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Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Billboard Campaign Takes Aim At National Day Of Prayer

May 4, 2010

Author: Mark Barna

Source: Colorado Springs Gazette

http://www.gazette.com/articles/national-98160-aim-prayer.html

Colorado Springs’ reputation as a stronghold of Christian conservatism has created a backlash in the form of reoccurring billboards sponsored by groups that support the separation of church and state.

The latest billboard campaign in the Springs is funded by the Freedom From Religion Foundation...

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Swiss Canton Considers Burqa Ban

May 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Earth Times

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/321920,swiss-canton-considers-burqa-ban.html

A Swiss canton on Tuesday passed legislation preparing the groundwork for a possible ban on the Islamic burqa.

The local council in Aargau, a canton (state) in the north of Switzerland along the German border, voted overwhelmingly to work on a state initiative to make wearing the burqa...

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South Plainfield Buddhist Center Welcomes All to New Home to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

May 3, 2010

Hindu Prayers to Begin Yuba City Council Meeting

May 3, 2010

Author: Ryan McCarthy

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/city-94515-council-zed.html

Ancient Hindu scriptures will be read tonight for the invocation at the start of the Yuba City City Council meeting, among six cities where Hindu leader Rajan Zed is reading Sanskrit scriptures.

Nevada resident Zed noted some cities such as San Francisco and Sacramento do not have invocations at council meetings.

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Hindu Prayers to Begin Yuba City Council Meeting

May 3, 2010

Author: Ryan McCarthy

Source: Appeal-Democrat

http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/city-94515-council-zed.html

Ancient Hindu scriptures will be read tonight for the invocation at the start of the Yuba City City Council meeting, among six cities where Hindu leader Rajan Zed is reading Sanskrit scriptures.

Nevada resident Zed noted some cities such as San Francisco and Sacramento do not have invocations at council meetings.

...

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South Plainfield Buddhist Center Welcomes All to New Home to Celebrate Buddha's Birthday

May 3, 2010

Religious Leaders, Peace Activists Pray, Chant, Sing for Nuclear Disarmament

May 2, 2010

Author: Lynette Wilson

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79425_121958_ENG_HTM.htm

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was among religious leaders and activists gathered in New York May 2 at the Church Center for the United Nations for "For Peace and Human Needs Disarm Now!" -- an interfaith convocation for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

"It's a very important witness by many, many faith...

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Religious Leaders, Peace Activists Pray, Chant, Sing for Nuclear Disarmament

May 2, 2010

Author: Lynette Wilson

Source: Episcopal Life Online

http://www.episcopalchurch.org/79425_121958_ENG_HTM.htm

Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori was among religious leaders and activists gathered in New York May 2 at the Church Center for the United Nations for "For Peace and Human Needs Disarm Now!" -- an interfaith convocation for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

"It's a very important witness by many, many faith...

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Unexpected Hurdles At Jewish-Muslim Day Of Service

May 2, 2010

Author: Rashi Kesarwani

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/students-246884-new-horizon.html

It might not have been the Mideast peace process, yet good intentions still went awry Sunday when students from a Jewish school were unable to volunteer alongside students from a Muslim day school for an interfaith day of service.

Fifth- and sixth-graders from University Synagogue in Irvine, unaware of an O.C...

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Unexpected Hurdles At Jewish-Muslim Day Of Service

May 2, 2010

Author: Rashi Kesarwani

Source: The Orange County Register

http://www.ocregister.com/news/students-246884-new-horizon.html

It might not have been the Mideast peace process, yet good intentions still went awry Sunday when students from a Jewish school were unable to volunteer alongside students from a Muslim day school for an interfaith day of service.

Fifth- and sixth-graders from University Synagogue in Irvine, unaware of an O.C...

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2010 Mar 26

Pluralism Project Participates in World Parliament of Religions at Fenway High School

(All day)

Location: 

174 Ipswich Street, Boston, MA 02215
On Friday, March 26, 2010, fifteen representatives of various religious traditions participated in a panel discussion at the World Parliament of Religions day at Fenway High School in Boston. The panelists included Pluralism Project Research Associate Zachary Ugolnik (Eastern Orthodox); Alex Kern (Quaker), director of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries; Harpreet Singh (Sikh), Harvard PhD student; and Rev. Hyunoh Kim of the Won-Buddhist Temple in Somerville. For the first part of the day, each of the representatives met with students who had studied their respective traditions in their... Read more about Pluralism Project Participates in World Parliament of Religions at Fenway High School
2010 Apr 13

Case Study Workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions

(All day)

Location: 

42 Francis Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138
On April 13, 2010, the Pluralism Project convened a follow up case study workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions to consider the application of the case method to the teaching of religion and theology. Approximately 40 Harvard faculty, staff, and students from across the University, Pluralism Project staff and student researchers, local community leaders, and selected faculty from outside institutions discussed a new case entitled “Adding Eid” that explores the issue of adding the Muslim holiday of Eid to the Cambridge... Read more about Case Study Workshop at the Center for the Study of World Religions

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