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Inter-Religious Dialogue; a dream that was done in Isfahan four centuries ago

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SHAFAQNA- Varuz Minasian, the head of the Armenian Caliphate Council in Isfahan and the south of Iran, emphasized that Armenians have lived in peace in Isfahan for 400 years and they will live in the future. "Followers of the religions of…

Climbing Mountains: A Quest to Find the Truth-Part 2 - From Christianity to Sunni Islam

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SHAFAQNA-This is the story of British born Dr Kate Godfrey-Faucett and her incredible journey from Christianity to Shia Islam via Sunnism.Kate is a Chartered psychologist & psychotherapist with specialist training and experience in working…

Unity in Diversity– Reflections on Styles in Islamic Art

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SHAFAQNA - Islamic Arts | by Marina Alin : It seems that Western art showed a variation in styles and movements in its history, while Islamic art remained rather stable. Nevertheless, each time and place in Islamic art history has its own signature,…

Forum in Japan to Discuss ‘Islam, Christianity, Buddhism Dialogue’

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SHAFAQNA- According to the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the Iranian Cultural Center in Japan will organize the program in cooperation with Ryukoku University. “Iran’s policy after the Revolution”, “Iranian society…

11th round of Islam-Orthodox Christianity dialogue planned in Tehran

SHAFAQNA - Religions and Environment” is the theme of the 11th round of the religious dialogue between the Iranian Center for Interfaith Dialogue and the Russian Orthodox Church, which will be held from May 5 to 7 in Tehran. According…

French Catholic Bishop: Iraq's holy shrines best places for humanitarian communication among all sects

SHAFAQNA - The French Catholic Bishop, Michael, expressed his extreme pride at visiting the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali (PBUH). The employees of the public relations department welcomed him and took him round the landmarks of the holy shrine. “I…

What is Easter: Understanding the History and Symbols

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SHAFAQNA - Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus from the tomb on the third day after his cruxifixion. Easter is the fulfilled prophecy of the Messiah who would be persecuted, die for our sins, and rise on the third day. (Isaiah…

Photos: A Biblical Exegesis in Arabic from 1337 Commenced by Bismillah

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SHAFAQNA - A biblical exegesis in Arabic written in 1337. It begins with "Bismillah al-Khaliq al-Hayy al-Natiq" (بسم الله الخالق الحي الناطق).   Source: SHAFAQNA French

Islam-Christianity dialogue planned in Ethiopia

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SHAFAQNA-  According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the organization of the program was discussed in a recent meeting of Seyyed Hassan Heidari, Iranian cultural attaché in Addis Ababa, with the president…

Quran, path to reach out to real Torah, Gospel

SHAFAQNA- At the second international seminar of “unity, precondition for novel Islamic civilization” that was held today at Tehran’s university of Islamic sects, Ayatollah Mohammad Javad Fazel Lankarani, head of Islamic jurisprudential…

Is the Shroud of Turin Evidence of Jesus' Existence?

SHAFAQNA - The Shroud of Turin is an ancient, sepia-colored, rectangular, 14.3 x 3.7 foot linen cloth woven in a three-to-one herringbone twill composed of flax fibrils with the front and the back image of a naked man with his hands folded…

A Closer Look at Christianity

SHAFAQNA - Since I was young I always loved discussing religion with others. I always wanted to know where the truth lay. The more discussions I had the more I learned about Islam. More and more I found Islam to be a truly great religion. In…

1 in 5 Brits Don't Know Christmas Is Celebration of Jesus' Birth: Poll

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SHAFAQNA - A recently released survey has found that about 20 percent of Britons do not know that Christmas Day is a celebration of Jesus' birth. The History Channel and Onepoll.com surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that one in five…

French Court Orders Removal of Cross on Pope John Paul II Statue

SHAFAQNA - A cross that's part of a statue of the late Pope John Paul II in the town of Ploërmel, France, will be removed following a controversial decision made by a top administrative court on a decades-long legal battle over the monument's…

Anti-Christian Hostility in the US Hasn't Risen, but It Has Changed as Secular Progressives Hold More Wealth

SHAFAQNA - New research examining cultural hostility toward American Christians shows that believers are incorrect to assert that animus toward them has increased. Yet they might be right in their claims that they face more problems such hostility…

This Week in Christian History: A Pope's Death, Theologian's Birth, and Preacher's Conversion

SHAFAQNA - Christianity is a faith with a long and detailed history, with numerous events of lasting significance occurring throughout the ages. Each week brings the anniversaries of great milestones, horrid tragedies, amazing triumphs,…

“Islam and Christianity” Course Held in Zimbabwe

SHAFAQNA- The Iranian Cultural Center in Zimbabwe organized an educational course on “Islam and Christianity” in Harare, the capital city of the African country. According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations Organization…

Essex Muslims and Christians come together to feed homeless community

SHAFAQNA - Essex's Muslim and Christian communities came together on Sunday (18 June) to help feed Chelmsford's homeless. The annual event took place at Trinity Methodist church of Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, where local homeless people…

One in six young people are Christian as visits to church buildings inspire them to convert

SHAFAQNA - One in six young people are practising Christians, new figures show, as research suggests thousands convert after visiting church buildings. The figures, show that more than one in five (21 per cent) people between the ages…

White Supremacy and Racism Are 'Anti-Christ,' Russell Moore Tells Southern US Baptists

SHAFAQNA - The president of the Southern Baptist Convention's policy wing called white supremacy and blood and soil racism "anti-Christ doctrines," and urged all Baptists to be "a sign of contradiction to the world." Russell Moore reported…

Israel’s Yinon Plan, Saudi Wahhabism & US Wars: Arab Christians Pushed Into Mass Exodus

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SHAFAQNA - In the United States, religion is a major part of public life – so much so that it often finds its way into politics. At the national level of politics, it has historically been difficult to win an election, particularly at the…

Vatican in shock as 1,500-Year-Old Bible claims Jesus wasn’t crucified

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SHAFAQNA - An approximately 1,500-2,000-year-old Bible found in Turkey has left the Vatican in shock because it allegedly confirms that Jesus Christ wasn’t crucified as has come to be widely believed. The Bible, which was discovered in 2000…

Muslims too revere Jesus Christ

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SHAFAQNA - Easter is a time for thinking about Jesus, for Christians and others. Sadly, though, we in Britain today take too little notice of the example of the man whom the holiday commemorates. That might sound odd coming from a Muslim like…

Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq received delegation from Imam Hussain Holy Shrine

SHAFAQNA - The Apostolic Nuncio to Iraq Alberto Ortega received a delegation from the Holy Shrine of Imam Hussain in the Catholic Nunciature of Iraq in the capital Baghdad. The holy shrine’s delegates from the International Media Center and…

Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti wants churches destroyed

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SHAFAQNA - Unless Western powers show they care about human rights they will be exposed as hypocrites This story, reported by an Israeli source, about the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia calling for the demolition of all churches in the Arabian…

Priest: "We need to praise what is good, true in the Muslim faith"

SHAFAQNA - According to Father Thomas Michel, who worked under Pope John Paul II as head of the Vatican Office for Relations with Muslims, there is a good deal in common between Muslims and Christians. The Islam scholar calls Catholics to respect…

From Christianity to Islam The story of the conversion of Dr. Jeremiah D. McAuliffe, Jr., Ph.D.

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SHAFAQNA- Right from the start, it grabbed me. The very beginning– called Al-Fatiha– is a prayer. I immediately liked it as a prayer. It was, in essence, what I already prayed: You are God the Creator. Guide me, make me into one of those…

Plot to kill southern Muslims and Christians in Nigeria

SHAFAQNA - Southern Muslims and Christians have been warned by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) that there is a plot to kill them and that the planned killing will displace them. The group in a statement signed by its Media Forum President,…