Interfaith

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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Editorial: John J. DiIulio Jr. on FBCI

June 22, 2003

Source: The Boston Globe

http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/173/focus/Faith_Hope_and_Government+.shtml

On June 22, 2003 The Boston Globe printed an editorial by John J. DiIulio Jr. stating that "today, faith-based social service programs still receive only a small percentage of available federal funding, despite the importance and proven effectiveness of the work they do. What's more, the political consensus behind the charitable choice laws has...

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Diversity of Views and Religious Beliefs on the American University Campus

June 22, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6499-2003Jun17.html?nav=hptoc_c

On June 22, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "On the first full day of the Iraq war, Abdul Aziz Said stood before an overflow crowd inside the domed sanctuary of American University's Kay Spiritual Life Center, a unique place in the life of AU, both in its form and function. Perched among gray rectangular buildings, the circular Kay...

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The Pluralism Project in Texas

June 21, 2003

Source: American Statesman

http://www.statesman.com/metrostate/content/auto/epaper/editions/today/metro_state_e34f30a8168722130086.html

On June 21, 2003 the American Statesman reported that "recent college graduate Joe Laycock is spending his spare time this summer at Buddhist temples and mosques and with Sikhs in backrooms of yoga studios... Laycock, an Austin resident who will pursue a master's of theological...

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First African-American Pastor to Serve Congress

June 21, 2003

Source: The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A15123-2003Jun20.html

On June 21, 2003 The Washington Post reported that "for a quarter-century, and most recently as the U.S. Navy's chief of chaplains, [Pastor Barry C.] Black has led interfaith services on aircraft carriers and destroyers and counseled sailors, Marines and Coast Guard personnel on spiritual and personal matters. Now, after retirement from the military Aug. 15,...

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The Pluralism Project Recognized by Webby Awards

June 21, 2003

Source: Dallas Morning News

http://www.kansas.com/mld/eagle/6136000.htm

On June 21, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "in recognition of the radical changes in the American religious landscape of the past 30 years, [The Pluralism Project, Webby-award winning Web site developed by Diana L. Eck at Harvard University] was initiated to study and document religious communities, particularly those of immigrant communities... Through...

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Interfaith Youth Camp in Maryland

June 20, 2003

Source: Public Opinion

http://www.publicopiniononline.com/news/stories/20030620/localnews/515707.html

On June 20, 2003 Public Opinion reported that "an interfaith day camp in Sharpsburg, Md., Thursday brought children from different religions together... Approximately 40 children ages seven to 12 and more than a dozen teens and adults gathered at Shepherd's Spring Conference Center... The goals of the camp were to help children of different...

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Joanne Waage and The Spiritual Guide to New York

June 20, 2003

Source: New York Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/col/story/94152p-85383c.html

On June 20, 2003 New York Daily News reported that "Joanne Waage began her religious quest by stepping into a hole on a bridge in southern India and breaking the big toe on her right foot... The swelling and pain forced her to interrupt a tour and seek medical help, which, someone told her, was available at a nearby ashram (a Hindu spiritual center). She found not only...

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Maryland Baha'i Group Plans to Expand

June 20, 2003

Source: The Baltimore Sun

http://www.sunspot.net/news/local/howard/bal-ho.bahai20jun20,0,1539681.story?coll=bal-local-howard

On June 20, 2003 The Baltimore Sun reported that "after decades of meeting in borrowed spaces, the Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Howard County is seeking to build what would be the only center for its faith in Maryland... More than 200 followers of the religion - founded in 19th-century Persia...

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Interfaith "Abrahamic Dialogues" Occur across the Nation

June 19, 2003

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/0619/p17s01-lire.html

On June 19, 2003 The Christian Science Monitor reported that "since Sept. 11, most Americans have become starkly aware of the great gaps in understanding and heightened tensions among Muslims, Christians, and Jews at home and abroad. Recognizing the need to build bridges and to strengthen moderate voices, many are experimenting with new forms of what some call 'Abrahamic...

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