Tag Archive for other faiths

Interfaith gathering for world peace at Assisi

Eric Lyman, ENInews, Oct.27, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5244 In the Vatican’s most wide-scale effort yet to reach out to other faiths, Pope Benedict XVI today welcomed Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, African tribal faiths, and even atheists and agnostics to call for world peace.…

Turkey’s Elephant in the Room: Religious Freedom

Susanne Gusten, New York Times, Sep.28, www.nytimes.com/2011/09/29/world/europe/turkeys-elephant-in-the-room-religious-freedom.html?_r=1&ref=religionandbelief With his triumphant tour of the countries of the Arab Spring this month, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has managed to set up Turkey on the international stage as a role model for…

Jerusalem interfaith dialogue sees increased participation

Judith Sudilovsky, ENInews, Sep.14, www.eni.ch/featured/article.php?id=5146 Religious leaders in Jerusalem are more willing than ever before to take part in dialogue with members of other faiths despite growing political turmoil in the region, said Daniel Milo, the director of the Jerusalem Center…

Sikh Faith Often Misunderstood

Joe DSowd, Plainview, Sep.16, plainview.patch.com/articles/sikh-faith-often-misunderstood In the Western World, members of the Sikh faith are misunderstood, often thought of as a sect of other faiths, local members say.  To counter those misconceptions, the Sikhs are very open about their beliefs…

Faiths challenged to face the reality of violence inside and out

Ekklesia, Aug.25, www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15288 The historic religions are ambivalent in implementing a respect for life, and ambiguous about survival versus broader moral instincts, says a leading commentator. Oliver McTernan, a former Roman Catholic priest and broadcaster, and author of Violence in…

Quebec headed toward ‘radical option’ on religious minorities, sociologist fears

Les Perreaux, The Globe and Mail, Mar.3, m.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/quebec-headed-toward-radical-option-on-religious-minorities-sociologist-fears/article1927736/?service=mobile One of the great thinkers who helped calm Quebec’s reasonable accommodation debate is stirring it up again, saying he fears the province may be headed toward a “radical option” to deal with…

How real interfaith dialogue works

Dave Schechter, CNN Belief Blog, Nov.27, religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/11/27/my-take-how-real-interfaith-dialogue-works/ I’ve thought for some time that if more Americans had personal contact, even friendships, with their fellow Americans who are Muslims there might be less mistrust and misunderstanding about the role Islam plays…

Advent resources from ACTS

Lindsey Sanderson, ACTS, Oct.6. www.acts-scotland.org ACTS (Action of Churches Together in Scotland) Advent resource has this year been prepared by Andrew Sarle of IRENIC. The writer explains how and what people of other faiths are celebrating during the period of…

CSI Archive

2014: Our December theme was “Winter” and there was the usual mixture of contributions – with a saxophone featuring for the very first time! . In October we gathered to reflect on the theme of “Movement” and a wide variety…

IRENICA Previous Version (archived)

Since June 2010, IRENICA has gone “live”.  Instead of a monthly digest, news items are added as soon as they come to my notice.  The latest news appears on the homepage irenica.org.uk and in Latest IRENICA.  Email alerts will only…