Day: October 13, 2011

Defining “Cult,” Defining “Christian”

Source/Credit: Religion Dispatches By Joseph Laycock Last weekend, pastor Robert Jeffress found himself in political quicksand when he called Mormonism a cult. Scholars of Mormonism along with evangelicals and progressive Christians responded that Mormonism is a legitimate faith and not a cult. But by debating whether Mormonism is a cult, […]

Intolerance in the curriculum

Source/Credit: The News (International) By Kamila Hyat There have been several shocking incidents over the past week or so that go only to highlight the kind of intolerance we are facing in our society and the manner in which this is spreading. Worst of all the spirit of hatred has […]

Speakers at Muslim conference noted for disparaging gays and Jews–speakers-at-muslim-conference-noted-for-disparaging-gays-and-jews?bn=1 Daniel Dale Urban Affairs Reporter Four of the six speakers scheduled to appear at an upcoming Muslim conference at a downtown hotel have made anti-gay or anti-Semitic remarks. The “Calling the World Back to Allah” conference is part of the “Canada Launch Tour” of the Islamic Education and Research […]

Malta│Changes of Society and Church

Credit/Source:  / Wednesday, October 12, 2011 , by KUrt-Sansone Changing norms of society hurting Church’s bottom line Calling the faithful: The Church needs more support as it contends with falling income and higher expenditures. Photo: Chris Sant Fournier  With donations and collections forming the bulk of the Maltese Catholic Church income, the […]

We need united stand against intolerance

By EKMELEDDIN IHSANOGLU The horrific and tragic incident that happened in Norway reminds us again of the importance of combating religious intolerance and promoting cultural understanding. Anti-Islam and anti-Muslim attitudes and activities, known as Islamophobia, are increasingly finding place in the agenda of ultra-right wing political parties and civil societies […]

Serving the World│Aliya A Latif

The team of Humanity First volunteers was as diverse as the patients they served.  Credit/Source: Azizah Magazine: Serving the World by: Aliya A Latif A Gift of Sight: Serving the World Countless Guatemalans suffer from vision related problems and are unable to afford corrective surgeries. Tayyeba Ali and her colleagues […]