Tag Archive for Religion

April issue of The Interfaith Observer

The Interfaith Observer, Apr.15 Editorial “Who isn’t at the table?” Interfaith News Interfaith Activists Encouraged by New Pope – Unprecedented Orthodox-Roman Catholic Engagement – Time Running Out on Anti-Poverty Goals – KAICIID Announces Major Interfaith Program in Africa – Fratricide…

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…

Religious liberty in crisis

Terry Mattingly, Patheos, Mar.11 Here’s a tough question for American pastors: If local school officials voted to limit the freedom of Muslim students to publicly practice their faith, would you urge your flock to protest? Those who believe in religious…

Pope Francis calls for intensified dialogue with Muslims

Alessandro Speciale, Religion News Service, Mar.22 Pope Francis on Friday (March 22) called for more intense dialogue between religious leaders, particularly Muslims, as he tries to recalibrate relations between the world’s two largest religious groups. Speaking in the Vatican’s majestic…

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…