Archive for April, 2017


Andrew Kosorok writes on Sufi Comics and Rumi. Born in 1207, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi lived in Persia and Afghanistan, then settled in Turkey. Before his passing in 1273, Rumi had written 65,000 lines of poetry – a legacy which influences and inspires people around the world 8 centuries later.

via Pearls of Wisdom: SufiComics-Rumi Volume Two — Ismailimail

Twelve seconds of silence is an awkward eternity on television. Amr Adeeb, perhaps the most prominent talk show host in Egypt, leaned forward as he searched for a response. “The Copts of Egypt … are made of … steel!” he finally uttered. Moments earlier, Adeeb was watching a colleague in a simple home in Alexandria […]

via Forgiveness: Muslims Moved as Coptic Christians Do the Unimaginable — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

The Church of Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of Resurrection (كنيسة القيامة) in Arabic, is of the holiest sites revered by Christians the world over. Located in the Christian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, it is where followers of the faith believe Jesus Christ was crucified, entombed, and resurrected. The historical Church has undergone […]

via Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre has an inspiring story of coexistence — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

The attacks this week on Coptic churches in northern Egypt underline the dangers faced by the country’s Christian minority. But among the Nubians – an ancient nation that lives along the upper reaches of the Nile – Muslims and Christians mostly live in harmony. Nicola Kelly attended a Muslim-Christian wedding, celebrated discreetly after nightfall, in […]

via The joy of a Christian-Muslim wedding among Egypt’s Nubians — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

(CNN) Egyptians of different faiths rallied together on Sunday in defiance of ISIS, after the group claimed responsibility for two Coptic Christian church bombings hundreds of miles apart. The attacks left at least 43 dead and dozens more injured, amid grim scenes of hollowed-out churches, with body parts and blood scattered among the debris. Outraged Egyptians […]

via Egyptians respond to ISIS church bombings: ‘Your terrorism brings us together’ — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Traces of Words will take place in the Audain Gallery at MOA where contemporary artworks and Islamic calligraphic works from the Aga Khan Museum will be shared.

via Museum of Anthropology Announces ‘Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia — Ismailimail

Reconciliation

by Safi Kakas Co-author of “The Qur’an, A Contemporary Understanding, with References to the Bible” Since 9/11, Western and Muslim scholarship have characterized the political relationship between the Muslim world and the West as one full of tension and conflict. Today, fear-based stories about American Muslims have become a daily event, rooted in the notion that […]

via Promoting Muslim/Christian Reconciliation — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Heraa Hashmi, a Muslim American teenager, was sick of stereotypes of Muslims being passive in the face of acts of violence carried out in the name of their religion. Last November, the 19-year-old, who is a student of molecular biology at the University of Colorado Boulder, was so irritated that she shared a list on […]

via Who says Muslims never condemn violence? — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

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