Introducing the official Jubilee Arts song

If it is true that art is a universal language, then the official Jubilee Arts song expresses that language beautifully. (Click to listen and watch at Source) Composed by Pakistani-Australian Farhan Shah and lyricist Tina Ali Mohammed of the USA, the song weaves together western melodies with eastern flare, fusing the complementary sounds of a…

Kenya: Mombasa hosts Africa-wide Unity Games this weekend — The Ismaili

Mombasa, 13 April 2017 — Every two years, the Ismaili communities of East Africa come together for the Unity Games, a festival of sport. This year, the Games will include Jamats from all over the entire African continent. Ismailis from the Malagasy Republic arrive in Mombasa for the Africa-wide Unity Games, which will run from…

Preaching peace: The impact of Sufis on society — Tribune com Pakistan

PHOTO: INP KARACHI: True to the Sufi tradition, the Sufi Conference is successfully being led by women, remarked Pakistan Peoples Party Senator Aitzaz Ahsan. He was giving presidential remarks at the final session on the second day of the Second International Sufi Conference at National Museum of Pakistan on Sunday evening. According to him, the Sufi…

“Diversity in Islam: Communities of Interpretation” — By Dr. Farhad Daftary at Academic Article of Institute of Ismaili studies

Dr. Farhad Daftary Co-Director and Head of the Department of Academic Research and Publications An edited version of an article originally published in The Muslim Almanac (Gale Research Inc, Detroit, MI: 1996), pp.161-173, ed. A. Nanji. Diversity in early Islam The death of the Prophet Muhammad after a brief illness confronted the nascent Muslim community…

Finding Beauty in Difference|Children Books in Bangladesh on pluralism by AKF and partners — Article and graphics by Fayeka Zabeen Siddiqua on The Daily Star net

Curiosity doesn’t quite capture one’s imagination as it does during childhood. It is the time when children make candid observations, give honest opinions and ask questions, especially when they see something that seems unfamiliar. They master different concepts. Teaching them pluralism and the value of tolerance is thus important so that they don’t judge people…

Citizenship Month — celebrating the many faces of Houston

Mayor Parker Invites Houstonians to Celebrate Citizenship Month in November Community Reports 6th annual festivities celebrate “the many faces of Houston,” civic engagement and community service Houston Mayor Annise Parker has proclaimed November 2014 as Citizenship Month, “Celebrating the Many Faces of Houston.”  In its sixth year, the celebration commemorates Houston’s rich cultural diversity and…

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…

Remembering 9/11 by building stronger diverse communities — Common Ground News Service (CGNews) article by Lobna Ismail and Alex Kronemer on pluralistic and diversified USA and its citizens

Washington, DC – The power of the American story — E Pluribus Unum. The idea that out of many nations, sects and ethnicities, a community, united and strengthened by its very diversity, can still emerge as one. And as we approach a grim milestone, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it’s worthwhile to reflect…

The World’s Muslims: Unity and Diversity – The Pew Forum org’s survey, which involved more than 38,000 face-to-face interviews in over 80 languages

POLL August 9, 2012 Executive Summary Navigate this page: Sectarian Differences Differing Views on Orthodoxy Core Beliefs Unifying Rituals One Faith, Different Levels of Commitment Generational Differences in Religious Commitment Women and Men Similar, Except in Mosque Attendance Sectarian Differences Vary in Importance Views of Other Groups About the Report The world’s 1.6 billion Muslims…