Interfaith

Karachi City Nazim Says Interfaith Efforts Should be at Forefront of Peace Movement

November 21, 2003

Source: Dawn

http://www.dawn.com/2003/11/22/local10.htm

On November 21, 2003 Dawn reported, "City Nazim Naimatullah Khan said on Friday that combining globalization and religious harmony can go a long way towards eradication of hatred, alleviation of poverty , equitable resource distribution and making the world a safer place to live...Stressing the need for an inter-religion dialogue for peace, the Nazim said: 'Let us talk about building bridges between the civilizations; Let...

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In the Wake of September 11, a Tale of Immigrants

November 21, 2003

Source: Tolerance

http://www.tolerance.org/news/article_tol.jsp?id=899

On November 21, 2003 Tolerance published an article on "Waking the American Dream," a performance piece by poet and actor Sarah Jones that chronicles the narratives of American immigrants. The piece tells the story of a Pakistani accountant named Mohammed Ali, a 20-something Vietnamese guy, a wealthy Haitian immigrant, and a Chinese woman who comes to grips with her daughter's sexuality and...

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Yale Chaplain Strives to Foster Religious Pluralism

November 21, 2003

Source: Yale Daily News

http://www.yaledailynews.com/article.asp?AID=24175

On November 21, 2003 the Yale Daily News published a profile of Rev. Frederick "Jerry" Streets DIV '75. "As University Chaplain, Streets is responsible for facilitating the religious life of the Yale community. Practically, he aims to combine efforts to increase dialogue between the myriad campus faiths while actively agitating for social progress. 'Yale has always been aware of and valued the...

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New Jersey School District Reverse Ban on Religious Music at Holiday Concerts

November 20, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj--school-holidayson1120nov20,0,4487759.story?coll=ny-ap-regional-wire

On November 20, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "district students can once again perform songs with religious themes at holiday concerts. The Board of Education agreed Monday night to reverse the ban it had imposed in May. It came about after many...

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University of Chicago to Open New Inter-Religious Center

November 20, 2003

Source: The University of Chicago Chronicle

http://chronicle.uchicago.edu/031120/rockefeller.shtml

On November 20, 2003 The University of Chicago Chronicle reported that Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will be the site of a new Inter-religious Center on Campus, celebrating many faith traditions. “This is a marvelous way for the chapel to continue to be relevant for a community whose religious complexion has totally changed since Rockefeller Chapel was built in...

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First Amendment Center Offers Guidelines for the "December Dilemma"

November 16, 2003

Source: First Amendment Center

http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/commentary.aspx?id=12217

On November 16, 2003 the First Amendment Center's scholar Charles Haynes offered the following suggestions for schools struggling to create Christmas holiday programs without violating the separation of church and state." Before planning December holiday concerts or other activities in a public school, choral directors and administrators should ask themselves three...

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Columbia Interfaith Center Ignites Controversy

November 16, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/bal-te.ho.messianic16nov16,0,1473065.story?coll=bal-local-headlines

On November 16, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "Columbia's four interfaith centers embody the planned community's vision of bringing together diverse groups, providing a place to worship in a tolerant environment. More than 5,000 congregants - including Buddhists, Muslims, Jews and...

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Editorial: Muslim-Jewish Dialogue Needs to Rediscover Compassion

November 16, 2003

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/opinion/7269886.htm

On November 16, 2003 the Star-Telegram published an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed on the need to improve the current state of Muslim-Jewish relations. Ahmed writes, "A historical conjunction of factors has created a global situation where several world civilizations feel simultaneously besieged and where hatred and anger readily turn into violence. Perhaps what makes all this even more dangerous is...

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Maine Religious Groups Collaborate to Embrace Religious Pluralism

November 15, 2003

Source: Portland Press Herald

http://www.pressherald.com/religion/stories/031115interfaith.shtml

On November 15, 2003 the Portland Press Herald reported that "two Maine religious groups are becoming neighbors so they can work more closely together on peace and social justice issues. Interfaith Maine is moving into the same Pleasant Avenue building as the Maine Council of Churches so the groups can do more collaborative projects. The groups already...

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Baptist Churches Pass Resolution on Inter- Religious Prejudice

November 15, 2003

Source: American Baptist News Service

http://www.wfn.org/2003/11/msg00134.html

On November 15, 2003 the American Baptist News Service reported that the General Board of American Baptist Churches USA yesterday affirmed an "American Baptist Resolution on Inter - Religious Prejudice." The report calls on American Baptists to "encourage dialogue with Americans of other religions to promote peace and justice in the U.S. and around the world; and in particular with American Jews and...

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