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San Francisco Sees First Interfaith Sacred Space Competition

February 15, 2004

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2004/02/15/BAG90512UG1.DTL

On February 15, 2004 The San Francisco Chronicle reported, "Christians carry crosses. Taoists take the watercourse way. Jews follow the Star of David. But how do you design a sacred space where people of all faiths can feel at home? It's not easy, but that did not stop a group of architects and idealists meeting in San Francisco this...

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Civil Liberties Groups React to the Pledge Clause

February 14, 2004

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/press/pr040213.htm

On February 14, 2004 Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported that "Americans United and allied civil liberties groups filed a friend-of-the-court brief Feb. 13 insisting that the U.S. Constitution bars public school officials from leading students in the Pledge of Allegiance because addition of the words 'under God' has turned the patriotic ritual into an affirmation...

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McMaster University to Get Vegetarian/Vegan Cafeteria

February 11, 2004

Source: The Hamilton Spectator

On February 11, 2004 The Hamilton Spectator reported, "McMaster University campus should have a cafeteria where vegans and vegetarians will be able to dine by the fall of 2004. The idea for the cafeteria was first promoted by Aaron Orkin, a third-year arts and science student, who along with a friend, wanted to open a kitchen where Jewish, Hindu and Muslim students could have a place to eat where their dietary needs would be served. Orkin says, 'The cafe is not just another option for lunch but a welcoming open space where...

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Religious Leaders Join Rally to Oppose Gay Marriage

February 9, 2004

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.detnews.com/2004/religion/0402/29/a03-58833.htm

On February 9, 2004 The Boston Globe reported, "Boisterous opponents of same-sex marriage sang, cheered and chanted Sunday at a rally to build support for a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman. The demonstration on the Boston Common, a short distance from the Massachusetts Statehouse, broke out into chants of 'Let the people vote!'...

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Second Muslim Group Voluntarily Withdraws From Interfaith Alliance

February 8, 2004

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A21950-2004Feb7.html

On February 8, 2004 the The Washington Post reported, "After being accused of links to extremists, one of the nation's largest Muslim organizations has withdrawn from the Alliance for Marriage, an interfaith coalition pushing for a constitutional amendment against gay marriage. The Islamic Society of North America, an Indiana-based association of 300 mosques...

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United Church of Canada to Release Document Seeking Reconciliation With Muslims

February 8, 2004

Source: IslamOnline.net

http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2004-02/08/article09.shtml

On February 8, 2004 IslamOnline.net reported, "The United Church of Canada acknowledged a long history of hostility toward Muslims in Christianity and asserted that the image of Islam which 'today is too often depicted as a religion of violence' should be reversed. The Church, the main representative of Canadian Protestants, will release in mid-February a document...

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Inter-Faith Ministries

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Phone: 316-264-9303
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Website: http://www.ifmnet.org/

Over 120 Years of Interfaith Cooperation

“People of faith uniting to meet human needs.” (1) “Living in respectful presence of each other.” “Ascending together in joy.” (4) These and other mottos have guided the work of Inter-Faith Ministries of Wichita, active since 1885 in bringing together people of faith to make...

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Bush Calls the "Sons and Daughters of Abraham" to Action

February 5, 2004

Source: US Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=111-02052004

On February 5, 2004 US Newswire published the remarks by President Bush at the annual Prayer Breakfast: "There's another part our heritage we are showing in Iraq, and that is the great American tradition of religious tolerance. the Iraqi people are mostly Muslims, and we respect the faith they practice. Our troops in Iraq have helped to refurbish mosques, have treated Muslim...

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Akron Area Interfaith Council

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House Votes to Allow Religious Groups to Restrict Employment

February 4, 2004

Source: The Las Vegas Sun

http://www.lasvegassun.com/sunbin/stories/bw-cong/2004/feb/04/020408634.html

On February 4, 2004 The Las Vegas Sun reported that "the House voted Wednesday to extend a program that lets religious groups restrict employment to members of their faith in hiring for community programs financed by federal grants. Democrats failed to win approval of several amendments that would have ended the practice. The Bush...

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America's New Melting Pot

February 2, 2004

Source: The Newhouse News Service

http://www.newhousenews.com/archive/tilove020504.html

On February 2, 2004 The Newhouse News Service reported, "The Melting Pot comprises the nation's largest metropolitan areas, where most immigrants come in search of their American dream and from which many existing residents depart to chase their dreams in the presumably greener pastures of the New Sun Belt. The Melting Pot is becoming less white and more diverse at a pace without...

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