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NEXT EVENT :: UNITY DAY USA - TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2007

Media Reports:

 

PRESS RELEASE - NANCY PELOSI

Contact: Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916

Dallas, Texas. Friday, September 8, 2006.  Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi was rather pleased at the proposal of Unity Day USA, to commemorate the tragedy of 9/11 and celebrate the Unity of Americans.  She was excited with the idea of introducing the bill in the house to proclaim 9/11 as Unity day USA.

I spoke with the house democratic leader Nancy Pelosi this morning, after she addressed a gathering of Dallas Walla’s. She talked about 9/11 and said that she and her party are inviting the President and his party to join together on the steps of the capital Hill and express unity and solidarity to the nation by singing the American National Anthem, as they did five years ago.

The idea of the Unity Day USA has come now, we hope, we can pursue this to have Nancy Pelosi introduce a bill to make UNITY DAY USA, a national Holiday. 

The Foundation for Pluralism, the World Muslim Congress and Muslims of North Texas are hosting the 2nd Annual UNITY DAY USA. You are cordially invited to part take in the ceremonies commemorating the tragedy and celebrating the Unity of Americans on this day.

Peace, prosperity and security for every American is our vision. In order to achieve that, we need to remain connected to one another; we need to come together as one nation under God, with liberty and justice for all.  UNITY DAY USA was born to express our vision, that each one of the 297,018,658 of us is part of the American mosaic. This event is a step towards fulfillment of that vision.

  • WHAT - 9/11 Memorial - Unity Day USA   

  • WHEN - 4: 15 PM to 7:00 PM on Sunday, September 10, 2006  

  • WHERE - Doubletree Hotel, 4099 Valley View Dr, Dallas, TX 75244 - LBJ/Midway 

  • RECEPTION - Reception followed by refreshments.

  • FREE - Event is Free and public is invited

  • WHO - Mayors, Religious Leaders, FBI, Police and Fire Chiefs - 56 Organizations and people from all races, ethnicities and religions. 

Mike Ghouse, the president of the Foundation for Pluralism is committed to making this day a national holiday  " God willing this day will become the day for national unity, where every American of different affiliations will come together on this day to re-affirm his or her commitment to making America a peaceful, secure and a prosperous nation, that is my dream"

On September 11, 2007, we are planning hosting the UNITY DAY USA in ten (10) Cities all across America.  "No American will be left behind, we will reaching out and touching people from different faiths (theists and atheists), races, cultures and ethnicities, and on this one day, every year, with our God given uniqueness, we will rededicate our pledge; one nation under god with liberty and justice for all and commit to the Safety, peace and prosperity for every American."

Our religious leaders will seek guidance through prayer from scriptures of their respective faiths.  And our Civil, business and community leaders will echo the same sentiment and suggest ways in which we as individuals can work towards a cohesive and thriving community.

More details  www.UnityDayUSA.Org

Mike Ghouse

Welcome to

 

911 MEMORIAL / UNITY DAY THEME / CO-EXISTENCE

 

Sunday, September 10, 2006 - 4:15 to 7:00 PM - Doubletree Hotel

Midway@ LBJ Freeway, behind Wal-Mart

 

4099 VALLEY VIEW DR, DALLAS, TX 75244 (972) 385-9000

 

Greetings of Peace:

We the people of the United States of America, of every faith, race, ethnicity, culture and background, gather to pray for peace, unity and security of our nations and the world.

You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, September 10, 2006 at the 2nd Annual Unity Day USA event.

  • Unity Day USA is about coming together as Americans and expressing our innate desire to rededicate our pledge; one nation under god with liberty and justice for all.
  • Unity Day USA is about coming together as Americans to appreciate,  respect and honor the God given uniqueness to each one of the 297,018,658 of us.
  • Unity Day USA is born out of the great tragedy and enormous suffering that Tuesday, September 11, 2001 brought to all of us, and it is from this day forward, that we pledge to continue to foster healing and unity.  

We are blessed in this endeavor with the support from people of all faiths.  On this Unity Day USA, the People of every faith, race, ethnicity, culture, and every background have accepted our invitation to join us in sharing the power of prayer for peace, healing, unity and security of our country.  

Participating Organizations

We thank the following organization for expressing their support by attending the event, please send your information,  we will continue to update the press releases and our website with the same at www.Foundationforpluralism.com . Please send to ConfirmAttendance@Gmail.com 

  1. Foundation for Pluralism - www.Foundationforpluralism.com
  2. World Muslim Congress - www.WorldMuslimCongress.com
  3. Memnosyne Foundation –
  4. Orbits of Influence - www.Orbitsofinfluence.com
  5. Hare Krishna Temple of DFW - http://www.radhakalachandji.com
  6. Baha'I Faith -  http://www.bahaisofdallas.org
  7. Jain Society of North Texas
  8. Federation of Jain Centers of North America - www.jaina.org.
  9. DFW Hindu Temple Society of North Texas - www.Dfwhindutemple.org
  10. Adat Chaverim Synagogue -  www.adatchaverim.org
  11. ILE Olokun Sanya Awopeju of Texas - http://www.ileolokun.org
  12. Zoroastrian Association of North Texas - http://www.zant.org 
  13. The National Association Of  Muslim American Women
  14. Academy of Guru Granth Studies - 
  15. Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation -  www.ichf-us.org
  16. Muslim Community Center
  17. Orthodox Christian Church - www.stsavaplano.com 
  18. Center for Spiritual Living - http://www.csldallas.org
  19. Dallas Masjid Al-Islam
  20. American Clergy leadership conference
  21. Masjid Warith Deen Mohammed
  22. Family federation for world peace
  23. American Family Coalition
  24. The Church of Living God, Oak Cliff
  25. International Shinto Foundation- http://shinto.org
  26. Kurdish Human Rights Watch - www.khrw.org 
  27. Center for Spiritual Living - http://www.csldallas.org
  28. Mera Ticket - www.meraticket.com
  29. Sikh Temple of North Texas - http://www.sikhtempledallas.org
  30. Somanatha Kshetram of North America (SKNA) - WWW.SRISM.ORG/
  31. Plano Indian Lions Club
  32. Hazara  American Welfare Association, Inc.
  33. Ismaili Muslim Community of North Texas
  34. Art Spirit - Center for Spirituality - www.artspiritdallas.org
  35. Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam -  www.alislam.org 
  36. Texas Muslim Womens foundation - http://www.tmwf.org
  37. Madinah Masjid of Carrollton - http://www.madinahmasjid.com
  38. American Muslim Forum -  www.AmericanMuslimforum.org
  39. The Lone Star Crescent - www.myCrescent.com
  40. Muslim Alliance Southwest
  41. Institute of Medieval and Post Medieval Studies
  42. American Muslim Task Force
  43. Center for Global Diplomacy
  44. Islamic Association of tarrant County
  45. Brahma Kumaris of Dallas - www.bkdallas.org  
  46. Department of Justice, Community Relations - http://www.usdoj.gov/crs
  47.  India Association of North Texas - www.iant.org
  48. American Federation of Muslims from India
  49. United Nations Association of Dallas
  50. Unity Church of Arlington
  51. IANT - Free Medical Clinic
  52. 911 Unity walk - Washington DC - www.911unitywalk.org
  53. Dallas County Republican Party
  54. Dallas County Republican Party
  55. Pakistan American Congress
  56. The Freedom and Justice foundation - www.freeandjust.org
  57. North Texas Islamic Council
  58. Chinmaya Mission of North Texas
  59. This list will be updated with your participation...please send to: confirmattendance@gmail.com

Prayer Leaders (confirmations continue)

Prayer theme is co-existence and would be based on the scriptures led by our prayer leaders along with the graceful presence of the clergy of the respective faiths.  If you know of any faith that is not in the realm of the following faith groups, please let us know, we will include

The Prayers are sequenced Alphabetically , however, it will be concluded with the prayers by Native American faiths.

  • African Yoruba : Oloriya Leja Onifa of Yoruba, Priestess of the Olokun Sanya Awopeju community.  
  • Baha'i: Kevin and Regina Rafraf of Baha'i’s of Dallas.
  • Buddhist:
  • Christian: Father Seraphim Hipsh of Orthodox Christian Church 
  • Hindu: Swami Nityananda Prabhu of Hare Krishna Temple
  • Islam: Imam Zia Sheikh of Irving Islamic Center.
  • Jain: Kirit Daftary,  President of Federation of Jain Centers  
  • Judaism: Rabbi Neal Katz
  • Sikh: Dr. Harbans Lal of Academy of Guru Granth Studies
  • Wicca: Bryan Lankford of Wiccans of Dallas
  • Zoroastrian: Dr. Poras Balsara, Zoroastrian priest and Dr. Firdosh Mehta, former President Federation of Zoroastrian Associations
  • American Native faith: Ambrose Willie of Navaho Tribe and  Gregory Gomez of Apache tribe.

Sponsorship

Your Name and or your Company's will be listed in all printed material, booklet to be given out on that day and websites as well as announcements at the program. All donations will be listed on this website for clarity.

We express our gratitude to the following individuals and companies who have made this event possible. 

  • GRAND : Anjum Anwar, Realtor, Century 21
  • GOLD: Shawn Bhagat, CEO, American Fuel & Oil distributors
  • SILVER: Oxford Fine Homes, Woodforest National Bank, Akram Syed, Davin Ward Insurance, a Farmers group company. First City Homes 
  • REFRESHMENTS: Courtesy of North Texas Islamic Council.
  • SOFT DRINKS: Courtesy of
  • FLOWER ARRANGEMENT: Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk

Honored Guests (will be updated)

As we were honored last year with great presence of our Mayors and civic officers. We are inviting our Congress persons, State Representatives, Mayors, FBI, Police and Fire Chiefs, School and University heads, Non-profit organizations heads and business executives. A few names will be listed with their authorization and others you get to see them on the 10th.

Full report : http://www.foundationforpluralism.com/UnityDayUSA.asp

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THE FOUNDATION FOR PLURALISM

Studies in Religious Pluralism and Pluralistic Governance.

 

Our mission is to encourage individuals to develop an open mind and an open heart toward their fellow beings. If we can learn to accept and respect the  God given uniqueness to each one of the Seven billion of us, then conflicts fade and solutions emerge -  I believe knowledge leads to understanding, and  understanding to appreciation of a different point of view. - Mike Ghouse

 

Upcoming Events of Understanding:

 

1.      An Evening with Islam -  Understanding Islam -  Saturday, 10/28/06

2.      Thanksgiving Celebrations - Cultural Pluralism on Saturday, 11/25/06

3.      An Evening with Christianity – understanding Christianity – Saturday, 12/23/06

4.      Holocaust Commemoration – Sunday, Jan 28th, 2007

5.      An Evening with Hinduism – essence of Hinduism – Saturday, Feb 24th, 2007

6.      Check the website for updates...

 

 

 

Unity Day is an initiative of:

 

World Muslim Congress

GOOD FOR MUSLIMS & GOOD FOR THE WORLD

 

 

 

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