Tag: tolerant

Moving from Interfaith Dialogue to Multifaith Action

Amjad Saleem, State of Formation, Feb.4 This week, the international community will be marking World Interfaith Harmony Week   designated by the United Nations to occur annually in the first full week of February where there will be a chance for…

Muslim-Jewish marriages herald a brave new world

Jonathan Romain, The Guardian – Comment is free, Jan.19 Muslims and Jews in the UK are beginning to get together – a living example to the Middle East peace process. Something surprising is beginning to emerge in marriage patterns between…

Pakistan’s Dangerous Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow, Americal Spectator, Jul.5, spectator.org/archives/2011/07/05/target-pakistan-for-religious# American policy in Central Asia is threatened by Pakistan’s slow surrender to extremism and violence. The growing mistreatment of religious minorities demonstrates that many of Pakistan’s problems are rooted in the spread of hateful…

Interfaith dialogue is key to strengthening communication rights

Worldwide Faith News, Mar.14, www.wfn.org/2011/03/msg00088.html Interfaith dialogue can play a key role in strengthening the right to communicate and tackling questions of social justice, General Secretary of the World Association of Christian Communicators (WACC) said on 12 March. Rev. Karin…

Tunis march against Islamists, for harmony after Polish priest murdered

REuteres, Feb.20, blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/20/tunis-march-against-islamists-for-harmony-after-polish-priest-murdered/ About 15,000 demonstrators have protested in Tunis against the country’s Islamist movement, calling for religious tolerance a day after the Interior Ministry announced a Polish Catholic priest had been murdered by an extremist group. “We need to…

Indonesia is no longer a poster child for pluralism

Gillian Terzis, The Guardian, Feb.18, www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2011/feb/18/indonesia-pluralism-persecution-ahmadiyah Religious persecution of the Ahmadiyah tarnish Indonesia’s reputation as a bulwark of moderate, democratic Islam.  The first week of February marked the annual celebration of World Interfaith Harmony Week, a UN resolution that aimed…

An open letter to my Christian friends

Peter Hong, Washington Post, Jan.14, onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/eboo_patel/2011/01/open_letter_to_my_christian_fr.html#more Tolerance I am a Christian. Even more, I am a fundamentalist, but being a fundamentalist doesn’t make you a terrorist. In a world in which the most dangerous bomb is a human one, the…

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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…