Global Exchange on Religion and Society

Global Exchange on Religion and SocietyOn September 6th Ms Federica Mogherini announced a new EU-sponsored ‘Global Exchange on Religion in Society’, which should be operational in the first half of 2020: the goal is to connect and empower civil society actors who are working on faith and social inclusion.

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‘Sustainability Book’ offers Christian perspective on the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Online Sustainability BookA new publication, The Sustainability Book offers online texts and resources about the Sustainable Development Goals for use by congregations, gatherings, and individuals.

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Vatican: Abrahamic Religions Celebrate Anniversary of Nostra Aetate

Gathering on the Anniversary of Nostra AetatteOn the anniversary of the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, leaders and representatives of the three main Abrahamic religions were received at the Vatican City, Apostolic Palace, by Pope Francis to commend the joint statement regarding the Preservation of the Sanctity of Human Life convened by the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia.

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The 1st iDove Intercontinental Youth Forum in Southeast Asia

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The African Union will hold an interfaith forum in Jakarta 4-6 December 2019 – and there is a call for applications from youth in South East Asian nations to participate.

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Conference in Kenya explores interfaith dialogue, liberation theology

Kenya Conference on Interfaith


The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Council for World Mission assembled theologians, activists, practitioners and religious leaders for a consultation on interfaith dialogue and liberation from 22-24 October in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Vatican Message for the Hindu Feast of Deepavali 2019

PCID Logo The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends you cordial greetings and sincere good wishes as you celebrate Deepavali on 27 October this year. May this festival of lights illumine your hearts and homes and bring to your families and communities joy and happiness, peace and prosperity. At the same time, may it strengthen your spirit of fraternity with one another.

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Proceedings of Instanbul Workshop on Covenants of Prophet Muhammad

Workshop on examining the covenants of Prophet Muhammad

This workshop was the second to be convened by Lord Daniel Brennan, Chairman Emeritus of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism and Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism. The workshop was organized by Professor Abdullah Al-Ahsan of Istanbul Sehir University and his colleagues. The first workshop was held at the Vatican on January 19, 2019 with the assistance of Archbishop Silvano Tomasi.

These documents are pledges of protection from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to Christian, Jewish and other monotheistic communities in Arabia, Persia, Egypt, Greater Syria and beyond.

In addition to the numerous copies that have been examined and found to have consistency with various verses of the Quran, matching phrases, accurate dates when compared with the Islamic calendar, the workshop also found references to the Covenants in early Muslim and Christian sources, including books by Islamic jurists and letters of Christian bishops.

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