Interfaith

Interfaith Maine

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 30 October 2006.

Contact Information

Address: 17 Pleasant Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
Email: im@interfaithmaine.org

Mission

Interfaith Maine seeks peace and justice through deepening interfaith understanding and relationships.

Goals

As presented on their website, their goals are the following:
• To find ways to remove suspicion, fear,...
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Indiana Study Suggests Faith-Based Organizations Not Necessarily Effective

May 25, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A35615-2003May24.html?referrer=emailarticle

On May 25, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "the assumption behind President Bush's faith-based initiative is that religious charities can do a better job, at a lower cost, than secular organizations in providing many social services, from drug treatment to employment training. But an Indiana study suggests it...

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New Buddhist Activity Center Opens in Connecticut

May 25, 2003

Source: Connecticut Post

http://www.connpost.com/Stories/0,1413,96~3750~1414758,00.html

On May 25, 2003 the Connecticut Post reported that "located on the backside of a strip mall, the [new Buddhist activity center] is the first and only structure of its kind in Connecticut, according to administrators... 'We searched for a place based upon membership,' said Diane Platt, a region leader and team coordinator... A grand opening was held Jan. 26. First Selectman...

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The Interfaith Resource Center in Delaware Engaged in Outreach

May 24, 2003

Source: The News Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/life/2003/05/24interfaithcente.html

On May 24, 2003 The News Journal reported that "With a new director and new location set for the Interfaith Resource Center after June 13, the board of directors is interested in how this 30-year-old religious lending library can broaden its reach on the Delmarva Peninsula... 'We think it is worth exploring how we can be more multicultural in...

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Christians, Muslims, and Jews Come Together for "Celebration of Abraham"

May 24, 2003

Source: Lodi News-Sentinel

On May 24, 2003 the Lodi News-Sentinel reported that "the Celebration of Abraham, a movement that started a year ago among several religious leaders and lay people in the Lodi area to spread cultural respect and world peace, has spread to Stockton and other Northern California communities... Last year's celebration was held before a packed house at the Lodi Boys and Girls Club in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 tragedy. The event focused on the common belief in the patriarch Abraham and his sons, Isaac and Ishmael, among the...

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Christians and Jews Unite for "Mitzvah Day"

May 24, 2003

Source: The Beacon Journal

http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjournal/news/local/states/ohio/counties/summit_county/5935946.htm

On May 24, 2003 The Beacon Journal reported that "more than 400 volunteers from Temple Israel and First Congregational Church of Akron will be planting seeds of kindness on June 1... The two congregations -- one Christian, the other Jewish -- will join forces to complete about 25 projects in the Akron [OH...

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Muslim Solidarity Day for Justice and Peace Marches to Washington D.C.

May 23, 2003

Source: U.S. Newswire

http://www.usnewswire.com/topnews/qtr2_2003/0523-111.html

On May 23, 2003 the U.S. Newswire reported that "thousands are expected to assemble in the nation's capital on Saturday, May 24, to protest what is viewed by many in the Muslim and civil rights community as the erosion of civil rights and civil liberties under the Bush-Ashcroft administration. The march and rally, called Muslim Solidarity Day for Justice and Peace, sponsored by...

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Interfaith Partnership to Host Refugee Resettlement Programs

May 23, 2003

Source: The Tampa Tribune

http://tampatrib.com/floridametronews/MGAK80MK1GD.html

On May 23, 2003 The Tampa Tribune reported that "the Sudanese family's arrival in Tampa [FL] late Wednesday marks a milestone for faith groups that help refugees settle here. For the first time, Christians and Muslims have formed a partnership to sponsor the newcomers... 'It's a true interfaith project,' says Danielle Kearney, director of the refugee resettlement program for Lutheran...

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Florida Muslims and Christians Unite to Encourage Dialogue

May 23, 2003

Source: St. Petersburg Times

On May 23, 2003 the St. Petersburg Times reported that "The Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-FL) and the Florida Council of Churches (FCC) announced a statewide partnership Thursday to encourage dialogue between Christians and Muslims... The FCC and CAIR-FL will host public dialogues around the state beginning Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Christ Our Redeemer Lutheran Church... A panel of speakers from different faiths will share their perspectives and answer questions. The sessions are intended to...

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Washington Muslim Leader Brings Together Interfaith Group

May 22, 2003

Source: King County Journal

http://www.kingcountyjournal.com/sited/story/html/131638

On May 22, 2003 the King County Journal reported that "against a background of war and terrorism, Jawad Khaki stepped into the spotlight... Already a leader in an Eastside [WA] Shi'ite Muslim community, Khaki felt the need to educate people of other faiths about the peaceful side of Islam... As part of his outreach, Khaki brought his community, the Ithnasheri Muslim Association of...

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Interfaith Program Brings Together Jews and Muslims to Discuss Similarities

May 21, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal and Constitution

On May 21, 2003 The Atlanta Journal and Constitution reported that "two prayer books --- one written in Arabic, the other in Hebrew and English --- brought Huma Faruqi and Jason Burn together, each struck at that moment more by the similarities in their religions than the differences... The Muslim and Jewish metro Atlantans were among those gathered in a hallway at Congregation B'nai Israel in Jonesboro, surrounded by others from their faiths, as they pored over the prayer books --- the air punctuated by...

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Update: Benke Case Reveals Simmering Tension

May 21, 2003

Source: Christianity Today

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/120/31.0.html

On May 21, 2003 Christianity Today reported that "An appeals panel of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) has overturned the suspension of pastor David Benke for praying at an interfaith September 11 memorial event at Yankee Stadium. Despite the conclusion of the case, tensions run high in the 2.6 million-member denomination. Synod leaders expect a showdown at next year's synod...

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