Global Affairs

Jewish and Muslim entrepreneurs met in Berlin recently to launch an “an unconventional Jewish-Muslim dialogue.” Dubbed Shalom Aleikum: Jewish-Muslim Dialog, the project of the Central Council of Jews in Germany began with young business leaders having an open exchange on the issue of cultural identity and the job market. TV journalist Shakuntala Banerjee served as […]

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By Nader Aboul Foutouh Just a few months ago, the Muslim community in New Zealand was just another minority in a society that didn’t know much about Islam. New Zealanders perceived their Muslims just through outward appearances, especially the stereotypical bearded men and veiled women. Things changed after the attacks on Al Noor Mosque and […]

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The country is now the world’s second-largest source of oceanic plastic pollution. If you’re in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, you can use plastic trash as bus fare five plastic bottles or 10 plastic cups are the equivalent of a two-hour ticket. A year after this program began, each bus is collecting up to 7.5 tons […]

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(Geneva): Twenty-two countries at the United Nations’ top human rights body issued a joint statement recently, urging China to end its mass arbitrary detentions and related violations against Muslims in the Xinjiang region, Human Rights Watch said. In their unprecedented move, the countries also called on China to cooperate with the UN high commissioner for […]

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Muslims & Christians take steps towards reconciliation Recently, a group of Muslims visited Christian widows and orphans in north western Nigeria and donated food, clothing and school items as part of efforts to enhance peaceful coexistence among different faiths. “I can’t believe they came and visited me,” said Judy Ugwu, a mother of four who […]

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