Interfaith Harmony

A mosque in Golders Green, in the London Borough of Barnet, hosted an interfaith blood donation drive recently to save lives and encourage religious communities to work together. ‘Faiths Forum’, who organized the event, said it was pleased to welcome people from the local community to the Golders Green Mosque for an open-door event for […]

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A Muslim teenager from Brooklyn showed amazing bravery after he saw an Orthodox Jewish woman get punched by a man on the subway. He helped police catch the suspect. It wasn’t until 31-year-old Rayvon Jones got off the B68 bus agitated and belligerent, that 17-year-old Ahmed realized that he was standing up to a guy […]

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Young women from the Muslim group Gathering Angels and the Bat Mitzvah group from Temple Beth Ora organized a care package and lunch service for people in Edmonton, Canada, recently “I really want to teach these girls that our job in this world pretty much is to serve others,” said Nesrine Merhi-Tarrabain, the leader of […]

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The line to enter New York City’s B’nai Jeshurun synagogue recently went around the block. But the 700 people who crowded the sidewalk on West 88th street weren’t there for services. They came to celebrate a king a Moroccan king, to be exact. The ceremony, organized by the KIVUNIM: The Institute for World Jewish Studies […]

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Muslim groups helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars to help Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue recover after a gunman killed 11 people there, around one year ago. The Jewish congregation mounted its own fundraiser for New Zealand’s Muslims after a white supremacist shooter killed 51 people at two mosques there in March. Such outreach […]

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London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse cities. Nonetheless, sometimes Muslims can feel marginalized and misunderstood there. Recently, volunteers handed out roses in London’s Trafalgar Square and offered passersby information about Islam. The organizers of the Roses For Peace initiative say this is vital at a time when misinformation is rife. […]

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Recently, a brave Muslim woman, 36 year-old hijab-wearing Asthma Shuweikh, rushed to the defence of a Jewish family who was being harassed by an anti-Semitic man while traveling on the London Underground. Ms. Shuweikh acted, she later explained, because “I thought it is my duty as a mother, as a practicing Muslim, as a citizen […]

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Heritage walks and mosque tours, and a database of landlords who won’t discriminate on the basis of religion: Kolkata fights back against communal rabble-rousing. By Anuradha Sengupta On a muggy August Sunday, a group of around 52 people took a walk around the old Kolkata neighbourhood of Zakaria Street, observing the decades-old ittar stores and […]

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Indonesia’s Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf leads the 50 million member Nahdlatul Ulama movement, which calls for a reformed “humanitarian Islam”. The leader of the largest independent Muslim organization in the world met Pope Francis recently to present his vision for a more peaceful future and greater human fraternity. Indonesia’s Sheikh Yahya Cholil Staquf leads the […]

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