Interfaith

Denver Interfaith Service Honors New Mayor

October 27, 2003

Source: Rocky Mountain News

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_2379023,00.html

On October 27, 2003 Rocky Mountain News reported that "religious leaders bestowed prayers upon Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper and his family Sunday at the city's first interfaith service for a recently minted mayor. The Very Reverend Peter Eaton, dean and rector of Saint John's Episcopal Cathedral, organized the service after a...

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Hartford Interfaith Coalition Moves From Preaching to Policy

October 27, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.theday.com/eng/web/newstand/re.aspx?reIDx=2DC126D4-3D69-4986-8861-974671282EEA

On October 27, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "A coalition of religious groups is turning from preaching to public policy, hoping to persuade government to focus on the poor and working families. About 36 congregations, ranging from Catholics to Muslims, have joined forces to form the Greater Hartford...

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In a Dialogue of Faith, Hayward Sikhs and Christians Shared Worship Space

October 26, 2003

Source: The Daily Review

http://www.dailyreviewonline.com/Stories/0,1413,88~10975~1724744,00.html

On October 26, 2003 The Daily Review told the story of how Sikhs and Christians in Hayward have transformed dialogue into an opportunity to live, literally, side by side. Ranjit Singh Sabharwal, a founder of the Sikh Temple of Hayward, said that "the property on which the Sikh Temple stands could very easily have been bulldozed and sold to the highest...

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Atlanta Interfaith Forum Promotes "Peace Among Religions, Peace Among Humanity"

October 25, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://www.ajc.com/print/content/epaper/editions/saturday/faith_values_f

On October 25, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "on Monday, a group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist leaders will gather at the Cathedral of St. Philip for an interfaith forum. The 10-hour forum will devote itself to topics such as: Must faith divide us? Can we build beyond our common group? And on Tuesday, a...

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Former Leader Izetbegovic Supported Religious Pluralism

October 24, 2003

Source: Forward

http://www.forward.com/issues/2003/03.10.24/news14.obit.html

On October 24, 2003 Forward ran a feature article on the life of Alija Izetbegovic, former leader of the Muslim-led Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina, who died Oct. 19 at age 78. The article focused on his promotion of religious pluralism in the turbulent region: "Izetbegovic was the leader of the Democratic Action Party, which advocated a moderate, pluralistic form of political Islam...

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Religious Icons Help Faithful to "Find the Spirit Behind the Symbol."

October 23, 2003

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/living/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living/1066901629123710.xml

On October 23, 2003 The Plain Dealer discussed the recent revival of religious imagery and iconography in places of worship. According to the article, "the increasing religious diversity of the nation is exposing more people to the idea of how art can enhance spiritual reflection in homes and sanctuaries. Along the walls of...

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Harvard University's Pluralism Project Maps Religious Diversity

October 23, 2003

Source: Harvard University Gazette

http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/10.23/11-pluralism.html

On October 23, 2003 Harvard University Gazette reported that "a dozen researchers presented their findings Oct. 15 at the Pluralism Project's Fall Research Conference, 'Religious Pluralism in America.' Founded in 1991 by Diana Eck, professor of comparative religion and Indian studies, the Pluralism Project has been engaged in mapping the country's growing...

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A Dialogue of Differences: Illinois Muslim Students Sponsor Interfaith Discussion

October 23, 2003

Source: Daily Illini

http://www.dailyillini.com/oct03/oct23/news/stories/news_story02.shtml

On October 23, 2003 Daily Illini reported that "as a part of Islamic Awareness week, the Muslim Student Association sponsored an interfaith dialogue between Jews, Muslims and Christians Wednesday evening at the Chemistry Annex on campus. The purpose of the dialogue called 'Building Bridges,' was to bring different faiths together, said Omar Galahari, executive...

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President Mbeki Meets With Religious Working Group

October 21, 2003

Source: AllAfrica Global Media

http://allafrica.com/stories/200310210471.html

On October 21, 2003 AllAfrica Global Media posted a BuaNews article that reported, "President Thabo Mbeki is meeting with the representatives of the Presidential Religious Working Group in Pretoria today. The Presidency said the meeting sought to promote meaningful interaction between the government and religious communities. President Mbeki has met with the religious group before and a...

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Finding Our Place Conference: Building Social Cohesion in the Midst of Diversity and Migration (2003)

Purpose and Methods

This week-long conference brought together teams of people from selected cities around the globe. The Partner City project is an endeavor by the Council for the Parliament of World Religions to stimulate interfaith work around the globe by developing diverse teams working together in cities and a network of these cities. This conference, the second of such Goldin Institute events is designed to build capacity and offer a wealth of networking opportunities. The methodology of the conference is based upon listening, first to immigrants and...

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Interfaith Alliance Launched in Hawaii

October 18, 2003

Source: Starbulletin.com

http://starbulletin.com/2003/10/18/features/story2.html

On October 18, 2003 Starbulletin.com reported that "some 60 people from about 20 Oahu religious organizations attended the launching of the Hawaii Interfaith Alliance last week. The group will work to coordinate efforts of island faith-based groups in social action and human needs projects. One of the first will be to seek legislation to address the epidemic of drug abuse." The...

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