Interfaith

Boston-Area Muslim and Unitarian Universalist Groups Build Friendship Through Dialogue

November 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2003/11/09/clerics_overcome_fear_and_suspicion_to_build_bridges_of_understanding/

On November 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "Just hours after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, while the nation was convulsed with fear and anger, a Turkish imam was breaking his Ramadan fast in the company of a Universalist Unitarian...

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President Bush Issues Greeting on Birthday of Guru Nanak

November 8, 2003

Source: The Sikh Council on Religion and Education

http://www.sikhnet.com/s/bushgreets

On November 8, 2003 The Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported that President George W. Bush "has sent his warm greetings to Sikhs across America and worldwide on the 534th birth-anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism. The Sikh community in the U.S. is celebrating this auspicious occasion on Saturday, November 8, 2003 in their respective congregations. President Bush in his...

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"Everyone is Invited" to Hindu Temple Opening in Tigard, OR

November 6, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/metrosouthwest/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/metro_southwest_news/106812384283310.xml

On November 6, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "when representatives of many faiths gather Saturday at Oregon's new Hindu temple, each will light one of several wicks in a traditional Indian oil lamp, signifying solidarity in the light of an infinite being. It will be a celebration in...

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Immigration Minister Says Pluralism Must Prevail in Multicultural Quebec

November 6, 2003

Source: The Canadian Jewish News

http://www.cjnews.com/viewarticle.asp?id=1752

On November 6, 2003 The Canadian Jewish News reported, "Ethnic communities have nothing to prove to anyone about belonging in Quebec, the provincial minister of immigration and relations with citizens has told Canadian Jewish Congress. David Birnbaum, executive director of Congress’ Quebec region (CJC-Q), said he welcomed Michelle Courchesne’s comments, which she made during recent...

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Educational Campaign to Help Sikhs "Share Their Faith With Their Neighbors"

November 5, 2003

Source: The Sikh Council on Religion and Education

On November 5, 2003 The Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported that they have "initiated a nationwide educational campaign to counter ignorance which has resulted in hate crimes and prejudice through special programs to be held from Sunday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 16th of this year, in collaboration with many Sikh Gurdwaras (Sikh House of worship) all over the United States. This event, 'Sharing Your Faith with Your Neighbors' is to coincide with the birth-anniversary of the founder of...

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Voorhees Residents Oppose Building of Mosque

November 5, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/ny-bc-nj--suburbanmosque1105nov05,0,5801947.story

On November 5, 2003 The Associated Press reported on the on-going legal battle by Muslims in Voorhees, New Jersey to obtain a local permit to build a mosque. According to the article, the town zoning board will decide on Thursday whether or not to approve a site plan put forward by the Muslim American Community...

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Louisville, Kentucky's Festival of Faiths Highlights Religion and Justice

November 3, 2003

Source: The Courier Journal

http://www.courier-journal.com/localnews/2003/11/03ky/met-front-faith11030-9479.html

On November 3, 2003 The Courier Journal reported that "Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has led legal battles to protect New York State waterways, will talk Sunday about the relationship between spirituality and environmental activism in the keynote address to open this year's Festival of Faiths. The 10-day festival -- a set of...

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Ford Motor Company Celebrates Diversity

November 3, 2003

Source: autofan.com

http://www.autofan.com/newsdetail.asp?id=801&mn=11&yr=2003

On November 3, 2003 autofan.com reported that "Ford Motor Company employees around the world now are holding a variety of events, displays and special celebrations through Nov. 13 to mark the company’s commitment to driving diversity in the workplace. The 2003 Global Diversity and Worklife Summit, now in its fourth year, is designed to celebrate the company’s successes in...

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Ramadan in America, 2003

November 1, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/features/religion/la-me-ramadan1nov01235430,1,3865535.story?coll=la-news-religion

On November 1, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported on "the many new ways that Muslims are sharing Ramadan with the broader non-Muslim community. Such efforts multiplied after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks sparked widespread public curiosity -- and some hostility -- toward Islam, and seem...

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Opinion: Religious Intolerance Reigns in Georgia

October 30, 2003

Source: Eurasianet

http://www.eurasianet.org/departments/rights/articles/eav103003.shtml

On October 30, 2003 Eurasianet ran an opinion piece by Daan van der Schriek in which he commented on the state of religious intolerance in Georgia: "All the troubles plaguing Georgia - breakaway republics, political hostility, and economic dependence on Russia - may obscure the extent of religious intolerance in the country. Georgia has tolerated hundreds of...

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EU Officials Meet With Religious Leaders to Discuss Dialogue

October 30, 2003

Source: Beliefnet.com

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/135/story_13510_1.html

On October 30, 2003 Beliefnet.com posted an Associated Press article that reported, "Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders met with top European officials [in Rome] to explore how inter-religious dialogue can help combat terrorism and tensions over immigration while promoting peace. The one-day gathering came as Italy, France, Germany and other Western European nations have been...

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