Interfaith

U.S General Boykin's Remarks Called Offensive to Islam

October 16, 2003

Source: U.S.Newswire

http://releases.usnewswire.com/GetRelease.asp?id=142-10162003

On October 16, 2003 U.S.Newswire reported that "the Interfaith Alliance, the nation's leading interfaith organization, issued a response to last night's report on NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw and this morning's article in the Los Angeles Times exposing divisive statements on Islam by the new Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Lt. Gen. William Boykin." In the...

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Multifaith Community Rallies Behind Muslim Mosque Project in Voorhees

October 14, 2003

Source: The Philadelphia Enquirer

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/7006772.htm

On October 14, 2003 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the formation this month of a local pro-mosque group in Voorhees, the Coalition for Multi-Faith Democracy, has "drawn the Anti-Defamation League in New Jersey and the Interfaith Freedom Foundation in California to its cause. The coalition - made up of more than a dozen Roman Catholics, Methodists, Unitarians and...

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Oregon Interfaith Conference Celebrates "Golden Rule"

October 13, 2003

Source: The Daily Barometer

http://barometer.orst.edu/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/13/3f8accda74b15

On October 13, 2003 The Daily Barometer announced that the Second Annual Community Interfaith Conference was held this year in Corvallis under the theme "Living the Golden Rule." The event was sponsored by the Interfaith Committee of Corvallis. "'Every major religion and philosophical following in the world understands the value of treating people as you...

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Islamic Center Opens its Doors to Athens Interfaith Communities

October 13, 2003

Source: redandblack.com

http://www.redandblack.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/13/3f89ff9d25033

On October 13, 2003 the University of Georgia newspaper redandblack.com reported that "the Al-Huda Islamic Center opened its doors to the Athens community Saturday in an effort to enhance the knowledge and understanding of Islamic culture among its neighbors... A slide show and various videos concerning Islamic issues acquainted visitors with a world some...

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International Global Religion Poll Gauges Religious Attitudes of Different Faiths

October 12, 2003

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/news/7K2259G_religous_news.shtml

On October 12, 2003 Democrat and Chronicle published the results of the International Global Religion poll, a joint effort of University of Rochester’s department of religion and classics and Utica-based polling firm Zogby International. Pollsters questioned people in 12 religious communities in seven nations. Among the key findings: "Most worshippers,...

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Sikh Grandmother Recognized for Dedication to Multi-Faith Education

October 12, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/mynews/ny-h3488559oct12,0,1773668.story

On October 12, 2003 Newsday reported that Rajinderjit Singh,an advocate for Sikh women such as herself and a gently outspoken activist for multifaith education, will be one of three recipients of the 2003 Faith Fellowship Award presented by the Gathering of Light Multifaith Spiritual Fellowship. The Glen Head grandmother became became a founding board member and Sikh representative...

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"Hip" Teenagers Embrace Meditation

October 11, 2003

Source: Star-Telegram

http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/living/religion/6980793.htm

On October 11, 2003 Star-Telegram reported that teens are following a nationwide trend of embracing meditation as a way to fight stress. The heightened interest in meditation by teens may be linked to the fact that the practice has achieved mainstream "hip status." According to author and meditation instructor Diana Winston, meditation can help teenagers fight eating disorders and quit...

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Arizona Religious Leaders to Aid Parliament of the World's Religions

October 11, 2003

Source: The Arizona Republic

http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/chandler/articles/1011interfaith11Z6.html

On October 11, 2003 The Arizona Republic reported that "five religious leaders from the Valley will take part in a planning meeting next week for the Parliament of the World's Religions. The group from the Arizona Interfaith Movement, led by Paul Eppinger, is one of the largest invited to the planning, which will be held in...

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Mansfield Bahai Community Brings Message of Interfaith Devotion Home

October 10, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/101103dnrelinnov.c88c9.html

On October 10, 2003 The Dallas Morning News reported on Soheila Zandi of Mansfield, a member of the Bahá'í faith who "organizes monthly neighborhood 'devotional gatherings' at her home in Mansfield as well as in others' homes in Fort Worth, Southlake, Colleyville and Lewisville. For the gatherings, Ms. Zandi invites people of all ages and faith...

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Diverse Opinions of the "Next Life" Spark Dialogue in This Life

October 9, 2003

Source: Michigan Daily

http://www.michigandaily.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2003/10/09/3f84e5ffa79a2

On October 9, 2003 Michigan Daily reported that the University of Michigan's Second Annual Conference on the Diversity of Religious Thought "brought together representatives of five different faiths - Roman Catholicism, Reformed Christianity, Conservative Judaism, Islam and Tibetan Buddhism - in a panel discussion to discuss their religions' views of...

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Diverse Passengers Aboard Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride

October 7, 2003

Source: El Diario

http://www.indypressny.org/article.php3?ArticleID=1096

On October 7, 2003 El Diario reported that "New York City welcomed thousands of immigrants who arrived from different parts of the United States on October 4 along with the Freedom Ride, a group advocating for a reform of immigration laws. " The event in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens was supported by the Cardinal of New York, Edward Egan, and the recently installed Bishop of Brooklyn, Nicholas...

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Episocopal/Muslim Dialogue Resumes After Controversy Over Robinson's Election

October 7, 2003

Source: Worldwide Faith News

http://www.wfn.org/2003/10/msg00076.html

On October 7, 2003 Worldwide Faith News posted an Episcopal News Service article that reported, "Christians and Muslims are back on track discussing the 'heavenly religions,' as the Sunni Muslim leader put it. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams played a key role in reestablishing the dialogue that was disrupted in the wake of the election of Gene Robinson, an openly gay man living in a committed...

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Fasting Helps Diverse Faiths "Focus on the Spirit"

October 7, 2003

Source: Alameda Times-Star

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125%257E1549%257E1679937,00.html

On October 7, 2003 Alameda Times-Star took the Jewish Festival of Yom Kippur as an occasion to describe the ritual of fasting in many religions. The article notes that "fasting has traditionally had a part in many religious traditions... Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints fast on the first Sunday of every month. Muslims fast...

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