Archive for March, 2017


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via Watch as Aga Khan Museum’s Henry Kim describes one of his favourite objects from Syria Living History Exhibition — Ismailimail

GREENFIELD — Springfield lawyer Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, her head covered in a pink scarf, told a gathering of nearly 60 students and community members last week that as someone whose Lutheran and Baptist parents converted to Islam when she was a toddler, she has Christian grandparents and “was always in an interfaith setting,” including Jews in […]

via Attorney with interfaith background counters myths about Islam — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Families usher in Navroz with delectable feast & prayers for harmony http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/families-usher-in-navroz-with-delectable-feast-prayers-for-harmony/articleshow/57741357.cms Special prayers, sumptuous meal mark Navroz celebration in Thane http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thane/special-prayers-sumptuous-meal-mark-navroz-celebration-in-thane/articleshow/57739023.cms President Pranab Mukherjee extends Nouroz greetings to Iran http://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/president-extends-nouroz-greetings-to-iran/1010818 Happy Nauroz: Karachiites ring in the Persian new year in style https://tribune.com.pk/story/1360790/happy-navroz-karachiites-ring-persian-new-year-style/ People across Kashmir are celebrating Navroz today http://brighterkashmir.com/navroz-todaymehbooba-vohra-abdullah-omar-ors-greet-people/ Dr. Farooq, Omar […]

via Navroz across the world… — Ismailimail

SALT LAKE CITY — The sounds of booming drums, clapping hands, a South Indian flute and an ancient horn filled the Salt Lake Tabernacle on Sunday evening, as performers of all ages shared the music of their faiths. “Sacred Music Evening 2017” showcased the talents of 10 religious ensembles, including Buddhist dancers, gospel singers and […]

via Want to build interfaith friendships? Here’s how music can help — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

My mother used to say “History is rarely made without uppity women”, and I think Shafaq Ahmad of Texas would agree with her completely. Shafaq Ahmad is IARS (Islamic Art Revival Series) Art Director and Exhibition Curator for this year’s Women’s Invitational. The Islamic Art Revival Series was started by Texas Muslim Women’s Foundation (“Muslim […]

via Feminist beauty on display: The IARS Women’s Invitational Exhibition 2017 — Ismailimail

This article appeared some time ago in Christian Century. It offers a suggestion as to how Christians and Muslims and Jews can get together in positive ways to reflect on each other’s sacred texts and the lives that are shaped by them. Such projects are sorely needed in the current political climate in the West. […]

via Reading Scripture Across Interfaith Lines — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

“I gaze upon forms with my optic eye, Because the traces of spiritual meaning are to be found in forms. This is the world of forms, and we reside in forms, The spiritual meaning cannot but be seen in forms.” Awhad al-Dīn Kirmānī, Heart’s Witness, Tehran: Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, 1978 The term Islamic art […]

via Islamic art facilitates the journey from the visible to the invisible — Ismailimail

SAN JOSE — With signs that read “Ask me anything” and “Meet a Muslim,” dozens of young Muslim men and boys in the Bay Area and beyond stood in public places Saturday in hopes of combating Islamophobia simply by talking with people. The first “Meet a Muslim Day” was held in at least 50 cities […]

via National ‘Meet a Muslim Day’ aimed at building acceptance — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

You’re going to want to see this. The Aga Khan Museum‘s latest exhibition is not only a world premiere, it’s also a game changer.Whether you’re an art aficionado, a cultural enthusiast, or just someone who appreciates different sides of beauty, the launch of Rebel, Jester, Mystic, Poet: Contemporary Persians is a must-attend.The exhibition showcases intriguing art from 23 contemporary Iranian […]

via The Aga Khan Museum’s latest exhibition is a must see for everyone | Daily Hive Toronto — Ismailimail

United against hate

“We come together despite those who wish to divide us,” said Shehata, who worships at Masjid Ibrahim, a mosque in Newark. “Violence, bigotry, vandalism have no room, no place in any religion on the face on this Earth.” The interfaith gathering was organized by the Rev. Ty Johnson, leader of Churches Take a Corner, a Wilmington anti-violence organization. […]

via Christians, Muslims, Jews unite against hate in Delaware — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

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