Posts Tagged ‘Muslims’

Muslims show support to Catholics grieving Notre-Dame Comments 0

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Muslims in France are standing with Catholics grieving Paris’s fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral. Their vision of an inter-religious gathering to show their support was realised in Paris last Saturday, when they joined with Catholics and Christians of other religions in song and prayer. The celebration of inter-faith togetherness was organised by Christian movement Efesia as Read more

Devout Catholics spreading fear, mistrust of migrants and Muslims Comments 0

Monday, March 25th, 2019

A bishop has spoken out about Catholics who identify as “faith-filled” while spreading fear and mistrust of immigrants, particularly Muslims. Irish Bishop Kevin Doran says he has come across people – some of whom classify themselves as traditional Catholics and faith-filled people – who say “oh well, these Muslims are putting our civilisation at risk Read more

Turkey urging China to close mass detention camps Comments 0

Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Turkey is urging China to close mass detention camps estimated to hold 1 million people. Turkey, which is a majority-Muslim country, says China’s mass repression of its Uighur Muslim ethnic minority is a “great shame for humanity”. Read more Related Posts:Vatican mishandling ChinaEight priests, nuns and teachers expelled from MyanmarHow Xi Jinping is attacking religion Read more

Jews, Muslims invited to join Christians in German Karneval Comments 0

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

This year, Jews and Muslims have been invited to join in the German Karneval celebrations in Germany. Traditionally, in the days leading up to Ash Wednesday, Catholic cities in Germany hold huge street celebrations. Parades and parties provide revellers with a last binge of drinking, dancing and singing before the 40 days of fasting in Read more

Jerusalem for all Abrahamic religions, not just one Comments 0

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Jerusalem was formally recognised by the United States (US) as the capital of Israel on Wednesday. At the same time, President Trump announced plans to eventually relocate the US Embassy to the holy city. Pope Francis responded to the change in US policy, saying he wants the “status quo” to remain. He says he is Read more

Muslims in Christmas adverts prompt racist storm Comments 0

Monday, November 13th, 2017

UK supermarket chain Tesco is fighting off online bigotry after including Muslim families in its pre-Christmas advertising. Some customers have threatened to boycott Tesco because of advertising scenes showing a Muslim family exchanging gifts. Others say the Muslims’ inclusion is “very wrong”. Those who support the “Everyone’s Welcome” ad are using social media to explain 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

Thousands attend funeral of Fr Jacques Hamel Comments 0

Friday, August 5th, 2016
Jacques Hamel funeral attended by thousands

Muslims, Jews and Christians were among the thousands who attended the public funeral of ISIS-slain Fr Jacques Hamel on Tuesday. The requiem Mass, was led by the city of Rouen’s archbishop, Dominique Lebrun and afterwards Father Hamel was interred with a private burial ceremony. The archbishop told mourners that after his throat was slit, Hamel pushed one Read more

Donald Trump explains who Jesus is for him Comments 0

Friday, June 10th, 2016

US presidential hopeful Donald Trump has said who Jesus is for him, after being asked the same question put to Peter in Matthew’s Gospel. The question “Who do you say I am?”, in reference to Jesus, was put to Mr Trump by evangelical commentator Cal Thomas in the US. The exchange was published in transcript Read more