‘Medina Charter and Pluralism’ – by Sean William WHITE. Listen the audio and read the article on how pluralism was advanced and instated in Medina

July – August 2010 Issue : 76:‘The Fountain’ The above Link is updated on 28.04.13 (PBSJ) Sean William WHITE The clash of civilizations, cultures, tribes, and religions seems to be prevalent throughout all of history. At the same time, history reveals simultaneous conflict and efforts to resolve tensions and division feeding animosity through mediation, diplomacy,…

Inter-Faith Studies in Indonesia: ‘Patient Bridge-Builders’

Source: Qantara.de ***** The Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies brings together students from a Muslim, Christian and secular university and promotes dialogue with members of other faiths and non-believers. Anett Keller reports from Yogyakarta Headscarves alongside loose flowing hair, batik shirts alongside polo shirts: The students at the Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies come from…

Indonesia: “Freedom of Religion Must Also Apply to Minorities” – Interview with Franz Magnis-Suseno

Franz Magnis-Suseno is a German-born Jesuit Priest and professor of philosophy in Indonesia. In this interview with Anett Keller, the naturalised Indonesian citizen talks about Indonesia’s anti-pornography law, religious tolerance, and the definition of blasphemy : Tireless advocate for religious tolerance: the Jesuit priest and professor of philosophy Franz Magnis-Suseno A series of developments in…

Muhammad Asad: A Jewish Lawrence of Arabia – An Qantara article

Born to a rabbi family in Habsburg Austria-Hungary, Muhammad Asad became an important twentieth-century Islamic thinker. Asad was a great traveller, a journalist, linguist, translator, social critic, reformist, diplomat, political scientist, and theologian. Today he is a landmark for a tolerant and contemporary interpretation of the faith. A portrait by Lewis Gropp A hermeneuticist of…