Interfaith

Local Muslim Pharmacist Holds Informal Seminar to Discuss Islamic Faith

July 3, 2003

Source: The Register Herald

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?brd=1706

On July 3, 2003 The Register Herald reported that "Nasir Mahmood has teamed up with the Pine Plains Council of Churches [NY] to hold seminars on Muslim awareness. The most recent seminar was held on June 12 at St. Anthony's Church in Pine Plains. Many know Mahmood as their pharmacist in Pine Plains, but not as a spokesman on the Islamic faith... Since the attacks on the World Trade Center, Mahmood has...

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High School Students Participate in Interfaith Training Program

July 2, 2003

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR070203.html

On July 2, 2003 the Religion News Service reported that "fifty Christian, Muslim, and Jewish high school students from the Middle East, South Africa, Northern Ireland and the United States committed to building understanding between peoples of different faiths are spending two weeks together in a groundbreaking leadership-training program... The students, ages 16-18, are participants in the...

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Interfaith Celebration in Kentucky

July 2, 2003

Source: Herald Leader

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/local/6215627.htm

On July 2, 2003 the Herald Leader reported that "the faces in the Kentucky Theatre last night ranged from black to white to brown... Their voices represented Jews, Muslims, Christians and Catholics... And they were all united in cheers... They were gathered for the patriotic "Faces of Faith in America' rally, hosted by The Interfaith Alliance of the Bluegrass... The event...

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Muslims and Jews Learning from Each Other in Rochester, NY

July 2, 2003

Source: Democrat and Chronicle

http://www.rochesterdandc.com/news/IM12VBM_jews02_news.shtml

On July 2, 2003 the Democrat and Chronicle reported that "the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, drove divisions between Jews and Muslims in many cities, but in Rochester [NY], the dialogue between these two communities is growing deeper and deeper... In fact, because of a series of public programs seeking greater understanding, the Commission on Jewish/Muslim...

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Panel Discussion of Young People of Minority Religions in North Carolina

June 30, 2003

Source: The Herald-Sun

http://www.heraldsun.com/orange/10-367211.html

On June 30, 2003 The Herald-Sun reported that "the Century Center is hosting a panel discussion tonight on how young people from minority religions living in the United States can remain true to their faith in a time of war abroad and distrust at home... Tonight's dialogue, 'Keeping the Faith: Expatriate Communities,' will bring together six college and high school students, an audience from the community...

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The Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program

June 29, 2003

Source: Appeal-Democrat

On June 29, 2003 the Appeal-Democrat reported that Ali "Jensen, of Santa Cruz [CA], converted to Islam about 26 years ago after exploring transcendental meditation and Zen Buddhism, he said. According to Islamic teachings, he prays five times a day and fasts for an entire month, among other things... Jensen was speaking at the second Yuba-Sutter Abrahamic Interfaith Dialogue Program, a group involving Christian, Jewish and Muslim members... Coordinators stressed mutual understanding and peace as goals for the dialogue. They also...

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Paths to Interfaith Marriages

June 28, 2003

Source: Newsday

http://www.newsday.com/features/ny-lsfaith0628,0,4818410.story

On June 28, 2003 Newsday reported that "under a Jewish wedding canopy called a chupah, in front of a Christian unity candle and with a Cherokee prayer, Richard Goidel and Debra George were married earlier this month... It wasn't easy to find clergy willing to perform an interfaith ceremony, says George, 44, a widow. Some wouldn't return her phone calls and some admonished her, she...

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President Bush Backs Federally Funded Religious Groups to Base Their Hiring Decisions on a Job Candidate's Religion and Sexual Orientation

June 25, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28678-2003Jun24.html?referrer=emailarticle

On June 25, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "President Bush called on Congress yesterday to make it easier for federally funded religious groups to base their hiring decisions on a job candidate's religion and sexual orientation... A White House position paper sent to Capitol Hill argues that 'religious hiring...

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Rea Chapel Becomes Rea Interfaith Chapel in Pennsylvania

June 25, 2003

Source: The News-Item

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=8636445&BRD=2311&PAG=461&dept_id=482260&rfi=6

On June 25, 2003 The News-Item reported that "Geisinger Medical Center’s Rea Chapel [PA] was recently renovated and rededicated as the Rea Interfaith Chapel with the help of funds from the Rea Family and the Geisinger Auxiliary. The atmosphere of the new chapel welcomes people of all faiths with a large stained glass...

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2002 Census Shows More Muslims than Presbyterians in Mayo

June 25, 2003

Source: Western People

http://www.westernpeople.ie/news/story.asp?j=14222

On June 25, 2003 the Western People reported that "In (County) Mayo there are now more Muslims that Presbyterians, 370 compared to 289. There are 1,731 Muslims in Connacht as against 1,086 Presbyterians. The figures are contained in the 2002 Census of Population, and show that times are indeed changing in religious affiliations. The country is slowly evolving from 'holy Catholic Ireland' to a...

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Diverse Catholic Schools Signal "Growing Religious Pluralism" in New South Wales

June 24, 2003

Source: Sydney Morning Herald

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/06/23/1056220542342.html

On June 24, 2003 the Sydney Morning Herald reported that "The Maronites (Lebanese Catholics), Melkites (mainly Syrians who follow the Byzantine rite) and Armenian Catholics join other ethno-religious schools for Islamic, Jewish, Greek and Coptic Orthodox students in Sydney's diverse educational offerings. Brian Croke, executive director of the Catholic Education...

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Interfaith Group Supports Muslims in Building a Mosque

June 24, 2003

Source: Marshfield News Herald

http://www.wisinfo.com/newsherald/mnhlocal/278100915729824.shtml

On June 24, 2003 Marshfield News Herald reported that "members of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths who have joined together to advocate for tolerance of different cultures, races and religions say they are backing an effort by Muslims in Marshfield to build a mosque to serve north central Wisconsin... Members of Marshfield Social Justice, which was formed...

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Unitarian Conference Share Thoughts on Faith Experiences in Pennsylvania

June 23, 2003

Source: Daily Record

http://ydr.com/story/religion/10761/

On June 23, 2003 the Daily Record reported that "as an attorney, Arnold represents the Pennsylvania Nonbelievers, a York-based group of humanists, free-thinkers and atheists who protest government-sanctioned religious practices or events, such as the National Day of Prayer... Most people would think Arnold wouldn’t be caught dead in church. They would probably be right if it weren’t for the Unitarian Universalist...

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