Category: Older IRENICA (Archived)

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Updates now made elsewhere

The occasional updates that I’ve been making for the past few years on this site will in future appear on IRENIC’s twitter feed @irenicIF and on Facebook at irenic interfaith.  Please follow or friend these to keep in touch. I…

July edition of The Interfaith Observer

July 15, 2013, The Interfaith Observer Welcoming LGBTQ Communities to the Interfaith Table The Barriers The Challenge Facing Inclusivity The Global Divide on Homosexuality Pew Research Public Attitudes Project, June 4, 2013 Continuing Barriers in American Congregations Study Says Gays…

Former President Carter says world’s religious leaders share blame for mistreatment of women

Washington Post, Jun.28, Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says religious leaders, including those in Christianity and Islam, share the blame for mistreatment of women across the world. The human rights activist said Friday religious authorities perpetuate misguided doctrines of male…

June edition of The Interfaith Observer

Addressing Climate Change Editorial Climate – We All Have Skin in this Game Interfaith News Imams from Around the World Visit Holocaust Sites – Finding Higher Religious Ground in Pakistan – 120 Years After Vivekananda in Chicago, Congress Welcomes Hindu…

IRENIC updates now available on Facebook and Twitter

IRENIC Interfaith can now be found on Facebook.  Please add IRENIC Interfaith to your Friends if you are on FB. irenicIF is IRENIC’s Twitter account.  Please follow irenicIF if you are on Twitter I hope to put links to Interfaith…

Christians in India Hopeful After Elections

Zenit, May 27 There may be a different future: made of respect for human rights, dialogue, justice and harmony for Christians in Karnataka, one of the major Indian States. After the local elections on May 5, the Hindu extremist party…

Buddhist-Christian encounter to explore new mode of dialogue

WCC News, May 22 An upcoming World Council of Churches (WCC) consultation in Bangkok will attempt a distinctive mode of inter-religious dialogue. In collaboration with the Christian Conference of Asia and organized by the WCC unit on Inter-religious Dialogue and…

Indonesian Vesak Celebration Promotes Religious Harmony

Ari Rikin, Jakarta Globe, May 25 As Buddhists worldwide today celebrated the birth, enlightenment and death of Guatama Buddha, about 8,000 Jakartans joined in festivities organized by the Bhante Indonesia Buddhist Center at the Ekayana Arama Temple. Ekayana Arama Temple…

Oklahoma Muslims aid in tornado relief in bid to build bridges

Omar Sacirbey, Religion News Service, May 24 Oklahoma is probably one of the tougher places to be a Muslim in America, but Muslims have stepped in to help with the cleanup of a massive tornado that killed 24 people. “As…

In Brotherhood’s Egypt, blasphemy charges against Christians surge ahead

Kristen Chick, The Christian Science Monitor, May 22 A blasphemy trial against a Christian teacher in this Egyptian city renowned for its Pharaonic monuments is among a wave of cases that have Egyptian Christians worried they can be jailed for insulting…