New York Mayor De Blasio, Diwali Celebration at Gracie Mansion

On the beautiful evening of Sunday, October 22, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted a Diwali celebration at Gracie Mansion. IRFWP director Dr. Frank Kaufmann, with family attended as guests of Guru Dileepkumar Thankappan of the World Yoga Association … Continue reading

Those Who Commit Violence in the Name of Religion Act “Not from Faith, but from Hate”

Statement from KAICIID It may evoke a sense of frustration or tiredness to read these sorts of statements. The content can feel vapid, predictable, obvious. Even so, peace organizations have an obligation to speak out and be on the record. … Continue reading

Interfaith Delegation at Peace Starts With Me Rally

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, IRFWP director Frank Kaufmann, in support of rally organizers, convened an interreligious delegation to attend the public Peace Starts with Me rally, held at Madison Square Garden. Prior to the rally, spiritual leaders met and offered commentary … Continue reading

Religious scholars issue unanimous fatwa declaring suicide attacks Haram

The News International ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars from all schools of thought on Saturday issued a *fatwa (religious decree) that declared suicide attacks, armed insurgency against a state and use of force in the name of imposing Shariah as ‘Haram’ or … Continue reading