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As the Muslim world embarks on another Ramadan, I reflect on the many Iftars breaking the daily fast I had the honour of attending and remember vividly the warmth and hospitality my hosts showed me and others who weren’...
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For the last four years, I have been working on documenting religious intolerance that manifests itself through discrimination and persecution of religious and ethnic minorities in Egypt. Since its inception, Eshhad has...
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For me, Ramadan is a month filled with family, food, gratitude and spiritual rejuvenation. Although this year it comes during the hotter and longer days of the summer I am still grateful for the traditions, customs, and...
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On Ramadan, it is especially important to sympathize with one another as we build community and friendship. I’m thinking of a moment where I struggled but learned to find sympathy. I spent the past year in Israel, in my...
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Typical of South Asian families, I grew up with a selfless and relentlessly giving mother. Warm; loving; nurturing; and a feeder. Less conventionally, I grew up with a father who was deeply engaged on issues of social...
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What are your current studies or work? I work for a company that produces a raw material which we sell in various industries worldwide. I am in charge of a large geographical area that goes from North Africa up to South...
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I believe religious observances are opportunities to participate in the celebrations of communities of other religions to understand not only the culture, but also the overall philosophy and emotions associated with...
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Faith is “moving past coloring books and beginning to paint on a blank canvas.” I was surprised when I first read these words by Aaliah Elnasseh, one of the Muslim artists in our interfaith arts community at The...
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Last year, in the midst of a national referendum so divisive it sowed tension even between family members, one of my countrywomen was stabbed, shot and kicked to death in the street by a man who held different political...
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I’m watching the sunset over Teddy Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota and thinking about my Grandmother on this first night of Ramadan. She passed away a few years ago, but growing up, my family would visit...
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“Etfadalo Ma3ana!” This winter, I shall further my academic studies in the religious field, where I shall spend a semester abroad at Trinity College of Dublin, Ireland. I will be studying “Conflicts, Religions and Peace...
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I like to define myself as an interfaith Christian. I was born as a Catholic, and within the Church, I follow the teachings of two of the biggest Catholic spiritualities, Ignatian and Carmelite. During these past 7...
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Unprecedented Meeting of World Faith Leaders to take on Global Deforestation June 11, 2017 Press Release Unprecedented Meeting of World Faith Leaders to take on Global Deforestation Monday, June 19, at the Nobel Peace...
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pulse /pəls/ 1. A rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck. June 12, 2016. I turn my television on to find all news channels covering a tragedy in...
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Hello! Shalom! Salam! Privet...I can continue the list of languages in which you may be greeted in Israel, or I can count the number of denominations and nationalities in the Holy Land, but instead I'll tell you one...
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Huddled together, Muslims and Christians alike, in an attempt to protect our cardboard boxes from the rain, we welcomed to our corner of Shadwell, London the local councilor in charge of housing in our borough. Our team...
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In 2015, hate incidents against Muslims rose a shocking 67% over the previous year, the highest they’ve been in over a decade. As Americans and as neighbors, it’s our responsibility to step up and show Muslims in our...
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Outside the church my family attends there's a large sign that proclaims: "we are a church for such a time as this." For many Muslim-Americans, I can only imagine that this year's Ramadan carries similar connotations...
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The Ambassador Advisory Council (AAC) is made up of Parliament Ambassadors who dedicate their time, effort, and professional experience to develop and improve the Ambassador program. This month we interviewed Carl...
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Assalaamo ‘Alaikum! Peace be on you! We are living in an increasingly unjust, violent world that is forever moving closer and closer to greater violence and greater suffering wrought by human hands. This Ramadhan I...
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