Category: Interfaith

ISNA Responds to the 2015 State of the Union Address

Lebanese protesters form human chain across country

BEIRUT, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Protesters formed a human chain across Lebanon on Sunday, the eleventh day of unprecedented rallies against politicians accused of corruption and steering the country towards an economic collapse unseen since the 1975-90 civil war.
Protesters joined hands along Lebanon’s coastal roads attempting to span 171 kilometres from south to north. The country has been paralysed …..more: Reuters

Iran Is Losing the Middle East, Protests in Lebanon and Iraq Show

Lebanon’s protests are the largest and most ambitious in 15 years. Anthony Elghossain reports on the why, the how, and what went down in Beirut. Lebanon is an impossible—or, an impossibly infuriating and inspiring—place. Over the past nine days, hundreds of thousands of people in Lebanon have been protesting—the largest protests in almost 15 years. And they’ve been partying, although this moment isn’t, and could never have been, just a party….more: roadsandkingdoms.com

Muslim-Christian Relations, The Good, the Bad

There were great times and there were the bad ones. Tolerance, respect and cooperation some times. Murder, intolerance and hostility on other occasions. These have been some of the defining features of Muslim-Christian relations throughout history. Here are some examples…

Xinjiang Muslims Under Siege: a New Explanation

Our aim is to fight fear. The people of today’s society always live under the supervision of the government with high technology. People lose their freedom. The leaders of the Communist Party of China called them patriotic and loved the people. In fact, they only love the party and only love power. These videos were taken in China.
This is the long-term suppression of human rights and fundamental freedoms by the Chinese government in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
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‘You became brothers by His grace’: Putin quotes Koran in appeal for peace in Yemen!

‘You became brothers by His grace’: Putin quotes Koran in appeal for peace in Yemen..Speaking in Ankara on Monday alongside Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, Putin introduced a particular line from the Muslim holy book, known as the Surah al-Imran. “And remember the favor of Allah upon you – when you were enemies and He brought your hearts together and you became, by His favor, brothers,” the Russian president quoted….more: RT

René Girard: The Scapegoat

…The modern shedding of ritual brings to light the psychosocial substratum of ritual phenomena. We cry “scapegoat” to stigmatize all the phenomena of discrimination — political, ethnic, religious, social, racial, etc. — that we observe about us. We are right.…

More Than 240,000 People! Protest in Germany Against Racism, Discrimination

People take part in a protest rally of the Unteilbar (individable) movement for democracy and human rights in Dresden, Germany, Aug. 24, 2019. (Robert Michael/dpa via AP)Thousands of people attended a protest against racism and discrimination in the German city of Dresden on Saturday, a week ahead of two state elections in the country’s east in which the far-right Alternative for Germany party is expected to make gains.

Saturday’s “Indivisible” demonstration in Dresden — the capital of Saxony, one of the states that holds elections on Sept. 1 — follows a protest under the same title in Berlin in October. Organizers said the Berlin protest drew more than 240,000 people.

Islam’s Tolerance toward Other

The Qur’an calls Christians and Jews “the People of the Book,” meaning those who have a Divinely revealed holy book that they follow. Toward the end of the Makkan eraof the Prophet’s life, the Qur’an began to mention these people…