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Beyond tolerance – Syria as a model for religious integration and harmony

Father Dave has just returned from a moving visit to war-ravaged Syria. One of the hard lessons he learned is that, in the face of aggressive, ‘takfiri’ Islam, Australians might need to rethink their attitudes to religious tolerance. DIVINE Service … Continue reading

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Mufti Hassoun speaks about his grief for Aleppo

On May 2nd, 2016, the Daily Mail published a damning article about Dr Hassoun, the Grand Mufti of Syria, claiming that he had issued a fatwa calling for the ‘extermination’ of civilians in Aleppo. Of course there was no such … Continue reading

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The Grand Mufti of Syria forgives those who killed his son!

Dr Hassoun is one of the most impressive men I have ever met. Certainly no one has ever made a ‘first impression’ on me like this man did. I had the privilege of being Dr Hassoun’s guest at the Umayyad Mosque … Continue reading

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