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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

After more than a decade in the works, the Global Centre for Pluralism officially opened its new global headquarters on Tuesday

via Global Centre for Pluralism opens in Canada to embrace and talk about differences — Ismailimail

Watch the video shown at the official opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism in Canada.

via What is pluralism? Video shown at the official opening of the Global Centre for Pluralism — Ismailimail

My Friend Sheima The first face of Islam I ever encountered belonged to a smiling 11-year-old girl who kindly gestured for me to sit next to her on the bus that would take us both to our first day of middle school. I was shy and introverted, but I had been nervously excited to begin […]

via Interfaith Friendship Will Save the World — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

From the Greek astron “star” and lambanein “to take,” the astrolabe is an ancient astronomical instrument used for observing planetary movements. Astrolabes are amongst the most sophisticated scientific instruments ever made. Invented by the Greeks in about the second or third century BC, the astrolabe was further advanced by the Arabs in the eighth to eleventh centuries CE. […]

via Astrolabe – the first personal computer — Ismailimail

The Prophet Muhammad taught: “The doors of goodness are many: enjoining good, forbidding evil, removing harm from the road, listening to the deaf, leading the blind, guiding one to the object of his need, hurrying with the strength of one’s legs to one in sorrow who is asking for help, and supporting the feeble with […]

via A Christian reflects on the Aga Khan: Not all heroes wear capes by Andrew Kosorok — Simerg – Insights from Around the World

Embracing the Other

“The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) introduced mosques in Madinah as a multi-dimensional space — as administrative office, shelter, educational institute and even as a nursing space.

via More to a mosque than meets the eye: Photo exhibit “Embracing the Other” at Bait Ur Rouf — Ismailimail

Women representing different religions came together Sunday to explore the important roles their gender played in the founding and development of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The panel discussion at the Turkish Cultural Center of Long Island in Ronkonkoma was part of “Abraham’s Table,” an interfaith series designed to share traditions and perspectives. Rabbi Sheila Goloboy, […]

via Panel shares view on role of women in major religions — A Center of Christian-Muslim Engagement for Peace and Justice: News and Views

In 1598, Shah Abbas moved the Persian capital to Isfahan. Here, he commissioned a remarkable sequence of ambitious and beautiful religious and civic buildings.

via Islamic Art: BBC: The 10 most beautiful ceilings in the world – Shah Mosque, Isfahan — Ismailimail

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