Opinion: Muslims and extremists — we’re not the same

By Lauren Booth London (CNN) -- "Here we go again," I sigh, browsing news channels. Each one, leading with the chilling buzzwords: "Islamic State" and "Jihadist Murder." Not since the weeks following the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York has turning on the TV been so demoralizing for Muslims across [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:02+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Charley Honey: On 9/11 anniversary, the work of faith provides plenty of blessings

By Charley Honey As I write on this blue-sky Monday in Grand Rapids, I see many reasons to feel blessed. Just a few: • The delicate jet stream of clouds gliding above downtown, bringing to mind a fleet and harmless dragon; • The noontime runners jogging along the Grand River, [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:02+00:00 September 10th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

A Prisoner’s Beard Offers the Next Test of Religious Liberty for the Supreme Court

By Adam Liptak WASHINGTON — When the Supreme Court comes back from its summer break next month, it will pick up where it left off, returning to the subject of religious freedom. But the court’s focus will shift from corporations to prisoners. On the final day of the last term, [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:02+00:00 September 6th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

As leaders of UK Jews and Muslims we say: we are two faiths with one message

A few days ago the organisations we represent – the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Muslim Council of Britain – published an unprecedented joint statement. There should be little controversial in what it said about opposing antisemitism and Islamophobia, or stating that: “Whilst everyone has the right to voice [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:03+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

The Islamic World and the West: Recovering Common History

By Nayef Al-Rodhan OXFORD: Recent years have seen much talk of the dangers of Islam in the West and its perceived incompatibility with Western societies. According to statistics, estimated on the basis of country of origin and of first- and second-generation migrants, Muslims represent the largest “non-indigenous” immigrant group in Europe. [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Harmony Iftar meal brings Ramadan to wider community

By Samantha Wright Allen The crowd started trickling into Little Italy’s banquet hall well before sunset and the start of Iftar, when Muslims break fast during Ramadan. On Friday, food became the second course, a sideshow to the main event where non-Muslims were introduced to a nightly tradition. Now in [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 12th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|

Tributes to man who led the restoration of Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool dies

By Neil Docking The man who led the restoration of Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool has died – just two weeks after achieving his dream. Dr Mohammad Akbar Ali, 92, set up the Abdullah Quilliam Society in 1997, with the intention of restoring the Grade II listed building at Brougham [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|
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