International Archive


Rabbis for Human Rights articles

Rabbis for Human Rights offer several articles and reflections about human rights and Judaism. The writings are especially focused on Human Rights and reconciliation in Israel the Palestine Occupied Territories.

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Islam is peace

I have been asked to shed some light on Islam as a peaceful religion. In view of the shortage of time, I can only address this subject briefly. Whenever one wishes to speak about Islam as a religion of peace, the question naturally springs to mind that whereas there are so many religions in the [...]

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Report on European intercultural education practices

The research has been conducted on the basis of theoretical reflection given to the Project by authors and partners involved1 during meetings and contributions exchanged and shared in the preliminary steps of the research concerning the evaluation results of different case studies in the field of education.
The debate on the meaning of intercultural education is [...]

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Love & Compassion; to children, parents & those whom we invite to do good

The article focuses on the fact that Holy Quran is full with verses and phrases of love and compassion. In fact, according the authors, “the variations of the word “rahmah” (i.e. mercy and compassion) can be found around 178 times in the Quran. Allah s.w.t. teaches us to speak gently and wisely to those whom [...]

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Faith, Identity and Belonging: Educating for Shared Citizenship

Some of the major issues that this text focuses on are identity, belonging, participation and engagement in multi-faith and multicultural UK, handling of the sometimes difficult issues that arise when dealing with faith and citizenship in the classroom, theoretical underpining of tackling these issues within the framework of the school curiculum and resources that can [...]

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Interview with Ms. Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director

The interview offers an approach to the female genital mutilation and tries to focus on several aspects related with religion and beliefs. The author considers that the justification of female mutilation based on religion (Islam) is wrong interpretation of the Holy Koran and a misunderstanding.

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Female Genital Mutilation:

The article exposes that the Female Genital Mutilation is not a religious practice required by the Islamic faith. It has, however, become a "law by custom." Neither of the two main sources of Muslim law, the Koran and the Sunnah, mention the practice, and most Islamic scholars agree that it is not an Islamic religious [...]

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Women, Religion, and Peace: Experience, Perspectives, and Policy Implications

This website offers an exploration about women religion and education by the US Institute of Peace (USIP), the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD).  The site offers as well several interviews with experts about religion and intercultural dialogue.

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The Berkley Center Knowledge Resources

The Berkley Center Knowledge Resources are designed for students, scholars, citizens and policymakers eager to know more about how religion plays out in culture, society, and politics — in the United States and around the world. The center offers a guide about religion and different faiths.

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Angus & The Soccer Tryouts

Angus & The Soccer TryoutsWritten and Illustrated by Megan Reed La Canada High School – La Canada, California
Megan Reed, a senior at La Canada High School, was selected as the first-place winner of the 2009 Diverse Minds Youth Writing Challenge in Los Angeles County. In addition to the publication and distribution of her book, Megan [...]

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