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What On Earth Are We On Earth For?

Word For Peace By Anguba One of the most basic questions about human existence that we could ask ourselves is: What is the purpose of life? Or, to put it differently, What on Earth are we on Earth for? God, our Maker, has created each one of us, just as He has created the rest of the vast universe. Surely, He must have …

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Book Review: Why Bad Things Can’t Happen to Good People!

Word For Peace Name of the Book: Why Bad Things Can’t Happen to Good People!: Because APPLES Can’t Grow on MANGO Trees Author: Atman in Ravi (AiR) Published by: AiR Institute of Realization, Bangalore (air.ind.in) Year: 2019 Pages: 122 ISBN: 978-93-5391-835-4 Price: Rs. 125 (paperback)/ Rs. 175 (hardcover) Reviewed by Qalamdar   Almost every human being seeks happiness and, conversely, tries to avoid …

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Lecturer in Pakistan imprisoned for 6 years for blasphemy on Facebook

Word For Peace Junaid Hafeez, a university lecturer in Pakistan, had been imprisoned for six years when he was sentenced to death in December 2019. The charge: blasphemy, specifically insulting Prophet Muhammad on Facebook. Pakistan has the world’s second strictest blasphemy laws after Iran, according to U.S. Commision on International Religious Freedom. Hafeez, whose death sentence is under appeal, is one of about 1,500 Pakistanis charged …

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Uniting hearts or healing souls

Word For Peace By; Dr. Hafeezur Rahman A sufi scholar, teaching persian in School of Language JNU. Founder: Sufi peace foundation new Delhi. Author: Rumi The Guide And Philosopher. Bareilly city in Ruhelkhand region of UP which is also known as Bans Bareilly or the city of jhumka  (ear ring) and surma ( black eye paint) is also famous for …

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Israel To Allow Its Citizens To Visit Saudi Arabia

Word For Peace JERUSALEM — Israel’s Interior Ministry said Sunday that it will now allow Israelis to travel to Saudi Arabia for religious or business visits. The announcement is the latest sign of quiet but warming relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. It also came days before the White House is to announce its Mideast peace plan — which is …

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On the margins of Turkey’s Review of its Human Rights Record

Word For Peace Ayman Okeil: #SaveHumanRightsInTurkey campaign resonated with the Human Rights Council Dr. Abbas Mansouran: Turkey used phosphorous in Rojava Hasan Anlar: Turkey practices systematic torture in prisons Zakaria Mubarak: Erdogan and the Minister of Interior are accused of killing my brother And the office of the Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial Killings has not yet responded to meeting request …

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Many Stories Of Communal Harmony From Kerala

Word For Peace While it is clearly evident that the Citizenship Amendment Act was brought with an aim to create division among communities, people are protesting against the discriminatory law in unique ways of communal harmony and togetherness.  The Hindu marriage that took place in a mosque premises in Kerala is only the latest in the list. When Anju and …

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Where An Ancient Jewish-Muslim Coexistence Endures

Word For Peace Even as congregants recite evening prayers at Temple Beth El, the Muslim call to prayer rings out from minarets across the city and into the courtyard, a mix of Arabic and Hebrew filling the dusk sky with praises to God. And as the yeshiva students file out of Beth El (literally, House of God), Mohammed, the gatekeeper, …

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India’s front-running women-led ventures addressing social issues

Word For Peace January 26th, 2020 marks India’s 71st Republic Day. On this day, the country’s constitution came into effect along with its stance as an independent republic. Since then, we have never looked back. Our progress in terms of business, technology, education, etc. has been nothing short of remarkable. Behind this success, are the enterprising individuals who have contributed to …

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