Interfaith

Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

August 30, 2003

Source: The Augusta Chronicle

http://www.augustachronicle.com/stories/083003/met_029-1230.001.shtml

On August 30, 2003, The Augusta Chronicle reported that "members of a south Georgia Islamic group whose mosque was destroyed by arson last week are finding support from a local Baptist congregation that lost its own house of worship to fire nearly a decade ago. The Aug. 24 fire at the Islamic Center of Savannah brought back painful memories for the Rev...

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Fremont (CA) Hindu temple holds interfaith service after Bombay attacks

August 28, 2003

Source: Tri-Valley Herald

On August 28, 2003 the Tri-Valley Herald reported that "The [Federation of Indian American Associations] has organized an interfaith candlelight vigil [in response to the terrorist attacks in Bombay, India]...at the Fremont Hindu Temple and Cultural Center. The event will include hymns, scriptures, reflections, prayers and special music, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony to celebrate "our oneness with those who have suffered," organizers say."

Interfaith group sponsors worship service in Monroe, LA

August 25, 2003

Source: The News-Star (Monroe, LA)

On August 25, 2003 The News-Star (Monroe, LA) reported that "[m]ore than 200 believers from the area's diverse religious groups gathered...in the sanctuary of Monroe's First Presbyterian Church for an interfaith worship service. Those assembled included B'hais, Jews, Jains, Hindus, Sikhs as well as Catholic and Protestant Christians. They expressed their adoration of God in different ways - some with audible amens, some with quiet reflection and some in different languages. But the believers united in praying for the...

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Evangelicals Sue U.S. Navy

August 23, 2003

Source: Baptist Press

http://www.www.bpnews.net/

On August 23, 2003 the Baptist Press reported that "a federal judge recently expanded the scope of a religious discrimination lawsuit against the Navy, further whipping the tempest that threatens to force the sea service into reviewing the promotions of every evangelical in its Chaplain Corps since 1977... The decision effectively doubles the number of former and present chaplains represented in the case to about 2,000 by widening the span of...

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Photography Feature: Clothing Has Religious Significance

August 22, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

http://www.dallasnews.com/religion/stories/082203dnrelgarb.305647bc.html

On August 22, 2003 The Dallas Morning News ran a photography feature entitled, "Clothed in the Spirit," highlighting various faith communities in the Dallas-Forth Worth region by means of their religious clothing and vestments. The feature included photos of members of the Christian (Catholic and Protestant), Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Tibetan...

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New Immigrants See CA Recall Election as "Triumph of Democracy"

August 21, 2003

Source: Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-citizens21aug21,1,2927300.story?coll=la-headlines-california

On August 21, 2003 the Los Angeles Times reported on new immigrants' intentions to participate in the impending California recall election. "[M]any said they saw the process [of the recall] — however much it may be lampooned on late-night television — as a triumph of democracy...[A recent...

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Minnesota International Center Leads Workshops on Abrahamic Traditions

August 21, 2003

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/news/local/6580090.htm

On August 21, 2003 the Pioneer Press reported, "After offering a series of programs to meet that need in recent years, [the Minnesota International Center] today is bringing together 'three great world religions' to help the public learn more about Christianity, Islam and Judaism and teach area teachers how to lead classroom discussions on religion. The center, based...

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Interfaith Community to Participate in World Religion Activities

August 21, 2003

Source: Argus

On August 21, 2003 the Argus reported that "some pray to God, others to Allah. Still others worship the Brahman, the Great Spirit or the Great Truth... The names for the 'divine' vary from Christianity to Buddhism and understanding the differences and similarities among world religions can enhance the faith of all religious seekers... That's the philosophy behind a 'World Peace Village' sponsored by the Menlo Park-based Child and Family Institute and Fremont's St. James Episcopal Church today... The community is invited to participate in...

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Livermore, CA Citizens Try to Save Mosque Leader from Deportation

August 19, 2003

Source: Mercury News

http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mercurynews/news/local/6566348.htm

On August 19, 2003 the Mercury News reported that "people of all faiths are rallying around a Livermore mosque leader who could be deported despite his lawyer's claim that a bureaucratic mix-up caused his immigration problems... Egyptian citizen Ahmad Abdalghafar Abdalla has been the calm center of a storm that has involved everyone from Amnesty International to the First...

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Reading of George Washington's Letter Blasts George Bush's Faith-Based Initiative

August 18, 2003

Source: The Providence Journal

http://www.projo.com/news/content/projo_20030818_touro18.789c7.html

On August 18, 2003 The Providence Journal reported that "more than 150 spectators and dignitaries packed into Touro Synagogue yesterday for a lesson on history, religion and, courtesy of Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline, a firsthand demonstration of politics... There to witness the annual...

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