Faith: Muslim

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    “The Arab world will always be a religious place,” says film director Haifaa Al-Mansour, but “it’s important not to see ourselves as us against the world. It’s more of us with the world.” More

    September 23, 2013 | Comments

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    “There is a lot of irony in the fact that the monk Wirathu and his followers are using fear in order to incite acts of violence that are precisely against the spirit of so much Buddhist teaching,” says Eyal Aviv, a professor of religious studies and international affairs at George Washington University. More

    August 22, 2013 | Comments

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    “I’d like people to know that there are a lot of people in this country who are into dialogue, education, getting to know one another, trying to, trying to live together,” says Rabbi Ron Kronish, director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Jerusalem. More

    August 2, 2013 | Comments

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    In the wake of terrorist bombings by British-born Muslims in 2005, the British government set up an initiative called Prevent to engage with the Islamic community and to intervene before a person became radicalized. But many British Muslims feel that the policy amounts to religious profiling, and others have criticized Prevent for being misguided and ineffective. More

    July 19, 2013 | Comments

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    “I think Egyptians just rose up and said we don’t like the direction Egypt is going in. It’s not because we don’t love Muslims – most of us are Muslims – but we don’t like the idea of an Islamist Egypt,” says Kate Seelye, senior vice president of the non-partisan Middle East Institute. More

    July 12, 2013 | Comments

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    “Do I believe there’s a problem with some sectors of the community that are vulnerable and susceptible to violence? Absolutely. I wouldn’t deny that…The largest antidote, cure if you will, to any concern about radicalization and violence associated with it is meaningful, critical engagement.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “We play to the heartbeat. That’s our mutual beat. Everybody has their heartbeat, and it’s the rhythm that is unifying us.” More

    July 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “What we can do, number one, is to ensure that there’s a counter narrative, that there’s a narrative of life, of positivity,” says Haris Tarin, director the Washington office of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    “Just like we help the veterans who come home from the wars, and they have a lot of challenges, so also we have a responsibility and a need to help these folks as well,” says Mike McKay, director of refugee services for Catholic Charities in San Diego. More

    May 3, 2013 | Comments

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    Faith communities in Boston and beyond should pray “for a sense of our connectedness to each other,” says Rev. Samuel Lloyd, priest-in-charge at Trinity Church in Boston’s Back Bay.  In the midst of a terrible trauma, they should be “grateful for a God of love working through all of this.” More

    April 19, 2013 | Comments

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