Tag: islamic

WCC general secretary speaks with Islamic leaders and students

WCC News, Jan.12, www.oikoumene.org/en/news/news-management/eng/a/article/1634/wcc-general-secretary-spe.html Christian-Muslim dialogue and cooperation were themes of a two-day visit by the Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC), to the offices and college campus of the World Islamic…

Pope Benedict XVI and the Koran

Peter Brown, The Catholic Thing, Jan. 10, www.thecatholicthing.org/columns/2011/elizabethmccoy2002.html After reading the pope’s famous Regensburg lecture for the umpteenth time, I am ready to conclude that if one were to excise paragraphs 2-4, which concerned Islam, what we have is Benedict…

Baha’is in Iran

Jeremy Fox, Stirling Baha’is, Jan.2011 A strongly-worded letter has been circulated by the International Baha’i Community, which has its permanent office at the United Nations in New York and represents one hundred and eighty-six national Bahá’í communities. This open letter…

Iran targets Christians with a wave of arrests

Farnaz Fassihi and Matt Bradley, Wall Street Journal, Jan.7, iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=22544:iran-targets-christians-with-a-wave-of-arrests&catid=5:human-rights&Itemid=27 Iranian authorities have arrested dozens of Christians in the two weeks since Christmas, the latest challenge to the Mideast’s small but vibrant Christian communities. The arrests around the country appear…

With Muslims, Europe Sees No Problem, and That’s the Problem

John Vinocur, New York Times, Jan.3, www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/world/europe/04iht-politicus04.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief Of all Europe’s great and present miseries, the one receiving the most uncertain remedies is the failing integration of its increasingly large and alienated Muslim communities. The wobbling euro, the European Union’s markedly…

Muslims in Evangelical Churches

Jason B Hood, Christianity Today, Jan.3, www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/januaryweb-only/muslimsevangelical.html Does loving your neighbor mean opening your doors to false worship (sic)? As professional religion reporters looked back on 2010, they ranked the debate over an Islamic center and mosque near Ground Zero—along…

CSI Archive

2017: As one of the opening events of the 2017 Scottish Interfaith Week, we gathered on November 12th and shared a number of creative items including art, music and storytelling. . In October we reflected on change. . Our September…

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Since June 2010, IRENICA has gone “live”.  Instead of a monthly digest, news items are added as soon as they come to my notice.  The latest news appears on the homepage irenica.org.uk and in Latest IRENICA.  Email alerts will only…

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CSI – Central Scotland Interfaith The forum to promote inter faith encounter in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling. Registered as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity No SC041399   Coming Events: The next “Soul Space” will be at Stirling Methodist Church, …