The Osaka imam who represents Islam’s growth in Japan

IBARAKI, OSAKA PREF. – An Egyptian legal scholar based in Ibaraki, Osaka Prefecture, says he is working to increase understanding between the Japanese people and the more than 100,000 Muslims who live among them. Islam has gradually put down roots in Japan. There are now around 60 mosques, many of them [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:26+00:00 December 24th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

The number of Britons choosing Islam doubled in the past decade

The number of Britons choosing to become Muslims has nearly doubled in the past decade, with one of the most comprehensive attempts to estimate how many people have embraced Islam, according to news source the Independent. While previous estimates placed the number of Muslim converts between 14,000 and 25,000 an inter-faith [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:26+00:00 December 24th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It’s bigoted and Islamophobic.

By Max Fisher There's a certain ritual that each and every one of the world's billion-plus Muslims, especially those living in Western countries, is expected to go through immediately following any incident of violence involving a Muslim perpetrator. It's a ritual that is continuing now with the Sydney hostage crisis, in which a [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:27+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Sydney cafe: Australians say to Muslims "I'll ride with you"

As a gunman holds people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, thousands of messages of support have been posted online for Muslims in Australia who are afraid of an Islamophobic backlash. The spark was this post on Facebook by Rachael Jacobs, who said she'd seen a woman she presumed was [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:27+00:00 December 18th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

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|
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