RISSC Report 7/4/2019

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

World Citizens-Participating Cultural Diplomacy Suggested as a New Solution for Peace International conference for peace development held in Bucharest, Romania as the presidency of the European Union In Romania where discussions for peace and security of the international community have …

MABDA Report 13/6/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Muhammad Ali funeral: A fitting interfaith service for The Greatest The superlatives had been exhausted. A legend. An inspiration. The fastest. The prettiest. And as he tirelessly, and playfully, pronounced until the bitter end, the Greatest. All that remained was …

MABDA Report 6/6/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Istanbul joins international ‘open iftar’ event to foster interfaith dialogue during Ramadan An international project led by young students is setting up open ‘iftars’ – fast breaking meals – across several countries to foster interfaith dialogue during Ramadan. Ramadan, the ninth …

MABDA Report 30/5/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

King receives Coptic Metropolitan of Jerusalem and Jordan His Majesty King Abdullah II, Sunday, received His Eminence Metropolitan, Anba Antonious, on the occasion of his enthronement on the seat as the Coptic Metropolitan of Jerusalem and Jordan. At the meeting, …

MABDA Report 23/5/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Interfaith Iftars Aim to Bring Communities Together This Ramadan With Ramadan quickly approaching, when Muslims around the world will fast from sunrise to sunset, Rev. Cynthia Bronson Sweigert has her plate full. For the second year in a row, the …

MABDA Report 25/4/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

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, …

MABDA Report 18/4/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Winners of World Interfaith Harmony Week award honoured His Majesty King Abdullah on Sunday honoured the winners of the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week award, a Royal Court statement said. The award, connected to an initiative launched by …

MABDA Report 4/4/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

‘50 Mosque Man’ asks people of all faiths to find commonalities If you meet Jameel Syed, be prepared to have your photo taken with him. It’s a simple action he initiates to build connections. Syed prefers action to talk, although …

MABDA report 21/3/2016

Asfour Zeinab Interfaith / Islamophobia News

The Bible And Quran Are More Similar Than You May Think Islamophobia has become frighteningly commonplace in the U.S. There’s a lot of hatred, misinformation and misplaced fear being directed at Muslims and the faith that they follow. And it’s …

MABDA Report 28/2/2016

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Rabat Hosts a Seminar on the Challenge of Mutual Recognition in Interfaith Relations The Center for Research and Training in Interfaith Relations will be inaugurated with a launch event tomorrow at its headquarters in Rabat. Launched under the auspices of …

MABDA Report 23/11/2015

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Paris’ Episcopal cathedral hosts interfaith evening for peace and dialogue Few days after a series of terrorist attacks devastated France and Lebanon, Muslim and Christian leaders gathered in Paris on 17 November for an evening of discussions about peace-making efforts …

MABDA Report 8/11/2015

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Reviving interfaith and intercultural dialogue The Council of Ministers recently directed its National Committee to follow up on King Abdullah’s initiatives for dialogue among followers of various religions and cultures. It is heartening to finally hear about a positive contribution …

MABDA Report 28/09/2015

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Mastic Muslims Celebrate `Eid, Diversity As Muslims around the world gathered at various venues to celebrate the `Eid Al-Adha holiday, Muslim congregants of the Islamic Center of Mastic-Shirley met on Thursday, September 24, to mark the feast, celebrating their diverse …

MABDA Report 26/7/2015

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Turkish Scholar Fatwa Urges Killing ISIL A popular Turkish televangelist has issued a controversial fatwa in which he urged people to kill militants belonging to the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), describing them as “the dogs of hell.” “If you run …

MABDA Report 22/6/2015

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US Companies Accommodate Muslims’ Ramadan Accommodating the religious needs of Muslims employees, a growing number of American companies are holding annual events to celebrate the holy fasting month of Ramadan with a spiritual flavour. “It is an extremely popular event, …

MABDA Report 14/6/2015

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Ramadan: Month of Sympathy What follows is based on a true story…There was an affluent father who used to keep his family fed and clothed decently, if not splendidly. After a while, things changed and he became in straitened circumstances. …

MABDA Report 7/6/2015

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Canadian Women Festival Builds Bridges Canada’s premier Muslim women’s festival is set to take place on Sunday, June 7, in the South Western Ontario city of Kitchener, amid hopes of extending new bridges with the larger community. “Since its inception …

MABDA Report 1/6/2015

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Terrorists have no religion National Conference on Interfaith Harmony has announced the Lahore Interfaith Declaration 2015 and termed the suicide bombing and all forms of terrorism as against the teachings of every divine religion including Islam.The conference, which was presided …

MABDA Report 24/5/2015

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First Imam for German Army In a positive reaction to the growing number of German Muslim soldiers, the German army has decided to recruit its first imam to cater for the need of these soldiers, local media reported on Saturday.  …

MABDA Report 17/5/2015

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Muslims Celebrate Israa’ and Mi`raj As Millions of Muslims across the world mark the night journey of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to Al-Aqsa Mosque and ascension to heaven, Indonesians were urged to peacefully observe the significant religious occasion. “Muslims should use …

MABDA Report 10/5/2015

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Number of UK Muslim MPs Doubles Making a new record in British parliament, a record of 13 Muslim lawmakers have been elected in one of the most unpredictable and extraordinary general elections in Britain, doubling the number from 8 in …

MABDA Report 26/4/2015

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King honours winners of World Interfaith Harmony Week award His Majesty King Abdullah on Monday acted as patron at the King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) award ceremony. During the ceremony, which took place at Husseiniya Palace, His …

MABDA Report 19/4/2015

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

UN to hold high-level interfaith meeting to promote tolerance, fight violent extremism Top UN officials are scheduled to convene a high-level interfaith meeting next week in order to promote tolerance and fight violent extremism, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced here …

MABDA Report 13/4/2015

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Interfaith harmony: ‘Love humanity, love all’ Before representing ourselves as Christians, Hindus or Muslims, we should represent humanity and spread peace in the country, said Kailash Sarhadi or Friday. Addressing the ‘Interfaith Peace Convention 2015′ at the Karachi Institute of …

MABDA Report 5/4/2015

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2015 World interfaith Harmony Week Prize Announced The judges received 93 applications for the prize from over 900 events held in total. The judges are highly appreciative of all the efforts of all those who held events and applied for …

MABDA Report 22/3/2015

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Vatican interfaith expert hails Catholic-Muslim progress Archbishop Michael Fitzgerald, one of the Vatican’s foremost experts on Islam, told an audience in Washington DC that interreligious dialogue between Catholics and Muslims is not only possible but necessary. “Life, action, discourse and …

MABDA Report 29/3/2015

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

San Francisco Faith Ring Protects Muslims Showing solidarity with San Francisco Muslims, dozens of residents and religious leaders formed an interfaith ring around a mosque after Friday Prayer to support the religious minority amid soaring Islamophobia. “We’re saying right now …

MABDA Report 15/3/2015

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UK Conference to See Muslims and Interfaith Leaders Denounce Extremism and ISIS The 12th National Peace Symposium organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be a rallying cry for religious freedom in the face of growing militancy which has developed …

MABDA Report 9/3/2015

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Islamic Human Rights Commission holds 2015 Islamophobia Awards in London Billed as a not to be missed event. Anti Muslim sentiment has continued to rise making this year’s Islamophobia awards organized by the Islamic Human rights Commission more popular than …

MABDA Report 2/3/2015

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Muslims Rebuild Belgium’s Oldest Synagogue Moved by the situation of the small Belgian Jewish community in southern town of Arlon, Brussels Muslims launched a fundraising campaign to restore the oldest synagogue in the West European country. “We have decided to …

MABDA Report 26/1/2015

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King Abdullah’s Plea for Interfaith Dialogue Saudi King Abdullah, who passed away on Thursday, had the aim to modernize the kingdom to face the future. He was also a committed supporter of dialogue to solve conflicts. In 2008, Abdullah made …

MABDA Report 17/11/2014

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Catholic-Muslim dialogue: “It is never acceptable to use religion to justify” violence The Catholic-Muslim Forum releases a final statement following its meeting in Rome on ‘Working together to serve others’. Young people should be educated to build “respect for others”. …

MABDA Report 3/11/2014

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‘Prayer for Ottawa’ service held after deadly week in capital A booming organ thundered through Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Ottawa on Sunday as those at an interfaith memorial service sang a heartfelt O Canada following the past week’s deadly …

MABDA Report 21/09/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Christians and Muslims mourn Hani Fahs, an iconic figure for interreligious dialogue At a time when spiritual darkness is spreading over parts of the Middle East, the death of Sheikh Hani Fahs, 68, has elicited an emotional response among political …

MABDA Report 14/09/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Thirteen Years of Interfaith reconciliation: 9/11 then and now In the days following September 11th, in the midst of a cacophony of voices shouting for revenge in the wake of terrorist attacks, I discerned a call to interfaith reconciliation between …

MABDA Report 31/08/2014

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UN officials hail role of cultural, religious dialogue in advancing peace, development United Nations officials today highlighted the important role played by the initiative known as the Alliance of Civilizations in building bridges to peace, especially amid the current instability …

MABDA Report 24/08/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Saudi grand mufti denounces ISIS Saudi Arabia’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul-Aziz Al al-Sheikh, the highest religious authority in the country, said Tuesday that the militant groups Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda were “enemy number one …

MABDA Report 10/08/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Dutch Mosque Leaders Call for Tolerance Towards Jewish ‘Brothers’ As Gaza Tension Continues As tensions rise in the Middle East, mosque groups in the Netherlands are calling for tolerance from their congregations, specifically for Jewish “brothers of the holy book,” …

MABDA Report 20/07/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

World Shows Outrage At Israel War on Gaza Tens of thousands of angry protests marched against Gaza ground invasion of Gaza strip on Saturday, July 19, demanding “justice and freedom” for Palestine and an end to Israeli war in the …

MABDA Report 07/07/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

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 …

MABDA Report 22/06/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Woman Chairs US Largest Muslim Group America’s largest Muslim advocacy group has picked Ohioan female Muslim lawyer Roula Allouch as its new acting national board chair replacing previous chair Omar Zaki who stepped down after two years in his post. …

MABDA Report 15/06/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Muslim Players in Brazil World Cup The Brazil 2014 World Cup kicked off earlier this week with an abundance of Muslim players dotting the football landscape. Being an integral part of football, Muslim players starring in their different teams from …

MABDA Report 08/06/2014

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Pope Francis has put a twist on the interreligious prayer gathering by inviting political leaders, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, “to come to the Vatican to pray together with me for peace.” The event was scheduled …

MABDA Report 01/06/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Heads, representatives of Orthodox churches make pilgrimage to Baptism Site Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, HRH Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed, the King’s Chief Adviser for Religious and Cultural Affairs Rights and Personal Envoy, accompanied heads and representatives of …

MABDA Report 11/05/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Boko Haram Smears Islam: Saudi Mufti Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has condemned the kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Nigeria’s Boko Haram, saying the group was formed to “smear the image of Islam”. “This is a group that has …

MABDA Report 04/05/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Ceremony of World Interfaith Harmony Week held in Jordan US Muslims Walk Against Hunger Muslim community leaders in the Greater Boston area are putting final touches on their planned “Walk Against Hunger” on Sunday, May 4, teaming up with Project …

MABDA Report 20/04/2014

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Good Friday Bonds UK Muslims, Christians For Nottingham Muslims and Christians, a 16-year-old annual walk for members of both faiths in their city is still bearing interfaith fruits of unity and cohesion. “We have been doing this every Good Friday …

MABDA Report 13/04/2014

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Nigeria Faiths Want United, Just Homeland Muslims and Christians are calling for deeper understanding among members of the two communities attending Nigeria’s stormy national conference, warning of the dangers of polarizing the nation along ethno-religious lines and expressing hopes that …

MABDA Report 06/04/2014

Staff Interfaith / Islamophobia News

Faiths unite in support of child rights Leaders of Myanmar’s four main religions met this week to make a joint ‘Myanmar Interfaith Declaration’ on the rights of the child. The declaration expressed their commitment to the notion that every child …