Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Rugby and religion: Sonny Bill Williams on how Islam has helped his career Comments 0

Monday, November 18th, 2019

In an interview with BBC Sport, the former Sonny Bill Williams opened up about his faith and how it’s brought the best out of him on and off the field. Williams converted to Islam in 2009 while playing rugby for French club Toulon. It came after a “wild” period early in his career where he found himself Read more

Destiny Church’s Hannah Tamaki calls for ban on new mosques Comments 0

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Destiny Church leader Hannah Tamaki’s political party says it will ban new “mosques, temples and other foreign buildings of worship” if elected. Vision NZ – which had to change its name after its original suggestion, the Coalition Party, was rejected by election authorities – has made the promise in an inflammatory announcement railing against multiculturalism. Read more

Islam – Christianity: The beginning of a long journey Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
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Christian groups have reacted in vastly different ways in the aftermath of the Christchurch mosque attack – some reaching out with offers of support while others continue to see Islam as a threat. Former Methodist leader Keith Rowe says church groups haven’t gone far enough in accepting Islam. Overall, Rowe says, the Christian response was Read more

Cardinal says Christians and Muslims can’t pray together Comments 0

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Christians cannot pray like or with Muslims, says Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Müller, the former archbishop of Regensburg, Germany, made the comment during a reflection in Verona on the theme “Prayer: A gift from God,” telling hundreds of listeners that “the faithful of Islam are not Read more

Cardinal urges Christian nations: resist large-scale Muslim immigration Comments 0

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019

Resisting large-scale Muslim immigration is a responsible exercise of one’s patriotism, Cardinal Raymond Burke told a pro-life, pro-family conference last week. While the church must be generous to “individuals that are not able to find a way of living in their own country,” this is not the case for many Muslim migrants “who are opportunists,” Read more

Children of Abraham Comments 0

Monday, May 6th, 2019
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The traditional separation of the three Abrahamic religions means Catholics can have some fuzzy ideas about Judaism and Islam. We are like a family that has cousins living in countries we have never visited. The events of Friday 15, March brought us home to our Islamic cousins, although there is still some fuzziness floating around. Read more

Sonny Bill Williams: What led him to finding Islam Comments 0

Monday, April 15th, 2019

All Blacks star Sonny Bill Willaims sat down with British Muslim convert John Fontain in the wake of the March 15th mosque attacks. He spoke about what the religion means to him, how he has struggled with acceptance in society, the toll the Christchurch attack has taken on his family and how special it was Read more

How anti-Muslim feeling becomes normalised Comments 0

Thursday, April 11th, 2019
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In a televised interview of Prime Minister Scott Morrison by the Australian public intellectual Waleed Aly, Morrison was asked whether Australia has “a problem with Islamophobia.” Less than a week after the Christchurch massacre, Morrison replied, “I don’t know if Australians understand Islam very well … and that can often lead to a fear of Read more

Thousands of Iranians converting to Christianity Comments 0

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Thousands of Iranians are converting to Christianity in Iran as Muslims are being criticised on social media for their religion’s oppressive rule. “There are signs that quite a few Iranians are now also disenchanted with Islam itself,” a recent opinion piece notes. “Often silently and covertly, they are abandoning their faith. Some opt for other Read more

Pope and grand imam sign declaration on human fraternity Comments 0

Monday, February 11th, 2019

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam al-Azhar signed a declaration on human fraternity during the first-ever papal visit to the Arabian peninsula last week. They signed the declaration in front of a global audience of religious leaders from Christianity, Islam, Judaism and other faiths. The declaration covers the need to work for peace, protect religious freedom, permit Read more