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Archive for June, 2018

Pope Francis Appeals for Peace in the Middle East

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Pope Francis has once more expressed his deep concern at the worsening violence in the Middle East. “I am very concerned at the escalation of tension in the Holy Land and in the Middle East, and the spiral of violence that is moving away further from the path of peace, dialogue and negotiation,” he said […]

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Vatican and Jordanian Institute Colloquium

Vatican and Jordanian Institute Colloquium

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The Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies of Jordan and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue discussed the dignity of human life during their colloquium in Amman, May 9-10. The Vatican and a Jordanian institute dedicated to inter-faith studies have issued a statement urging for the protection of and respect for human life, especially that of […]

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Ponytail Gets a New Home!

Ponytail Gets a New Home!

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Ponytail served Rona faithfully for many years. And do you know what she got in return? Just a bit of grass and some water every day. By Trinkoo Ponytail was a beautiful, five-year old donkey. She worked for Rona, a washerman who lived in a small town. Her job was to carry the clothes that […]

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Bahraini Girl Reaches Everest Base Camp

Bahraini Girl Reaches Everest Base Camp

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A 13-year-old girl has become the youngest Bahraini to reach the Everest Base Camp. Juwan Abdulkhaleq, an eighth-grade student, made Bahraini history by reaching the South Base Camp in Nepal at an altitude of 5,364 metres. Juwan was a member of an expedition that included 20 other women, aged between 23 and 47, coming from […]

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Two Friends and the Happy Monkeys!

Two Friends and the Happy Monkeys!

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Chinku and her friend Dolcy went to the market, where they bought two dozen mud pots and some tins of paint. By A Staff Writer The monkeys were having a wonderful time on the Nolly family’s farm that summer. They would race up the coconut trees and then swing from their fronds, leaping into the […]

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Glossary of Terms Related with Natural Disasters (قدرتی آفات سے متعلق اصطلاحات)

Glossary of Terms Related with Natural Disasters (قدرتی آفات سے متعلق اصطلاحات)

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Avalanche: An avalanche is when a lot of snow falls down the side of a mountain. (برفشار) Blizzard: A blizzard is a very strong snowstorm. (برفانی طوفان) Bushfire: A fire burning in the bush ( a wild area of land) that is difficult to control and sometimes spreads quickly. (جنگل میں لگی ہوئی آگ) Drought: A drought is when there is not enough water because it hasn’t rained for a […]

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Marawi Catholics Welcome Ramadan with Muslims

Marawi Catholics Welcome Ramadan with Muslims

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Marawi City: Philippines: Catholics in the battle-scarred southern Philippine city of Marawi have joined the predominantly Muslim community in welcoming the start of the month of Ramadan. A thousand Catholic and Muslim residents participated in the start of the “Duyog Ramadan” celebration spearheaded by the Catholic prelature in the city’s Datu Saber district on May […]

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Christian Expat’s Ramadan Gift  for Workers

Christian Expat’s Ramadan Gift for Workers

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Fujairah (UAR): A Christian expat, who landed in the UAE with just a few hundreds of dirhams in 2003, is gifting a mosque to hundreds of workers this Ramadan. Indian national Saji Cheriyan, 49, has built the mosque for Muslim workers living in a worker accommodation that he rented out to 53 companies in Fujairah. […]

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American Jewish Community Honours ‘Righteous Muslims’

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The Conference of Presidents, an umbrella organization that represents over 50 US Jewish organizations, hosted Mohammed al-Issa, the secretary general of the Saudi-based Muslim World League, as the featured guest. During his keynote speech, Al-Issa discussed the state of Jewish-Muslim relations and highlighted the importance of Holocaust education in the Muslim world. In January, Al-Issa […]

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Punjab: Hindus and Sikhs help Build a Mosque

Punjab: Hindus and Sikhs help Build a Mosque

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Moom is home to some 4,000 Sikhs, 400 Hindus and 400 Muslims As mason Nazim “Raja” Khan toiled over the construction of a Shiva temple in a Punjab village, a thought nagged at him. There he was, a Muslim, building a Hindu temple. Yet there was no mosque nearby where he could worship. “We had […]

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