Tag: Religion

Parliament Of The World’s Religions Survives Financial Crunch

Adelle M Banks, Religion News Service, Apr.16 With the help of pagans, Jains and people of a range of other faiths, the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions has raised more than $144,000 in two weeks using a…

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…

Bucking French Tradition, City Sets Up a Kind of Holy Quarter

Scott Sayare, New York Times, Apr.02 Set above a sweep of green farmland, the crumbling stone chapel at the center of this village met the spiritual requirements of its Roman Catholic residents for nearly four centuries. But Bussy Saint-Georges is…

Beyond our life of Pi: Encountering multiple religious belonging and comparative theology with Francis Xavier Clooney, S.J.

Enver Rahmanov, State of Formation, Mar.29 I remember reading Life of Pi by Yann Martel several years ago and how my heart would resonate with each experience of the sacred by the story’s brave protagonist, a Tamil boy from Pondicherry, through…

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…

In the Middle East, not America, Christians are actually persecuted

Jonathan Merritt, Religion News Service, Apr.03 American Christians have a persecution complex. Whenever a public figure criticizes the Christian movement or offers believers in other faiths an equal voice in society, you can bet Christians will start howling. Claims about…

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…