Tag Archive for faiths

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…

Pope Francis lauded for interfaith dialogue

Almudena Calatrava and Damian Pachter, North West News 9, Mar.18 The election of Pope Francis has thrilled Jewish leaders in Argentina, who predict that their friend will continue to foster warm relations and open dialogue between Catholicism and other faiths…

Religions for Peace delegation makes statements on nuclear weapons

Religions for Peace, Mar.05 Statement by European Council of Religious Leaders/ Religions for Peace delegation. Our delegation of Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Buddhist leaders represents Religions for Peace, the world’s largest and most representative multi-religious coalition. Religions for…

A Saudi-inspired all-faiths hub

Cheryl Wetzstein, The Washington Times, Feb.10 The underappreciated power of prayer is a prime motivating force behind a new Saudi-inspired interfaith center in Austria that seeks to become the place for world religious leaders to meet, solve problems and melt…

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…

Faith leaders unite behind call to change financial system

Ekklesia, Jan.24 In response to the European debt crisis, thirty-seven Church of England bishops have signed a multifaith statement calling for debt audits in Europe, cancelling the unjust debts of the most indebted nations, more progressive taxation and control of…

Muslim-Jewish marriages herald a brave new world

Jonathan Romain, The Guardian – Comment is free, Jan.19 Muslims and Jews in the UK are beginning to get together – a living example to the Middle East peace process. Something surprising is beginning to emerge in marriage patterns between…

British Airways Christian employee Nadia Eweida wins case

BBC News, Jan.15 A British Airways employee suffered discrimination at work over her Christian beliefs, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Judges ruled Nadia Eweida’s rights had been violated under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human…