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Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided  the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

Saudi Arabia & Iran have Radicalised & Divided the Muslim World Says Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Muhammad Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, in Nigeria, an influential Muslim leader, says Saudi Arabia and Iran have “radicalised and divided” the Muslim world. Sanusi said the world needs to address the root causes of extremism. He added that Islamic leadership could come from less conservative countries like Malaysia and Morocco, adding, “Morocco has made […]

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Muslim World League – Peace Prevails through the Love of Good for Humanity

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Cairo: The Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Mohammed bin Abdul Karim Al-Issa has said that peace has a prominent place in Islam, and that it can be attained through behavior that helps bring it about, including by doing good for humanity—“only through the love of goodness for humanity’, transcending all selfishness. He made this […]

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Amanda Saab – Talking Islam Over Dinner

Amanda Saab – Talking Islam Over Dinner

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

In 2015, Amanda Saab lit up screens all over the world on Master Chef. She was the first hijab-wearing American Muslim contestant on a major reality TV show. Hate tweets and painfully racist Facebook messages started to outweigh the positive messages she was receiving. It was an incredibly painful time for Amanda and her husband […]

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Combat Poverty, Ignorance to Fight Terror: Turkey President

Combat Poverty, Ignorance to Fight Terror: Turkey President

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Terrorism cannot be stopped by power alone. It can only be stopped by fighting poverty, inequality and ignorance,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at the Jamia Millia Islamia, where he was conferred an honorary doctorate on the second day of his second visit to India. He had earlier come to India as Prime Minister […]

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Pope Francis Visits Egypt, Calls for Peace & Christian-Muslim Harmony

Pope Francis Visits Egypt, Calls for Peace & Christian-Muslim Harmony

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis began his speech with a quiet “as-Salaam-Alaikum,” meaning “peace be upon you”. The Pope spoke of Egypt’s “inestimable cultural heritage”. “Religious leaders must denounce violations of human rights and expose attempts to justify violence and hatred in the name of God”. That was the message of Pope Francis, global head of the Catholic […]

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Kenyan Bus Ambush Episode Made into Documentary

| April 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

A bus attack in northern Kenya during which Muslims shielded Christians from al-Shabab militants is the subject of a fictional film adaptation that focuses on religious integration and coexistence. “Watu Wote,” Swahili for “All of Us,” is based on the militant ambush of a Mandera bus in December 2015. Gunmen sprayed the bus with bullets, […]

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Don’t move US embassy to Jerusalem, Bishops ask Secretary of State

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Washington D.C: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict requires wise U.S. engagement to build a better future for both peoples, and this future could be endangered by an embassy relocation, the U.S. Catholic bishops told the new Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Bishop Oscar Cantu, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace, said that […]

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Think Tanks – Fountains of Ideas

Think Tanks – Fountains of Ideas

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most of the ideas that go into policy-making today are generated at the world’s leading Think Tanks. Think Tanks are assuming a crucial role in aligning policies with public interest all across the world. A majority of new ideas today are generated at Think Tanks. They bring together the most intelligent minds and intellectually resourceful […]

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Some Responses to Trump’s Ban

Some Responses to Trump’s Ban

| April 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Vietnamese Refugee Catholic Priest to Trump: Give My Citizenship to a Syrian A Catholic priest who fled to the U.S. from war-torn Vietnam as a youth has written to President Trump offering to surrender his American citizenship so that the president could confer it on a Syrian refugee who would be barred under Trump’s controversial […]

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Global Wealth in Fewer Hands

Global Wealth in Fewer Hands

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The economically wealthy have built up a stranglehold over global wealth. They write laws for the legislatures which favour the elite, own media that suppresses the cause of the poor, indulge in tax evasion and park their money abroad. Economic inequality is one of the most serious risks to human progress. If such inequalities are […]

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