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Rabbi, minister, imam discuss combatting religious extremists by Robert Wiener NJJN Staff Writer April 20, 2016 Quotations from Jewish, Muslim, and Christian scriptures mixed easily with personal reflections as a Conservative rabbi, a Muslim imam, and a Lutheran minister joined together April 14 at Drew University in Madison for a lunchtime discussion on “Religion as […]

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On Sunday, Feb. 7, the Pascack Reformed Church of Park Ridge welcomed visitors from Peace Island Institute. Founded in 2003 as an interfaith dialogue forum, the institute’s mission is to create understanding and peace among individuals of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. By striving to create ‘islands of peace’ around the world, the institute seeks […]

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Interfaith...

Gathering in friendship over food breaks down barriers. Before dinner, from left, Barnert’s Rabbi Elyse Frishman, Imam Moutaz and Ammar Charaf, both of the Elzahra Islamic Center in Midland Park; Rabbi Daniel Freelander, president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism; Rev. Kathryn L. King of St. Albans Episcopal Church and Rev. Lou Kilgore of […]

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Fethullah Gulen...

Fethullah Gulen’s Op-ed in Le Monde: Muslims, we have to critically review our understanding of Islam Words fall short to truly express my deep sadness and revolt in the face of the carnage perpetrated by terrorist groups such as the so-called ISIS. I share a profound frustration with a billion and a half Muslims around […]

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Iftar dinner...

CLIFTON — Allwood Community Church hosted an Iftar dinner — the evening meal that breaks daily fasting during the Muslim season of Ramadan on June 24. The event was sponsored by Peace Islands Institute, of Hasbrouck Heights, and the Turkish Cultural Center, of Clifton. More than 40 people of different faiths enjoyed the food and […]

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Peace Islands...

An iftar was held in Columbia University, bringing together numerous prominent members of the community. The event, organized by the Peace Islands Institute (PII), the New York Interfaith Center and Columbia University’s religious studies department, hosted former US Vice President Al Gore’s daughter Karenna Gore and prominent Indonesian religious figure Imam Shamsi Ali. Sarah Sayeed, […]

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IFTAR DINNER—On June 24, Allwood Community Church, 100 Chelsea Rd., hosted an Iftar dinner—the evening meal that breaks daily fasting during the Muslim season of Ramadan. The event was sponsored by Peace Islands Institute, Hasbrouck Heights, and the Turkish Cultural Center of Clifton. Over 40 people of different faiths enjoyed the food and fellowship. Ercan […]

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Moroccan...

United Nations – Moroccan Ambassador Omar Hilale presented, on Thursday at the UN headquarters in New York, the Moroccan vision on the relationship between peace, security and development in the African context. Hilale, who took the floor during a panel organized by Peace Islands Institute under the title “African Solutions to African Problems”, presented the […]

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Clifton Mayor...

CLIFTON — Proudly declaring that Clifton is a friendly municipality composed of a population that speaks 81 different languages, Mayor James Anzaldi accepted the Diversity Award from Peace Islands Institute (PII) on May 31, during the organization’s eighth annual awards ceremony held at the Hyatt Hotel in Morristown. The annual PII award dinners were established […]

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‘Love Is A...

METUCHEN — Nails in the Wall, the Gallery at St. Luke’s, will conclude its current exhibition, “Revelation/Revolution,” with the screening of “Love Is A Verb,” an award-winning documentary about the work of the Muslim Imam Fethullah Gülen. The event, featuring a screening of the 55-minute film and a follow-up discussion, is set for 6:30-8 p.m. […]

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“Muslim...

Peace Islands Institute’s Center for Interfaith Affairs, in collaboration with Quinnipiac University’s Department of Cultural and Global Engagement, is organizing a panel discussion on the topic ‘Muslim Voices against Extremism’ featuring a Sacred Relics Exhibition. The event will take place at Quinnipiac University’s Mount Carmel Campus on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 from 6:00 – 7:30 […]

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Fethullah Gulen...

Islamic preacher honored for his commitment to humanitarianism Atlanta, April 9, 2015 – Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College awarded its prestigious 2015 Gandhi King Ikeda Peace Award to Islamic scholar Fethullah Gulen in recognition of his life-long dedication to promoting peace and human rights. The chapel has been giving a community […]

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Rep. Andy...

From The Community Rep. Andy Fleischmann Named “Statesman Of The Year” By Peace Advocacy Group State Representative Andy Fleischmann (D-West Hartford) was proud to receive the “Statesman of the Year Award” for his contributions to education and environmental causes at the 5th Annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremonies held in Hartford on March 26th. “I’m […]

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Andy Fleischmann (D-18) was recently honored at the annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremonies. West Hartford State Representative Andy Fleischmann (D-18) recently received the “Statesman of the Year Award” for his contributions to education and environmental causes. Fleischmann was honored at the 5th Annual Friendship Dinner and Awards Ceremonies, which was held in Hartford on […]

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NEW HAVEN >> In his office at Church and Elm streets, Mehmet Erdogdu is working on bringing people of differing background and views closer together. But the institute is not just working toward an abstract goal of “having charity for everyone in our heart,” as Erdogdu says. It is bringing together people of the Jewish, […]

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