Marriage Project

February 23, 2004

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR030204B.html

On February 23, 2004 Religion News Service reported, "Responding to recent public debate on the right of same-sex couples to legally marry, the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies in Religion and Ministry (CLGS) at Pacific School of Religion (PSR) has created a new web-based Marriage Project, now available on its web site at www.clgs.org. Designed for communities of faith, LGBT (lesbian,...

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Florida Ministerial Group Debates Whether to Exclude Non-Christians

February 23, 2004

Source: The Herald-Tribune

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040214/NEWS/402140402/1060

On February 23, 2004 The Herald-Tribune reported, "In a move that threatens to divide the local religious community, the Venice Area Ministerial Association is considering whether to exclude Jewish, Muslim and other religious groups that do not 'declare allegiance to Jesus Christ of Nazareth.' Several conservative church...

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The Muslim-Jewish Alliance Forms Bonds in New Jersey

February 23, 2004

Source: The Courier News

http://www.c-n.com/news/c-n/story/0,2111,912431,00.html

On February 23, 2004 The Courier News published an article on the American Jewish Muslim Alliance, formed by Moin Ansari, a Pakistan-born Muslim, along with Allan Shapiro, a member of the Flemington Conservative Jewish Community Center. The alliance was formed after September 11 in an attempt to form positive relationships between Muslims, Christians, and Jews. The slogan of the...

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Interfaith Camp Takes the Stage on Divided Day of Prayer

February 23, 2004

Source: The Star Press

http://www.thestarpress.com/articles/6/014696-9476-004.html

On February 23, 2004 The Star Press reported, "Last year's local observance of the National Day of Prayer attracted nationwide attention after it splintered into two ceremonies when the evangelical Christian leader of the main observance wouldn't allow prayers by local Jews and Muslims. This year, organizers of the multi-faith answer to the Christians-only observance beat their...

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Medford Residents Petition in Favor of Islamic School

February 22, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/02/22/two_groups_compete_over_future_of_school/

On February 22, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Facing an intense lobbying effort by West Medford residents that included letters, telephone calls, and petitions, the City Council last week asked a city-appointed committee to reconsider its decision that would prevent the shuttered...

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"Cowboy Infidel" Confronts Religious Pluralism

February 21, 2004

Source: The Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040221/NEWS10/102210138/-1/NEWS

On February 21, 2004 The Toledo Blade reported, "Bernie Keating grew up in the badlands of South Dakota, riding horses and running away from organized religion. He was, he says, 'a cowboy infidel' raised by 'a lukewarm Catholic father and a fallen-away Methodist mother.' His work as an engineering executive for Owens-...

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American Episocpal Priest Reflects on Interfaith Cooperation to Rebuild Afghan Mosque

February 20, 2004

Source: Slate

http://slate.msn.com/id/2095536/

On February 20, 2004 the Slate ran a column by the Rev. Chloe Breyer, an Episcopal priest in the Diocese of New York, on her experience as a part of the partnership between the Diocese of New York and Masjid Hazrat-i-Abu Bakr in Flushing, N.Y. to rebuild a mosque destroyed in Afghanistan during the war of 2001. She writes, "For conservative Christians who doubt that the church should reconstruct mosques abroad while its own houses of worship...

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New York Orthodox Synagogue Forges Dialogue With Muslims

February 20, 2004

Source: The Jewish Week

http://www.thejewishweek.com/news/newscontent.php3?artid=9080

On February 20, 2004 The Jewish Week reported, "In an era of war in the Middle East and terror and curtailed liberties at home, scores of Jews and Muslims, the old but mostly the young, gathered in the Park East Synagogue’s day school in Manhattan to thrash out prospects for bringing people of their two faiths closer... Rabbi Cohen Anisfeld noted that the larger Jewish...

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NY Interfaith Concert Celebrates a Diversity of Voices

February 19, 2004

Source: The Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/thursday/lifeentertainment/stories/li021904s2.shtml

On February 19, 2004 The Poughkeepsie Journal reported, "Last year, at the first Salaam-Shalom: Family Culture Fest, members of Vassar Temple and Masjiid al-Noor celebrated and shared their cultural and religious heritage through music, dance, food, storytelling, henna art and face painting. This year, on Saturday...

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Poll Confirms Americans Want Separation of Church and State

February 19, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=140-02192004

On February 19, 2004 US Newswire reported, "Today, the nation's largest interfaith organization released results of The Interfaith Alliance/Zogby International Poll, which reaffirmed that Americans want to maintain the historical separation between the institutions of religion and government. By an overwhelming margin, consistent across regional, religious, and ethnic sub- groups...

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Maryland Interfaith Network Helps Improve Schools

February 19, 2004

Source: The Gazette

http://www.gazette.net/200408/princegeorgescty/makediff/202821-1.html

On February 19, 2004 The Gazette reported, "Whether you're Catholic or Baptist, Muslim or Buddhist, you can probably agree on one thing: Prince George's County children deserve better schools. The Interfaith Action Communities encourages residents of all faiths to set aside prejudices and preconceived notions to improve local education. By combining resources and...

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Conservative Website Challenges Catholic-Muslim Studies Program

February 18, 2004

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=108-02182004

On February 18, 2004 U.S. Newswire reported, "PipeLineNews.org, the Internet's fastest growing conservative political news source, is calling for 'an immediate, thorough and unbiased review of the Bernardin School's Catholic-Muslim Studies Program, and that further 'interfaith outreach' to the Muslim community be immediately terminated pending that review.'" Editor...

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Cardinal Schonborn Advocates Muslim-Christian Dialogue

February 16, 2004

Source: The News-Press

http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/040210cardinal.html

On February 16, 2004 the The News-Press reported, "The best way for Christians and Muslims to get along is by truly practicing what their faiths teach, Cardinal Christoph Schonborn said Monday in Naples, Florida. While not giving up the basic tenets of their respective religions, 'our common responsibility to God can bring us, in a certain way, together,' said Schonborn,...

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In MA, African-American Clergy Unite Against Gay Marriage

February 16, 2004

Source: The Boston Herald

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/02/08/top_clerics_join_to_support_amendment/

On February 16, 2004 the reported that "many of the most prominent religious figures in Massachusetts issued statements this weekend calling on the Legislature to preserve marriage as a heterosexual institution. Three groups representing African-American clergy -- the Black Ministerial...

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