Interfaith

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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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

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