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Interfaith group Community Building to combat Greater Cleveland's social ills

BEACHWOOD, Ohio — About 350 people of Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths gathered at Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple on Tuesday in a call to battle the social ills of Cleveland and its suburbs.

Rabbi Richard Block of Temple-Tifereth Israel in Cleveland and Beachwood said that during his 10 years here he has never seen such a large organizing effort by an interfaith group.

"I'll call this promising," he said. "This is a diverse, powerful group of congregations..."

Coaltion Seeks Solutions

Common Ground rally inaugurates effort to make region a better place to live More than 2,300 people from the four-county area gathered Sunday to launch a major new effort to build a diverse, nonpartisan political organization to tackle the social issues facing Milwaukee and the surrounding area. The founding convention of the Southeastern Wisconsin Common Ground at the Midwest Airlines Center resembled a revival and civic pep rally with a history lesson and civics 101 class tossed in as speaker after speaker committed to working for change to build a better region...

Important faces in the AIM crowd

Action in Montgomery, a coalition of religious congregations considered by some to be the county's most powerful grass-roots organization, announced its 2006 agenda at a rousing meeting at Woodside United Methodist Church in Silver Spring last week, and the politicians turned out to hear it. The event drew 708 religious leaders and congregants...

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