Abrahamic Teams and interfaith dialogue: Conquering prejudice face-to-face — Claudia Mende spoke to the projectʹs initiator, Jurgen Micksch on Qantara de, Germany

Overcoming prejudice and clearing up misunderstandings through direct encounters: thatʹs the goal of Abrahamic Teams. A Christian, a Jew and a Muslim inform people together about their different faiths. Claudia Mende spoke to the projectʹs initiator, Jurgen Micksch Mr Micksch, what inspired you to create the Abrahamic Teams? Jurgen Miksch: In 2001, a teacher at…

Protestant Church Wants to Step Up Dialogue with Other Religions, delegation of Muslims, Druse and Christians from the Middle East visited Germany – EKD News

April 27, 2012 Berlin (epd). With an eye to the Reformation quincentenary of 2017 the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD) wants to intensify practical dialogue with other religions. On the invitation of the EKD and the Berlin Protestant Academy, a delegation of Muslims, Druse and Christians from the Middle East recently undertook an exposure visit…

Diversity sparks dialogue at annual Texas Youth Summit – The Ismaili Article

Farrukh Valliani of the Ismaili Council for Northern Texas speaking with Provost Paul Ludden of SMU. Photo: Bombay Photography Each year for the past four years, the Ismaili Council for Northern Texas and local congressional leadership pair up to host a youth leadership summit. The summit is a day-long event where 13 – 18-year-old students…

Islam and Muslims on Judaism and Jews – by Mustafa Abu Sway

Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews) ***** JERUSALEM – Despite being in a protracted political conflict over the Holy Land that began around the advent of Zionism more than a century ago, Jews and Muslims have common historical roots, as well as theological commonalities.  Our common roots go beyond the Abrahamic tribal constructs. Abraham himself…

Indonesia: “Freedom of Religion Must Also Apply to Minorities” – Interview with Franz Magnis-Suseno

Franz Magnis-Suseno is a German-born Jesuit Priest and professor of philosophy in Indonesia. In this interview with Anett Keller, the naturalised Indonesian citizen talks about Indonesia’s anti-pornography law, religious tolerance, and the definition of blasphemy : Tireless advocate for religious tolerance: the Jesuit priest and professor of philosophy Franz Magnis-Suseno A series of developments in…

President Obama commends THE 99 for Spreading Tolerance

April 27, 2010 President Obama made a special mention about THE 99 superheroes and its creator, Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa, in his speech given recently at the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship held in Washington. The President commended THE 99 for capturing the imaginations of young people through the message of tolerance. Entrepreneurs from all over the…

Videos and news on Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion

About the Project The Charter for Compassion is the result of Karen Armstrong’s 2008 TED Prize wish and made possible by the generous support of the Fetzer Institute. It was unveiled to the world on November 12, 2009. Why a Charter for Compassion? The Charter of Compassion is a cooperative effort to restore not only compassionate…