Al-Azhar committee to draft law on countering hatred, violence committed in the name of religion

Egypt Independent Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb decided to form a committee to draft a law on countering hatred and violence committed in the name of religion to be headed by Mohamed abdel Salam, al-Azhar’s legislative and legal advisor. Abdel … Continue reading

Pope: Fatima Visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto Will Be Proclaimed Saints

National Catholic Register VATICAN CITY — On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The remarkable story of these … Continue reading

‘We must protect our country’: extremist Buddhists target Mandalay’s Muslims

From the Guardian This article describes a tragic reality on the landscape of Inter Religious relations. There are two elements here that may be unfamiliar to Western readers: 1. Buddhist-Muslim relations are not a first thought where Islam is concerned. … Continue reading

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

In BBC News WONDERFUL! (ed. IRFWP) Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day congress of female clerics in … Continue reading

Muslim women gather on Westminster Bridge to condemn ‘abhorrent’ attack

In Metro Westminster Bridge tonight (Picture: Reuters) Women formed a human chain along Westminster Bridge tonight to remember the victims of the attack on March 22. Four days after the attack shook London, women from different backgrounds came together in … Continue reading