The election of Pope Francis has been hailed as an invitation to dialogue from other religions. Euronews correspondent in Turkey met Cemal Usak, a Muslim intellectual, according to whom the new pope represents a new hope, "John Paul II was very open to dialogue, especially with Muslims. Pope Benedict, was, on the contrary, very closed - remember Usak - We can say that the … [Read more...] about To Muslim Intellectuals, Pope Francis represents the Opportunity for Dialogue.
15/04/2012 In the last of the conferences organized by the UCIDCE about the interreligious dialogue, the organization emphasized the large number of people and the quality of the contents of the various conferences that took place in the days of the event of The Third Islamic Conference. The conference counted with Zakaria Maza al Qurtubi , Isa Garcia and Muhammad Al … [Read more...] about The UCIDCE, Union of Islamic Communities in Ceuta very pleased with the outcome of the Third Islamic Conference
23.06.2011 Muslim Tory minister Sayeeda Warsi criticized Pakistan for denying women rights that were granted in the Qur’an 1,400 years ago. Therefore, according to Warsi, “Pakistan is failing to live up to one of the tenets of Islam which guarantees rights to all women” (Guardian). While preparing to become the first British minister to address the Organisation for the Islamic … [Read more...] about Lady Warsi: Pakistan’s treatment of women fails Islam
12 February 2011 The sister-in-law of former Labour prime minister Tony Blair has said a rise in the number of Muslims in Britain would be "good for the country". Journalist Lauren Booth - sister of Mr Blair's wife Cherie - converted to Islam last year. And she told a conference in Colchester, Essex, that since becoming a Muslim she was a "better worker" and a "better … [Read more...] about Lauren Booth, Tony Blair’s Sister-in-Law, Believes Rise in Number of Muslims Would Be Good For Britain
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev sent a message to greet the fifth session of the “Russia and the Islamic World” Strategic Vision Group held in Kuwait. In the message he notes that “the Group has made a great contribution to development of trust and mutual understanding between Russia and Muslim states during three years of its work”. He also said: “Your activities help to … [Read more...] about President Medvedev stresses Islam’s importance for Russia