“Pluralist societies are about give and take” — Interview with Dr. Farid Esack of South Africa by Claudia Mende on German Muslims, Islam, Terrorism and more / Videos

Interview with Farid Esack: “Pluralist societies are about give and take” — by Claudia Mende on Qantara de ***** Farid Esack is a Koran scholar and Islamic liberation theologian from South Africa. He is one of the most renowned Islamic thinkers of our time. Claudia Mende spoke to him at the recent international “Horizons of…

Minister Paradis Travels to South Africa and Tanzania — Market Wired com

He will continue Canadian leadership in responsible resource development as well as women’s and children’s health OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Jan. 31, 2014) – Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada The Honourable Christian Paradis, Minister of International Development and Minister for La Francophonie, will travel to Africa on February 2-5 to attend the indaba conference in…

Global: BRICS vs. NATO – Battlefield of Ideas on Interventions – Written by Thiana Biondo at Global Voices org

China’s and Russia’s recent decision to veto the United Nations Security Council resolution against Syria -has reignited the debate over the relationship between ‘new’ powers like Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the BRICS – with ‘old’ powers like the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in international interventions. The BRICS conference held last March provides…

Noam Chomsky: Reflections on a lifetime of engagement with Zionism, the Palestine Question, and American Empire – IOA Org

29 July 2012 Noam Chomsky Interview with Mouin Rabbani The Journal of Palestine Studies – Spring 2012 (Vol 41, no. 3) http://www.palestine-studies.org/journals.aspx?id=11394&jid=1&href=fulltext What is perhaps most striking about Noam Chomsky is his consistency. Over the course of more than half a century of political activism, accompanied by a ceaseless output of books and articles as…

“Secrets Hidden in the Rocks: The Spirituality of the South African Pre-Historic Paintings” – Tikkun org

What can we learn from the world’s oldest art? – Irene Shaland This exhibit of Alex Shaland’s photos accompanies Irene Shaland’s Tikkun Daily essay “Secrets Hidden in the Rocks: The Spirituality of the South African Pre-Historic Paintings.” Shaland writes: These images – elephants and antelopes, handprints and strange dancing figures – constitute the largest open-air art…

All that Jazz with Darryl Andrews – AKU News

Sought after composer and conductor Darryl Andrews, who had arranged and conducted the recently launched AKU Signature Music composed by Pakistani musician Nizar Lalani, visited AKU and gave a talk on the obstacles he had to overcome in order to pursue his passion for music. Andrews related his life’s journey in music and described how…

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan: The Muslim Gandhi – DW World de News

Khan and Gandhi were united in the fight for independence against the British rulers. Many people described Khan as the ‘Muslim Gandhi.’ When Khan died in Pakistan in 1988, people in both Pakistan and India mourned. Both Gandhi and Khan fought for freedom and an undivided India   Seeing Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan next to…

South Africa: “Failing Maternity Care”,Abuse, Poor Accountability Cause Needless Death and Suffering – Human Rights Watch News

(Johannesburg)  – A lack of oversight and accountability for recurrent problems in the health system and abuses committed by health personnel contributes to South Africa’s substandard maternity care and undermines one of its top health goals: to reduce its high maternal death rate, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. South Africa’s maternal…

Performers join hands across the Indian Ocean to celebrate Africa at 2010 World Cup.Listen to the song “Africa You Are The Star” at the Ismaili

Following their performance at the World Cup Kick Off concert, Salim and Sulaiman Merchant, Alisha Popat and their fellow musicians perform the song “Africa You Are The Star” at the Carnivore Grounds launch in Nairobi. Photo: Courtesy of Contact Network Over the past four weeks, millions of people around the world have turned their attention…