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15 07, 2012

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July 15th, 2012|Interfaith / Islamophobia News|

 Kenyan Muslims, Christians Vow To Prevent Violence

Kenyan clerics across the religious divide vowed Tuesday to not allow sectarian violence to erupt following attacks on churches over the weekend that killed at least 15 people.

The Inter-Religious Council of Kenya said Muslims will form vigilante groups alongside Christians to guard churches in Kenya’s North Eastern Province, where the latest attacks occurred.


Interfaith meeting between Muslims and Catholics hold in Vatican

According to a Vatican statement, the Vatican’s top inter-faith dialogue official, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and the president of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue, Hamid bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie, chaired the meeting. Tauran is president of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue.

Participants at the meeting “exchanged views about the relations between Christians and Muslim in the current situation of the world”, according to the statement.

Religious war imminent in Nigeria -World religious leaders warn

The 12-member joint delegation was led by World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary, Olav Fyske Tveit, of Norway and Jordanian Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad, chairman of the board of the Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought.

The delegation, while tracing the causes of the crisis, stated in the report that clashes between Nigerian Christians and Muslims had led to the death of hundreds of people this year alone. “But although the violence is the worst between members of the two faiths since the Bosnian war of 1992-1995, the root causes go far beyond religion.

Leader says get over fear of Muslims

A Baptist minister and interfaith leader says it is time for Americans to get over their fear of Islam and get on with the assimilation of Muslims into their neighborhoods.

“As a society we simply have to stop judging all Muslims by extremists and allowing extremists to manipulate Islam for their political purposes when that’s not what Islam is about,” Welton Gaddy, head of the Interfaith Alliance, said July 7 on his weekly State of Belief radio program.


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Interfaith event to support Muslims in St. Anthony for building an Islamic center

Three churches in St. Anthony plan to hold an interfaith gathering Sunday between Christian and Muslim leaders in response to anti-Islamic comments made at a City Council meeting during which board members rejected a proposed Islamic center.

Members of Nativity Lutheran Church, Faith United Methodist Church and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church organized the event in an effort to show that not all citizens in the small bedroom community north of Minneapolis are against Muslims worshiping there.

Interfaith Consultation Planned in Jerusalem

UPF will hold an Interfaith Consultation for Peace and Development in the Middle East in Jerusalem from August 25 to 28. High-level religious leaders, scholars, and  interfaith activists from throughout the world will be in attendance, including people of faith who hold positions in government, the media, the private sector, and civil society.

A special segment of the program will be dedicated to building upon and honoring the spirit of the 2012 celebration at the United Nations of the World Interfaith Harmony Week that had as its theme, “Common Ground for the Common Good.” A wide range of interfaith organizations and faith-based organizations, along with diplomats and UN officials, participated in support of the initiative taken up by the Office of the President of the General Assembly.


Israeli activists and Palestinian children share the beach

There’s laughter and a happy mix of voices, chatting away in Hebrew and Arabic. It’s yom yam, Hebrew for beach day.

Every summer, a group of Israeli women organise beach trips for Palestinian kids from towns and villages across the West Bank. For most children, it is their first time to visit the beach and swim in the dark blue Mediterranean waters.

Back home, some families can see the sea from their balconies, but cannot go there due to Israeli travel restrictions. During the second intifada in the early 2000s, Israel applied stringent travel restrictions on Palestinians wishing to cross from the West Bank into Israel for security reasons. Many travel limitations are still in place, separating Palestinians and Israelis from each other.


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 Fight Islamophobia, OIC Urges World

Amid hostile sentiments against Muslim minorities in several Western countries, the world’s largest Muslim group has called for concerted effort to stop growing campaigns against Muslims and their faith around the globe.

“Islamophobia is on the rise,” Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, chairman of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said in a statement on Saturday, May 5.


Five Central New Yorkers honoured for efforts in Middle East dialogue group

The 30th annual Interfaith Leadership Awards Dinner next week will honor five Central New Yorkers who are building bridges of understanding between different cultures and religions.

Organizers from Interfaith Works of Central New York said the honorees deserve recognition for each of their own distinguished careers — in academia, medicine, business and law.

But the five honorees were chosen for their willingness to take part in “courageous conversations,” which reach across stereotypes and the divides of culture, class and color, individually and collectively, through the Syracuse-Area Middle East Dialogue Group.

Winnetka Presbyterian Church and Muslim center start partnership

Members of a Winnetka church and a Morton Grove mosque want to learn more about each other’s faith and know each other better as friends.

When Dilnaz Waraich met Kathy McNair, the two Winnetka residents learned they share a common interest in building bridges between different faiths.

Rev. McNair is a specialized minister at the Winnetka Presbyterian Church and organizer of the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions’ Sharing Sacred Spaces Project. According to the council’s website, the goal of the program is to widen participation in interreligious activity” in the Chicago area.



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