World Peace Day

As we mark World Peace Day on 21st September, members of the Abraham Festival committee shared their thoughts on what peace means to them. My own thoughts on peace are informed by my Muslim faith: the word Islam means ‘surrender to God’, and is related to the Arabic...

What PEACE means to me as a Muslim

By Elizabeth Rahman The word Islam means ‘surrender to God’, and is related to the Arabic word ‘salaam’ which means peace. This word includes a sense of security or permanence, as in the afterlife; it is also the salutation of peaceful Muslims, and signifies accord...

Christ in Islam

By Elizabeth Rahman Non-Muslims, especially Christians, are often surprised to discover that Muslims believe in Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) and in Maryam (Mary), the mother of Jesus. The Holy Qur’an, the Muslim holy book, speaks of Mary not only as the...
The Abraham Festival and Reframe

The Abraham Festival and Reframe

The annual Reframe Film Festival is one of the cultural highlights in Peterborough and the Abraham Festival is honoured to have been a sponsor over the last three years. This year we not only sponsored a film – Things Arab Men Say – we also hosted a post-film panel...
Film Night September 26th!

Film Night September 26th!

The Abraham Festival tries to fulfill its mandate to reach out to all in the community, in many ways, that we “may get to know each other”. One of the most effective is through film. For some time we have been showing films, on an occasional basis, touching on the...