Interfaith

September 11 Vigils Bring Solace to Christians, Muslims, Jews

September 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2003/09/09/bridging_the_gap_among_religions/

On September 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported, "The Candles -- gentle metaphors for grief, remembrance, and solidarity -- will burn during 43 vigils in 22 states and four countries. There will be eight in New York, home to more than 2,000 of the dead, and three in Massachusetts,...

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First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

September 8, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

http://www.sltrib.com/2003/Sep/09082003/utah/utah.asp

On September 8, 2003, The Salt Lake Tribune reported: "Four days before the anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster, the message at the Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday was one of increased understanding, cooperation and respect between cultures...'Even before 9-11, there was a lot of bad stuff in the media about Muslims, a lot of...

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Dalai Lama Dedicates Chamtse Ling Interfaith Temple in Indiana

September 8, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.beliefnet.com/story/132/story_13223_1.html

On September 8, 2003 Religion News Service reported that the Dalai Lama led the dedication of an interdenominational, international temple called the Chamtse Ling on the grounds of the Tibetan Cultural Center about five miles southeast of the campus of Indiana University. The article added that "more than 3,000 people gathered to see the Dalai Lama, former boxing champion Muhammad Ali...

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Minnesota Interfaith Group Remembers Sept. 11 With Discussion on Peace

September 7, 2003

Source: Duluth News Tribune

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/news/6713043.htm

On September 7, 2003 Duluth News Tribune reported on a panel discussion on "Bridging Faith: Creating a Future Worthy of Our Children," sponsored by the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports and Arrowhead Interfaith Council on the anniversary of Sept. 11. "'I want to show there is more unity than there is difference between our religions,' said Arshia Khan, a Muslim...

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First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

September 6, 2003

Source: Deseret News (UT)

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1%2C1249%2C510052171%2C00.html

On September 6, 2003 the Deseret News reported on Salt Lake City's first American Muslim Festival, organized by Ghulam Hasnain, a Salt Lake City resident. "He has assembled an impressive list: student and community groups, ethnic artists and musicians and Middle Eastern, Asian, African American and European vendors will form a Muslim marketplace unlike anything the Gallivan...

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New Religion Curriculum Will Not Erode Freedoms, Education Minister Says

September 5, 2003

Source: iafrica.com

http://iafrica.com/news/sa/268414.htm

On September 5, 2003 iafrica.com reported that South African Education Minister Kader Asmal said a new religion education curriculum in Bloemfontein does not infringe on religious freedom. The article said, "One result of the new policy would be the introduction of religion education as a new curricular programme in schools. The aim of this would be to teach and learn about religion and religious diversity in South Africa and...

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Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding

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Phone: 212-967-7707
Email: info@tanenbaum.org
Website: http://www.tanenbaum.org/
The Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding’s primary mission is to promote “mutual respect” through “practical programs that bridge religious difference and combat prejudice.”[1] Tanebaum was founded in 1992 by Georgette Bennett, as a way to build upon the legacy of her late husband, Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum, a leader and... Read more about Tanenbaum | Center for Interreligious Understanding

Spirituality of New Yorkers Still Deeply Affected Two Years After 9/11

September 5, 2003

Source: PBS.org

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/week701/cover.html

On September 5, 2003 PBS's Religion and Ethics Newsweekly ran a lead story on the lasting spiritual impact of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York City. Kim Lawton reported: "There's not much to see at ground zero these days -- a gaping construction site that locals call 'the pit.' Still, thousands of tourists visit the site every day. In the surrounding neighborhoods, many New Yorkers say...

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CA Labor union leaders reach out to faith communities

September 1, 2003

Source: The Mercury-News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/6667607.htm

On September 1, 2003 The Mercury-News reported, "About 140 labor leaders carried a pro-union message Sunday to South Bay churches, synagogues, temples and mosques, part of an annual nationwide Labor Day ritual in which thousands of speakers urge support for labor unions and their initiatives for social and economic justice...At the Sikh gurdwara on Quimby Road in San Jose, Phaedra Ellis...

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CA Sikhs Organize Sept. 11 Memorial Event

September 1, 2003

Source: Daily Republic (Fairfield-Suisun City, CA)

http://www.dailyrepublic.com/articles/2003/09/01/news/news4.txt

On September 1, 2003 the Daily Republic reported, "As the two-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks nears, the local Sikh community is inviting all residents to join them for a night of peace." The Punjabi-American Cultural Association's Punjabi Heritage Festival will feature free dinners and cultural exhibitions. Attendance is...

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Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

August 30, 2003

Source: Savannah Morning News

http://www.savannahnow.com/stories/083003/LOC_mosquereaction.shtml

On August 30, 2003, the Savannah Morning News reported that local faith communities were uniting to support the Muslim community, which has been the target of recent violence, including a fire that destroyed the Savannah Islamic Center. The paper reported: "Savannah's Inter-racial Interfaith Community and some members of the Unitarian Universalist Church plan...

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Post 9/11 Muslim-Christian dialogue group established in Cleveland

August 30, 2003

Source: The Plain Dealer

http://www.cleveland.com/living/plaindealer/index.ssf?/base/living/1062236118108620.xml

On August 30, 2003 The Plain Dealer reported: "A group of religious leaders is developing a Muslim-Christian dialogue to promote understanding between the two faiths in Northeast Ohio. Christians and Muslims Establishing Peace, the working title of the new group, is planning an evening of prayer and reflection on "Making...

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