MABDA Report 10/5/2015

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 2010.

“It is great news that there are more Muslim MPs elected than ever before. However, the House of Commons still does not reflect the diversity of the population,” said Editor of The Muslim News, Ahmed J Versi.


Interfaith Group Forms Symbolic 'Peace Ring' Around Cincinnati Islamic Center

The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati witnessed the power of interfaith solidarity on Sunday, when a little over 100 Muslims, Christians and Jews gathered to form a symbolic “peace ring” around the mosque’s entrance.

The group was inspired by a similar peace ring that was formed around a synagogue in Oslo, Norway in February following an attack against the Jewish community in Denmark earlier that month.


Islamic Center event shows 'same goals' among faiths

Zahra Chaudhry doesn't know Sister of St. Joseph Jane Morrissey, but she liked the poem Morrissey recited during a recent interfaith gathering at the Islamic Center here.

Morrissey recited by heart George Herbert's 17th century poem "Love" that begins, "LOVE bade me welcome; yet my soul drew back/Guilty of dust and sin," but ends with the reluctant guest seated at table.