4 facts about religion in New Zealand — PEW Research Center

New Zealand’s small but growing Muslim population is in the news of late after a terrorist attack left 50 dead and dozens injured at two mosques in Christchurch last week. Many have expressed shock that these attacks could occur in New Zealand, where crime rates are low, mass shootings are rare and people are largely…

We had a better vision — By Harris Khalique on the News com Pakistan

Harris Khalique, Poet and Author photo credit the News com (…) Before coming to the founders of Pakistan and how they viewed faith and the matters of the state, allow me make another point which makes South Asian Islam certainly different, if not unique, in its history and practice from other parts of the Muslim…

I am one of those children who was a student attending Aga Khan schools in Kenya, and with His Highness support and guidance, went on to study and teach here at Harvard – Ali Asani

Remarks by Ali Asani,  Professor of Indo-Muslim and Islamic Religion and Cultures Introducing His Highness the Aga Khan at The Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University Thursday, 12 November 2015 — The Ismaili org Professor Ali Asani introduces Mawlana Hazar Imam before the 2015 Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard…

Official videos: Aga Khan delivers 2015 Jodidi lecture at Harvard University and Conversation with Harvard Professor Diana Eck — AKDN org

Aga Khan and Harvard Professor Diana Eck in conversation Source: Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) ***** Also see earlier posts on PBSJ Blog: “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World” — His Highness the Aga Khan’s Speech at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts Conversation between His Highness the Aga Khan and Professor Diana L. Eck…

FULL EVENT VIDEO: Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture and apres lecture conversation with Diana L. Eck, Harvard University (Cambridge, USA) — By NanoWisdoms org

Yesterday, in Cambridge, USA, in what we believe is the first time he has been invited to speak at his alma mater, Harvard University, His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the prestigious Samuel L & Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture. The lecture was followed with a conversation with Diana L. Eck, Professor of Comparative Religion and Indian…

Photos: His Highness the Aga Khan Speaks at Harvard University

Cambridge, MA, 12/11/2015 – His Highness the Aga Khan delivered the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Entitled “The Cosmopolitan Ethic in a Fragmented World”, his lecture covered the challenges to pluralism and cosmopolitanism. His Highness the Aga Khan delivering the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture…

Six Degrees of Suriname — Written and illustrated by Norman Macdonald on Saudi Aramco World| A diverse country with Christian, Muslim, Hindus and others live peacefully side by side

Suriname is a country the size of Florida with a half million souls living with Guyana to the west, French Guiana east and giant Brazil south. Paramaribo, its capital, gives the impression of a peaceful coastal town back in the 1950s—until new cars and pickups bring you back to the present. Road signs are in…

Islamfeinde tappen im Dunkeln: ‘Deutschland ist No-Pegida!’ German Public against Pegida group (Anti-Islam rallies) — MiGAZIN de (In German language)

Berlin, Stuttgart, Köln, Kassel, München, Würzburg oder auch Hamburg stellten sich am Montagabend quer. Mehrere Tausend Demonstranten setzten ein Zeichen gegen Pegida. Der Dom und das Brandenburger Tor schalteten aus Protest die Lichter ab. Aus Protest gegen “Pegida” wurde die Außenbeleuchtung des Kölner Dom abgeschaltet © MiG In mehreren Städten haben sich am Montagabend Tausende…

Pakistani scholars strengthen religious harmony — Central Asia online com

Scholars representing various faiths are responding to violence against religious minorities by working together to strengthen inter-faith tolerance and end the militancy. A trainer (standing) in Dadu District, Sindh Province, teaches scholars from different faiths how to strengthen inter-faith harmony April 30. Religious scholars and activists are working to improve inter-faith interaction and to halt…

Hummus with a side of harmony in Israel — Common Ground News article on an diverse community, lives side by side in historical city of Acre under unique social climate

by Leigh Cuen Acre, Israel – Out of dozens of popular restaurants in the Old City, Hendy Sohela of Sohel Hummus is the sole woman running her own business. The restaurant’s walls are decorated with Qur’anic verses, images of the Dome of the Rock and a mounted TV screen, which broadcasts footage from the Islamic…

Qur’ans for peace: what one person can do — by Rev Wayne Lavender on CG News in which he writes that Misinformation about Islam and cherry picking Qur’anic verses out of context has become a troubling trend in the United States and need to understand the truth

~Looking Back~ Qur’ans for peace: what one person can do — Common Ground News Service (CGNews)   * Rev. Wayne Lavender, Ph.D. is a United Methodist pastor and Executive Director of Passing the Peace, an organisation whose mission is to create a world of peace and justice. This article was written for the Common Ground…