Muslim group stages events to promote religious dialogue

The UCOII, Italy’s largest Muslim group, is organizing a series of meetings in several cities in Italy in order to promote inter-religious dialogue. Meetings are planned to take place in the eastern city of Ancona, Milan, Florence, and Venice. The series is called Coexistence: A Comparison of Accounts. The Muslim faithful, believe, together with their monotheistic brethren, in a single God. We share with our Christian brothers in particular two convictions: belief in Jesus Christ and in the pureness of the Madonna,” said a statement by the UCOII.

Health trumps faith differences at Muslim clinic ; The UMMA facility promotes interreligious cooperation to provide medical and other services to low-income residents in South L.A.

It grew out of the 1992 riots, a vision by a small group of Muslim medical students to bring charitable, high-quality healthcare to the needy residents of South Los Angeles. Eleven years later, the UMMA clinic on Florence Avenue has served nearly 20,000 patients, the great majority of them non-Muslim. It has become a mainstay of its largely low-income neighborhood, sponsoring blood drives, literacy promotions and even tax return workshops, along with its medical services. And in an era when Middle Eastern conflicts and terrorist attacks have often brought uncomfortable attention to America’s Muslim communities, the clinic has become a source of considerable pride for Muslims in Southern California and nationwide…