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  • Reaching out with Hope and Reconciliation in Turkey
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    Reaching out with Hope and Reconciliation in Turkey

    Muslim Voice for Peace & Reconciliation (MVPR) leaders Samuel Shropshire and Isa Alhaj Hussein met in Istanbul, Turkey, at the Suleymaneya Mosque with the staff of the Center for Cross Cultural Communication. MVPR is grateful to Mustafa Karnaca and the Center for sponsoring MVPR’s visit to Istanbul. MVPR hopes to develop collaborative peacemaking programs with

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  • No Christmas for Gaza Christians
    Interfaith

    No Christmas for Gaza Christians

    Data collected in recent years confirm the steady increase in the number of pilgrims and tourists who come from around the world to Jerusalem and Bethlehem to visit the Holy Places, especially during the December holiday season. But this year, among the many who will celebrate the Christmas holidays where Christ is said to have

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  • India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates
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    India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates

      India’s Citizenship Amendment Act discriminates say Muslims Activisits protesting India’s Citizenship Amendment Act have been injured across India by police who have used tear gas and baton charges to disperse demonstrators at universities and other public places. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government says the new law will save religious minorities, such as Hindus and

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  • Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies
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    Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies

    Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies says Sojourners Magazine and The Washington Post “Though the threat of terrorism is very real, and none of us will ever forget where we were on 9/11, the ongoing threat to Americans from terrorists in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere has indeed been consistently leveraged to

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  • The Berlin Wall
    Islam

    The Berlin Wall

    On this day November 9 we at MVPR will celebrate the fall of the Berlin Wall! Two years ago our MVPR volunteer Usama Iqbal took me on a one-kilometer tour of what’s left of that infamous baracade that separated families and friends for nearly three decades. I first walked along the wall as a 19-year-old

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  • Blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang
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    Blindfolded prisoners in Xinjiang

    Over the past two years Chinese authorities have detained large numbers of Uyghur Muslims from China’s Xinjiang Province. They are being held in “re-education camps.” Estimates range from 800,000 to more than two million detainees being held indefinitely. One scholar has estimated that more than 10% of the adult Muslim population of the Xinjiang Uyghur

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  • You are invited to join us!
    News

    You are invited to join us!

    Dear Friends, You are invited to join Isa Alhaj Hussein, Nebal Anaim, Muhammad Zalad and me at these important meetings 4 to 10 May as we take our message of thanks, peace and consolation to the people of New Zealand.

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  • BBC: Prince William tells New Zealanders, ‘you stood up’ to attacks
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    BBC: Prince William tells New Zealanders, ‘you stood up’ to attacks

    Source: BBC “You stood up and you stood together,” the Duke of Cambridge has told New Zealanders in the aftermath of March’s shootings which killed 50 people. Prince William called the attacks an “unspeakable act of hate” in a speech at the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, where 42 people died. Praising the country’s

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  • MVPR on Christchurch Terrorist Attack
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    MVPR on Christchurch Terrorist Attack

    This is a view of the Al Noor Mosque on Deans Avenue in Christchurch, New Zealand, taken in 2014. The mosque was one of two attacked March 15, 2019; at least 49 people were killed. (CNS photo/Martin Hunter, Reuters) MVPR Statement Concerning Today’s Terrorist Attack MVPR Statement Concerning Today’s Terrorist Attack It is no doubt another

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  • Mosul’s children need our help
    Interfaith

    Mosul’s children need our help

    Today I have joined Jamelaa Al Obaidy (Member of the Iraqi Parliament), her husband Abu Zaid and Dr Yousef Ali on a visit to the city of Mosul, Iraq. Mosul is believed by many to be the ancient city of Ninevah. On our way from the Kurdish capital Irbil, we drove past one of four

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