RELIGION SEEKING JUSTICE AND PEACE
Religion Seeking Justice and Peace not only highlights the values that the different religions share in their pursuit of justice and peace but also provides concrete examples of how individuals and institutions from different religious backgrounds have worked for justice and peace throughout history. The book also exposes the danger of religious extremism, religious exclusivism and other such negative traits to the struggle for justice and peace. It takes cognizance of the impact of the larger environment upon religious ideals and, at the same time, makes a plea for the application of universal values and principles embodied in the various religions to politics, economics, culture and society. This is particularly important, some of the contributors argue, at a time like this when humanity is confronted with multiple global crises
LOOKING FOR PEACE: IN THE LAND OF THE PROPHETS
Inspired directly by his visit to some of those Palestinians wounded in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza in December 2008 and January 2009, Looking for Peace in the Land of the Prophets tries to tell things as they are.
Jerusalem has always been a litmus test for the condition of Muslims. When they have been strong, united and faithful to God’s Will, Jerusalem and Palestine have been in their hands. When weak and divided, like today, the land blessed by Allah has been in the hands of others. In this book, Idris Tawfiq calls upon Muslims to wake up and to tell the world the truth about Palestine which has been covered up for sixty years.
To those who are not Muslim, the book tells things as they are, in the hope that all people of goodwill can see how important Jerusalem and Palestine have always been to Muslims and how central they are to their faith. There can be no peace in the land of the Prophets without justice for its people.