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Islamo-Christian Marian Day at Our Lady of Africa Basilica

From left to right: Sr Zawadi Barungu, Marie-France Bouffier, Safia Zeghar et Sr Danuta Kmieciak

The 4th Islamo-Christian Marian Day in the Basilica of Our Lady of Africa in Algiers highlighted « Woman, the driving force of Africa ».  In the context of the 150th anniversary of their founding the White Sisters were in the spotlight because … Lire la suite →

The luminous dimensions of Islam by a Mouride Muslim woman

SMNDA du Canada (Yolande Roy, Suzanne Plouffe, Pierrette Pelletier, Elisabeth Villemure, Mme. et Mme Sokhna Astou Niane Diop

Pierrette Pelletier invited Mrs. Sokhna Astou Niane Diop to give  a presentation on May 19th about the luminous dimensions of Islam to the JPIC-ED animators and all the Sisters of Montreal who could attend. Pierrette presented Astou to the group: … Lire la suite →

Christians and Muslims pray in France with the Archbishop of Moussoul (Iraq)

Christians and Muslims side by side in a church of Décines (Rhone) in France. The image is symbolic, and St Peter’s church is packed. Muslims and Christians of many faiths: Armenians, Evangelists, Catholics, Protestants … were among the participants at … Lire la suite →

« Avec Gabriel » Group Judeo-Islamo-Chrétien

« Seekers of God, we are committed  to meet in order to share our differences. We want to grow in mutual understanding as well as in respect for, and listening to, each person ! We desire to enrich our dialogue by … Lire la suite →

Respect for differences in religion

The mayor of Pierrefonds-Roxboro organized a multireligious event  to mark the «Day of Remembrance and Action against islamophobia and all forms of discrimination» on the occasion of the 2nd anniversary of the attack on the Great Mosque of Quebec  (29/1/2017). … Lire la suite →

Christians and Muslims together in Nouakchott (Mauritania)

In February Celina Natanek, animator of the islamo-christian group, organized a showing of the film « Of gods and men » followed by a discussion. This was a follow-up of the group discussion about the beatification of the martyrs of Algeria … Lire la suite →

A path of incarnation and proclamation

As part of the diocesan consultation « For a new dynamic in the Church of Ghardaia », Chantal Vankalck (Smnda) and Christophe Ravanel (sj) presented the theme « Between dialogue and announcement: which path of Incarnation? »at the ongoing training session they facilitated. There … Lire la suite →

Islamo-Christian Dialogue in Burkina Faso

The Ouagadougou diocesan commission for Islamo-Cristian dialogue organized a formation session on « The mission  of parish committees for islamo-christian dialogue in a context of violence and growing extremism ». The 80 participants came from 22 parishes of the Archdiocese … Lire la suite →

Interreligious encounter, a necessity

As part of « Welcome to Villeurbanne », the theme for the year in the city of Villeurbanne (Lyon),  the local elected officials together with the Jewish, Christian and Muslim communities organized an encounter and sharing in the Community Life Cutural Center on … Lire la suite →

Muslims on the beatification of the Algerian martyrs

We have received a great deal of information about the beatification of the 19 brothers and sisters martyred in Algeria. Here we want to underline what Muslims have said about this event and about those Christians with whom they had … Lire la suite →

Christmas with our Algerian friends

The day after Christmas we welcomed 22 women, including 4 younger ones, around the lit Christmas tree.  It was an encounter full of joy and the witness of friendship. At the moment of introductions, we recalled the names of the … Lire la suite →

The MSOLA meet Pope Francis

1902 – Les SMNDA avec le Pape François.

« Where  the Lord has sent you, may you be able to contribute to making the culture of encounter grow, to be at the service of a dialogue that, in respect of the differences, is able to draw richness from others’ … Lire la suite →

Young  peacemakers, Christian and Muslim

Emerging Peacemakers Forum 2018,
United Kingdom, Photo: Lambeth Palace

Fifty young Christians and Muslims ages 20-25 are meeting 8-18 July for an Emerging Peacemakers Forum offering training in peacemaking and reconciliation at the Churchill College of Cambridge University in the UK. They will meet with international religious leaders, including the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar and president of the Muslim Council of Elders Prof. Dr Ahmad Al-Tayyeb. Read more.

May 16, International Day of « Living Together in Peace »

The celebration of this day expresses the desire fro peace of persons of all religions, as well as non-believers. It is a step to see our world change. Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen, to recognize, to respect and to appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way. With a new vision, we can collectively generate and convey a profound change to build the society of tomorrow and propose a tool to express, loud and clear, this will to learn better living and doing together. The more numerous we are to choose “living better together», the more our commitment will change the world. Read more.