Lifting our voices: reconciling religion, gender and sexual orientation

Robin Sclafani, Director of CEJI-A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe and Vice Chair of the European Network on Religion and Belief (ENORB). Like so many people who are committed to LGBTI rights and to freedom of religion, it is painful to experience the opposition or hostility which can sometimes be expressed between groups that advocate exclusively for one or the other freedom. Inclusive societies must include all our diversities, and human rights for one group cannot be at the expense of another group. It is only within this all-encompassing paradigm that we will ever achieve true equality for all...

Muslims and non-Muslims in Belgium: Promising Practices promote living together

Muslims and non-Muslims in Belgium : Promising Practices promote living together

The Université catholique de Louvain's Centre interdisciplinaire d'études de l'Islam dans le monde contemporain (Interdisciplinary Centre for the Study of Islam in the contemporary world) has produced a new study entitled Musulmans et non-musulmans en Belgique : des pratiques prometteuses favorisent le vivre-ensemble (Muslims and non-Muslims in Belgium: Promising Practices promote living together) by C. Bocquet, B. Maréchal, S. Van Den Abeele in collaboration with F. Dassetto and F. Iskandar.

Mapping a Path to Tolerance During a Time of Fear

Muslim residents walk past racial slurs painted on the walls of a mosque in the town of Saint-Étienne in central France.  Photo credit: © Laurent Cipriani/AP

In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, the risk of a surge in hate crimes against minorities in Europe is all too real. Youssef Himmat, president of the Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organizations (FEMYSO), and Robin Sclafani, director of CEJI—A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, talk about the importance of building coalitions that can work together for more inclusive and tolerant societies in Europe.

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