MABDA Report 29/07/12

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American Team Wears Hijab to Support Captain Cheering up their Muslim teammate, a Floridian high school football team decided to don hijab before their season finale game to show solidarity with their Muslim captain who has been taunted repeatedly over …

MABDA Report 22/07/12

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Pakistan to launch TV channel on interfaith harmony soon In an extremely polarized society like Pakistan, there is a need to promote peace and interfaith harmony amongst the masses. The message can be better disseminated through media and that’s why …

MABDA Report 15/07/12

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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 …

Mabda Report 08/70/12

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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 …

Mabda Report 01/07/12

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Interfaith document announced in UK aim to build understanding, respect and partnership The Department for International Development yesterday announced a major new document setting out its relationship with faith groups. The ‘Faith Partnership Principles’ were launched by Secretary of State, …

Mabda Report 24/06/12

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Meeting in Beirut, interfaith leaders work toward Middle East peace A landmark three-day Christian-Muslim peace conference concluded on a hopeful note here by issuing an appeal to religious leaders and institutions to collaborate on promoting human rights, self-determination, peaceful co-existence, …

Mabda Report 18/06/12

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Phillipines House passes bill declaring 1st Week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading a bill declaring every first week of February of each year as World Interfaith Harmony …

Mabda Report 10/06/12

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A window on the West in Saudi Arabia Sprawling, second-floor office suite in the Saudi capital is home to an experiment that says a lot about how this oil-rich kingdom is changing. The Western Studies Institute is the first non-governmental …

Mabda Report 03/06/12

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Fourth Congress of World and Traditional Religions Is Opened in Astana The fourth congress of world and traditional religions started its work at the Palace of peace and accord in Astana, a correspondent of “Interfax-Kazakhstan” agency informed. The main theme …

Mabda Report 27/05/12

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Christian and Muslim leaders visit Nigeria An inter-religious delegation of senior Muslim and Christian leaders has begun a fact-finding visit to Nigeria on 22 May, where in recent months an increase in violence has threatened relations between the two religious …

Mabda Report 20/05/12

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Common Values Unite Muslims Christians Reaching a common message of mercy, respect and caring for the weak, Muslim and Christian leaders from across the Middle East and Denmark wrapped up a three-day conference in Beirut aimed at enhancing understanding between …

Mabda Report 13/05/12

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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 …

Mabda Report 06/05/12

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Faith groups voice support for Brookfield mosque in advance of public hearing Three faith-based organizations issued separate statements this week in support of the Islamic Society of Milwaukee’s proposed Brookfield mosque, in advance of the public hearing on the project …

Mabda Report 30/04/12

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Trinidad and Tobago Consulate Launches New York-Based Interfaith Council The scene was idyllic as a range of religion-cultural expressions graced York College Performing Arts Center. Invocations, Quranic recitation, Indian classical dances, Roman Catholic liturgy, Orisa libations, and the tolling bells …

Mabda Report 22/04/11

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Narrowing Islam-West cultural gap The two-day seminar, to be organized by the Ministry of Higher Education in collaboration with the King Abdul Aziz University, is another major step in support of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah’s call …

Mabda Report 16/04/11

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OIC hosts delegation from UN Alliance of Civilization The OIC organized a program for the 12-member European and North American delegation, from April 11-13. It included visits to NGOs, economic and business institutions, higher education and media institutions as well …

Mabda Report 08/04/11

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Moving from Interfaith Dialogue to Common Action Faiths working together can be a formula for successful positive action rather than a recipe for disaster. If you were to believe everything that you read in the mainstream media, then the idea …

Mabda Report 01/04/12

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Interfaith Effort Boosts Latin Ties: Jews and Muslims Meet To Work Out Differences While international attention is focused on relations between Jews and Muslims in Europe, following the Toulouse shooting, attempts are under way to strengthen ties between the two …

Mabda Report 25/03/11

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Monotheistic faith leaders launch blog A rabbi, a priest and an imam are sharing a new blog to offer their respective faith’s perspective on current issues and common human problems. They hope to provide a model for getting along in …

Mabda Report 18/03/12

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Asia-Pacific interfaith talks yield Semarang Plan of Action The five-day Asia-Pacific interfaith dialogue forum held in Semarang, Central Java, officially closed on Thursday, having produced an agreement dubbed the Semarang Plan of Action, which underlines the urgent need for participating …

Mabda Report 11/03/12

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St. Petersburg Peace Council Makes Plans for the Year A regular session of the Northwest Russia Peace Council with participation of Ambassadors for Peace took place in St. Petersburg on March 3. A report about the recent Religious Youth Service …

Mabda Report 04/03/12

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Interfaith consolidation initiative praised Parliament speakers of G20 states stressed Sunday the importance of the initiative by King Abdullah, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, which aims to consolidate the concept of interfaith dialogue as a basis for peaceful coexistence …

Mabda Report 26/02/12

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Interfaith leader urges religious cooperation Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel spoke at Langford Auditorium Tuesday night, urging Vanderbilt students and the Nashville community as a whole to rethink their approach to religious differences. Patel is an …

Mabda Report 20/02/12

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Uplifts UN General Assembly A rare event took place in the UN General Assembly on February 7, 2012: religious and secular leaders from around the world gathered to affirm “Common Ground for the Common Good,” marking …

Mabda Report 12/02/12

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The World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrated its second successful year spreading peace, compassion and harmony around the globe. United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, at the concluding day of the World Interfaith Harmony Week I am pleased to address this special event, …

Mabda Report 05/02/12

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Over 100 events took place around the world in commemoration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week. A number of interfaith activists and organizations set their differences aside and were united under one roof sharing a meal, chanting prayers, dancing, and …

Mabda Report 30/01/12

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World Interfaith Harmony Week round the corner! We have just 2 days before the World Interfaith Harmony Week begins; this is still plenty of time to organize an event. Over the past week we’ve seen a near doubling of events …

Mabda Report 22/01/12

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Interfaith events thriving all over the world in preparation and honor of  the World Interfaith Harmony Week. Breakfasts, lunches, Prayers, Chantings from different religions will all take place during the first week of February for the second year. http://www.facebook.com/#!/world.interfaith.harmony.week http://worldinterfaithharmonyweek.com/events-calendar/ …

Mabda Report 16/01/12

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Imam, priest, rabbi work together to educate Being in a place such as the Quad-Cities, where most residents tend to be tolerant and some are interested in the world’s major religions, makes it possible to host joint classes on Islam, …

Mabda Report 08/01/12

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Year of Interfaith Understanding to kick off in Muskegon Jan. 10 If Kryssis Bjork and Kay Ostrom have their way, Muskegon will make the world a more peaceful place in 2012. Bjork and Ostrom, who are co-chairs of the Year …

MABDA Report 02/01/12

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Finding a common word Christians and Muslims “share more than 95 percent of their religion,” said Mourad Amer, a Muslim engineer committed to a joint dialogue in Newport News, Va., that has sought common ground among the two religious bodies …

Mabda Report 27/12/11

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Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem: Christmas Message His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem delivered his Christmas Message yesterday, in the presence of his Patriarchal Vicars. During his message he speaks about interfaith dialogue, the ‘Arab Spring’ and Palestine’s application …

Mabda Report 18/12/11

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Omaha Tri-Faith Initiative Has Unique Approach To Interfaith Relations In cities across the nation, increasingly diverse after waves of immigration and demographic changes, it’s not uncommon to find Christian, Jewish and Islamic houses of worship located just blocks away from …

Mabda Report 11/12/11

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All set for UNAOC Forum: more than 2,500 delegates from across the world are expected to attend the 4th United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum Among the participants are presidents, ministers, leaders of several world forums, representatives of civil societies, …

Mabda Report 05/12/11

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The Muslim 500, 2011 edition…is Out! After months of research, the 2011 edition of the Muslim 500 is finally out. This publication is part of an annual series that provides a window into the movers and shakers of the Muslim …

Mabda Report 27/11/11

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Analysis: Catholics, Muslims pursue dialogue amid Mideast tension “We have passed from formal dialogue to a dialogue between friends,” Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, head of the Vatican’s department for interfaith dialogue, said at the conference held near the Jordan River site …

Mabda Report 14/11/11

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Muslim Pilgrims Gather For Hajj In Saudi Arabia Muslims from across the world descended on this holy city ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage, many of them with prayers for a peaceful resolution to the wave of uprisings roiling the …

Mabda Report 30/10/11

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Doha conference stresses interfaith dialogue for peaceful coexistence Making use of modern information and social media in promoting dialogue between the followers of different religious faiths and cultures is the theme of an international interfaith dialogue conference that was opened …

Mabda Report 24/10/11

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Benedict XVI: “We, the people of faith” and the interreligious dialogue with Islam Pope Ratzinger is a promoter of the Church’s dialogue with the Islamic world, established by the Second Vatican Council, which his predecessor was actively engaged in. But …

Mabda Report 16/10/11

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MABDA Report 16/10/2011 Saudi-backed religious tolerance center opens in Vienna Saudi Arabia inaugurated an interfaith center in Vienna Thursday and its foreign minister said he hoped the spirit of tolerance embodied by the new institution will help change his conservative …

Mabda Report 09/10/11

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Targeted and Entrapped: Manufacturing the ‘Homegrown Threat’ in the United States The United States must abide by its international human rights obligations and must ensure the rights detailed above to all within its territory or under its jurisdiction in a …

Mabda Report 03/10/11

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Interfaith group encourages open religious dialogue A Christian Scientist, a member of the Ethical Culture movement and a Methodist-Unitarian explained how certainty relates to their faith while a Buddhist moderated their conversation at the Interfaith Action of Central Texas Red …

Mabda Report 25/09/11

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Pope Benedict XVI meets German Muslim leaders Pope Benedict XVI met with top German Muslim leaders Friday, emphasizing the importance of the values shared between the two religions in an increasingly secularized society. In the closed-door meeting in Berlin before …

Mabda Report 18/09/11

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Jerusalem interfaith dialogue sees increased participation Religious leaders in Jerusalem are more willing than ever before to take part in dialogue with members of other faiths despite growing political turmoil in the region, said Daniel Milo, the director of the …

Mabda Report 11/09/11

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A decade has passed since terror struck America, and the shadow of  9/11 still haunts its’ people. It was an action that has nourished the term “Islamophobia”. Ever since, American Muslims and Muslims worldwide have been trying to defend their …

Mabda Report 05/09/11

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White House Launches Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge Since his inauguration, President Obama has emphasized interfaith cooperation and community service – as an important way to build understanding between different communities and contribute to the common good. Interfaith service …

Mabda Report 22/08/11

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OIC Executive Committee convenes in Istanbul to discuss the situation in Somalia The Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Executive Committee convened in order to discuss the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Somalia, and the likely famine. “All in all we …

Mabda Report 12.08.11

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MABDA Report 12/8/2011 One Nation, One Chicago Strives for Interfaith Understanding One Chicago, One Nation is the product of a post-Sept. 11 effort called One Nation and is largely financed by $200,000 from George F. Russell Jr. of Tacoma, Wash., …