Interfaith

Iowa Students Join Muslims in Fast-a-thon

November 30, 2003

Source: Iowa State Daily

http://www.iowastatedaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2002/12/05/3deef12157cc0

On November 30, 2003 the Iowa State Daily reported that "about 70 students went without eating or drinking from sunrise to sunset as part of the Muslim Student Association's Fast-a-thon. The Fast-a-thon is based upon businesses pledging money for students to fast, said Saddam Khattak, senior in computer engineering. The $400 raised will go to the...

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In a Diverse Society, One Card Alone Can't Capture the Reason for the Season

November 30, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/112903dnrelHolidayCards.335f6.html

On November 30, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported, "In a more diverse, multicultural society, sending out holiday greetings has become a complicated affair filled with potential pitfalls. 'We're seeing an increase in cards that say 'Season's Greetings' or 'Happy Holidays' because, more and more, you may not know the religious...

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Update: Legislation to Recognize Non-Christian Faiths Voted Down

November 30, 2003

Source: Neue Z�rcher Zeitung

http://www.nzz.ch/2003/11/30/english/page-synd4503862.html

On November 30, 2003 Neue Z�rcher Zeitung reported, "Proposed new laws that would have led to the official recognition of non-Christian faiths, including Islam, have been turned down in canton Zurich. Some 64 per cent of voters said no to recognizing faiths other than the three official religions in the canton...Ren� Zihlmann, President of the Swiss Roman Catholic...

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2001 Census Shows Growing Religious Diversity

November 28, 2003

Source: The West Australian

http://www.thewest.com.au/20031128/news/general/tw-news-general-home-sto116339.html

On November 28, 2003 The West Australian reported, "The most comprehensive profile of WA's religion, language and birthplace - launched this week - reveals there are five main religions and more than 30 minor ones flourishing in WA. The profile is based on results from the 2001 census.More than 63 per cent of the population...

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Dallas Interfaith Foundation Serves the Needy

November 27, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/112903dnrelconnect.35e3a.html

On November 27, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported, "The Welhausen Foundation, a nonprofit multifaith group started by Charles and Marilyn Welhausen, enlists volunteers from a variety of faith groups to come together for one-time service projects... Most recently, about 20 people, including Bahá'ís, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews and...

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Pompano Beach Commissioners to Allow Religious Invocations

November 27, 2003

Source: Sun-Sentinel

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-pcgod27nov27,0,6606803.story?coll=sfla-news-palm

On November 27, 2003 Sun-Sentinel reported that "a majority of commissioners say they will accept references to specific religions and deities in invocations before commission meetings. 'We are going steadfast on the issue of them allowing us to pray in the name of Jesus,' O'Neal Dozier, pastor of...

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Sacramento Muslims Hold Interfaith Iftaar

November 26, 2003

Source: Pakistan Link

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=023b1a7cf635

On November 26, 2003 Pakistan Link reported, "On one day of Ramadan every year, Muslims at SALAM (Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims) who are blessed with a degree of affluence, invite several members of the Sacramento Interfaith community to share with them what Islam is all about. This year it was five Arab-Americans who funded this effort,...

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Ashland Hindu Center Sponsors Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 26, 2003

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

http://www.trivalleyherald.com/Stories/0,1413,86~10671~1791712,00.html

On November 26, 2003 the Tri-Valley Herald reported that a live vocal concert and a free international vegetarian dinner will be held this Thanksgiving at Badarikashrama, a Hindu spiritual and cultural center in Ashland. "Swami Omkarananda, 65, who founded the center in 1984, plans to lead a special prayer for world peace and prosperity at 3 p.m.,...

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Milwaukee Interfaith Conference Grants Islamic Society Full Membership

November 25, 2003

Source: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/nov03/188031.asp

On November 25, 2003 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, "Representatives of 11 denominations and faith groups that oversee the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee have voted to admit the city's Islamic Society to full membership, the first addition in three decades, conference officials said Tuesday.

Coming the same week as Thanksgiving and...

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Proposed Laws Would Recognize Non-Christian Faiths

November 24, 2003

Source: Neue Z�rcher Zeitung

http://www.nzz.ch/2003/11/24/english/page-synd4481570.html

On November 24, 2003 Neue Z�rcher Zeitung reported, "Voters in Zurich are set to decide on controversial new laws that would lead to the official recognition of non-Christian faiths, including Islam...One of the most controversial parts of the new legislation, which is due to be voted on in a referendum on November 30, is a move towards recognising faiths other than the...

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Government Leaders Urge Nigerians to Avoid Violence During Ramadan/Eid

November 24, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

http://allafrica.com/stories/200311240968.html

On November 24, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media reported, "As Moslems in Nigeria join millions of others worldwide to celebrate this year's Eid-el-Fitri from today, Senate President, Chief Adolphous Wabara; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari; Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other leaders have urged Nigerians to eschew violence particularly during this...

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New York Sikh Temple Celebrates Interfaith Thanksgiving

November 22, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/religion/ny-lsfaith3554249nov22,0,1228114.story

On November 22, 2003 Newsday reported on the annual Thanksgiving celebrations at the Sikh Glen Cove temple, Mata Sahib Kaur Gurudwara. Beginning two years ago, the temple "joined other houses of worship in the community for an annual interfaith Thanksgiving service. The North Shore Clergy Association, which sponsors the event, had held interfaith...

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Wisconsin Interfaith Youth Forum Finds Hope in Troubled Times

November 21, 2003

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

http://www.jsonline.com/lifestyle/religion/nov03/187099.asp

On November 21, 2003 the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that a group of Milwaukee Muslim, Christian, and Jewish youths are "finding tolerance and friendship in a world troubled by hate and violence. On Sunday, the group will put its cooperative spirit to work delivering Thanksgiving holiday greetings to suburban senior citizens. Organizers of the Interfaith Youth...

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Thousands of Scholars Gather at the American Academy of Religion Conference

November 21, 2003

Source: Beliefnet

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/136/story_13626_1.html

On November 21, 2003 Beliefnet reported, "It's the Super Bowl and Final Four of theology all wrapped into one, as at least 8,000 religious scholars gather in Atlanta on Saturday for the nation's top religious conference. The American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature will hold their annual meetings together to focus on the hottest trends in religious scholarship. For four...

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