Interfaith

Bay Area South Asians Gather to Discuss Patriot Act, Sept. 11 Backlash

September 25, 2003

Source: NCM

http://news.ncmonline.com/news/view_article.html?article_id=ce475792c28cdd2135a2163926b8c8a6

On September 25, 2003 NCM reported that "in a rare show of solidarity, some 100 members of the South Asian American community of the Bay Area gathered Sept. 14 at the India Community Center to discuss the backlash felt over two years after the Sept. 11 attacks, and the effects of the USA Patriot Act. The community forum...

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Jews and Latinos Celebrate "Common Spiritual Values" in Washington

September 25, 2003

Source: The American Jewish Committee

http://www.ajc.org/InTheMedia/PressReleases.asp?did=935

On September 25, 2003 The American Jewish Committee reported that the American Jewish Committee joined members of the Latino community for an interfaith service to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. Dina Siegel Vann, AJC’s director of Latino and Latin American Affairs, said that the event was aimed at highlighting the "common spiritual values" between Jews...

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Executive Order on Faith-Based Initiatives and Some Responses

September 22, 2003

Source: CNN.com

http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/09/22/faith.initiative/index.html

On September 22, 2003, CNN reported that The White House "has eased barriers that have kept faith-based organizations from receiving federal money for programs that help needy Americans. Four regulatory actions announced last December were finalized, and six new regulatory or policy changes were proposed, said Jim Towey, director of President Bush's Office of Faith-...

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International Summit of Pluralist Theologians Meets in England

September 19, 2003

Source: National Catholic Reporter

http://www.natcath.com/NCR_Online/archives2/2003c/091903/091903c.php

On September 19, 2003 National Catholic Reporter reported that "over four days, Sept. 6-9, 40 leading pluralist theologians gathered in Birmingham, England...Catholic luminaries such as Paul Knitter of Xavier University and Jesuit Fr. Roger Haight and Chester Gillis, both of Georgetown University, took part, as well as Protestants, Muslims, Hindus,...

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Interfaith Group Unites Against Gay Marriage

September 18, 2003

Source: The San Francisco Chronicle

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/archive/2003/09/18/MN10010.DTL

On September 18, 2003 The San Francisco Chronicle reported that "an alliance of African American, Latino, Asian, Jewish, Catholic and Muslim religious leaders lent their support Wednesday to a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage that will soon be introduced in the Senate. Patricia DeVeaux of the...

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Scout Troops Represent Many Faiths

September 15, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/living/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/living/1063454193187750.xml

On September 15, 2003 The Oregonian reported that "in their green Girl Scout vests stitched with badges, the girls of Troop 869 are the newest members of a 91-year-old tradition rooted in the American South. With their Muslim headcoverings and prayers, the girls also represent how far the Girl Scouts have gone to tailor...

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Hindu Temple in Tennesee Holds Open House

September 14, 2003

Source: The Tennesean

http://www.tennessean.com/local/archives/03/09/39271396.shtml?Element_ID=39271396

On September 14, 2003 The Tennessean reported that "hundreds of people from different backgrounds, creeds and religions gathered yesterday at the Sri Ganesha Temple on Old Hickory Boulevard for the Indian Association of Nashville's annual Indian Festival. This was the third year members of the Hindu temple opened their doors to the...

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Habitat Homes Built by Diverse Communities

September 12, 2003

Source: NCC News

http://www.ncccusa.org/news/03buildingonfaith.html

On September 12, 2003 NCC News reported that "churches and faith groups around the world are gathering to pray and work together in order to eliminate substandard housing during Habitat for Humanity International’s "Building On Faith" week, Sept. 14-20. Throughout the year, Habitat for Humanity -- a National Council of Churches partner -- serves as a vehicle for churches and the faith community to...

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Portland Expo Center Holds Interfaith Service on Anniversary of WWII Internment Camp Closing

September 11, 2003

Source: The Oregonian

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/oregonian/index.ssf?/base/portland_news/1063282037240920.xml

On September 11, 2003 The Oregonian reported that 'Three thousand index-card-sized sheets of stainless steel chimed in the wind, providing a constant backdrop to Wednesday morning's Expo Center MAX Station dedication in North Portland. As Portland Taiko's drums thundered, as a minister gave an invocation, as...

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Abrahamic Faiths in Ohio Hold Interfaith Community Gathering for Peace

September 11, 2003

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/news/local/6743589.htm

On September 11, 2003 the Akron Beacon Journal reported that 'On the eve of today's second anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, Ibrahim [an area Muslim] joined with more than 300 Muslims, Christians and Jews to share a meal, remember the tragedy, and pray for a peaceful future.

He was one of several speakers Wednesday evening at a...

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