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Evidence of protecting Christians’ rights, churches in Islam

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SHAFAQNA - Following allegations made by the U.S. Congress regarding violations committed against Coptic Christians in Egypt, Egypt Today provides evidence of Islam’s preservation of Christians’ rights. Recently, Egypt’s Minister of…

Christian school in Basra welcomes Muslim students

SHAFAQNA - The Iraqi Ministry of Education issued a permit Nov. 4 for the establishment of a private, mixed Christian school, which will teach Christians, Muslims and students from other communities. After spending a year and a half working…

Toronto Muslim and Jewish Women Find Power and Joy in Building a Sisterhood

SHAFAQNA - Have you ever noticed how acts of hate can spur acts of love? With the establishment of the Toronto chapter of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, thirty-four Muslim and Jewish women have come together to support each other against hostile…

Vatican versus: how cricket united Catholics, Anglicans and Muslims

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SHAFAQNA - It began with a conversation between Pope Francis and archbishop Justin Welby. Now, three years on, the Unity Through Cricket tournament is flourishing – and seeking to bring in Jewish, Sikh and Hindu players too. In September…

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…

AUSTRALIA - How food is helping to break down faith barrier

SHAFAQNA - Imam Faizel Chothia takes the microphone and announces the question and answer session is about to begin. “Ask anything you want, Trump, ISIS, whatever,” he tells the milling crowd, many still clutching their dinner plates…

UNPRECEDENTED MEETING OF WORLD FAITH LEADERS TO TAKE ON GLOBAL DEFORESTATION

SHAFAQNA - MONDAY, JUNE 19, AT THE NOBEL PEACE CENTER, OSLO, NORWAY To attend, or request interviews and press materials, please contact:  Ellen Wilson at ewilson@burness.com or +1 301 466 3205, or Coimbra Sirica at csirica@burness.com…

Adventists and Muslims Meet for Learning and Fellowship

SHAFAQNA - Adventists and Muslims from all over the San Diego area in California, United States, recently gathered at El Cajon Seventh-day Adventist Church for “One San Diego,” a day of mutual learning and fellowship. The day was the…

Hundreds attend 'Islam Awareness Week' in Rutgers, New Jersey

SHAFAQNA - In a bid to prompt meaningful conversations and spur interest in the Islamic faith and culture, Rutgers Muslim students welcomed hundreds of students during Islam Awareness Week held earlier this month, offering them a first-hand…

Pope meets with Catholic-Muslim delegation from Britain

SHAFAQNA - Pope Francis met on Wednesday with English Cardinal Vincent Nichols and four Muslim leaders from Britain who came to highlight the deep-rooted interfaith relations among the different religious communities in the UK today. For…

Breaking down misconceptions about Islam, Muslims

SHAFAQNA - Imam Atta-Ul Manan has heard it all. Muslims want to establish Sharia law wherever they go. Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslim. As a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Manan is part of a…

Ayatollah Sediqi urges peaceful co-existence of followers of religions

SHAFAQNA - Substitute Friday prayers leader of Tehran Ayatollah Kazem Sediqi has called for peaceful co-existence of followers of different religions and their full freedom to perform their religious duties. Ayatollah Sediqi made the remarks…

Coffeeshop meeting fosters discourse about Islam, builds friendships with Muslims

SHAFAQNA - A woman wearing a hijab, a traditional head covering worn by some Muslim women, in the Texas heat may automatically be viewed as oppressed, when in fact it was the individual’s decision, said Arif Mirza, outreach director for the…

Among Brothers and Sisters of Different Faiths

SHAFAQNA - Hujjatul Islam Dr Mohammad Ali Shomali- the director of the Islamic Centre of England – together with some members of the Hawza Ilmiyya (Islamic Seminary) of England, visited Sophia University Institute in Loppiano, Italy, 12th…

Christians And Jews Team Up To Help Muslims After Texas Mosque Fire

SHAFAQNA - “Jewish community members walked into my home and gave me a key to the synagogue,” Dr. Shahid Hashmi, a cofounder of the Victoria Islamic Center, told The New York Times. In addition, at least four churches offered space for…

Common ground: Muslims, Christians hope to keep dialogue going

SHAFAQNA - Monthly, informal lunch gatherings are spinning off of popular public panel discussions between local Christians and Muslims, according to area faith leaders. One such gathering already unfolded at St. Bartholomew Catholic Church…

Bushey Interfaith Forum: 9 Nov

SHAFAQNA- Bushey Interfaith Forum will be holding their annual event on Wednesday 9th November at Sacred Heart Church, High Road, Bushey. The topic this year is 'Faith and the Family'. The programme will start at 7.30pm. You are all…

Muslims, Catholics build bridges during week of fun, faith

SHAFAQNA - The smiles spread spontaneously, creating the kind of infectious joy that immediately connects people, no matter their backgrounds or faiths. The young Muslim Americans who spent a week in the summer swimming, canoeing, climbing…

Religions' solidarity conf. against ISIS, terrorism held in Bangladesh

SHAFAQNA - Religions and Sects solidarity conference against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and terrorism was held with presence of Ahlul Bayt World Assembly's member in Bangladesh. Ahlul Bayt Bangladesh religions and sects solidarity…

Nigerian Christians and Muslims open International Centre for Inter-Faith Peace and Harmony

SHAFAQNA - Christians and Muslims in Nigeria have opened a historic interfaith peace center in Kaduna state, where more than 20,000 have been killed in religious conflicts in the last 30 years. On Aug. 19, Nigerian Christians and Muslims…

London Muslims go to church in solidarity with Christians: 'We will not let hatred win'

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SHAFAQNA - Leading members of Britain's Muslim community have attended a London church service to show solidarity with their Christian neighbours. The Muslim men and women joined the congregation of St John on Bethnal Green for Sunday eucharist…

An Interfaith Group Kicked Off to Fights Islamophobia In Ohio

SHAFAQNA - A new interfaith group has kicked off its work in Cincinnati, Ohio, to help combat anti-Muslim sentiment and promote interfaith dialogue and relationships with Greater Cincinnati’s Muslim community. “I look at it this way:…

The 10th Day’s new campaign – community-building and social solidarity

SHAFAQNA - If Britain has so far remained true to its culture of multiculturalism, this is not to say that tensions between communities have not surfaced over the years – the products of unaddressed misconceptions, bigotry, and misunderstanding. It…

ISNA ORGANIZES SUNNI-SHIITE DIALOGUE IN DC - EXCLUSIVE

SHAFAQNA - An intrafaith leadership summit was held in Washington, DC, on April 15, 2016. Organized by the Islamic Society of North America, the gathering included Dr. Sayyid Syeed from ISNA, Dr. John Andrew Morrow from the Covenants Initiative,…

New York Islamic Organization Holds Interfaith Open House

SHAFAQNA-According to Ehtisham Siddiqui, President of the Islamic Organization of the Southern Tier, the purpose of the event was to bridge religious divides within the community and educate people on the beliefs and traditions of Islam. Informational…

Religious Leaders Stand Up For Peace Amid Anti-Muslim Attacks

SHAFAQNA - Amid a spike in anti-Muslim assaults, vandalism and death threats around the country since the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino and growing sentiment against the resettlement of Muslim refugees, congregations of all faiths…

How Shia Islam is opening up to other communities - Bridging faiths

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SHAFAQNA - At such a time when Islam is sitting in the eye of a furious, its faith battered by allegations its people abide by a paradigm of violence and intolerance, Shia clerics have endeavored to open up their hearts and holy sites to better…

Interfaith event to counter bias, suspicions directed at Muslims

SHAFAQNA - The backlash against Muslims has taken some ugly turns since the San Bernardino shootings. An interfaith event is being organized at a church in Lynnwood that's meant to build bridges between Christians and Muslims. The planning…