Mabda Report 01/04/12

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 religious communities in another region: Latin America.

A group of Muslim and Jewish leaders from Latin American and Caribbean nations came to Washington on March 26 as a first step in an effort to forge partnerships between the communities.

Young interfaith leader from Rochdale hosts low budget lunch to tackle extreme poverty

Representatives from seven different faith traditions came together in London earlier this month to share a low budget lunch and discuss the importance of interfaith work to fight extreme poverty.

22-year-old Usman Nawaz, from Rochdale, a Faiths Act Fellow of the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and one of the event organisers took part in this unique lunch alongside representatives from the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist and Bahá’í faiths. The lunch was in support of Live Below the Line, a charity challenge in May to fight extreme poverty and raise funds and awareness for charities including Malaria No More UK.

CPWR Chair Urges Interfaith Cooperation on Water Security

Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid, the Council’s Chair of the Board of Trustees, championed interfaith collaboration as one of the greatest forces for water conservation, protection and positive consumer change.  Imam Mujahid was among the speakers for the United Nations’ World Water Day Conference in Chicago, hosted by the Office of the Governor.

Interfaith group taking message of 'creation care' to the masses: Leaders believe the call to be stewards of Earth needs to be taken more seriously

It's commonly thought that religion and politics don't mix. Religion and science don't have a great history, either.

But some Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups in the Chesapeake Bay region insist that environmental stewardship is one arena in which science, religion - and even politics - are a natural fit. And they are working together to make their point.

In February, 36 Maryland clergy petitioned state lawmakers to support wind power legislation. Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light coordinated their input, which resulted in a joint letter signed by Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim leaders, as well as ministers from the mixed-faith Unitarian Universalist church.