Tag: Islam

How Christians and Muslims can marry

Jerome Taylor, The Independent, Nov.25, 2012, www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/how-christians-and-muslims-can-marry–the-official-guide-8348954.html Christian pastors and Muslim imams have come together to draw up guidelines detailing advice on how to deal with inter-faith marriages. Although marrying between faiths is entirely legal in Britain, couples often face…

Dilemma of religious diversity

Eboo Patel, USA Today, Aug.19, www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-08-19/religious-diversity-islam-christianity/57141216/1 When I speak before audiences, one of the most frequent questions I get as the founder of an interfaith youth group is, “How young is too young for children to engage with kids from…

WCC journal explores Christian self-understanding in context of Islam

WCC News, Jul.26,  www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/wcc-journal-explores-chri.html The present issue of Current Dialogue focuses on “Christian self-understanding in the context of Islam” from diverse theological and academic perspectives. The journal features various articles offering analysis based on the outcomes of intra-Christian consultations held…

Manchester uni puts faith in praying booth

Will Coldwell, The Guardian, Jul.26, www.guardian.co.uk/education/2012/jul/26/praying-booth-at-manchester-university A praying booth has been installed at Manchester University as part of a three-year research project on multi-faith spaces in the UK and abroad. The “pray-o-mat” – which was a photo-booth until it was…

Gaza Christians Fear For Future Of Tiny Community

Ibrahim Barzak and Diaa Hadid, Huffington Post, Jul.25, www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/25/gaza-christians-fear-for-_n_1702911.html?utm_hp_ref=religion Christians in overwhelmingly Muslim Gaza have long fretted in private about the survival of their tiny community. But their fears exploded publicly when two members of the flock recently converted to…

Berlin art show explores tradition and taboo in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Ruby Russell, ENInews, Jul.17, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5801 An exhibition showing this summer in Berlin entitled “Journey to Jerusalem: Artistic Positions Between Religion, Tradition and Taboo” brings together the work of ten artists who deal with the place of religion in contemporary life.…

Angela Merkel backs circumcision right after German ruling

BBC News, Jul.13, www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18833145 The German government says Jewish and Muslim communities should be able to continue the practice of circumcision, after a regional court ruled it amounted to bodily harm.  Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman said it was a case…

Moving from Sibling Rivalry to Religious Solidarity

Jason Tippitt, State of Formation, Jul.9, www.stateofformation.org/2012/07/moving-from-sibling-rivalry-to-religious-solidarity/ As part of my navel-gazing over the notion that “I don’t not believe in God” (at least not anymore), and the logical subsequent question of whether I do believe, I’ve been thinking about…

Christian and Muslim alliance commits to help solving tensions in Nigeria

WCC News, Jul.12, www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/christian-and-muslim-alli.html The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought (RABIIT) on 12 July issued a report on their joint commitment to help in resolving the tensions in Nigeria. The report…

After attacks, Kenyan Muslims guard Christian churches

Fredrick Nzwili, Christian Science Monitor, Jul.10, www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2012/0710/After-attacks-Kenyan-Muslims-guard-Christian-churches In Kenya, attacks on Christian churches in the Muslim-majority town of Garissa killed 17 people July 1. Now, local Muslim leaders are patrolling to help protect the churches. Kenyan Muslims are joining the…