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Almost 50% of Europeans Fear and Resent Refugees

Around 50% of European citizens fear that the arrival of refugees will increase the risk of attacks in their countries, according to a survey published on July 11. Furthermore, many believe, especially in the eastern states, that the refugee...

Patriarch Bartholomew Wants Turkey to Respect Hagia Sophia and Orthodoxy

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew called on Muslims to show "respect" to the Christian faith, on the occasion of the end of the feast of Ramadan on Friday. He expressed "respect" for Islam, however, he called on the same courtesy to...

Greek Foreign Ministry Rejects Turkish Minority Rights Accusations

Greek Foreign Ministry sources on Wednesday fully rejected Turkish claims regarding respect for religious freedoms in Greece, calling them absolutely baseless, and again called Turkey to order over the Koran readings in Hagia Sophia. "If Turkey has not yet understood...

Greek and Turkish Cypriots Work Together in Joint Church Restoration Project

Christian Greek Cypriots and Muslim Turkish Cypriots are about to complete a joint restoration project which aims at restoring and preserving a historic Christian monastery which is respected by both Christians and Muslims. The Apostolos Andreas monastery is to be...

Muslim Studies to be Founded in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

The Council of State has approved the establishment of Muslim studies in the Faculty of Theology in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, after finding legal the appropriate presidential decree by the Ministry of Education. The direction of Muslim studies will begin...

Cypriot Dispute: Christian & Muslim Religious Leaders Mutually Involved in Peace Talks

Cyprus's Christian and Muslim leaders met with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci in the context of the Cypriot dispute peace talks on Thursday. Peter Weiderud, the President of the Swedish Institute in Alexandria and the head...

Pig's head, hate slogans at Athens Muslim center

AP - Greek police say unknkown attackers have placed a severed pig's head and painted anti-Muslim slogans outside an Islamic studies center in Athens. Nobody has been arrested over the pre-dawn attack Friday, at a building that also functions as...

Thessaloniki Μosque Opens, Athens Next

A 111 year-old mosque in Thessaloniki, Greece has opened its doors to Muslim worshippers for the first time in 90 years at at the same time a planned mosque in Athens is moving closer to reality and as Turkey...

Turkey Opposes Letting Greece Name Imams

Turkish officials have slammed legislation that will enable Greek authorities to appoint imams at state schools and mosques in Western Thrace. The amendment voted this week, which will allow religious teachers to teach the Quran, is expected to curb the...

Canadian Texts Show Greece As Muslim

Several school books in Canada depict a religious map of Islam occupying a great part of Greece. This particular map is used in every school except for Greek- Canadian schools. This has raised questions within the Greek-Canadian community, which is...