eDigest: King calls for ‘culture of dialogue’ as he meets Pope

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And thou shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants and monks and because they are not proud. (Al Quran 5:83)

 

His Majesty King Abdullah is received by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court )

His Majesty King Abdullah is received by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court )

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King calls for ‘culture of dialogue’ as he meets Pope

Epigraph And thou shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants…

Turkey losing faith in the European dream

  For the last year, Turkey has been dogged by one of the worst domestic political crises in its history. It started with the countrywide protests sparked by the Gezi…

Canada: The Ahmadiyya Muslims of Lloydminster conduct Interfaith symposium

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Fiji: Coca-Cola Games Torch relay visits Ahmadiyya Muslim College at Narere

Source: fijitimes.com HISTORY was created at the Ahmadiyya Muslim College yesterday after the Coca-Cola Games Torch visited the school in Narere for the first time. The torch started its Fiji tour…

Grand Mosque officials take part in Swiss global inventions meet ?

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OIC system to help Muslims in distress

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East Ukraine’s pro-Moscow protesters declare republic

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France: Women of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association unites with UNICEF for the children in Syria

Ahmadiyya Times : On saturday 5th april 2014, the Ahmadi Muslim Women organized a donation event in partnership with UNICEF to help the children in Syria. The event took place in…

Analysis: Do Indians care about secularism anymore?

ET: KARACHI: After Imam Bukhari’s press conference, in which the imam of India’s largest mosque announced his support for the incumbent Congress party, religion has again resurfaced as a divisive, potentially…

Interfaith symposium shares faith in the city

meridian booster.com: by Jeff Peters — Topics of religion can often be touchy, however with their latest Symposium, hosted at the Vic Juba Theatre, the Ahmadiyya Muslims of Lloydminster are…

Pope Francis Praises Chastity As A Strategy To Prevent The Spread Of HIV In Africa

The Muslim Times’ Chief Editor’s comments: I am glad the Pope is suggesting this, I had demonstrated the benefit of chastity in an article, in the Muslim Sunrise, the oldest…

Violent video games leave teens ‘morally immature’

More than half of teenagers in the study played a computer game every day Continue reading the main story in BBC Related Stories Games age rating rules changed EA denies…

Ukraine crisis: Protesters declare Donetsk ‘republic’

Pro-Russian protesters who seized the regional government building in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk are reported to have declared a “people’s republic”. The rebels have called for a referendum on…

How Jesus became God – Ehrman vs Gathercole

Epigraph: Indeed they are disbelievers who say, ‘Surely, Allah is none but the Messiah, son of Mary,’ whereas the Messiah himself said, ‘O children of Israel, worship Allah Who is my Lord…

Pakistan: The state and the CII

Source: tribune.com.pk The establishment of one religion as the state religion to the exclusion of others diminishes equality of citizens of other faith. How can Pakistan be a democracy if all…

Answering the call to prayer in China

Source: China Daily By Zhao Xu (China Daily) African Muslims find gathering spot to worship in Guangzhou, Zhao Xu reports. For Chinese residents living near narrow, tree-lined Jinrong Street in…

Sex Education Deters Teenagers from Pre-marital Intercourse

Source: Morocco World News: I don’t have to be a parent myself to definitively say that all parents have the same concerns regarding their children; they want to protect them…

New train ticket offers 53-day rail trip around the world

Source: CNN London, England (CNN) — A 53-day journey by train might sound like murder on the Orient Express, but one enterprising British travel company is offering rail tickets that…

Quran forbids men from hurting wives

Source: Duluth News Tribune By M. Imran Hayee During a discussion with my 11-year-old daughter on the subject of respect and the status of women in Islam, the conversation turned to…

SWEET TALK – Dark chocolate said to boost stress resistance

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eDigest: Scottish Independence: Role of religion ‘should be recognised’

Epigraph There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Court: NYC Can Ban Church Service In Public School

Huff Post: NEW YORK (AP) — In the latest chapter of a long-running legal fight over separation of church and state, a federal appeals court again ruled on Thursday that…

Richard Dawkins is so wrong it hurts: What the science-vs.-religion debate ignores

Salon.com: Acolytes of Dawkins & Hitchens pretend that ignorant evangelicals represent all of religion. Here’s what they miss I’m supposed to hate science. Or so I’m told. I spent my…

‘There are ways to make home attractive afresh for Christians in exile’

  by Rula Samain | Apr 07, 2014 |    JORDAN TIMES AMMAN — Before the Arab Spring started, Majda Ayoub, a Jordanian Christian, decided to leave the US, where…

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