Inter-faith Pedagogy for Muslims and Christians: Scriptural Reasoning and Christian and Muslim Youth Work

Published By: The Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme Written By Tom Greggs University of Chester Introduction The University of Chester offers unique faith-sensitive provision for Youth Work training. Alongside an established course in Christian Youth Work, September 2007 saw the introduction of Britain’s first Muslim Youth Work Course, which is professionally (JNC) accredited by the National Youth […]

Anti-Islam Video Does Not Represent Coptic Community

BROOKINGS – September 16, 2012 http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2012/09/16-antiislam-video-hellyer?cid=em_fp100112 By H.A.Hellyer – Nonresident Fellow of Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, U.S. Relations with the Islamic World   Last Monday, only a few people knew about an obscure anti-Islam video produced in the U.S. Today, people around the world are aware of it. The video sparked […]

Religion, Revolution and Two Languages

June 27th, 2011, by William F. Vendley   By William F. Vendley New York The elderly Venerable Tep Vong, the Supreme Patriarch of the Buddhist community in Cambodia, traveled to Jaffna in Sri Lanka in the midst of the recent civil war.  In a broken city under siege, he joined others — Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims […]

The Sacred and the Secular: Promoting Muslim Democracy

June 2nd, 2011, by Asef Bayat   Asef Bayat Urbana-Champaign, Illinois The presence of religion in public space challenges our ideas about the roles of faith in our lives and politics. Over the last centuries, proponents of secularization have claimed that as societies modernize, the role of religion in public and private life diminishes. For […]

Tariq Ramadan: Muslims must fight unjust laws

By: Susan Loone 11:31 am July 18, 2012 World leading contemporary Islamic philosopher and thinker Prof Tariq Ramadan has offered six principles of governance which break the stereotype that frames Muslim administrations as anti-democratic and anti-human rights.In a lecture organised by Penang Institute yesterday, Tariq listed rule of law, equal citizenship, universal suffrage, accountability, separation […]

Engaging Community beyond Dialogue

This article was written for Vantage Point July 2012 to address Christian leaders’ question on, “Leadership Styles that Work Today.” This is the great new problem of mankind. We have inherited a large house, a great “world house” in which we have to live together – black and white, Easterner and Westerner, Gentile and Jew, […]

War or Reconciliation (Part 4)

David L. Johnston Response to Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s Tale of “Christophobia” Published by Peace Catalyst International website Last week I happened to see Newsweek’s cover article, The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World, and read it immediately. My reaction: like Ayaan Hirsi’s other writings, it is less than truthful. Most cited facts are […]

War or Reconciliation (Part 3)

Skye Jethani Response to Hirsi Ali: Why Evangelicals Must Defend Muslims  Published @ Huff Post – Column on Religion/ Islam on 12th March 2012 Some Christians get excited when they discover that I’m half Indian or that I studied Islam in college. They’ll sometimes ask me to talk about how Christianity compares to other faiths. […]

War or Reconciliation (Part 2)

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Response to Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World? Historically, ethnicity and religion are two founding elements for the formation of political organizations and nation states. However, globalization opens door to interspersing of diversified communities into modern nation states causing fuzzier nation frontiers and contact zones. It is undeniable […]

War or Reconciliation (Part 1)

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Response to Ayaan Hirsi Ali – The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World? Women in Uniform in Afghanistan Reading Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s article on “The Global War on Christians in the Muslim World”[1] reminded me of my recent discourse with a Catholic priest from Indonesia who worked on peace building initiatives in Mindanao, […]