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‘Greater Jerusalem Means No Churches and No Mosques’

Palestinian interfaith officials have warned against monopolizing the city of Jerusalem by the Israeli government and the effects that would have on Christianity and Islam. Hanna Issa, secretary-general of the Palestinian Authority‘s Muslim-Christian Committee said that more than 95 percent of Jerusalem had already been “Judaized” by Israel, and that[…]

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Celebrating the universal truths

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Christmas, like any great anniversary, should be of good cheer. And, while Scrooge, the Grinch, the Kranks and other killjoys have done their best to spoil Christmas, its generosity of spirit has endured. For Muslims, who have lived cheek-by-jowl with Christians and Jews for more than[…]

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Celebrating the happy coincidence of Mawlid and Xmas

The following Jumuah khutbah was delivered by Imam Dr. A. Rashied Omar at the Claremont Main Road Mosque on Christmas on Friday 25th December.  This year 2015 is the first time since 1852 that Mawlid al-Nabi, the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) has coincided with Christmas Eve. This “happy coincidence”,[…]

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Catholic Church expresses outrage at Iraq

Christianity in Iraq is a tradition that goes back 2000 years and the “utter destruction” of dioceses, parishes and families because of their loyalty to faith is a crime against humanity, the Catholic Church of Southern Africa said on Monday. “It is absolutely abhorrent that the Christian community of Iraq,[…]

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