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…

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…

“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…

Buddhist Musings in Ramadan — by Jalees Rehman on 3Quark daily com

Ramadan is the month of fasting and a time for spiritual growth among Muslims. The traditionalist approach to “spiritual growth” is for Muslims to complement their fasting with performing additional prayers at night and regular reading of the Quran throughout the month. My own approach is somewhat different, I tend to complement my fasting with…

Institute of Ismaili Studies: North American Alumni Meet in Chicago

Alumni from across North America met in Chicago for their annual meeting on 24-26 August on the topic of “Faith and Social Change.” This year’s meeting attracted a record number of participants, bringing together over 50 alumni from Canada and the United States. Speakers at the meeting included the Honourable Mobina Jaffer (Senate of Canada),…

Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths – Survey by Pew Research Center

Overview Navigate this page: Religious Affiliation   Religious Commitment  Asian-American Christians  Asian-American Buddhists   Asian-American Hindus  Unaffiliated Asian Americans   Religious Switching and Intermarriage  Social and Political Attitudes  Socioeconomic Characteristics of Religious Groups   About the Survey  Notes on Terminology  Roadmap to the Report  As their numbers rise, Asian Americans are contributing to the diversity…

New ‘religious freedom’ office raises questions – CBC News Text and Audio

Office could be based on American model, critics warn of potential backlash Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird meets with His Highness the Aga Khan in Paris on September 2. The Foreign Affairs Department says they met to discuss combating religious intolerance and Canada’s creation of an office of religious freedom. Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird…