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Tehran: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien hailed Iran for hosting a large population of foreign refugees living in Iran. “Iran is hosting over 3 million refugees which is praiseworthy,” O’Brien made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli in Tehran recently. The Iranian interior […]

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New York: New York City launched a social media advertising campaign to combat negative perceptions of Muslims and counteract increasing instances of threats and violence. Showing an array of photographs of Muslim men and women, the campaign reads “I am Muslim. I am NYC”, according to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. The […]

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Vatican City: In the face of the devil’s assaults, we must respond as God would, promoting respect for others and extending love and forgiveness to those who have harmed us, Pope Francis said to an audience with survivors of the terror attack in Nice, France in July. “When the temptation to turn in on themselves, […]

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Baku, Azerbaijan: In a meeting with political leaders during his recent visit to Azerbaijan, Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, praised the peaceful relationship among Catholics, Muslims, Orthodox, and Jews in largely-Muslim Azerbaijan. In his Oct. 2 speech, he said that during his brief visit, he has been particularly pleased to see “the cordial […]

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Several mosques and churches across Kenya are getting a fresh coat of paint as part of an interfaith initiative to sow peace in the region. The “Colour in Faith” initiative, spearheaded by artist Yazmany Arboleda, is helping Muslim and Christian congregations paint their houses of worship, yellow—a colour symbolizing joy. It’s a simple act they […]

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Nearly half of the more than 63,000 refugees welcomed into the United States in the fiscal year 2016 so far were Muslim, with a majority of new Muslim arrivals coming from war-torn Syria and Somalia. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of State Department data, America has received 28,957 Muslim refugees since Oct. 1, […]

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