Posts Tagged ‘Islam’

Grand Imam says Christianity and Islam not at war Comments 0

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
Christianity and Islam

The Grand Imam of al Azhar says religious differences between Christianity and Islam have never been the basis of wars. Instead, the two religions had been exploited to make it appear so. “We believe with certainty that Islam and Christianity have never been the origin of wars and conflicts, but rather religious faiths represent the Read more

What is Islam’s appeal to Māori? Comments 0

Thursday, August 20th, 2020
Māori

As demonstrated by census data and various academic studies, conversion to Islam has been on the rise in Aotearoa New Zealand. Following the 2019 Christchurch attacks, three to five people a day were converting at a Wellington mosque, according to the International Muslim Association of New Zealand. Among Māori, there is a particular interest in Read more

Five South Park episodes pulled for mocking Islam Comments 0

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Five South Park episodes have been pulled from US video on demand streaming service, HBO Max, because they either feature or reference the Prophet Muhammad. In the past, the series creators have been similarly disrespectful of the Virgin Mary and the pope. Neither episodes were pulled. HBO Max agreed to exclude the five animated sitcom Read more

Muslim dad ‘beats and burns daughter for converting to Christianity from Islam’ Comments 0

Thursday, June 4th, 2020

A Muslim man allegedly beat and severely burned his daughter because he feared she was converting to Christianity, a religious watchdog claims. Rehema Kyomuhendo, 24, was talking on the phone one night to a Catholic friend of her dad, Sheikh Hussein Byaruhanga Husain, when he woke up and attacked her, she told Morning Star News. Read more

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