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.
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.
Interfaith art exhibit debuts in Washington, DC
With a backdrop of continuing turmoil and tension in the Middle East, the 2014 CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art premiered in the US on August 30th at Washington National Cathedral and ran for six weeks.
Kent State and Penn Receive $3.6 Million to Study Meditation Effect on Blood Pressure
Five year “Serenity Study” will Examine Mindfulness
Nobel Peace Prize Creates Important Moment For Interfaith Unity
Below is an article from the Huffington Post by Carol Kuruvilla
AWAKE, a documentary on the life of Paramhansa Yogananda, now playing across the US
AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda is an unconventional biography about the Hindu Swami who brought yoga and meditation to the West in the 1920s.
Holy Humor – One Muslim, One Jew, One Stage
Comedian and Rabbi Bob Alper and Lawyer and Community Activist Azhar Usman are a comedy duo known as “Comedy’s Odd Couple” performing together in an act entitled: “One Muslim, One Jew, One Stage.” Their comedy routine aims to entertain and heal through humor and social commentary.
Both on and off stage the comics demonstrate friendship, respect and understanding. As noted by the Boston Globe, “It could be the opening line of a joke from a Dean Martin roast: ‘There’s this Muslim comedian and this Jewish comedian’ but it’s actually a thoroughly modern comedy tour featuring two hip standup comics who draw on their similarities, rather than their differences, for laughs.”