Message for the end of Ramadan 2013
popeEach year, the Vatican issues a message to Muslims, to mark the end of Ramadan.  This year Pope Francis has personally signed it himself  "as an expression of esteem and friendship for all Muslims, especially those who are religious leaders."    In his message Pope Francis called for more education to promote mutual respect between Islam and Christianity.

He said that such dialogue must be based in teaching and promoting respect for each others religions, especially with younger generations. In his message, the Pope expressed how it pains him to see attacks on religious leaders and places of worship.  Read the full text of the  message here

 

radioInterview on Cork City
Community Radio

Following the publication of the new Muslim Christian Dialogue Resource  “A Journey Together”   Nura Haji and Gerry Forde, who researched and compiled the Resource, took part in an interview on Cork Community Radio discussing the publication and what it aims to achieve.

The Intcork city fm  logoerview is the second part of the stations  “Le Cheile” Programme.  To hear the interview click on the link below.  The interview begins 27 minutes into the podcast –  click the play button and then move the slider to about the middle of the time track  Click here 

 

womens_eventMuslim & Christian Women Meet
On Saturday 25th of Aug 2012 an event called "Muslim and Christian Women together" took place in Cois Tine. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time such an event has taken place in Cork City. The occasion was an informal opportunity for women to discuss how they as people of different faiths can live together, be good neighbours to each other and work towards an inclusive community for all.

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DIALOGUE Event Reports
Interfaith Prayer Service:  
On the 22nd of January 2010 an Interfaith Event with the theme of "Unity In Diversity" took place in  the Auditorium of Cork City Hall. The event was attended by President Mary McAleese and over six hundrfed people .  Included here is a short report of the event, the addresses made and a copy of the Order of Service - we hope these wil be a useful resource for others organising a similar event.  Click here  

Report on Workshop at Wilton Parish Centre, 22nd June 2011 dscn1914In all forty one people took part in this Workshop.  Elven were Muslim and included the Imams from the Togher and Blarney St Mosques, the remainder were Christian.  Sixteen participants were women and twenty four men.  Click here to download the Report

Limerick Interfaith Workshop, 30 June 2012: Facilitated by Cois Tine in conjunction with the Mid West Interfaith Network Read More

Limerick Workshop Report.  to download the full report from this event  including summaries of Addresses made by Sheikh Dr Umar al-Qadri and Dr Chris Hewer  Click Here

 

 

Ramadan follow-up Event symbol
A meal to mark the end of Ramadan and to acknowledge the effort and commitment of those who undertook the fast was held at Cois Tine on the 29th of August. Forty five people attended.  Some were first time visitors to Cois Tine.   Five of those who attended this event had also participated in the Muslim Christian women's meeting the previous Saturday.

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