Muslim, Christian, Jewish Leaders Unite At Saudi Conference To Condemn Islamic State

VIENNA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Senior Muslim, Christian and Jewish leaders condemned violence by jihadi militants such as Islamic State (IS) at a Saudi-backed conference on Wednesday in a rare display of inter-faith unity aimed at promoting tolerance and diversity. Islamic State has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:31+00:00 November 19th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

In a first, Washington National Cathedral to host Friday Muslim prayer service

By Michelle Boorstein Washington National Cathedral, known for presidential funerals and other major spiritual services, will host a Muslim prayer service for the first time Friday. The cathedral, part of the Episcopal Church, has long held high-profile interfaith events, and some mosques hold services in synagogues or churches if they need [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:33+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

ISIS says Islam justifies slavery – what does Islamic law say?

By Professor Bernard Freamon In the past few months, the world has witnessed horrific accounts of the enslavement of thousands of innocent Yazidis and other religious minorities by ISIS partisans in Iraq and Syria. In a recent article in its online English-language magazine, ISIS ideologues offered legal justifications for the enslavement [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:34+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Interfaith conference to focus on Tennessee issues related to Islam

By Heidi Hall NASHVILLE – Middle Tennessee is on a nearly seven-year streak of distinguishing itself on the national stage for its treatment of Muslims. The reports began with the February 2008 arson of a Columbia mosque, continued with ongoing opposition to a new Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and, this year, [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:34+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Europe’s Muslims feel under siege

By Anthony Faiola and Souad Mekhennet COPENHAGEN — On a continent where Muslim leaders are decrying a surge in discrimination and aggression, Alisiv Ceran is the terrorist who wasn’t. The 21-year-old student at the University of Copenhagen recently hopped on a commuter train to this stately Scandinavian city, his bag bulging with a [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:34+00:00 November 2nd, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|
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