Abraham-Ibrahim, Moses-Musa: Two Prophets, Two Faiths — Event at Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center Classes, New York By Rabbi Leonard Schoolman and Dr. Hussein Rashid on April 9, 2019

Two iconic figures in the Torah, Abraham and Moses, are depicted as prophets in the Quran. We will delve into the differences in the way these two personalities emerge in Jewish and Islamic scripture, what similarities they share and what we can learn about the differences between Islam and Judaism from those depictions.  Tuesdays 6:30…

Diverse, Pluralist City of Fremont in California, where Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Muslims and other Faith Groups lives side by side and build places of worship and Social areas | Video

U.S.A offers a glimpse of religious diversity on the local level: Fremont, California is a city transformed by new immigration. A rajagopuram rises in a tidy suburban neighborhood, announcing the vital presence of the Hindu community. The diversity of the global Buddhist community is also in evidence, as Thai, Chinese, and Burmese temples—and a women’s…

Introduction to Interfaith Leadership — By Dominican University and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) | The eight-lesson curriculum are completely free to download

Dominican University and Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) have built an eight-lesson curriculum exploring the fundamentals of Interfaith Leadership through generous funding from the Henry Luce Foundation. The world today requires interfaith leaders, and this course offers a comprehensive and academically rigorous examination of this concept. Frequently Asked Questions What will my students learn through the…

Buddhist monks serve iftar for Muslims in Bangladesh — Al Jazeera

Monastery has been serving iftar meals to underprivileged Muslims during Ramadan for the past six years. Dhaka, Bangladesh – Every day during Ramadan, hundreds of Muslim men, women and children queue in front of a Buddhist monastery in the Bangladeshi capital to receive iftar, the food with which Muslims break their fast at sunset during…

Beyond Polemics and Pluralism: The Universal Message of the Qur’an — Reza Shah-Kazemi

Reza Shah-Kazemi Biography Reza Shah-Kazemi studied International Relations and Politics at Sussex and Exeter Universities before obtaining his PhD in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent in 1994. He has authored several works, including most recently The Spirit of Tolerance in Islam (IIS/IB Tauris, 2012), Spiritual Quest: Reflections on Qur’anic Prayer according to the…

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…

“Jesus in Islam” by Michael Wolfe and “How the Prophet Muhammad Sought Protection for His Embattled Followers in a Christian Land” by Barnaby Rogerson

“Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth and Jesus’ miracles”…..Read Michael Wolfe’s Piece Left: Virgin Mary nurtured by a palm tree in a Turkish miniature, as described in the Qur’an; right: Mary and Jesus in a Persian miniature. Please click on image for Michael Wolfe’s article “Jesus Through a…

Video: Head to Head – What is wrong with Islam today? — Al Jazeera

Head to Head is Al Jazeera’s new forum of ideas – a gladiatorial contest tackling big issues such as faith, the economic crisis, democracy and intervention in front of an opinionated audience at the Oxford Union. ***** ***** Is there really a problem with Islam today? Critics see Muslim women as downtrodden and sectarian conflict…

Why U.S., Israel should welcome Palestinian move at U.N. – By Rabbi Michael Lerner, Special to CNN

Rabbi Michael Lerner Editor’s note: Rabbi Michael Lerner is editor of Tikkun: A Quarterly Journal of Politics, Culture and Society, chair of the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives and rabbi of Beyt Tikkun synagogue in Berkeley, California. He welcomes feedback: rabbilerner.tikkun@gmail.com (CNN) — Israel’s security can only be assured when its neighbors believe that it…