Interfaith

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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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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