Interfaith

Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Oct. 2002

October 8, 2002

Source: The Interfaith Alliance

http://www.interfaithalliance.org/rresource/iraq/ltr.htm

On October 8, 2002, The Interfaith Alliance issued a letter to President Bush "on behalf of the boards of directors of The Interfaith Alliance and The Interfaith Alliance Foundation and the 150,000 members of these organizations who come from over 50 different...

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Faith-based Initiative Opponents Fear Hiring Discrimination by Religious Groups

October 8, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 8, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "A coalition of civil rights groups and liberal House Democrats has mounted an aggressive lobbying campaign to block President Bush's faith-based initiative in the Senate unless the bill explicitly prohibits religious charities from discriminating when hiring... The White House does not want the anti-discrimination language added, because some House conservatives and many evangelical groups have said they will not be able to support the faith-based legislation if it bars religious...

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Reactions to Falwell's Statement "Mohammed was a Terrorist"

October 8, 2002

Source: The Nation

On October 8, 2002 the Nation reported that "The conservative Baptist minister (Jerry Falwell) tells correspondent Bob Simon that he has concluded from reading Muslim and non-Muslim writers that Islam's prophet 'was a- violent man, a man of war... I've said often and many places that most Muslims are people of peace and want peace and tranquility for their families and abhor terrorism... Islam, like most faiths, has a fringe of radicals who carry on bloodshed wherever they are. They do not represent Islam'... In response to Falwell's...

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Thich Nhat Hanh Leads Peace Walk in Tennessee

October 7, 2002

Source: The Commercial Appeal

On October 7, 2002 The Commercial Appeal reported that "hundreds of people followed a Buddhist monk on a slow walk through Overton Park Saturday morning. 'Peace is something you can contemplate every day, and walking is one way,' said Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist monk who led Peace Walk 2002."

Interfaith Prayer in Chicago Draws Over 50 Religious Leaders

October 7, 2002

Source: Religion News Service

http://www.religionnews.com/press02/PR091802B.html

On October 7, 2002 Religion News Service reported that "the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Chicago and Northern Illinois Region developed the 'Chicago Prayer of Unity, Remembrance and Hope' with the cooperation of over 50 religious leaders in the Chicago area. An unprecedented group of religious leaders added their names to the prayer, representing Chicago’s...

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Religious-oriented Funds Becoming More Popular after Accounting Scandals

October 6, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 6, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "Disillusioned by the accounting scandals that helped decimate stock prices, a growing number of investors are seeking comfort in mutual funds that match their religious values and offer respectable returns. Religious-oriented funds screen out or avoid investing in, companies whose products or services conflict with core values of religious faith. The number of religious-oriented funds has more than doubled in the last three years, from 16 in 1999 to 38 this year, according to...

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Religious Groups Speak Out Against War with Iraq: Oct. 2002

October 6, 2002

Source: Council on American Muslim Relations

On October 6, 2002 the Council on American Muslim Relations reported that "an estimated 10,000 people converged on the lawn of the Federal Building in Los Angeles to protest the impending war on Iraq. The rally and march was organized by the 'Not In Our Name' (NION) project, a group that formed a year ago to protest our government's heavy-handed policies, domestically and internationally, in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks."

Bush Administration Awards Grant Money to Faith-based Service Groups

October 6, 2002

Source: The Boston Globe

On October 6, 2002 The Boston Globe reported that "the Bush administration is giving $25 million to 21 groups, including several that are deeply religious in nature... The grants represent the first tangible result of President Bush's 'faith-biased initiative,' which stalled in Congress amid fierce debate over how religious programs can take government money without running afoul of the constitutional separation of church and state... Several religious groups were among the grant winners, including Virginia-based Operation Blessing...

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U.S. Postal Service to Issue Stamps Commemorating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Muslim Eid

October 4, 2002

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

On October 4, 2002 The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that "the Postal Service issues its holiday stamps in October to continue interest in collecting. Next Thursday, four holiday stamps, all 37 cents, will be issued commemorating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the Muslim Eid. Contemporary Christmas stamps, featuring snowmen, will be issued later."

Pat Robertson's Charity to Receive Federal Grant

October 3, 2002

Source: The Associated Press

On October 3, 2002 The Associated Press reported that "a charity founded by Pat Robertson is to receive $500,000 in the first wave of grants under President Bush's 'faith-based initiative,' which the religious broadcaster had criticized. In March, Robertson said on his '700 Club' television show that the program to give federal money to religious organizations that provide social services was a 'Pandora's box' that could make legitimate religious charities dependent on government and finance cults that 'brainwash' prospective...

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