European Council President Praises Indonesia’s Democracy and Religious Tolerance

President Joko Widodo met with European Council President Donald Tusk at the Europa building, seat of the European Council, in Brussels, an official statement said on Thursday (21/04).

In the meeting, Joko said Indonesia is a “living laboratory” where Islam, democracy and religious tolerance exist side by side.

http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/european-council-president-praises-indonesias-democracy-religious-tolerance/

 

Fr. Cleenewreck Honored by King Abdullah II for Contribution to Interfaith Dialogue

With the blessing of His Eminence, Archbishop Benjamin of San Francisco, the V. Rev. Laurent Cleenewerck, rector of St Innocent Orthodox Church in Eureka, CA, traveled last week to Amman, Jordan, at the invitation of King Abdullah II to be recognized for his recent contribution to Christian-Muslim and interfaith dialogue.

Every year since 2009, with the support of formal United Nations resolution, a World Interfaith Harmony Week is organized every first week of February, under the patronage of the King of Jordan and with the personal participation of His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem.

http://myocn.net/fr-cleenewreck-honored-by-king-abdullah-ii-for-contribution-to-interfaith-dialogue/

 

Countering Islamophobia, Muslim Father and Son Go to US Congress

Caldoun Abuhakel and his 12-year-old son, Baraa, traveled from their Minnesota home to Washington, D.C., to meet with members of Congress and key staffers.

Some 300 Muslim-Americans from across the United States gathered Monday on Capitol Hill to talk with their representatives about Muslim-American issues.

 

Baraa told VOA that he has experienced taunting at school, when other kids told him to “stop being so Muslim, stop being so terrorist.”

http://www.voanews.com/content/countering-islamophobia-muslim-father-son-congress-advocacy-day/3291239.html