~CGNews Community Corner~ Hope for renewed interfaith relations in Kosovo; Unearthing little Syria in New York City

by the CGNews Team
18 June 2013
"The looks of sympathy and even outright pain on the faces of Muslim and Orthodox clergy reflected their new understanding of the suffering that each community has endured." Read about Kosovo’s hope for collaboration across religious lines in The Huffington Post

Arab-Americans have started to unearth the history of Little Syria, the first Arab-American neighborhood established in the 1880s in lower Manhattan. Al-Monitor has the story.

Despite the fighting in Mali, residents of Djenné, a small town in that country, come together for an annual ritual of re-plastering their mud mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. More from The Christian Science Monitor.

“Hit her” is the most recent campaign to condemn violence against women in Saudi Arabia. Carrying signs, young Saudis use their own words to discuss violence against women. AlJazeera reports.

Hungary and Israel help fund a Jewish-Christian coexistence museum. Read more about it here.

Shrines used by members of different religious communities are quite common throughout Macedonia. Most of them are located in western Macedonia, because of its highly ethnically and religiously mixed population. A photo essay.

'Speed Sisters,' a documentary currently in production, "tells the story of the group of [Palestinian] women who formed the first all-female motor racing team in the Middle East." Read more and watch the trailer in The
Huffington Post


* Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), 18 June 2013, www.commongroundnews.org
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