Religiöser Exptremismus: Viele Probleme sind hausgemacht — MiGAZIN de interview mit Otmar Steinbicker (In German language-‘Many problems are homemade’ )

Religiöser Extremismus, Pegida, Afghanistan – viele Themen stoßen derzeit aufeinander. Otmar Steinbicker, Herausgeber des Aachener Friedensmagazins aixpaix.de, erklärt im Gespräch, wie diese Themen zusammenhängen und sich gegenseitig “hochschaukeln”. Otmar Steinbicker, Journalist und Herausgeber des Aachener Friedensmagazins aixpaix.de. © Beate Knappe (…)   Steinbicker: Unbedingt! Ein Attentat hat nichts mit einer Religion als Gesamtheit zu tun,…

Theologin Karen Armstrong: "Unsere Aufklärung war fehlerhaft" — Interview mit Deutschland Radio Kultur de| Beitrag vom 07.12.2014

Ehemalige Nonne über aggressive Säkularisten und friedliche Theologen Moderation: Philipp Gessler Die renommierte britische Religionswissenschaftlerin Karen Armstrong (GERRY PENNY / AFP) Angesichts der Gräueltaten, die die IS-Miliz und Fundamentalisten in Israel und Palästina begehen, könnte man meinen, die Welt wäre besser ohne Religion. Karen Armstrong, britische Religionswissenschaftlerin und ehemalige Nonne, sieht das anders. Philipp Gessler:…

‘A Plea for Moderate Islam’ — By Mohammed Dajani Daoudi on Fikra Forum com in which he says the Problem lies in interpretations of the faith by radical Muslims

Mohammed Dajani Daoudi (…) Religious texts, whether Muslim, Jewish, or Christian, share similar messages of peace, justice, mercy, forgiveness, reconciliation, and moderation. The Quran even cautions against religious zealots, warning in Surat al-Nisaa: “…do not commit excess in your religion.” Similarly, the Prophet Muhammad instructed his followers to “[a]dopt the path of moderation.” In spite…

Interfaith: Marble Church Sermon video on Islamicate com

Marble has a rich history of participating in interfaith activities and one of the highlights is our “Trialogue” under the leadership of Dr. Michael Brown. The focus of the service is a conversation among spiritual leaders of three faiths: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Ask a friend to join you for this unique and memorable worship…

Iran’s Christians celebrate Christmas — Al-Monitor com

As Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, the holiday season is also observed in Iran, a predominantly Muslim nation where Christians make up less than 1% of the country’s approximate population of 77.5 million.   Summary Many of Iran’s Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 6, but the holiday is becoming popular across Iran and many…

A subdued Christmas in Peshawar: A call for unity — Deutsche Welle de

Pakistan’s Christian community is observing a somber Christmas this year to show solidarity with the victims of the Peshawar attack. DW analyzes why the inter-faith harmony is needed in the country more than ever. “I bought new clothes to celebrate Christmas, but I am not going to wear them,” said seven-year-old Michael. The resident of…

Muslim bulletin on Muslim Christmas, Establishing America Together Foundation, Holocaust, Islam through lens of Pluralism and two upcoming Films — World Muslim Congress Blogspot de

(…) CONTENTS OF THIS BULLETIN Upcoming film Sacred, global release Holocaust and Genocides commemoration in Washington DC Establishing America Together Foundation Islam through the lens of Pluralism A Muslim’s Christmas “PK” the film Donation A. SACRED, THE FILM Sacred Film is about a successful real life event set in Mulberry, Florida coupled with a compelling…

“Names of God” — by Matthew Fox on Tikkun org

Ancient Buddhist texts claim that “God has a million faces.” This perspective is just one of many among different religions and cultures that describe a diverse array of names given to God. Credit: Davi Barker sell1234.wix.com/eccentric-circle and Tikkun Daily Gallery. Fourteenth-century mystic and activist Meister Eckhart says “all the names we give to God come…

64 countries have religious symbols on their national flags — PEW Research org

A third of the world’s 196 countries currently have national flags that include religious symbols, according to a new Pew Research analysis. Of the 64 countries in this category, about half have Christian symbols (48%) and about a third include Islamic religious symbols (33%), with imagery on flags from the world’s two largest religious groups…

„Religion hat keinen gewalttätigen Kern“ — Interview mit Karen Armstrong in Cicero de (In German language)

Im Namen Gottes mordeten sich die Kreuzzügler durchs Gelobte Land, im selben Namen wollen radikale Milizen einen islamischen Gottesstaat in Syrien und im Irak errichten. Die Religionswissenschaftlerin Karen Armstrong erklärt im Interview, warum heilige Kriege dennoch keine bloßen Religionskriege sind und weshalb Säkularismus Gläubige radikalisieren kann   Karen Armstrong zählt zu den weltweit renommiertesten Religionswissenschaftlern….

“No, Religion Does Not Cause All Wars”: Fields of Blood|Religion and the History of Violence — Book by Karen Armstrong listen at Amazon com and Huffington Post com

Karen Armstrong From the renowned and best-selling author of A History of God, a sweeping exploration of religion and the history of human violence. For the first time, religious self-identification is on the decline in American. Some analysts have cited as cause a post-9/11perception: that faith in general is a source of aggression, intolerance, and…

Najaf takes in Christians displaced by Islamic State — Al Monitor com

NAJAF, Iraq — After Christians were forced to leave Mosul and other areas that fell under the control of the Islamic State (IS), Kurdish and Shiite dominated cities opened their doors to receive them. Religious authorities adopted stances supporting Christians, as they called on residents to host and help their brothers in the country. *****…

‘Tolerance in Islam’ — Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan’s letter to the Times of London on 6 November 1951 about unfair allegations against Islam and the Muslims in a leading article of 22 October 1951

H.R.H. Prince Aga Khan’s reply to TIMES, London, when it attempted to malign Islam. Even a little knowledge of Islam will show that its religion is not only tolerant of other Faiths, but most respectful, and indeed, fully accepts the divine inspiration of all theistic Faiths that came before Islam. It does not only teach…

‘With God on our side’: The documentary criticizes the theology behind Christian Zionism and the attitude toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by many American evangelicals and Westerners

A Quick Synopsis With God On Our Side takes a look at the theology of Christian Zionism, which teaches that because the Jews are God’s chosen people, they have a divine right to the land of Israel. Aspects of this belief system lead some Christians in the West to give uncritical support to Israeli government…