(1) “Jesus Through a Muslim Lens” by Michael Wolfe; and (2) “Verses of the Immaculate Conception in the Qura’n and their Impact on a Christian Emperor” by Barnaby Rogerson — Simerg com

“Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth and Jesus’ miracles”…..MORE BY MICHAEL WOLFE Jesus of Nazareth is the most widely revered religious figure in the world. Not only is he central to Christianity, the largest religion in the world, he is also venerated throughout Islam, the world’s second largest…

“Academic freedom takes precedence” — Interview with Ömer Özsoy, the first Muslim theologian to be appointed as a professor at a German university

Read article in Deutsch: Interview mit dem Religionswissenschaftler Ömer Özsoy: “Vorrang für die Freiheit der Wissenschaft” *****   Professor Ömer Özsoy New centres for Islamic theology have been established at five German universities in recent years. In 2007, Ömer Özsoy became the first Muslim theologian to be appointed as a professor at a German university….

Israeli says he has found King David’s citadel — Yahoo com

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins. The claim by Eli Shukron, like many such claims in the field of biblical archaeology, has run…

Understanding the Quran — by Diana Steigerwald on Ismaili web Amaana

Understanding the Quran — Diana Steigerwald, California State University (Long Beach) ‘I  believe  in  one  God,  and  Muhammad,  an Apostle  of  God’  is  the  simple  and  invariable profession of Islām. The intellectual image of the Deity has never been degraded by any visible idol; the honor of  the Prophet has never  transgressed the  measure  of …

WAS the complete word or NAME, ‘Jerusalem’ per se, ever revealed in the 5-five books of TORAH only / or ever given to Musa – Moses?? –Navkenadian wordpress com

by navkenadian Rabbi Simon Altaf  , shimoun63 <shimoun63@yahoo.com> & Pastor Douglas Nicholson , Douglasnicholson <douglasnicholson@lasttrumpet.org> Shalom, my main question: WAS the complete word or NAME,  ‘Jerusalem’  per se, ever revealed in the 5-five books of TORAH only? : NOTE –  the DIVINE NAME viz.,  Salem–shâlêmH8004  ; was one of the ORIGINAL NAMES IN THE WHOLE…

How Other Animals Choose Their Leaders – By Rob Dunn on Slate com

You think our elections are tough? Tell it to the wolves. Tom Seeley suggests we turn to the bees to see how they make decisions Photograph courtesy Princeton Press. It is hard to escape the sensation that our electoral process is broken. Too much money. Too much bullshit. Perhaps we should turn to nature for…

‘Watershed moment for religious teaching in Egypt’ – Common Ground News article on Egypt’s plan for 11th grade students by using Bible in its curriculum and to discuss non-Muslim rights in Islam

by Joseph Mayton 16 October 2012 Cairo – In a noteworthy development that has been largely unreported by foreign media, Egypt’s Ministry of Education announced that a new human rights class for 11th grade students will use portions of the Bible in its curriculum and will discuss non-Muslim rights in Islam. Traditional religion courses have…

How Religions Handle Disposal of Religious Texts – Voice of America News

  Photo: AP Afghans jointly read Islam’s holy book “Quran” during a celebration to mark the anniversary birthday of Islam’s Prophet Mohammad at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, February 4, 2012. Guidelines on how religious books should be handled once they are worn out vary by religion and sect A perfect Quran should not be…

All American Muslims, and Christians – by Dr. Natana J. DeLong-Bas at CG News Service

20 December 2011 Boston, Massachusetts – Over the weekend, protestors gathered at Lowe’s Home Improvement stores, criticising the US retail chain’s recent decision to pull its advertisements from a show on the television station TLC, “All-American Muslim”. Lowe’s decision came following complaints by the Florida Family Association – a conservative evangelical Christian group that aims…