Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Local religious leaders were all preaching the same message - tolerance and acceptance

MSNBC picked up the local story from their affiliate WMTV

[note: The week has also been announced in Hindu Press International, Be The
Cause, United Religions International, North American Interfaith Network,
Interfaith Voices for Peace, and many local newsletters and internet
communiqués (lists and urls)]
First aired 12/10/2006

Interfaith Awareness Week Kicks Off
Religious Leaders Share The Same Message
Local religious leaders were all preaching the same message Sunday -
tolerance and acceptance.

A celebration at the Middleton Public Library marked the kick-off to
Interfaith Awareness Week in Wisconsin.

Over nine years, the event has grown from a handful of people in the Madison
area to recognition in cities all over the state.

Reverend John-Brian Paprock coordinates the celebration and says getting
along with people of different faiths has never been more important.

"That's an unfortunate reality of our current world is that we're really
threatened by people who believe different or look differently and I think
this is a way for us to come together to demonstrate that we can work

Events continue all week, including a celebration in the Capitol Rotunda on

For event details, go to

Video feed of news story


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