Humanity, Religion, Culture, Secularism

By Peace Forum NetWork | Religion provide comfort, satisfaction and peace to billions, while some find peace in Secularism, Atheism, considering religion to be cause of wars and unrest, though maximum people were killed by people not following religious ideologies. Religions emphasize peace, respect of humanity and ethics but there is lot of killing on the name of religion by fanatics.

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Muslim Anxieties and India’s Future

A couple of weeks ago, Narendra Modi was celebrating his biggest electoral triumph since becoming India’s prime minister in 2014. His Bharatiya …

Martin McGuinness: The 'super-terrorist who became a super-statesman – like so many others

Martin McGuinness followed along the familiar trail of so many enemies of Britain’s weary colonial history. A “super-terrorist” becomes a …

India may abandon its ‘no first use’ nuclear policy: Expert

By: PTI | Washington |<p>A top nuclear expert said that India’s opening salvo would be a full ‘comprehensive counterforce strike’ that attempts to …

Turkey's Top Diplomat Warns of Religious Wars in Europe

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is warning of “religious wars” coming to Europe in response to the re-election of Mark Rutte as Dutch Prime …

Europe

The Virtual Caliphate

On February 14, the Iraqi military announced that a wave of airstrikes directed at ISIS on February 11 in Anbar province near the border with Syria …

Racism in Rotterdam: how a diverse city got infected with Islamophobia

As the Netherlands goes to the polls for its most controversial elections in decades, few would have expected this multicultural city to be hitting the headlines because of protest and unrest – yet that is exactly what is happening<p>“Police were beating men and women with bats,” Jessy De Abreu says. …

Racism

What do men really think about sex? This is why we need better education

We asked men how they learned about sex, and found that puerility and pornography have always trumped the facts. Mandatory sex education is most welcome<p>It was announced this month that sex and relationship education is to become mandatory in schools for children aged four to 15. About time too. …

Education

Middle East Centre : Islam in Europe [17/02/2017]

Failed conversion: “Believer with Reza Aslan” wants to touch faith, but embraces sensationalism instead

CNN's series could have shed light on the heart of belief. But its host and emphasis on theatrics get in the way<p>Belief is a complicated concept. It can be sustaining or destructive, bridge divides or fracture communities. In a sense, belief differs somewhat from faith; whereas faith is about …

Jihad: the concept of Holy War in Islam

The Quranic term <i>Jihad</i> means, “Holy fighting in the Cause of Allah or any other kind of effort to make Allah’s Word (i.e. Islam) superior. Jihad is …

Why women should tell the stories of humanity?

For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude …

Countering Terrorist Narrative

The military action just one part of war against terrorists. The ideological front remains untapped, except occasional condemnation Fatwas (religious …

Although man and woman have been created equal, but they are not identical. Both have been fashioned differently from each other, so their roles and responsibilities are also different. The Prophet (peace be upon him), says: "Women are the sisters of men." (Related by Ahmad, Abu Dawood and others).

Black Muslims Face Double Jeopardy, Anxiety In The Heartland

Black parents across America have long instructed their children on navigating discrimination and avoiding its sometimes deadly consequences. But for black immigrant Muslims, this conversation takes on an entirely different dimension.<p>Growing up, Ahlaam Ibraahim, a Somali-American student at the …

Racism

Anti-Muslim Hate Crimes Are Spiking In The U.S. Donald Trump Won't Speak Up.

After much pressure, President Donald Trump finally conceded this week that the rise in anti-Semitism around the country “has to stop.” But some …

Officially, China’s Communist Party believes in atheism, but it makes an exception for two religions

China has for decades feared the power of organized religion. But religious suppression has intensified in recent years under the rule of president Xi Jinping—alongside a broader crackdown on civil society—according to a report (pdf) by Freedom House released yesterday (Feb. 28). For example, …

China

FAQ

Question#1: What is the purpose of PFN (Peace Forum Network)?<p>To promote peace and stability by following universally accepted golden principles also …

Priest: We need to praise what is good, true in the Muslim faith

Vatican City, Feb 28, 2017 / 06:02 am (CNA).- Not only is there a good deal in common between Muslims and Christians, but Catholics are called to …

Empathy and action: Muslims unite to help fix vandalized Jewish cemeteries

<b>(CNN) —</b> Once again, dozens of Jewish headstones have been vandalized, stoking fears of heightened anti-Semitism. And once again, members of the Muslim community are rallying to help.<p>The latest spate of destruction came over the weekend at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia, where 75 to 100 …

Islam

Good deeds, sins, charity and Mercy اعمال ، گناہ، صدقات، اور بخشش

<b>وَآخَرُونَ اعْتَرَفُوا بِذُنُوبِهِمْ خَلَطُوا عَمَلًا صَالِحًا وَآخَرَ سَيِّئًا عَسَى اللَّهُ أَنْ يَتُوبَ عَلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ رَحِيمٌ</b> …

The problem with ‘Islamism’, the Political Islam

A valuable contribution to recent critical analyses of Islamism as it is not limited to its ideology. Taking human rights and Islamic law as the …

In Pakistan, tolerant Islamic voices are being silenced

The Sehwan bombing is a result of the Saudi-funded fundamentalism that has taken a grip in the country<p>Last week, only three days after a suicide bomb went off in Lahore, an Islamic State supporter struck a crowd of Sufi dancers celebrating in the great Pakistani shrine of Sehwan Sharif. The attack, …

Pakistan

Is Religion on the Decline for Modern England? - Aalia Qureshi, Nonsuch High School for Girls

England is officially classified as a Christian country, in which most Christians predominantly identify as followers of the Church of England. …

Religion

Islam is not a source of terrorism

While attending a key security conference in Munich, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Islam is not a source of terrorism, and cooperating with …