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Press Release by Americans United for Separation of Church and State

June 17, 2003

Source: Americans United for Separation of Church and State

http://www.au.org/press/pr030617.htm

On June 17, 2003 the Americans United for Separation of Church and State reported that "Congressional leaders are trying to force a bill through Congress that would permit religious discrimination in staffing of Head Start and jeopardize the positions of thousands of teachers and parent volunteers... The popular tax-funded program is designed to provide academic instruction and health-care...

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Roger Williams National Memorial

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 12 January 2006.

Phone: 401-521-7266
Website: http://www.nps.gov/rowi/
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Description

The Roger Williams National Memorial celebrates the life of Roger Williams (1603-83), the founder of Rhode Island, and the American ideal of religious freedom. Williams, who was banished from Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636 for preaching freedom of conscience ("soul liberty") and the...
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Interfaith Activity in Dutchess County, NY

June 15, 2003

Source: Poughkeepsie Journal

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/sunday/localnews/stories/lo061503s12_p.shtml

On June 15, 2003 the Poughkeepsie Journal reported that "Dutchess County [NY] truly is a melting pot of religious faiths -- and religious tolerance... 'In many ways the county is very diverse and it breeds tolerance,' said Michael Tori, a religion professor at Marist College... The county may be nearly three-fourths Roman Catholic, but...

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Jains and Hindus Celebrate Together in Michigan

June 13, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

http://www.detnews.com/2003/religion/0306/23/d07n-192139.htm

On June 13, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "members of the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing are celebrating the consecration of the gods, a ceremony they believe gave their temple life and divine power... About 900 mid-Michigan families attend the temple to practice Hinduism or Jainism, two related religions that began in India... It is the fifth anniversary of the...

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Arizona Interfaith Movement

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 3 April 2013.

Phone: 602-261-6703
Email: AIFM@interfaitharizona.com
Website: http://www.azifm.org/
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Overview

The Arizona InterFaith Movement (AIM) began in 1996, when Dr. Paul Eppinger (former Director of the Arizona Ecumenical Council) began to organize monthly meetings between Valley religious leaders. These sessions resulted in the creation of a steering committee for the InterFaith Action Coalition of...

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Interfaith Center of Greater Harrisburg Celebrates Anniversary, Discuss Hinduism

June 2, 2003

Source: The Patriot-News

http://pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf?/xml/story.ssf/html_standard.xsl?/base/news/1054546228199250.xml

On June 2, 2003 The Patriot-News reported that "Dr. Mukund Kulkarni smiled when he told his audience of Christians, Baha'is and Islamic believers that Hinduism is a faith without a single founder, specific theological system or single system of morality... There was little...

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Editorial: Between Hope and Despair

June 2, 2003

Source: The Charlotte Observer

http://www.charlotte.com/mld/observer/news/5994249.htm

On June 2, 2003 The Charlotte Observer printed an editorial by Akbar S. Ahmed stating that "if you appear in the U.S. media with a Muslim name like mine, you live suspended between hope and despair, compassion and anger, acceptance and prejudice, inclusion and exclusion... You are blindly associated with the actions of Muslims all over the world, and your religion itself appears to...

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Book Review: From Eden to Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking

June 1, 2003

Source: Journal of the American Academy of Religion

On June 1, 2003 the Journal of the American Academy of Religion published a book review of From Eden to Armageddon: The Future of World Religions, Violence, and Peacemaking by Marc Gopin. The review stated that "Gopin recommends... methods of conflict resolution... that can enable a 'hermeneutically reworked sense of religious identity'... The key factor is 'how one's group negotiate[s] the boundaries between self and Other,'... 'this murky space between war and peace where people and civilization...

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Interfaith Programs in Hawaii

May 31, 2003

Source: Honolulu Advertiser

http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2003/May/31/il/il13afaith.html/?print=on

On May 31, 2003 the Honolulu Advertiser reported the "one of the most visible trends in the faith community is interfaith tolerance. Witness: The Interfaith Open Table is going strong; the newly created Believers All Network continues to grow; and an evening program May 13 titled 'Finding Common Ground: An Evening of Spiritual...

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Habitat for Humanity Sponsors Interfaith Work Site in Toledo

May 31, 2003

Source: Toledo Blade

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20030531/NEWS10/105310143

On May 31, 2003 the Toledo Blade reported that "Woody Trautman... helped organize the most expansive interfaith Habitat for Humanity effort yet in the Toledo area, bringing together more than 300 people of 14 different faiths and 18 congregations... Baha’is joined Buddhists and Muslims teamed with Mormons on the construction project...

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