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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…

Australia - Muslims decide to attend mass this Easter to promote tolerance

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SHAFAQNA - This Sunday, Catholic churches across Sydney, Australia will bear the usual signs of Easter: incense, fresh flowers, a lit Paschal candle — and a few rows of churchgoers wearing kufi and headscarves. Every year for the past 13…

Grand Ayatullah Khoei's Report of His Debate with a Jewish Scholar on the Perpetuity of Qur'an

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SHAFAQNA - The deceased, the Great Ayatullah Khoei in his Qur’anic exegesis book titled "Al-Bayan Fi Tafsir al-Quran", reports a conversation he had with a Jewish scholar, proving the perpetuity of the Qur'an: I had a conversation with…

Tehran to Host Muslim-Christian Dialogue

SHAFAQNA - According to the website of the Islamic Culture and Relations organization (ICRO), Dimitry Safonov, secretary for interreligious relations of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Hojat-ol-Islam…

The Muslim Response to ISIS: Setting the Record Straight

SHAFAQNA - (Delivered at The House of Islamic Wisdom in Dearborn Heights, Michigan, USA, on Sunday, May 1st, 2016)A‘udhu billahi min al-Shaytan al-rajim. Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim. Alhamdulillahi rabb al-‘alamin. Wa salatu wa salam ‘ala…

Islam, Christianity meeting at Church of St. Augustine

SHAFAQNA - The one-day meeting of Islam and Christianity in collaboration with the Islamic Center of England and Muslim-Christian Dialogue Center, was held at the Church of St. Augustine in Minnesota, USA.

US faith leaders deliver message of support to Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Leaders of several faiths have signed a letter delivered to Utah Islamic leaders, expressing support to them in what they say is a time of fear and misunderstanding. “We reach out our arms to your communities and lift our voices…

Pope Francis in Africa says dialogue vital to avert violence in God’s name

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis said on Thursday in Kenya, a country that has seen a spate of attacks by Islamist militants, that dialogue between religions in Africa was essential to teach young people that violence in God’s name was unjustified. Bridging…

Muslims, Catholics to gather for dialogue in the US

SHAFAQNA - Religious leaders from northwest Ohio will come together Thursday for this year’s Catholic-Muslim Dialogue at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo in Perrysburg. The center’s Imam Talal Eid will give a Muslim perspective.…