Posts Tagged ‘Muslim’

Mosque asks to broadcast Call to Prayer: Wgtn mayor says J**** C*****

Thursday, March 21st, 2024
call to prayer

When Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau heard Wellington’s mosques were seeking permission to broadcast the Call to Prayer, her response was offensive and irreligious. Whanau was on air at the time talking to The Platform’s Sean Plunkett. “The Platform has received quite a bit of feedback regarding the district plan vote Thursday on the broadcast of Read more

Outspoken atheist is now a Christian convert

Thursday, November 16th, 2023
Christian convert

A longtime critic of Islam and an outspoken atheist has become a Christian convert. “There are a number of reasons,” Ayaan Hirsi Ali said when she announced her new spiritual direction. She’s been a Muslim, a lapsed Muslim, an atheist and – now – a lapsed atheist. The vacuum left by the vanishing of a Read more

Pope to visit Bahrain

Thursday, September 29th, 2022

Pope Francis will visit predominantly Muslim Bahrain from November 3-6 to attend an international conference. The Vatican said the pope would visit the Gulf island country off the Arabian peninsula to take part in the Bahrain Forum for Dialogue: East and West for Human Coexistence. In 2019, Francis visited Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Read more

Peace, unity and love mark terror attack anniversary

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Three years on from a terror attack on Christchurch’s Muslim community, the community is helping build understanding. Rather than Remembrance services, this year the Muslim community decided to mark the occasion differently. Whānau Trust spokesman Rashid Bin Omar said Islamic Awareness Week aimed to spread peace, unity and love as opposed to the attacker’s aim Read more

Caritas joins faith community pilgrims to COP26

Thursday, November 4th, 2021
Caritas Internationalis

Global Catholic charity, Caritas, joined other Catholic agencies and faith community pilgrims heading to Glasgow this week. Caritas NZ says the pilgrims are in Glasgow to pray and to press world leaders for strong action at COP26 – the 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Religious leaders representing Read more

The high cost of becoming a none for American Muslims

Monday, July 19th, 2021
ex muslim

One of the most interesting developments of the social media age is that people are able to find like-minded individuals easily and anonymously. While that anonymity is not without its downsides, one of its real benefits is that people can express who they really are and what they really think about a variety of issues. Read more

e-prayer rug: digital support to Muslim prayer

Monday, June 14th, 2021

A new e-prayer rug is being offered as an educational tool for use by Muslims concerned they may make errors in their daily prayers. Read more

Hate attack prompts Catholic support for Muslims

Monday, June 14th, 2021
The Globe and Mail

Canadian faith communities and politicians are united in strongly condemning a hate attack on a Muslim family in which several people died. Four members of the family were killed by a driver on 6 June and a nine-year-old boy was seriously injured. Police say killing the family was a deliberate act. They believe the family Read more

How Pope Francis is transforming Catholic-Muslim relations

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

When did the church commit itself to better relations between Muslims and Catholics? I suppose the church really committed to dialogue and positive engagement at the Second Vatican Council, with the famous declaration on the relationship of the church to non-Christian religions, “Nostra Aetate.” There’s a paragraph in there dedicated to Islam and opening up Read more

What Pope Francis’ friendship with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar means for Muslim-Christian relations

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

“I see the encyclical ‘Fratelli Tutti’ as a testament of Pope Francis. He’s bringing together all the things he wanted to say over the last seven years, and there’s an obvious connection with the Human Fraternity document that he signed with the Grand Imam of al-Azhar Al Sharif on February 4, 2019, in Abu Dhabi,” Read more