Muslims clash with Israeli police at Jerusalem holy site. Commentary

Article by Frank Kaufmann  On the morning of Sunday, August 11, 2019 clashes broke out among Muslim protesters and Israeli police on Temple Mount/Haram Al Sharif. This happened in relation to the confluence of Holy Days among Muslims and Jews, Eid … Continue reading

Jews, Christians, and Muslims set out pathways to peace in Assisi

Article in the Tablet Religious leaders celebrating the 30th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Assisi interfaith peace gathering in 1986 called on people from around the world to continue its legacy to combat today’s indifference and violence. The event between … Continue reading

Jonathan Sacks, Britain’s Ex-Chief Rabbi, Wins Templeton Prize

Read the New York Times article here LONDON — Jonathan Sacks, the chief rabbi of Britain from 1991 to 2013, was awarded the 2016 Templeton Prize on Wednesday for his efforts to counter religious extremism while “affirming life’s spiritual dimension,” … Continue reading

Muslim Scholars on Charlie Hebdo attack

The informational website onislam compiled a small handful of renowned, established, and respected Muslim scholars on the Paris murders at the Charlie Hebdo magazine offices. ————— Slamming the incident as un-Islamic, scholars express anger towards the perpetrators who “betrayed and tainted” Islam … Continue reading

Egypt’s president calls for “religious revolution” in Islam

Leaving Egypt’s complicated politics aside for a moment, here is the speech given by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to the country’s religious establishment and intelligentsia at the renowned Al-Azhar University in Cairo, widely regarded as a leading world center for Islamic learning. The Cairo Post reports … Continue reading

Interfaith and Extremism: IS, Mosul, Gaza

There are intensely anti-human, anti-God forces in current news. Human horror is being perpetrated in the name of religion. For this reason, this essay departs from the systematic explanation of effective interfaith activism in this series. This is a time of emergency, … Continue reading

Faith leaders from Central African Republic in Time Magazine’s list of 100 most influential

  Each year, Time Magazine releases an issue reporting its selection of the 100 most influential people in the world. This year’s list includes imam Kobine Layama, Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga and The Rev. Nicolas Guérékoyame-Gbangou from the Central African Republic. … Continue reading