Interfaith

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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Religions for Peace USA

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 August 2015.

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

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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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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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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