RISSC Report 7/7/2014

Ramadan App Tops Google Store Downloads

Creating a Ramadan-themed environment, the app offers various graphics that presents the soul of the holy fasting month.

DUBAI – A new android application for the Muslims’ holy fasting month Ramadan has been ranked at the top of downloads by Google play store during the holy month after it was installed by thousands of users.

“The feedback has just been overwhelming,” Carib Pulishing CEO Andreas Roell announced in statement cited by Presswire.

http://www.onislam.net/english/news.html

 

Interfaith Prayer Can Strengthen Unity, Diversity In Faith-Based Organizations: Study

Prayer is a powerful practice, as many who do it regularly can attest to. But in addition to being a powerful personal practice, prayer can play a role in strengthening even the most diverse communities, according to a new study led by a University of Connecticut sociologist Ruth Braunstein, Richard L. Wood from the University of New Mexico and Brad R. Fulton from Duke University.

Scheduled to appear in the August edition of the American Sociological Review, the study found that interfaith prayer practices played a key role in bridging cultural differences within diverse faith-based community organizing groups in the United States.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/06/interfaith-prayer-diversity_n_5527283.html?utm_hp_ref=interfaith

 

Sharjah Ramadan Majlis addresses interfaith dialogue

The importance of interfaith dialogue and peaceful coexistence, particularly among those who share the same land, nation, and identity, was the topic of discussion during the first session of the Sharjah Media Centre’s (SMC) Ramadan Majlis at the Expo Centre Sharjah on Monday night.

Under the slogan ‘In the Culture of Dialogue’, the session was attended by Shaikh Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Qasimi, Chairman of SMC, who said that enhancing the culture of dialogue and accepting others is a part of the emirate’s approach to promote coexistence and peace among its residents.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/society/sharjah-ramadan-majlis-addresses-interfaith-dialogue-1.1354520