Tag Archive for common ground

April issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Apr.15 Editorial “Who isn’t at the table?” Interfaith News Interfaith Activists Encouraged by New Pope – Unprecedented Orthodox-Roman Catholic Engagement – Time Running Out on Anti-Poverty Goals – KAICIID Announces Major Interfaith Program in Africa – Fratricide…

Finding Common Ground

CBS News, Dec. 18 , www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7392008n&tag=cbsnewsLeadStoriesAreaMain CBS News Religion & Culture looks at the history of the interfaith movement and what interreligious cooperation looks like in Reading, Pennsylvania. This link will take you to a very interesting 27 minute video…

Speed-faithing: speed-dating from a religious point of view

Manya A. Brachear, Chicago Tribune, Nov.1, www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-talk-speed-faithing-20111101,0,5799441.story For those who want to hook up with a Hindu, there is speed-dating at an Old Town neighborhood lounge on Wednesday. But for those who want to meet a Muslim, Buddhist, Christian or…

Young British Muslims contribute more than you might think

Sughra Ahmed, Common Ground News Service, Jul.5, www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=30025&lan=en&sp=0 Many young British Muslims – who comprise over 50 per cent of the Muslim population in the UK – feel confronted by a world that objectifies and stereotypes them as anti-social or…

Churches across America read from the Qur’an

Tad Stahnke, Common Ground News Service, Jul.5, www.commongroundnews.org/article.php?id=30023&lan=en&sp=0&isNew=1&partner=rss&emc=rss Although negative stories of Islamophobia in the United States abound in news media, most Americans respect religious diversity. That’s why on Sunday, 26 June, thousands of people across America joined together at…

Muslim and Jewish students forge friendship network

Harriet Swain, The Guardian, Jan.24, www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/jan/24/muslim-jewish-students-friendship At universities around the UK, Muslim and Jewish students are finding common ground, with the help of the Coexistence Trust charity. Sara Amin-Nejad, an Iranian-born Muslim studying pharmacy at Manchester University, has never experienced…

Why IRENIC?

When something is done in an irenic way, it is being done in a way that helps find common ground, creates understanding and appreciation, or soothes sore points of dispute. (Robert Longman Jnr, Spirit Home, Sep.20, 2008, http://www.spirithome.com/defineh.html) . Irenic…

About IRENIC

IRENIC Interfaith Consultancy exists to help you engage with people of other faiths more effectively. An IRENIC consultant can advise you before or during your encounters. IRENIC can also provide speakers for meetings and conferences, facilitate discussions and workshops, and…