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Congrès international féminin pour une culture de paix [Algerie]
an article by Rubrique Radar, Liberté, Algerie

Les villes d’Oran et de Mostaganem accueilleront du 27 octobre au 2 novembre prochains le Congrès international féminin pour une culture de paix “Parole aux femmes”. Organisé par l’Association internationale soufie Alawiyya (AISA) et par la Fondation Djanatu al-Arif, ce congrès a pour objectif, selon les organisateurs, d’amorcer une réflexion sur l’importance des femmes et du féminin dans la tradition musulmane afin d’engendrer une mutation profonde de nos sociétés où les hommes et les femmes devraient être égaux et responsables. “Partout dans le monde, des femmes et des hommes attendent avec espoir et impatience l’établissement de l’égalité entre les genres.

Cheikh Khaled Bentounes

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Ce premier congrès mondial sur les relations entre les hommes et les femmes dans la culture musulmane veut porter ce message essentiel qui doit être entendu partout, parce qu’il apportera une réflexion profonde et une vision nouvelle et concrète dans le destin de nos vies”, explique, à ce propos, le Cheikh Khaled Bentounes, leader spirituel de la voie soufie Alawiyya, l’organisateur de ce congrès.

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Ramadan: the culture of peace

by Mustapha Cherif

Fasting is to be at peace. If someone tries to bother us, we can answer quietly: "I am fasting. "The concept of peace in Islam is central, in addition to being one of the beautiful names of God, Salam, the importance of which is at least equal to Rahman, the Merciful.

Ramadan calls, first of all, for a culture of peace.  This concept is directly related to living together in peace. In this sense, peace requires recognition of the other, keeping in mind that there is no peace without justice. The action reflecting this orientation is that of sharing, which must be conducted in a reasonable manner.  To accept differences, personally, in human relations, needs to be with an open heart and mind. Hospitality is a virtue.

The responsibility of the Muslim imperative of justice

The concept of peace in Islam is greater than any other: it is religious, human and cultural and beyond.

The qualities of the believer, generous, hospitable, good, all converge in the sense of achieving peace vis-à-vis oneself, others and the world. . ...more.

This report was posted on 15 août 2014.