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  • MVPR stands in solidarity with the Norweigian people
    Interfaith

    MVPR stands in solidarity with the Norweigian people

    It was standing room only as the first and second floirs and ladies’ prayer room filled with hundreds of people to hear Samuel Shropshire speak before the Khutba service of the Islamic Cultural Center (https://www.islamic.no/) of Oslo, Norway. MVPR wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to Imam Hamid Farooq and the ICC Oslo staff

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  • Reaching out with Hope and Reconciliation in Turkey
    News

    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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  • Afghan war was built on a mountain of lies
    News

    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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  • New Zealand, Australia, & Malaysia Peace Mission
    Islam

    New Zealand, Australia, & Malaysia Peace Mission

      We are back after completing our New Zealand, Australian and Malaysian peace mission. It was a long, laborious mission meeting with Christian and Muslim peace activists. Day by day we are nearing our important goal of establishing an international Muslim peace movement by creating strong interfaith friendships while recruiting and training Muslim youth and

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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
    News

    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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  • Shropshire visits Iraq
    Interfaith

    Shropshire visits Iraq

    For more than a year after then Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared these war-devastated cities liberated from the Islamic State, a putrid smell still filled the air from thousands of corpses left in the rubble. The bodies of both civilians and Islamic State militants could be found throughout Mosul, once Iraq’s second-largest city, abandoned

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