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Women's International Congress for a Culture of Peace (Algeria)
an article by Rubrique Radar, LibertÚ, Algeria

The cities of Oran and Mostaganem welcome from October 27 to November 2 the Women's International Congress for a Culture of Peace "It's the women's turn." Organized by the International Association Sufi Alawiyya (AISA) and the al-Arif Djanatu Foundation, this conference aims, according to organizers, to begin thinking about the importance of women and the feminine in the Muslim tradition in order to engender a profound change in our society where men and women should be equal and responsible. "Around the world, women and men are waiting with hope and anticipation the establishment of gender equality.

Cheikh Khaled Bentounes

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The First World Congress on relations between men and women in Muslim culture intends that this vital message should be heard everywhere, because it will bring a deep reflection and a new and concrete vision in the destiny of our lives," according to Sheikh Khaled Bentounes, spiritual leader of the Sufi path Alawiyya, the organizer of this conference.

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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. áThis 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. áTo 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-Ó-vis oneself, others and the world. . ...more.

This report was posted on August 15, 2014.