Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Religion is becoming more and more popular Comments 0

Thursday, September 6th, 2018
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If you think religion belongs to the past and we live in a new age of reason, you need to check out the facts: 84% of the world’s population identifies with a religious group. Members of this demographic are generally younger and produce more children than those who have no religious affiliation, so the world Read more

Woman jailed for complaining adzan call to prayer is too loud Comments 0

Monday, August 27th, 2018

A Buddhist woman in Sumatra has been jailed after she complained the adzan, or call to prayer, from her local mosque is too loud. Indonesia’s largest Islamic bodies have denounced the jailing, with senior figures from Indonesia’s two largest Islamic bodies backing them. “I do not see how saying ‘adzan is too loud’ is an Read more

Connecting Islam with terrorism is a foolish lie Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2018

Connecting Islam with terrorism “may be on the lips of many, but that equation is a foolish lie,” says Pope Francis. Francis spoke of this and many other topics in an interview with the director of the Echo of Bergamo newspaper. Read more Related Posts:myParish app connecting parishionersThe two popes: continuity exists between their pontificatesDavid Read more

Auckland Islam leader OK with parliamentary prayer to Jesus Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

An Auckland Islamic Shia leader says he is not offended by the mention of Jesus in the parliamentary opening prayer. Parliament’s speaker removed reference to both Jesus and the Queen in the prayer read out at the start of each sitting day. Mr Mallard says he removed reference to Jesus to make the prayer more Read more

Muslims’ right to Islamise Nigeria, says Bishop Comments 0

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Christians complaining about Muslims trying to Islamise Nigeria have themselves to blame, says the Nigerian bishop Dr Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo. In his opinion, not only do Muslims have a right to Islamise Nigeria because a Muslim is in power, Christians gave away the opportunity to Christianise the country. “I’ve always shared the view of one Read more

Jesuit priest graduates from Islamic University Comments 0

Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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A Jesuit priest, has gained a doctorate from the State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah in Jakarta. Gregorius Soetomo graduated cum laude on May 24. One of his dissertation supervisors and examiners was prominent Islamic scholar Azyumardi Azra. He became the first Jesuit priest to earn a doctorate in Islamology from the prestigious Islamic university. “I use Read more

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070 Comments 0

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Muslims will outnumber Christians by 2070, ending two millenniums of Christian dominance going back to the birth of Jesus Christ, projections released Thursday by the Pew Research Center show. Islam is projected to grow more than twice as fast as any other major religion over the next half century because of a higher fertility rate. Read more

Why Muslims could thrive under President Trump Comments 0

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

This feels like the worst of times for Muslims in America. While hatred for and visceral fear of Muslims began long before President Trump’s campaign hatched, his odious rhetoric and reckless decisions promise a potentially horrifying climax. Given Trump’s intentions for a “Muslim ban” and the fury his followers harbor for Islam, the backdrop for Read more

Holland’s far right speaks of Muslim scum Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Holland’s far right presidential candidate, Geert Wilders, wants to prevent the spread of Islam and Muslim “scum” from the Netherlands. Islam is an ideology that “poses an existential threat to core European values”, he says. Wilders wants to close all mosques, ban the Quran and seal the Dutch borders to asylum seekers and immigrants from Islamic countries. He Read more

Pope Francis and Sunni Muslim imam get-together Comments 0

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Pope Francis and Sunni Muslim imam of Al-Azhar will begin talks again next year. The talks stopped five years ago. It is expected they will begin again in Rome next April. Officials from the Vatican’s office of inter-religious affairs are going to Cairo this weekend for a preparatory meeting. Their aim is to lay the Read more