The importance of the study is related to the issue of religious freedom, a corollary category related to the ideals of interfaith
This widely published article by IRFWP director Frank Kaufmann, is presented here due to its strong core statement on interfaith.
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 to press covering the event
Special thanks for great support for the delegation goes to Guru Dileepkumar Thankappan
The event was convened and moderated by Guruji Dileepkumar Thankappan, and addressed with a keynote by Allama Sayed Arshad Madani
Dr. Kaufmann offered brief words on interfaith, offered prayers for peace, and received certificate of recognition, (as did several at the gathering)
A gentle and helpful article from guest contributor Sally Perkins
Looking after an elderly loved one is without any doubt a labor of love. While the love aspect goes without saying, it is all too easy to fail to give the word “labor” enough attention. Being a carer is physically hard work and spiritually draining, particularly if you are witnessing the mental or physical deterioration of a loved one.
As a caregiver, you are neither being fair on yourself nor on the person to whom you are providing care if you fail to look after your own spiritual wellbeing. Many carers find themselves struggling to find the time to pray, attend their place of worship and call on the other support aspects of their faith, right at a time when they need it most.
With this in mind, it is essential to make use of the help and resources that are available. While the wish to take full responsibility for your loved one is understandable, the fact is that more seniors enter long term care because of caregiver burnout than because of their own deteriorating condition.
It is therefore essential to find the right balance between caring for your loved one and taking the time to maintain your faith through active prayer, social interaction and other activities, to keep your own batteries fully charged.
So how can you avoid becoming another statistic? Here are some tips:
Faith and courage
Taking care of an elderly family member with deteriorating health can be one of the most painful and difficult challenges, yet is is something all of us face at one time or another. This is a time when your faith and spirituality is more important than ever. Meet the challenge with faith and courage, to make sure those final years are filled with memories that everyone can treasure.
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 forbidden in Islam.
The fatwa carrying signatures of 31 noted scholars was released at a seminar “’Reconstruction of Pakistani society in the light of ‘Mithaq-e-Madina’ (Charter of Madina) and announcement of ‘Paigham-e-Pakistan’ (Message of Pakistan). The event was organised by the Islamic Research Institute of the International Islamic University Islamabad.
*A fatwa is a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority. (ed)