Updated: First Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Madrid

Post Updated: Please note that the organizers have updated their list of participants. Participant list includes Tom Kessinger, General Manager, Aga Khan Foundation. For more on Tom Kessinger, consult information on this link. The participants list also includes Eboo Patel, founder and executive director of the Interfaith Youth Core, a Chicago-based international nonprofit that promotes…

Bush intervenes in the Alliance of Civilizations

United States will join for the first time an initiative of the Alliance of Civilizations that prompted Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, according to government sources. The announcement of this engagement will take place next week in Madrid in the so-called Forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, to be held on Tuesday and Wednesday. In that…

Chicago Tribune: Practicing the fine art of cultural acceptance

“It’s very important to create a space for Muslims to come forward and express what it means to be Muslim,” said Tazim Kassam, chairman of the department of religion at Syracuse University. “It doesn’t mean opposition to modernity, or opposition to the West. There’s an enormously rich musical tradition in Islam, and this is not…