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Education Towards Judaism and Human Rights

Learning is one of Judaism's highest values, and education is close to heart of every rabbi. Teaching is an act of faith in the possibility of building a better world. Through Talmud-Torah and Ma'asim Tovim, study and action, RHR rabbis educate Israelis of all ages towards respect for human rights and [...]

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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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Mutual Vulnerability: a key issue in humanising pedagogy in post-conflict societies

This article published in 2009 argues about the needs that face the education programmes in post-conflict societies, focusing as well in the intercultural, ethnic and religious perspective. The authors introduce the principle of mutual vulnerability.

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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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13 Recommendations regarding the overcoming of racism,

Within the framework of Durban Review Conference, the Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE) presented the guideline Education and Equality in Latin America: Reflections on race, ethnicity, gender and migration”. The document poses 13 recommendations to overcome racism and all forms of discrimination in education.

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