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Former Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with special interest in Integrative Medicine

64 countries have religious symbols on their flags.

Some of the most “secular” countries in the world continue to have religious symbols on their flags, according to the Pew Research Center.…………. Canada’s flag contained a religious symbol prior…

Ahmadiyya point of view to be respected.

Ahmadis interpret about the existence of a prophet after Prophet Muhammad. The interpretation is contrary to the interpretation of Sibi Muslims who form the majority of Muslims in Indonesia. This…

Geo Owner gets 26 years’ jail for blasphemy

REUTERS – Pakistan’s largest media group said on Wednesday it will appeal against a 26-year jail term for its owner for blasphemy, the latest twist in a long-running feud between…

Israeli president criticises divisive Jewish nation-state bill

(Reuters) Israel’s president has said a bill promoted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that would anchor in law the status of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people runs counter…

Most Canadians believe Muslim community is ‘positive force’ against extremism: poll

Source: Yahoo News The majority of Canadians say they see the country’s Muslim community as a “positive force” in the fight against radicalism, though a new poll suggests we believe…

Stereotyping is alive and well in Canada: poll

Stereotyping is alive and well when it comes to Muslim and Sikh religious symbols in Canada: poll The survey of 1,600 Canadian residents was conducted by the Angus Reid Institute,…

60 Imams, Rabbis Meet In Washington For Muslim-Jewish Interfaith Summit

Frustrated by dangerously high tensions between Jews and Muslims in the Holy Land, 60 imams and rabbis gathered Sunday (Nov. 23) to hatch concrete plans to bridge the gulf between…

80 Turkish universities to have mosques

Turkey is planning to build 80 mosques inside university campuses across the country, Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has announced. “Mosque constructions are ongoing at more than 80…

Muslim clerics gather in Iran to discuss how to counter terrorism

Clerics from 80 countries plan how to combat extremist groups including ISIS The Huffington Post: Shiite and Sunni clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran’s holy city of Qom…

Women’s contributions to World Peace

Close to 300 women gathered Saturday afternoon to recognize women’s contributions to world peace and celebrate the different religions among them. The Interfaith Symposium, held at Bai’t-ul-Hamd Mosque at 1194…

Women’s Contribution to Peace Conference Today in Canada – What Does Your Religion Say

Epigraph: Allah forbids you not, respecting those who have not fought against you on account of your religion, and who have not driven you forth from your homes, that you…

Israeli president: We are not at war with Islam

Rivlin advises leadership to not raise issue of control over Temple Mount, says Israelis and Palestinians destined to live together in Jerusalem Source: The Times of Israel: Seeking to calm…

The Fall of the Berlin Wall and the Multiplication of Western Walls

Introduction On November 9, 2014, Germany and its Western Allies, celebrated the ‘Fall of the Berlin Wall’ and the subsequent‘re-unification’of the ‘two Germanys’. Prime Minister Merkel described the ‘historic event’…

How Being Humble, Kind, and Calm Will Make Your Life Easier

You’ve heard it all your life: Being humble, kind, and calm is the “right thing to do.” But if that isn’t enough to convince you, consider this: humility, kindness, and…

5 Common Myths about Islam Propagated by the Media

by Luis Durani In the last several months, we have seen a large rise in anti-Muslim sentiments expressed especially among commentators and the news media. Since 9/11, Islam has become…

Indonesia drafts the protection of religious communities bill for tolerance

The new bill will allow all religious groups to perform religious teachings in public. Fresh from allowing citizens to leave the religion column on their ID cards blank, the government…

Islam and religious minorities

Many Muslims and non-Muslims alike claim that Islam is a religion of peace and that violence perpetrated in the name of Islam is actually due to distortions or misunderstandings of…

Let Muslim primary school teachers wear full-face veil in class – Rowan Williams

The Telegrapgh Former Archbishop of Canterbury says ‘panic’ about the niqab is ‘largely misplaced’ even if young children cannot see their teacher’s face There is no need to “panic” about…

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