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“No to War”! – World Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Terrorism and War

“No to War”! – World Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Terrorism and War

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Assisi (Italy): Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, and leaders of other world religions said “No to War!” recently, vowing to oppose terrorism in God’s name and appealing to politicians to listen to “the anguished cry of so many innocents”. This get-together of religious leaders took place recently at Assisi, the central Italian city […]

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A Doctor with a Golden Heart

A Doctor with a Golden Heart

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Dr Farida Ghoghawala, a 74-year-old obstetrician-gyneacologist, now a US citizen, has travelled in India, the Philippines and Jordan to treat women who cannot afford quality health care. She takes no fees for her services! After retiring from her practice in 2000, Dr. Farida started volunteering for health programmes. In 2012, she came to India to […]

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Mosques and Churches in Kenya Join to Promote Joy

Mosques and Churches in Kenya Join to Promote Joy

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Several mosques and churches across Kenya are getting a fresh coat of paint as part of an interfaith initiative to sow peace in the region. The “Colour in Faith” initiative, spearheaded by artist Yazmany Arboleda, is helping Muslim and Christian congregations paint their houses of worship, yellow—a colour symbolizing joy. It’s a simple act they […]

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America has Welcomed  30,000 Muslim Refugees in 2016

America has Welcomed 30,000 Muslim Refugees in 2016

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Nearly half of the more than 63,000 refugees welcomed into the United States in the fiscal year 2016 so far were Muslim, with a majority of new Muslim arrivals coming from war-torn Syria and Somalia. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of State Department data, America has received 28,957 Muslim refugees since Oct. 1, […]

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Muslim Woman Devotes Her Life to Helping Christians Displaced by ISIS

Muslim Woman Devotes Her Life to Helping Christians Displaced by ISIS

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Rev. Canon Andrew White, a Christian religious leader, heads one of the most prominent relief charities helping thousands of Christians displaced by the ISIS terrorist outfit, but many do not know that much of the work White gets credit for, is actually carried out by a Muslim woman—Dr. Sarah Ahmed, an Iraqi dentist who for […]

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EU nations must not refuse Muslim refugees, says German Chancellor

EU nations must not refuse Muslim refugees, says German Chancellor

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said it is “unacceptable” for European Union member states to refuse to accept Muslim refugees. “What I continue to think is wrong is that some say, ‘we generally don’t want Muslims in our country, regardless of whether there’s a humanitarian need or not,’” she said. Some eastern EU members, such […]

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Catholic and Muslim leaders unite to condemn WMDs, terrorism

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Rome: Muslim religious leaders from Iran and U.S. Catholic bishops say they have a common fight against weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and violent religious extremism. “Christianity and Islam share a commitment to love and respect for the life, dignity, and welfare of all members of the human community,” they said in an Aug. 18 […]

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Supper for the Soul

Supper for the Soul

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Swabhimaan’s initiative of food and groceries distribution in the poorest of the poor slums in Bengaluru, gives food for thought, for individuals and corporates to emulate this noble work. By Yoginder Sikand Drop by just before evening on any evening from Monday to Saturday at LR Nagar, a sprawling slum on the fringes of Koramangala, […]

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Matrimonial October 2016 – Bride Wanted

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sunni family seeks alliance for son, 46 yrs old, Canadian citizen, fair, Ph.D. Engineering, managing research personnel belonging to educated family living in Hyderabad, originally from Kurnool/Anantapur districts. Alliances invited from divorced or unmarried, fair bride of educated and religious minded family. Please Email biodata to groombio@gmail.com or Call 91-8790539870 Gazetted SYED Sunni Muslim Parents […]

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Fasting on the Day of Ashura

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Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of ‘Ashura’, expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) arrived in Madinah in 622 CE, he found that the Jews there fasted on Muharram 10 and asked them the reason for their fasting on this day. They […]

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