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Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks to Help the Poor

Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and regular volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees a constant stream of people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves over…

Student Raises Thousands for Homeless Hero Who Offered Her Money

Dominique Harrison-Bentzen declined his generous offer, but was so moved by the gesture that she started a campaign to raise enough money to help him get a flat. She called…

PHD POTENTIAL: Switzerland’s Indian migrants as agents of change

PHD POTENTIAL Switzerland’s Indian migrants as agents of change By Anand Chandrasekhar DEC 19, 2014 – 11:00 India must recognise and tap the potential of its brainy returnee migrants (Keystone) The…

The Pope Francis stardust worked over Cuba. Could it work with Isis and the Taliban?

theguardian: by Jonathan Freedland — Pope Francis: 'When it comes to moral authority, he’s the top man in the world. Now that Mandela’s dead, who else is there?' Stalin had…

Germany: Thousands Protest Parallel ‘Sharia Societies’

The protests are part of a burgeoning grassroots movement calling for an end to the spread of Islamic Sharia law in Germany. By Soeren Kern, Sun, December 14, 2014  Der…

Non-EU family members do not need visa to enter UK, says European court Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control immigration from EU

Non-EU family members do not need visa to enter UK, says European court Judges’ decision in McCarthy case is another setback in campaign by British government to control immigration from…

‘The bear never asks permission’

Source: CNN CNN) — Have no fear, Vladimir Putin is here. That seems to be the message in an epic promo released ahead of the Russian president’s annual news conference…

PILOT PROJECT : Pioneering course helps refugees integrate

In canton Lucerne a pilot project is building new opportunities for refugees who have been granted asylum in Switzerland. (SRG Schweiz Aktuell,  swissinfo.ch) Sursee in canton Lucerne is breaking new…

Learn how to live for free on your next holiday

  Want to make your next holiday unique and save money at the same time? Join Home Exchange, a fast-growing social network that helps you stay for free. Read on…

ACCIDENTAL TOURISTS: Inside the Smuggling Networks Flooding Europe with Refugees

12.14.14 On scene at what’s becoming Italy’s makeshift Ellis Island. Will Europe learn to accept Syria’s huddled masses yearning to breathe free? AUGUSTA, Sicily—“There is a little office near the…

Spain slams move to erase Islamic past of Cordoba cathedral

MADRID: The regional government of southern Andalusia is protesting what it says are moves by the Catholic Church to downplay or eliminate references to the Islamic past of Cordoba’s ancient…

Map shows world’s ‘most racist’ countries (and the answers may surprise you)

Mail Online: by Hugo Gye — Jordan and India named the world’s least tolerant countries U.S., Britain, Canada and South America are among the least racist Survey asks people if…

The European country that cares the least about Christmas

  Despite Britain seemingly going into festive lockdown from about 3 October every year, our cross-Channel neighbours are far less enthusiastic about Christmas. This chart from Statista, using data collated by…

Sorry, Internet: Pope Francis Didn’t Open Paradise to Pets

Source: The Daily Beast But Pope Paul VI did, decades ago. This internet rumor isn’t true, but the Catholic Church really has done hard thinking about animal souls. This week…

UK torture inquiry could summon Blair and Straw

Epigraph: No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.  Article 5 of  the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Source: The Guardian By Rowena Mason…

THIRD CONVOCATION CEREMONY OF JAMIA AHMADIYYA UK TAKES PLACE

Source:pressahmadiyya.com  22 Graduates receive their degrees from Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is pleased to announce that on 13 December 2014, the Third Convocation Ceremony of…

Denmark: For Jihadists Denmark tries Rehabilitation

NYTimes    2014/12/14 For Jihadists, Denmark Tries Rehabilitation By ANDREW HIGGINSDEC. 13, 2014 Photo Oussama el-Saadi, chairman of the Grimhojvej mosque, which critics say breeds radicalism. Credit Jan Grarup for The…

HOUSE OF RELIGIONS: Bringing the world’s religions together in Bern, Switzerland

By Marc-André Miserez swissinfo.ch It is thought to be a one-of-a-kind: tucked away in a multicultural, working-class suburb of Bern stands a house with five sanctuaries, one per religion. The…

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