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Riyadh: Just retired Pakistan Army Chief, General Raheel Sharief has reportedly consented to head the Islamic Military Alliance to Fight Terrorism which includes 39 Islamic countries, but keeps away Iran, a major regional power in the Middle East. The Alliance was set up by the Saudi regime in Riyadh in December 2015. The Alliance was […]

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Every Friday, St Paul’s Anglican church in Beaconsfield, just outside Australia’s port city of Fremantle, hosts Muslim prayers in its community hall. Fittingly, the hall was the original church. The enterprise began shortly after Imam Faizel Chothia knocked on the door of Reverend Peter Humphries. Mr Chothia said he had been trying to find somewhere […]

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Mother Teresa always was a figure admired across religious divides, so it seems only fitting that an international prize named in her honor went this year to a Muslim who died in Dhaka, Bangladesh, trying to save two friends from a terrorist attack. On Nov. 20, the family of 20-year-old Faraaz Hossain was presented with […]

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There is a roadmap for dialogue with Muslims, and its three landmarks are peace, justice and education, says a leading Catholic bishop. Bishop Miguel Ayuso Guixot, secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, explained that “on a theological level, differences still remain, and they are known. Beyond any theological difference, however, we take each […]

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No peace among nations without peace among religions, says Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Abu Dhabi: Religious leaders from the Muslim Council of Elders — an independent international body that aims to promote peace in Muslim societies—and the Anglican Church recently jointly called for setting up a peaceful and integrated world. Dr Ahmad Al Tayyeb, Grand […]

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In majority-Muslim Bosnia and Herzegovina, a small Jewish community still thrives Anti-Semitism is on the rise in parts of Europe. But in this Muslim-majority country in Europe, Jews say they couldn’t feel more at home The small Jewish community in Sarajevo totals between 600 and 700 people, some 60 to 70 percent of the estimated […]

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Syrian children drew pictures and wrote letters calling for peace last month, as part of an initiative from Catholic and Orthodox Christian leaders in the region. The images that have emerged from Syria’s five-year long civil war are heartbreaking. In an effort to spread hope in the midst of this despair, several organizations joined together […]

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