Interfaith

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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Muslim Doctor Calls on All Faiths to "Tend the Garden of Diversity"

October 17, 2003

Source: Topeka Capital-Journal

http://www.cjonline.com/stories/101003/loc_interfaith.shtml

On October 17, 2003 The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Dr. Shahid Athar, who has dedicated his life since September 11 to educating the nation's interfaith community on Islam, will bring his message of peace to the Interfaith of Topeka Conference on the Washburn University campus. His presentation is titled "Understanding Islam and Muslims: An Interfaith...

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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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