President Barack Obama told world leaders that promoting democracy and acceptance of people of all faiths are essential to stopping the spread of violent extremism.
Elizabethtown College to launch major in interfaith leadership studies
Originally posted on LancasterOnline, article by Tim Stuhldreher
Germany seeks to undermine Islamic extremists with religious education
Below is an article from Public Radio International:
Around 600 people have left Germany in the last year to go fight with extremist groups like the self-declared Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, according to German security officials. And law enforcement authorities are taking various steps to stem the flow.
In Gesture of Solidarity, Norwegian Muslims Form ‘Ring of Peace’ Around Oslo Synagogue
‘There are many more peace mongers than war mongers,’ an organizer said.
Original post from Common Dreams, article by Nadia Prupis
Voices: Why America Needs Interfaith Groups
Original post on USA today by Adam Gerstenfeld
Within hours of hearing about the killing of three Muslim students, I had been invited to three different prayer vigils for the deceased. All of my invitations came from college interfaith groups.
150 Civil Rights & Faith Groups Seek Federal Investigation of Chapel Hill Murders
Original post on Muslim Advocates, article by
Muslim Advocates and coalition call on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to directly address the killing of three young American Muslims.
15 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2015
Below is an article from the Center for American Progress by Claire Markham & Lauren Kokum
Last year was a time of dynamic engagement for social justice, and progressive faith leaders and religious communities spearheaded much of the action. They tackled the crisis in our immigration system, poverty, climate change, threats to religious freedom and women’s reproductive rights, criminal justice, voting rights, and more. From houses of worship offering prayer vigils around the country to faith-based groups leading rallies outside the U.S. Supreme Court, people of faith are giving public witness to the moral values embedded in our nation’s policies.
Sikh Captain America Fights Religious Intolerance In New Film
Below is an article from International Business Times by Zoe Mintz