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Harmony in Nuba Mountains

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Nuba Mountains, Sudan: While tense relations between religious groups contribute to violence in many parts of the world today, Christians and Muslims in the war-ravaged Nuba Mountains of Sudan say they are getting along just fine. For outsiders, it takes a while to comprehend. “When I first arrived in the Nuba Mountains, I was confused. […]

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Opinions Regarding Muslims

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

In Western Europe, familiarity with Muslims is linked to positive views of Muslims and Islam. Across Western Europe, people who say they personally know a Muslim are generally more likely than others to have positive opinions of Muslims and their religion, according to a recent Pew Research Center study in 15 countries. However, knowing something […]

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Kazan Film Festival Inspires Dialogue between Cultures

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Kazan International Muslim Film Festival, scheduled for Sept. 5-11, has been organized in the Republic of Tatarstan’s capital city Kazan since 2005. The first festival was initiated by the Russian Council of Muftis, the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography of Russia and the Tatarstani Culture Ministry with the support of the Tatarstani presidency. […]

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Religions for Peace Announces its 10th World Assembly – Caring for Our Common Future

| September 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Today’s challenges of violent conflict and extremism, human rights abuses, poverty and threats to the earth are taking place in a spreading crisis of confidence in political and economic institutions. Even the notion of “truth” is being contested and communication is now too often tailored and manipulated for commercial or political gain. In response, Religions for Peace (RfP) will […]

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Catholics to provide burial spaces for Muslims

Catholics to provide burial spaces for Muslims

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Australia: The Catholic Church has come forward to provide Muslim community with much-needed burial space. “As an agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, we’re aware of faith-based requirements. We believe that everyone is entitled to a dignified funeral and we believe that this is a very good example of an inter-faith cooperation.” Peter O’Meara, […]

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Pope Francis Decries ‘Murderous Indifference’ in Mideast

Pope Francis Decries ‘Murderous Indifference’ in Mideast

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, recently led a summit of religious leaders demanding peace in the Middle East, condemning a “murderous indifference” he said, is fanning violence and sparking an exodus of Christians. The Pope convened the summit in the southern Italian city of Bari. He spoke of “dark clouds of war, […]

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Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Korean Catholic Deacons

Ecumenical Pilgrimage of Korean Catholic Deacons

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Over 100 Catholic deacons in South Korea made a pilgrimage to places of worship of other religions in Seoul from June 20-22 to promote religious tolerance and understanding. The 108 transitional deacons joined a three-day event dubbed the Ecumenical and Interreligious Pilgrimage of Catholic Deacons organized by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Korea (CBCK). During […]

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Pakistan Christians Welcome New Catholic Cardinal

Pakistan Christians Welcome New Catholic Cardinal

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Karachi: Christians, a tiny minority in Pakistan, have given a warm welcome to the newly appointed Roman Catholic Cardinal Joseph Coutts in the southern port city of Karachi. The 73-year-old former archbishop was among 14 new cardinals appointed by Pope Francis at a ceremony in Vatican City this month. Coutts is the second cardinal from […]

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British Muslim Teaches Hebrew

British Muslim Teaches Hebrew

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Zain Hussain, an inspiring 22 year-old Muslim educator, is teaching Hebrew to Jewish youngsters at a synagogue in the UK. He is among the very few Hebrew teachers in the UK. He is studying for a masters in international politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, having earlier completed an undergraduate degree in Arabic and […]

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Integration Course for Imams

| August 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Geneva: A training course for imams at Geneva University, introducing them to Swiss law and values, is yielding results.  The course organisers say Muslim communities are pleased that their representatives are being sent for this training. As part of the “integration” course funded by the canton, nine imams are studying at the university. Meanwhile, German-speaking Switzerland […]

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