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News Albania » Religion: For some Balkan Muslims, a Jewish false messiah inspires interfaith understanding

News channel or source: https://www.jta.org/2018/02/16/news-opinion/world/for-some-balkan-muslims-a-jewish-false-messiah-inspires-interfaith-understanding
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

“He is a dervish to Jews and he is a dervish to Muslims, and a bridge for our sister religions to meet on,” added Baba Mondi, who is based in Albania. He works at the world center of his liberal sect — a magnificent domed structure in Tirana with 12 ...

News Albania » Religion: ALBANIA reborn: What to see and do in Europe’s newest holiday hotspot

News channel or source: https://www.express.co.uk/travel/shortbreaks/916782/albania-holidays-travel-europe-newest-holiday-hotspot
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

In true Thrones fashion though it fell again and Kruja became a stronghold of Bektashism, a peaceable, mystical Sufi order of Islam and Albania’s fourth religion. Families still live in the citadel, and its decorative teqe (shrine) and olive garden ...

News Albania » Religion: Feeling the Love in Macedonia

News channel or source: http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religion/253938/feeling-the-love-in-macedonia
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

La, la, la, la, la, la, For her to become Slavic. Once part of the Ottoman Empire and subsequently Yugoslavia, the Republic of Macedonia is bordered by Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania, and Greece. It is the homeland of Alexander the Great, birthplace of ...

News Albania » Religion: Pope Francis warns religion 'shouldn't be used for violence' during visit to Muslim-majority Albania

News channel or source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2763994/Pope-Francis-arrives-Albania-boosted-security-presence-threats-flagged-Interpol-returning-militants-trained-Iraq-Syria.html
Publication date: Saturday 20 September 2014

Pope Francis warned during a visit to Albania today that religion can never be used to justify violence, making apparent reference to the bloodshed wreaked by the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. 'Let no one consider themselves to be the armour of ...

News Albania » Religion: Albania: Religious Freedom And Its Steadfast Aspirations For EU Integration – Analysis

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/28082015-albania-religious-freedom-and-its-steadfast-aspirations-for-eu-integration-analysis/
Publication date: Friday 28 August 2015

In the past century, religious freedom has been a key indicator of the state of democratic institutions in the Republic of Albania. What is the current situation in Albania? First, the State’s official position on religious freedom is normally reflected ...

News Albania » Religion: Albania finds religion after decades of atheism

News channel or source: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2007-04-18/news/0704170802_1_albanians-foreigners-religion
Publication date: uesday 17 April 2007

SHKODER, Albania — The Catholic cathedral that communists turned into a basketball arena for two decades is now busier than ever, drawing more than 2,000 people to a single Sunday mass. An ornate Albanian Orthodox church with three grand, peach-colored ...

News Albania » Religion: In Albania, pope denounces using religion to justify violence

News channel or source: http://www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-pope-visits-albania-20140921-story.html
Publication date: Saturday 20 September 2014

Pope Francis denounced how extremists around the world are “perverting” religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and ...

News Albania » Religion: Pope Francis hails Albania as model of religious harmony in attack on religious extremism

News channel or source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/albania/11111600/Pope-Francis-says-Albania-is-a-model-of-religious-harmony-during-first-visit-to-Muslim-majority-nation.html
Publication date: Saturday 20 September 2014

Pope Francis condemned the “distortion and manipulation” of religious belief by extremists during a one-day visit to Albania in which he held up the tiny Balkan nation as a model of religious harmony. In what was interpreted as a reference to the ...

News Albania » Religion: Kosovo’s liberation was supposed to be Nato’s finest moment. It that true 10 years on?

News channel or source: https://inews.co.uk/news/world/kosovos-liberation-supposed-natos-finest-moment-true-10-years/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

“It is Nato’s most successful mission.” Kfor’s also aims to help interethnic relations and for the past 15 years has produced 4U – a magazine for children published in Albanian, Serbian and English – which promotes tolerance and gender equalit

News Albania » Religion: American Religious Refuge From Communism: An Albanian Catholic’s Story

News channel or source: http://www.weeklystandard.com/american-religious-refuge-from-communism-an-albanian-catholics-story/article/652306
Publication date: hursday 13 September 2012

The libraries of the University of San Francisco (USF), a Jesuit institution, this month completed digitizing a unique American periodical, the Albanian Catholic Bulletin, accessible here to any interested readers. The Bulletin came out mainly in English ...