Muslims and inter-faith relations over Xmas

Imam Rashid Omar from the Claremont Main Road Mosque believe believes 2017 has been an outstanding one for Muslim-Christian relations at the local level. In June, Anglican Archbishop Thabo Makgoba delivered the keynote address at the Claremont Main Road Mosque’s Annual General Meeting and called for greater interfaith solidarity in[…]

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Youth Summit to tackle gender violence

A youth summit organised by civil society and inter-faith organisations will be held during the international 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence on 10 December 2016 at The Castle of Good Hope. The youth summit is an initiative advocated by Madina Institute, Centre for Non-violence and Peace Studies, United[…]

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Easter: A reflection on interfaith relations in the Cape

In a world in which members of all ethic, cultural and religious groups have fought for acknowledgement and respect, today we witness unparalleled intolerance directed toward specific groups. Within the Western Cape, however, community members have managed to continue to practice tolerance despite rising Islamophobia globally. This undeniable tolerance and[…]

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‘Not in my name’, say SA Muslims

Frustrated with having to defend Muslims and Islam in the wake of a brutal terror campaign by the Islamic State (IS), a group of South Africans are planning an interfaith demonstration calling for peace and justice. Faithworks, a network of South African Muslims, will host an interfaith vigil for people[…]

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