Conferences Inter-faith

Parliament of World’s Religions – Call for Proposals

Join us to “Make a World of Difference” As-Salaamu `Alaykum! Many of us actively engaged in the interfaith movement share a passion for working toward the betterment of humanity and towards solutions to our most pressing challenges. The Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions invites you to direct some of that passion toward getting involved with the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions as a participant or program presenter. The 2009 theme is “Make a World of Difference: Hearing each other, Healing the earth.” Major sub-themes will include the environment, reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, interreligious dialogue, poverty, peace…

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Politics Video

DHS don’t like them Swarthies

This article is almost a year old, so it’s part of the old pattern. My suspicion is that some agent just finished watching True Romance and was thinking about the Sicilian scene. Key lines for those who don’t know: So you see, way back then, uh, Sicilians were like, uh, wops from Northern Italy. Ah, they all had blonde hair and blue eyes, but, uh, well, then the Moors moved in there, and uh, well, they changed the whole country. They did so much fuckin’ with Sicilian women, huh? That they changed the whole bloodline forever. That’s why blonde hair…

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Ismailis defend Salafis

An unlikely pairing: Tajikistan is banning Salafi groups because they may pose a threat. It’s the Ismailis who come out defending the Salafis. Of course, I’m wary of any reporting that talks of an Ismaili imam that is not the Aga Khan. An Ismaili imam, who did not wish to be identified, told Forum 18 that “Salafis do not constitute any threat for the country. It does not matter whether one is Sunni or Shiite, Ismaili or Salafi, we are all Muslims.”

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Geert Wilder Hypocrite

We are surprised because …? Do we really expect ideologues and/or provocateurs (not artistes) to be anything other than intellectually inconsistent, self-aggrandizing blowhards? Money quote from the article: The lawsuit against Mr. Wilders has been hailed in the Netherlands as a good thing for democracy. I am not so sure. It makes him look more important than he should be. In fact, the response of Dutch Muslims to his film last year was exemplary: most said nothing at all. And when a small Dutch Muslim TV station offered to broadcast the film, after all other stations had refused, the grand…

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