• August 22, 2011

    The visit to Britain of Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, from the Cordoba Initiative in New York, resonates not just with our reflections on the impending tenth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy, but with the continuing quest for interreligious understanding in a conflictual world, says Professor Hugh Goddard.

  • August 22, 2011

    Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, the American Muslim leader, author and activist at the centre of the recent storm about plans to build an Islamic community centre near Ground Zero in New York, arrives Scotlan

  • August 14, 2011

    Churches in the Muslim north of Sudan are facing pressure from government officials and members of the public who are demanding their closure.

  • June 8, 2011

    Islam is part of a modern, changing Germany and necessary to develop a vibrant society, President Christian Wulff has said at a church gathering.

  • May 18, 2011

    In his speeches at the demonstrations of the citizens’ protest movement in the Kurdish Region of northeastern Iraq, Mullah Kamaran has called for a revolution without violence—a jihad. He has urged the armed militias to put down their guns. He appealed to the demonstrators to see the soldiers as their brothers and not throw rocks or hurt them, and has twice been arrested for his stand. Peggy Gish of Christian Peacemaker Teams reports.

  • May 3, 2011

    In the months leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden, a survey of Muslim publics around the world found little support for the al-Qaida leader.

  • April 6, 2011

    The World Council of Churches has condemned religious violence and provocation in sending condolences to the UN over the recent killings in Afghanistan.

  • April 4, 2011

    The World Evangelical Alliance has strongly condemned the killings of UN workers in Afghanistan, and also the Qur’an burning stunt by Terry Jones.

  • February 11, 2011

    Indonesia has been urged to repeal its blasphemy laws and provide greater protection to minorities, including Christians and the Muslim Ahmadiyya sect.

  • February 3, 2011

    Western stereotypes frequently cast Muslims as either "good" (quietist) or "bad" political, with Sufis wholly identified with the former camp, says Omid Safi. This dichotomy ignores a third group of Muslims: Those who, whether mystically inclined or not, want to neither destroy the world nor acquiesce to the wishes of the Empire, but rather seek to redeem the world by speaking truth to power.