Tag: islamic

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…

Syrian Christians feel vulnerable as country descends into civil war

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press, Washington Post, Jun.20, www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/syrian-christians-feel-vulnerable-as-country-descends-into-civil-war/2012/06/20/gJQAkyxzqV_story.html Inside the besieged Syrian city of Homs, where hundreds of civilians are caught up in a fierce battle between rebels and government troops, a small group of Christians is making its own…

Religious summit discusses peace, justice

Hasan Lakkis, The Daily Star – Lebanon, Jun.19, www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2012/Jun-19/177317-religious-summit-discusses-peace-justice.ashx#axzz1yHNJ1vaN A three-day Christian-Muslim summit kicked off in Beirut Monday, with participants discussing ways to achieve peace and justice between Muslim and Christian communities. Christian and Islamic representatives from around the world…

Interreligious University

Tim Dalrymple, World Magazine, Nov.19, www.worldmag.com/articles/18836 The liberalization of American seminaries is an old story. The inauguration of “the world’s first interreligious university” is not. The Claremont School of Theology is collaborating with the Academy for Jewish Religion in California…

Turkey’s Elephant in the Room: Religious Freedom

Susanne Gusten, New York Times, Sep.28, www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/world/europe/turkeys-elephant-in-the-room-religious-freedom.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief With his triumphant tour of the countries of the Arab Spring this month, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to set up Turkey on the international stage as a role model for…

Pope wins over German Muslims

Tom Heneghan, Reuters, Sep.23, blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/09/23/pope-benedict-wins-over-german-muslims-in-first-meeting-since-regensburg-speech/ Pope Benedict told German Muslims in Berlin on Friday they can expect cooperation and support from Roman Catholics as long as they respect Germany’s constitution and the limits it sets on pluralism. Meeting representatives of…

Islamic Center Near Ground Zero Opens Its Doors

Karen Zraick and Verena Dobnik, Associated Press, Sep.21,  abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/developer-911-families-needed-role-nyc-mosque-14573200 The developer of an Islamic cultural center that opened Wednesday evening near the site of the terrorist attacks that leveled the World Trade Center says the biggest error on the project…

In Indonesia, church runs afoul of Islamic street name

David Crampton, ENInews, Sep.6, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5129 In a test case of religious intolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, an Indonesian mayor is defying court rulings by pushing for a decree to block Christians from opening churches on streets with Islamic…

Dalai Lama joins Muslim scholar at 9/11 forum

Karen Seidman, National Post, Sep.6, www.nationalpost.com/arts/books/Dalai+Lama+joins+Muslim+scholar+forum/5357429/story.html The Dalai Lama will join controversial Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan in Montreal on Wednesday for a conference on world religions and peace in the aftermath of 9/11. But rather than promising inspiration in a world…