Interfaith

Update: Michigan Religion Students Might Qualify for Grants

January 22, 2004

Source: The State News

http://www.statenews.com/article.phtml?pk=21646

On January 22, 2004 The State News reported, "A package of bills passed by the state Senate on Tuesday might qualify theology, divinity and religious education students for state scholarships, but MSU students will not be affected. Michigan law prevents religious education students from receiving such funds, but the package, which includes seven bills, would make them eligible. Several scholarship and...

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University of California Celebrates Tolerance Week

January 22, 2004

Source: The California Aggie

http://www.californiaaggie.com/article/?id=2249

On January 22, 2004 The California Aggie reported, "Hoping to promote tolerance for all religions, members of the campus interfaith community are participating in this year's Tolerance Week. In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., the Interfaith Council is sponsoring a bowling event, an interfaith discussion panel, and video viewing during the week to emphasize diversity, tolerance, and acceptance in...

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UCLA Hosts Student Interfaith Dialogue

January 22, 2004

Source: Daily Bruin

http://www.dailybruin.ucla.edu/news/articles.asp?id=27009

On January 22, 2004 the Daily Bruin reported, "With religious strife prevalent across the world, a group of students has come together to offer a possible solution to seemingly perpetual conflict – mutual understanding. The first of four interreligious dialogues was held Wednesday evening at the University Religious Conference. The event brought together students of several...

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Education Minister Talks of Extending Ban to Beards and Bandannas

January 22, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-fg-scarf22jan22,1,7285044.st ory?coll=la-news-religion

On January 22, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "Teachers and some religious leaders fumed Wednesday over a government minister's call to ban beards and bandannas from classrooms along with Islamic head scarves, Jewish skullcaps and Christian crosses...On Tuesday, Education Minister Luc Ferry said...

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Spirit into Action

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Address: P.O. Box 1133 , Roseland, FL 32957-1133
Email: SpiritAct@aol.com
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Interfaith Delegation Denied Access to Guantanamo

January 21, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04guantanamoaccess.html

On January 21, 2004 the reported, "The U.S. Department of Defense has denied a written request from the National Council of Churches USA (NCC) for permission to send a small interfaith delegation to visit detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay later this month. NCC General Secretary Bob Edgar made the request in a Dec. 8, 2003, letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell...

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Colorado Interfaith Rally

January 21, 2004

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/News/News.cfm?ID=5251&c=96

On January 21, 2004 The Interfaith Alliance published the remarks by Roger J. Limoges,  Deputy Director for Public Policy, at an interfaith rally at the Colorado capitol: "Today’s call to action is about people of faith and good will in Colorado coming together to empower their communities of faith and their community of neighbors through informed civic...

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National Council of Churches Holds Interfaith Meeting on Education

January 21, 2004

Source: The National Council of Churches

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/04nccnea.html

On January 21, 2004 The National Council of Churches reported, "The National Council of Churches USA (NCC) and the National Education Association (NEA) convened a daylong interfaith meeting to develop proposals for how religious groups can work with parents, teachers and administrators to support and improve public schools. The January 14 gathering drew close to 70 national, state and local...

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San Francisco Rally Against French Ban

January 18, 2004

Source: The Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/7739835.htm

On January 18, 2004 The Mercury News reported, "About 250 Muslims, Christians and Sikhs marched on the streets of San Francisco on Saturday to protest a proposed ban of religious symbols in French public schools, including the hijab, the Muslim head scarf that many of the protesting women wore. The Bay Area protest, which started in front of City Hall and culminated...

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World Religions Day in Redlands, CA

January 15, 2004

Source: Redland Daily Facts

http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/Stories/0,1413,209~22484~1893532,00.html

On January 15, 2004 Redland Daily Facts reported that "a local observance of World Religion Day is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 18. The program will include representatives from major world religions, including Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and the Baha'i faith. 'The aim of World Religion Day is to foster the...

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Catholics Must Reach Out to Islam

January 14, 2004

Source: National Catholic Reporter

http://ncronline.org/NCR_Online/archives2/2004a/011604/011604l.php

On January 14, 2004 the National Catholic Reporter reported, "The Roman Catholic church has the opportunity to clarify the relationship among the three Abrahamic faiths by making a minor change within its administrative structure. Currently, Catholic-Jewish relations are handled by the Council for Promoting Christian Unity, while Catholic-Muslim relations...

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