How the West should treat “honour” killings

Shafia family after being found guilty by Candadian court

It took the jury in Kingston, Ontario some 15 hours to return a guilty verdict against three members of the Afghan-Canadian Shafia family in a case that shocked Canada and North America. Mohammad Shafia, 58, his wife Tooba Yahya, 42, and their 21-year-old son, Hamed, were sentenced to life imprisonment on Jan. 29 for the premeditated killing in 2009 of the couple’s three teenage daughters, Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and Geeti, 13, and that of Mohammad Shafia’s first wife, Rona Amir Mohammad. The Shafia girls wanted to live like ordinary Canadian teenagers, but their father viewed this lifestyle as a violation of his own interpretation of “honour.”

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Photographic Exhibit Celebrates Germany’s Religious Diversity

Religion Next Door Art Exhibition

(ENInews). A photography exhibition taking place this month at a historic monastery near the German city of Nuremburg takes visitors on a journey through the intimate spaces where the country’s many faiths are practised.

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Indonesia: Second International Islamic Media Conference

second international Islamic media conference

JAKARTA: The second international Islamic media conference held at Jakarta’s Sultan Hotel from Dec. 12 to 15 has called on Muslim media organisations around the world to strengthen their cooperation in defending Muslim causes, spreading the message of Islam and promoting world peace and stability.

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Judaism: “WILL MY RABBI BELIEVE ME? Will He Understand?”

Jewish Task Force Against Violence

The Jewish Taskforce Against Family Violence together with The Rabbinical Council of Victoria held a book launch for the ground breaking publication, “WILL MY RABBI BELIEVE ME? Will He Understand?” Responding to Disclosures of Family Violence in a Rabbinic Context, on Tuesday, November 15, 2011.

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Violence against women is wrong – on any day, in any way

The Australian Human Right’s Commission’s White Ribbon Ambassadors, Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, and Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner, believe there is no place for violence against women in our community and that men can and should unite to try and prevent it.

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Indonesia: The Role of Interfaith in Disaster Workshop

The Role of Interfaith in Disaster

Workshop on Interfaith Role in Disaster

A workshop examining The Role of Interfaith in Disaster was held at ICRS Yogyakarta. Participants included UNOCHA, Muhammadiah, Karina KAS, Humanitarian Forum Indonesia (HFI) and Pos Keadilan Peduli Ummat (PKPU).

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