Tag Archive for respect

Pope urges Pakistan to scrap blasphemy law

Cindy Wooden, Catholic Herald, Jan.10, www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2011/01/10/pope-urges-pakistan-to-scrap-blasphemy-law/ Religious freedom and religious diversity are not threats to society and should not be a source of conflict, Pope Benedict XVI today told diplomats from around the world. The Pope asked the representatives of…

Only religious thugs love blasphemy laws

Nick Cohen, The Observer, Jan.9, www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jan/09/nick-cohen-blasphemy-laws-inhuman If the circumstances were not so hideous, the successful attempt by Pakistan to persuade the UN Human Rights Council to condemn blasphemers who defame religion would have been a black comedy. Every word its…

Muslim-Christian crisis

Elizabeth Tenety, Washington Post, Jan.3, onfaith.washingtonpost.com/onfaith/2011/01/first_faith_challenge_of_2011/all.html 2011 began with some bleak news for Muslim-Christian relations around the world. Recent attacks against churches in Iraq, Nigeria and Egypt have killed dozens of Christian worshippers. Meanwhile, the Pakistani government is standing by…

CSI Constitution

CSI – Central Scotland Interfaith The forum to promote inter faith encounter in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling. Registered as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity No SC041399 Constitution Name The name of the organisation will be “CSI – Central Scotland…

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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…

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CSI – Central Scotland Interfaith The forum to promote inter faith encounter in Clackmannanshire, Falkirk and Stirling. Registered as a Scottish Charity under Scottish Charity No SC041399   Coming Events: The next “Soul Space” will be at Stirling Methodist Church, …

Why IRENIC?

When something is done in an irenic way, it is being done in a way that helps find common ground, creates understanding and appreciation, or soothes sore points of dispute. (Robert Longman Jnr, Spirit Home, Sep.20, 2008, http://www.spirithome.com/defineh.html) . Irenic…

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IRENIC Interfaith Consultancy exists to help you engage with people of other faiths more effectively. An IRENIC consultant can advise you before or during your encounters. IRENIC can also provide speakers for meetings and conferences, facilitate discussions and workshops, and…