Religion for Peace

Religious organizations must address global challenges: Jain Muni

By Matters India reporter Kathmandu, Dec. 2, 2018: Kathmandu — Religious leaders and social organizations must address global current challenges, and have budget for peace initiatives, a Jain religious leader told the Asia-Pacific Leadership Summit being held in Kathmandu. Ambassador of Peace Acharya Lokesh Muni from New Delhi also on November 30 said that “religious and social organizations have significant …

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Kartarpur corridor: Faith rekindles spark of hope at foundation stone ceremony

The foundation stone of the Pakistan side of the – Corridor was laid on Tuesday by Pakistan PM Imran Khan. The corridor is expected to be completed in six months and will facilitate visa-free movement of Sikh pilgrims to the Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Kartarpur. Sikh devotees have been demanding the corridor for the past seven decades. However, the event …

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The Pathan who saved Pathra’s temples

“Bash on.” That’s probably what Yeasin Pathan says to himself when he wakes up every morning. You just can’t miss his never-say-die attitude when you meet the frail 66-year-old. How else do you explain the grit of a Class IX dropout, and a devout Muslim, who has been crusading for the conservation of 34 temples for the last 42 years? …

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Syncretic Culture in Bengal Brings Muslims and Hindus Together

By Nousheen Baba, WordForPeace.com   Recently an NGO named ‘Know Your Neighbour’ took the initiative of organising a small programme based on communal harmony and religious diversity on the holy eve of Ashtami in a Pandal. The first of its kind where one could witness the burqa wearing girls and skull capped men in numbers inside a Puja Pandal. There are Muslims …

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Remembering Guru Nanak: Word For Peace

Prof. M M Verma During the multifarious activities, including colourful and celebrative programs in the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, let’s also focus on his revolutionary teachings. Nanak got revelation at 27 and raised his finger to pronounce: Na ko Hindu, na ko Musalman (There is the same divine spark in every man). Nanak overly supported human equality, gender …

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Kashmir’s Shah-e-Hamadan and his religious philosophy-Word for Peace

Kashmir’s Shah-e-Hamadan and his religious philosophy-Word for Peace Binish Qadri, WordForPeace.com Jammu and Kashmir is highly indebted to Shah-e-Hamadan as far as the development of Islam in the first place, and the development of art and culture in the second place is concerned. He wrote Risala-i-Wujudiyssya, an area for the justification of that principle along with two notes and commentaries on the greatest …

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Interfaith Kindness, the Way to Inter-Community Harmony

By Mesha The other day, I was waiting to get a vehicle to go to ‘my’ place of worship when an autorickshaw came my way. The driver wore a telltale Muslim-style cap. I told the driver the name of the locality where I wanted to go. He asked for more details and I mentioned the name of ‘my’ place of worship. …

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Muslims invite other Canadians to ‘Visit My Mosque’ and ask them anything

Muslims across Canada invited their neighbours to join them inside their most sacred spaces, a week after joining together to support Jewish worshippers in a moving show of empathy. Mosques in Halifax, Sussex and Moncton, N.B., Sherbrooke, Que., Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary opened their doors Saturday for the second annual Visit My Mosque Day. The event aims to dispel misconceptions, …

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