Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation agreement in Cairo

Palestinian political parties Hamas and Fatah signed a reconciliation deal in the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday, as part of an effort to end a decade-long rift. The announcement comes after representatives from Hamas and the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) convened in Cairo on Tuesday to implement a unity agreement[…]

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Hollande to meet with Jewish, Muslim leaders

French President Francois Hollande will meet Tuesday with the heads of the country’s leading Jewish and Muslim organizations, the Elysee Palace said, in an attempt to subdue a public rift between the two factions. Dalil Boubakeur, the rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris and president of the French Council[…]

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More effort needed for reconciliation

As millions of enthusiastic South Africans celebrate Reconciliation Day, the concept of unity that the day advocates has been severely hampered by a spike in racial incidents throughout 2014. Despite being 20 years into democracy, the country continues to be plagued by cases of racism and profiling. According to one[…]

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Racism and reconciliation 20 years on

The following is the Jumuah Khutbah as delivered by Imam Dr. Rashied Omar, at the Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) on Friday 12 December: On Tuesday 16 December 2014 South Africans will celebrate Reconciliation Day for the twentieth time. In this khutbah I would like to briefly reflect on an[…]

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‘Reconciliation a part of faith’

Despite the fact that the year 2014 has caused many South Africans to lose some hope in the country’s future, Imam Rashied Omar says reconciling with fellow citizens will be the key to a prosperous future. Twenty years after the advent of a completely democratic republic of South Africa, Omar[…]

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