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Surviving Yemen’s War in a Rubbish Dump

Surviving Yemen’s War in a Rubbish Dump

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

A garbage heap has become a source of food for hundreds of Yemenis as the three-year war threatens millions with famine. After relentless Saudi-led air raids near their home in northwest Yemen, the Ruzaiq family packed up their belongings and fled to the relative safety of Hudaida port on the Red Sea. But with no money […]

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“Watu Wote” Nominated for Oscar Award

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Kenyan-German short film called “Watu Wote,” which depicts the real life story of Muslim passengers risking their lives to save Christians on a bus when Islamist radicals attacked in 2015, has been nominated for an Oscar award. The full list of Oscar nominations was released recently, with “Watu Wote” up for Best Live Action […]

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UK Muslim Group ​Awarded by Jewish Organisation​

| March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Muslim worshippers from a new mosque in the UK won one of the Jewish community’s top awards honouring good deeds recently. Members of the new Islamic centre in the old Golders Green Hippodrome were recognised at a recently-organised Mitzvah Day awards for taking part in an interfaith blood donation drive. Acknowledging the joint blood drive as […]

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St Mary’s University Launches New Muslim Certificate in Religious Studies

St Mary’s University Launches New Muslim Certificate in Religious Studies

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Vincent Nichols and two leading Muslim clerics joined together recently to launch a new Muslim Certificate in Religious Studies at St Mary’s University, a Catholic institution in Twickenham in Britain. The new certificate will aim to support the religious literacy of teachers and enhance the contribution that religion can make to the formation of […]

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Late Moroccan King  Honoured for Protecting his Country’s Jews

Late Moroccan King Honoured for Protecting his Country’s Jews

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

King Mohammed V of Morocco was honoured posthumously recently for protecting his country’s 250,000 Jews during World War II. Kivunim: The Institute for World Jewish Studies presented the first Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.-Rabbi Abraham Heschel Award to the king’s granddaughter, Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco, at B’nai Jeshurun synagogue in New York City. It […]

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Imam Named to the Order of Canada

Imam Named to the Order of Canada

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 60 years ago, Fuad Sahin looked at Canada and the principles it stood for and decided it was the place he wanted to live. That faith in his adoptive country has been a continuous thread for Sahin, who emigrated to Canada in 1958 and moved to Niagara in 1966. That faith was repaid in […]

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German Academy Documents Arab and Islamic Heritage

German Academy Documents Arab and Islamic Heritage

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, Germany has launched a digital platform to document millions of books and manuscripts from the Arab and wider Muslim world. The platform named “The Arab Library” was launched recently, providing researchers and academics access to rare and original historical texts. The project is scheduled to run until 2036, […]

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Global Wealth – Rich-Poor Gap Widening

Global Wealth – Rich-Poor Gap Widening

| February 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Richest 42 people own as much as world’s poorest 3.7 billion The latest Oxfam Report says the gap between the rich and the poor is widening at an astronomical rate. Here are a few indices: Forty-two people hold as much wealth as the 3.7 billion who make up the poorest half of the world’s population. […]

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Conflicts, Poverty Spur Migrations

Conflicts, Poverty Spur Migrations

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

3.4% of world’s people live outside the country of their birth; Since 2000, world’s migrant population has increased by 85 million people; 17 million Indians live outside India today. When a person lives outside the country of his birth, he is called an ‘international migrant’. There are now 258 million who are migrants, or living […]

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World Council of Churches Expresses Concern over Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement

| January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In a recent statement, World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary, Olav FykseTveit expressed grave concern over President Trump’s announcement that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Such a step breaks with the longstanding international consensus, and almost seven decades of established American policy, that the status of Jerusalem remains […]

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