Interfaith

Update: Daniel Pipes' Nomination Stalls

August 14, 2003

Source: MPAC News

http://www.mpacnews.org/

On August 14, 2003 the Muslim Public Affairs Council reported that "MPAC, along with a very wide coalition of interfaith, civil rights and academic freedom groups, participated in a packed press conference this morning at the National Press Building in Washington DC decrying the possible recess appointment of Daniel Pipes to the United States Institute for Peace (USIP)... The press conference was moderated by Dr. Reverend Welton Gaddy, president of the...

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Theologian Urges Interfaith Peace Effort

August 12, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On August 12, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "Xavier University professor Paul Knitter says religion is meant to foster peace, not violence... 'By the government insisting that religion cannot really mix with politics, that religion has nothing to say to the state, this has led to the possibility that the state can make use of religion for its own purposes,'... Religion should strive not only to end war, Knitter said, but also to foster a world in which, 'there is justice, there is equity, there is a sharing of the...

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Interfaith Conference in Central Ohio

August 12, 2003

Source: The Columbus Dispatch

On August 12, 2003 The Columbus Dispatch reported that "when it comes to the causes of violence in today's world, Paul Knitter thinks, religion is one of the culprits... Now it is time for religion to be part of the solution in making the world more peaceful, he said... Knitter, an author and expert in interreligious efforts, was the keynote speaker yesterday during the annual conference of the North American Interfaith Network, being held at Ohio State University... Interreligious efforts should be aimed at easing suffering,...

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Billings Interfaith Circle

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 August 2003.

Phone: 406-252-7885

Editorial: Faith-Based and Secular Groups Unite to Fight Crime

August 10, 2003

Source: Pioneer Press

http://www.twincities.com/mld/pioneerpress/6504253.htm

On August 10, 2003 Pioneer Press columnist Rubén Rosario reported on attempts by local faith-based and secular organizations to unite to fight crime: "When it comes to dealing with crime, it is often a matter of faith where the victims seek spiritual solace or redress. But seeking secular justice or help is often absent. This week, religious leaders in Ramsey County and those who work with...

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Catholics and Muslims Hold Joint Prayer Service in Austin, TX

August 10, 2003

Source: News 8 (Austin, TX)

http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=80312

On August 10, 2003 News 8 (Austin, TX) reported that "members of the Catholic and Muslim faith, two of the world's largest religions, combined Sunday services in Austin. This was the second time since Sept. 11 that Catholics and Muslims have held a joint prayer service. Inside St. Mary's Cathedral in Downtown Austin, two religions shared the same pew,...

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Researching the Power of Prayer

August 9, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/221/metro/Pondering_the_powers_of_prayer+.shtml

On August 9, 2003 The Boston Globe reported that "prayer is universal. During a recent talk at the Mary Baker Eddy Library, Dr. Larry Dossey, backed by Bach on a soothing piano recording, projected a series of photos depicting prayer around the world -- Catholics in Central America, Buddhist monks, people grieving loss, a doctor...

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Interfaith Responses to Bishop Controversy

August 5, 2003

Source: Saint Paul Pioneer Press

http://www.centredaily.com/mld/centredaily/news/6466439.htm

On August 5, 2003 the Saint Paul Pioneer Press reported that "other denominations watching the Episcopalians in action this week in Minneapolis weren't looking just for the outcome, but also at how the church handled the divisive issue of sexuality... About 35 ecumenical leaders from around the country are observing the proceedings at the Minneapolis convention... Some...

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Iu Mien Community Center in California

August 4, 2003

Source: Alameda Times

http://www.timesstar.com/Stories/0,1413,125~1486~1551004,00.html

On August 4, 2003 the Alameda Times reported that "since the [Iu Mien] community center's grand opening July 19, people have held combination Buddhist/Tao religious ceremonies and Mien language classes for children at the small house in front of the center... Saechao said he hopes the center will bring together the 8,000 Iu Mien scattered throughout the Bay Area, 5,000 of...

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Interfaith Couple Launches New Organization in Ohio

August 2, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030802/NEWS10/108020120

On August 2, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "a Toledo couple known for their efforts in promoting interfaith programs have launched a new organization, the Multifaith Council of Northwest Ohio, to better facilitate understanding and acceptance among the area’s diverse religious communities... 'What’s so different about us? We...

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