Immigrant youth are ‘Made in Switzerland’

by Susanne Schanda in Lucerne, swissinfo.ch A new book indicates that religion plays an important role in identity-building among adolescents with immigrant backgrounds in Switzerland. The authors of “Youth, Migration and Religion”, which was presented at a roundtable at Lucerne University, say public discourse on immigrants has changed in Switzerland […]

Was Christopher Columbus on a religious crusade?

Source/Credit: The Washington Post: On Faith Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama were more like Christian crusaders than greedy mercenaries or curious adventurers. Other historians, however, remain skeptical. The books, released in the weeks leading up to Columbus Day (Oct. 10), claim the reason […]

100 Year Celebration of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Bangladesh

Source:  National Secretary Publications (Audio-Visual) & In-Charge, Muslim Television Ahmadiyya Int’l, Bangladesh Studios.   Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at, Bangladesh (AMJB)   Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat, Bangladesh is going to celebrate the 100th year of Establishment of Jamaat in Bengal in 2013. In this connection, various programs have been planned to celebrate the centenary with […]

Beneath the burqa

Source: Dawn Blog Author: Anum Pasha The burqa, a garment which needs no introduction has been a bone to chew on for many. After the infamous burqa ban, France shunned the idea of Muslims praying on her streets in April. France is home to Europe’s largest Muslim population, but the […]

Putin proposes setting up ‘Eurasian Union’

source Times of India MOSCOW: Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has proposed forming a “Eurasian Union” of former Soviet nations, saying the bloc could become a major global player competing for influence with the United States, the European Union and Asia. Putin, who has lamented the 1991 collapse of the Soviet Unionas […]

Fear of an Islamic Planet

by JOHN FEFFER Foreign Policy in Focus. Institute of Policy Studies. It’s easy to make fun of Michele Bachmann: her history gaffes, her Christian extremism, her ludicrous political positions. Journalists, though, would be sad to see her leave the Republican primary race, since she can be reliably counted on to […]

A heartbreaking task ….

Working in a ‘Crises’ and ‘Post-Crises-Environment’ has its rewarding moments, when you can feel that you could help some people in trouble. In Libya for instance before the current conflict there were many foreign workers from all over the world. Some were skilled workers from Europe and Asia, others unskilled […]

Electric plane wins $1.35 million prize

Source / Courtesy: CNN A Pennsylvania company has won a $1.35 million prize from NASA for developing a highly efficient airplane power by electricity. Pipistrel-USA.com of State College earned the top prize in the CAFE Green Flight Challenge, sponsored by Google, NASA announced Monday. The plane developed by Pipistrel doubled the […]