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Hope for restored peace

Along the western banks of the Jordan River, the place of Christ’s baptism and today known as Qasr al-Yahud, numerous churches and monasteries of different religions sit vacant and silenced due to the dangerous landmines that lie beneath them. For almost 50 years, Qasr al-Yahud has been empty due to the landmines installed during the […]

via Holy Land Festival unites Muslims, Christians in hope for restored peace — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Healing our modern age

When the Aga Khan addresses the idea of building a healthy family relationship, he has clarified its expression to a simple aphorism -– “Only the faith of your fathers will enable you to live in peace.”

via On faith: The Aga Khan shares the secret to healing our modern age — Barakah

Infinitely Elastic

BREAKING up is hard to do especially when it comes to ingrained scientific worldviews. Even after they have betrayed us, dogmatic style beliefs still cling like burrs to our psyche, and our brains, despite all logic. Recall the insistent flat earth and geocentric crowd, and creationist belief that the Earth is only ten thousand years […]

via This is Your Brain, Infinitely Elastic — Theosophy Watch

MARRAKECH, Morocco — To an outsider, nothing seemed normal about this night, as Muslims were welcomed by the Jewish community to celebrate Ramadan at their synagogue, the members of the two faiths meeting in stark contrast when set against the religious conflicts that plague the region. But to the Jews and Muslims of Marrakech, this […]

via For Jews and Muslims of Morocco, a Supportive Relationship Built on a Complex History — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

This short video clip highlights the important work of the Near East School of Theology in promoting good relations between Muslims and Christians in Lebanon. This is a Protestant seminary which has played a prominent, yet often quiet role in helping defuse tensions between religious communities in a sometimes contentious political atmosphere. Here is a […]

via The Near East School of Theology — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

Art of the Book

Tonight is the start of Ramadan, and as our Muslim friends start celebrating, here’s a glimpse into the collection of The post Art of the Book : Quran & Calligraphy appeared first on The Heritage Lab.

via Art of the Book : Quran & Calligraphy — The Heritage Lab

Interfaith Dialog building a ceasefire for the Fifth Crusade The Fifth Crusade was filled with violence and intrigue, with political figures using the conflict to further their own agendas and claiming violence on both sides was alternately supported by each set of religious doctrines. Christian forces, after some initial successes, were bogged down in a […]

via Clarifying History – UPF’s The Sultan and The Saint — Ismailimail

Last week, members of the church where I serve in Springfield, Ohio, were graciously invited to attend a service at Masjid Al-Madina, a mosque that I have probably driven past at least a 1,000 times. Each time I previously drove past the mosque, in the recesses of my mind, I thought, “They are in their world, […]

via Beyond Tolerance: Honoring the Call to Love our Neighbors — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

The Archbishop of Armenians in Syria’s second-largest city concluded a week-long European tour with a visit to Paris on Wednesday, in which he argued that moving on from a fierce conflict meant fostering ties between communities and faiths. Monsignor Chahane Sarkissian witnessed first-hand the Battle of Aleppo from its beginning in July 2012 to the […]

via Rebuilding Aleppo means rebuilding links between Christians and Muslims — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

It is available for free for 5 days Friday-Tuesday, May 19-23, inclusive. Even if you don’t have time to read it now, you can download it for reading later.

via Zahir K. Dhalla’s 7th non-profit book on writing biographies is free for 5 days Fri-Tue, May 19-23 — Ismailimail

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