Mabda Report 18/12/11

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 one another.

But in Omaha, Neb., an interfaith organization is taking such a pattern to the next level. Tri-Faith Initiative, a partnership of Christians, Jews and Muslims that aims to foster greater interfaith relations in that Midwestern city, is kicking off a multimillion-dollar effort to bring the three Abrahamic religions onto a single 35-acre campus.

Backlash Hits Lowe's After Company Pulls Ads From TLC's 'All-American Muslim' Reality Show

Lowe's Home Improvement has found itself facing a backlash after the retail giant pulled ads from a reality show about American Muslims.

The retail giant stopped advertising on TLC's "All-American Muslim" after a conservative group known as the Florida Family Association complained, saying the program was "propaganda that riskily hides the Islamic agenda's clear and present danger to American liberties and traditional values."

Intercultural Dialogue: UN-backed international centre for women in arts to open in Jordan

The centre, created under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will be located in Amman, the capital, and will be the first of its kind to have received the approval of all Member States from its inception.

The mission of the centre is “to promote peace through art by becoming a forum for intercultural dialogue, education and exchange in order to empower women and girls and preserve artistic and cultural traditions,” UNESCO said in a news release.