“The Iranian Schindler” – The story of Iranian Muslim diplomat Abdol-Hossein who saved thousands of Iranian Jews of Occupied France from Nazis Holocaust — Book and media articles

“The Iranian Schindler”: Abdol-Hossein Sardari’s Fight to Save the Iranian Jews of Occupied France — Ajam Media Collective com   A new, exciting book on Iranian Jewry is making lower-tier headlines in Israel, the UK, France and even Turkey. Awareness of the work’s central figure, Abdol-Hossein Sardari, is traceable within English-language media since at least…

IN DEFENCE OF DIVERSITY

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There has recently been built in Merton in south London a ‘mega mosque’ that has inevitably become the focus of much controversy. In his book The British Dream, David Goodhart, director of the centre-left think tank Demos, takes the mosque as symbolic of the unacceptable change that immigration has wrought upon…

Cantors Assembly in Germany – News Video

For the first time members of the American Cantors Assembly visited Germany in summer 2012. Cantors or Chasanim, the prayer leaders of Jewish communities, are traditionally masters of the liturgy with outstanding voices. Their trip takes them to places of remembrance, but above all, to places of music. 300 members of the Jewish community have…

“Germans are much less tolerant of Muslims” Survey on religious plurality in Europe shows delicate results in terms of integration politics – University Muenster de, 2010

Prof. Dr. Detlef Pollack. Foto: bhe The Germans are much less tolerant of Muslims and other non-Christian religions than their Western European neighbours. This is the essential result of one of the largest representative surveys to date on religious plurality in Europe. The cluster of excellence “Religion and Politics” of the University of Münster, together…

9/11 event focuses on Charter of Compassion – Naperville Sun News

Representatives of the Naperville Interfaith Leadership Association make final plans for the upcoming 9/11 community event Sunday at North Central College’s Wentz Hall. (From left) Tabassum Haleen from the Islamic Center of Naperville; Bernie Newman from Congregation Beth Shalom; Lynn Pries, chaplain of North Central College; and Cheri Rosales of St. Thomas the Apostle Church…

Turkey to return seized property to religious minorities – DW World de news

The Turkish government has agreed to return hundreds of confiscated properties to the country’s non-Muslim minorities. The European Union has joined Christian and Jewish communities in praising Turkey’s historic step. The Turkish state began seizing properties in 1936   The Turkish government has pledged to return hundreds of properties confiscated from religious minorities over the last…

Watch the video on how 3000 Jews and Arabs come together to call for an “independent Palestine” in Jerusalem on 15 July 2011 – CG News Video

    ***** http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wWZaq_o7e6g Solidarity in a march for Palestinian independence This week’s video highlights a historic joint Palestinian-Israeli march on 15 July in central Jerusalem. In a unique cooperative effort between the Israeli solidarity movement and the Palestinian Popular Committees of East Jerusalem, more than 3000 Jews and Arabs came together to call for…