As an initiative of the international conflict transformation organization Search for Common Ground, CGNews welcomes all stakeholders to share their perspectives on key issues affecting Muslim-Western relations and on race relations in the United States. CGNews - Common Ground News - aims to present constructive ideas, provide solutions, humanize the other, offer hope and/or shed light on a variety of issue


Articles by CGNews :

Indonesia’s Muslim Schools Draw Christians – OpEd

By Izza Rohman Where can one find schools run by a Muslim organisation, the majority of whose students are non-Muslims?

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Muslim American Voters: Small Group Had Big Impact

By Mehrunisa Qayyum Post-election analysis suggests that though only a small proportion of American voters, the Muslim American vote mattered

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Spreading “Anti-Rumours” About Immigrants – OpEd

By Maria-Paz Lopez “They are invading us”, “They don’t respect the rules”, “They don’t pay taxes”, “They don’t want to

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UK Event Draws Questions On Faith – OpEd

By Jessica Abrahams The UK’s National Interfaith Week, which included art exhibition Urban Dialogues, fell this year at a particularly

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1001 Reasons For Muslim Pride – OpEd

By Lucy Chumbley In his best-selling novel, The Museum of Innocence, Turkish author and 2006 Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk

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Time Is Ripe For A New Euro-North African Relationship – OpEd


By Marine Begault Developments in the Middle East over the last year – including the overthrow of dictators in Tunisia,

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OIC Head Talks Religion And Politics In Egypt – OpEd

By H.A. Hellyer When Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), visited Cairo a few days

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Achieving Malala Yousafzai’s Dream For Education In Pakistan – OpEd

By Rabia Alavi In an interview with Al Jazeera last year, the young Pakistani peace activist Malala Yousafzai said, “If

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Tennessee Muslims Instrumental In Getting The Vote Out – OpEd

By Remziya Suleiman It is not easy being a Muslim woman activist in Tennessee. A bill to ban sharia, or

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A Pakistani Immigrant Reflects On America – OpEd

By Tarik Zia My journey from Pakistan to a new home began in late July when, after much anticipation, I

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