Tag: belief

Television must embrace all religions, Archbishop of Canterbury says

Hannah Furness, The Telegraph, May 07. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, has said television must celebrate all faiths openly, without hiding behind “closed doors”. If it fails, he warned, broadcasters and viewers could be setting off…

Faith and Marriage

John Turner, Patheos, Apr.18 Interfaith marriage is skyrocketing in contemporary America. A generation ago, around fifteen percent of Americans married outside their faith, which probably mostly meant Catholics marrying Protestants. Now, according to Naomi Schaefer Riley, the rate is forty-two…

Doxa-cum-Praxis: Paradoxical Interfaith.

Joseph McLendon, State of Formation, Mar.29 Quakers are an interesting bunch in that our religious practice is precisely that: practice. Surrounding this word, minds like de Certeau and Jackson are summoned. Perhaps no greater, however, comes to the forefront than…

US Promotion of International Religious Freedom

Katrina Lantos Swett, Zenit, Apr.03 At this time of global change, when questions of religion and state relations are being redefined, the universal right to freedom of religion or belief has never been more important.  The upcoming TEDx ViaDellaConciliazione focusing…

Canadian prisoners sue over lack of chaplains

Ron Csillag, Religion News Service, Apr.02 Inmates in British Columbia have filed suit to overturn a decision by the Canadian government to cut part-time prison chaplains, alleging that the policy has nearly eliminated prison ministry to minority faiths. “Prisoners do…

End blasphemy laws threatening minorities: U.N. faith expert

Robert Evans, Reuters, Mar.06 Countries should repeal all laws punishing blasphemy and people who leave a faith, the United Nations’ top expert on freedom of religion said on Wednesday, thrusting himself into a debate between many in the Muslim world…

Canada’s new religious freedom ambassador says he’ll give a louder voice to homegrown values in a ‘noisy world’

Joseph Brean, National Post, Feb.19 Andrew P. W. Bennett, Canada’s first ambassador of religious freedom, is a Christian academic studying toward a theology degree in Ottawa, an expert on Scottish devolution, and a government policy analyst with experience in the…

Moving from Interfaith Dialogue to Multifaith Action

Amjad Saleem, State of Formation, Feb.4 This week, the international community will be marking World Interfaith Harmony Week   designated by the United Nations to occur annually in the first full week of February where there will be a chance for…