Austrian President: We are very proud to have recognized Islam for 100 years

“Islam was officially recognized by the Austro-Hungarian monarchy in 1912, shortly after Bosnia and Herzegovina had been incorporated into the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and Austria is very proud of its early recognition of its Muslim citizens,” President of Austria Heinz Fischer has said. In an interview with Today’s...

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Most And Least Muslim States In America

A study measuring religious bodies in the United States called the, “2010 U.S. Religious Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study (RCMS)” was recently released by the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies (ASARB). The most comprehensive study of its kind, it provides detailed...

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Moroccan king’s adviser promotes Arab-Jewish amity

by Sheldon Kirshner (CJNews) TORONTO — Andre Azoulay is a bridge builder par excellence. For years now, he has devoted himself to building coexistence and understanding between the Arab world and Diaspora Jewish communities and fostering dialogue between Islam and western societies. “It is my mission in life,” he said in...

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Full Video of Religious Freedom Symposium

More from the religious freedom symposium: In case you were unable to attend the ISNA co-sponsored symposium on the rights of religious minorities in Islam, a full video of the event is now available online.  ISNA is currently working together with Muslim leaders worldwide to promote a mechanism for developing Islamic...

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Muslim Americans Join Call to Action on Child Survival

Every year, 7.6 million children die before their 5th birthday from preventable causes.  In recognition that every child deserves a 5th birthday, the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) joined other religious organizations for the initiative,“Saving Children through Behavior Change: Religions in Action.”  The...

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Muslim and Jewish Students Debate Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

Toronto, Canada – When I told people that I wanted to organise a speech competition for youth on anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the most common reaction I received was, “That would be hard.” However in late April 2012, 16 students from Muslim and Jewish schools, as well as public schools, in Toronto came together at the...

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Muslim and Jewish students debate Islamophobia and anti-Semitism

by Habeeb Ali (BikyaMasr) Toronto, Canada – When I told people that I wanted to organise a speech competition for youth on anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, the most common reaction I received was, “That would be hard.” However in late April 2012, 16 students from Muslim and Jewish schools, as well as public schools, in...

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Temple and Mosque collaboration seeks to become a national interfaith model

By Ruxandra Guidi Sitting at an outdoor cafe, wearing knee-high black leather boots and hip sunglasses, Sarah Bassin doesn’t look like most people’s idea of a rabbi. She’s young, lively, and personable. Bassin believes in the need for greater Jewish and Muslim dialogue. From her perspective, it’s a no-brainer. “The...

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