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The UN General Assembly has approved a resolution strongly condemning human rights abuses against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims and other minorities, including arbitrary arrests, torture, rape and deaths in detention. The 193-member world body voted 134-9 with 28 abstentions in favour of the resolution. It also calls on Myanmar’s government to take urgent measures to combat […]

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Indonesia’s largest Islamic organization NahdlatulUlama (NU) has highlighted the importance of social activism in addressing interreligious conflicts during a discussion with religious leaders held as part of the Abrahamic Faiths Initiative forum in Rome recently. The discussion, held at the Gregorian University, Rome, focused on the stance and measures that can be taken together in […]

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Mia Khan, a resident of Sharana in Afghanistan, has won social media’s respect with his daily routine, which involves travelling 12 kilometers to take his daughters to school every day. According to the Swedish Committee for Afghanistan, an NGO that works in the region, Mr Khan travels 12 kilometers on a motorbike daily to get […]

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Sumbul Siddiqui, 31, has become the first Muslim mayor in the American state of Massachusetts, getting elected in Cambridge. She was elected unanimously on the first ballot by her fellow councilors. Following the vote, the packed chamber stood and showered her with applause. Siddiqui holds a bachelor’s degree from Brown University and a law degree […]

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Millions of acres of land have been burned, tens of people have been killed, and countless others have been left stranded following the devastating bushfires that have taken a toll on Australia in recent months. The horrifying fires were nothing short of disastrous and destructive. But they were also met with humanity in a time […]

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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined British singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam at the official opening of an eco-friendly mosque in Cambridge recently. Mr Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is patron of the Cambridge Mosque Trust according to the mosque’s website. The mosque is described on its website as ‘Europe’s first eco-mosque’ which has green features […]

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The first ever global study focusing on the role of religious leaders and religious communities in promoting children’s rights was launched recently in Geneva to honour the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The study “Faith and Children’s Rights” is intended as a resource to support the efforts of […]

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