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

‘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

Life contemplated at multi-faith dialogue event at Maidenhead Mosque

From the Maidenhead Advertiser “The reality today is that we are all interdependent and have to co-exist on this small planet. Therefore, the only sensible and intelligent way of resolving differences and clashes of interests, whether between individuals or nations, … Continue reading

Pakistani-American couple donates $15 million to Catholic university

From Dawn To foster better understanding between religions, a Muslim couples entrusts their legacy with a Catholic institution.  This remarkable gesture of good faith, generosity and devotion given by Rafat and Zoreen Ansari, is exemplary, especially in these politically charged … Continue reading

Project to engage Pakistani interfaith communities launched

From Pakistan Today   (LAHORE, Pakistan)-  Provincial Minister for Human Rights and Minorities Affairs Khalil Tahir Sandhu has said that in order to create a culture of peace and coexistence we need to respect other religions and reconcile all conflicts, … Continue reading

Food and faith: Charleston-area Jews, Muslims come together in kitchen to inspire dialogue

From The Post and Courier (CHARLESTON, SC)- “Marcie approved the falafel!” crowed Ghazala Javed, a lay leader at Central Mosque, after a kosher caterer working in the same kitchen praised her crispy chickpea fritter. “Who else is ready to try … Continue reading