Monthly Archives: December 2018

Cosmopolitan Ethics: pragmatic and theoretical approach for construction of an ideal society

INTRODUCTION Cosmopolitan identities have indispensible roles in determining and defining various appearances of human life in modern age. It is to be noted that cosmopolitan conscience is obviously a reflection inclusive mentality and awareness. In post globalised world, theme of cosmopolitanism receives more attention and public acceptance. This is because it delineates comprehensive meanings of diversity and variety that in …

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Jesus of Arabia’s lessons in tolerance have much to teach us today

Bible teaches us that a religious scholar came to Jesus and asked him what the most important thing was that a believer could do to please God. Jesus’s response was: “Love God and love your neighbour”.It never ceases to amaze me that the most influential religious movements of human history emerged from a small strip of the Middle East. Out …

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Chinese ‘re-education camps’ for Uighur Muslims run like ‘concentration camps’, says Amnesty

Mass re-education camps used to hold Uighur and other Muslim minorities in China are being run like “wartime concentration camps”, Amnesty has said. Up to one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other minorities have been arbitrarily detained in internment camps in the far-west Xinjiang region, according to human rights groups and a UN panel. China maintains that it is detaining people …

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(Indonesia) Muslim youth group to help guard churches during Christmas season

Nearly 50,000 churches across Indonesia, including some previously attacked by terrorists, are to be guarded during the Christmas period. The massive operation is to involve more than 90,000 police and soldiers and a moderate Muslim youth group will join the protection effort. National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen Dedi Prasetyo said that Christmas security this year will be focused on churches …

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Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and Pope Francis discuss coexistence

Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, Dr Ahmed El Tayyeb, discussed coexistence and mutual respect in a telephone conversation on Monday. Dr El Tayyeb greeted the pope and the world’s Christian community in light of the upcoming Christmas holiday. The Sunni cleric also congratulate the pontiff on his 82nd birthday. The strong ties between the pope and …

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Why talking to Taliban for peace in Afghanistan is no point?

(Bloomberg Opinion) — In Abu Dhabi this week, the U.S. and the Taliban engaged in some of the highest-level talks the two sides have held since the war in Afghanistan began more than 17 years ago. The effort will almost certainly prove futile, however, for two crucial reasons. The Taliban aren’t ready for peace. And the Afghan government couldn’t accommodate …

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