United Nations: Interfaith Event – Ethics of Reciprocity – LGBTIQA Peoples

United Nations: Interfaith Event – Ethics of Reciprocity – LGBTIQA Peoples

The International Fellowship of Reconciliation hosted an unprecedented gathering at the United Nations of Interfaith and Spiritual leaders, diplomats and human rights experts in a project called the Ethics of Reciprocity (EOR).


On Thursday, Oct 26 , 2017 the International Fellowship of Reconciliation hosted an unprecedented gathering of conservative & progressive religious leaders, diplomats and human rights experts in a project called the Ethics of Reciprocity (EOR). The International Fellowship of Reconciliation has a long history of engagement at the intersection of gender and peace building and has a long history of advocacy against violence and discrimination on the basis of gender. With millions of people around the world suffering increasing amounts of violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, IFOR is proud to host this important conversation. EOR was envisioned by IFOR’s representative to the United Nations Dr. Patricia Ackerman.

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Some think interfaith dialogue goes nowhere. A veteran rabbi begs to differ.

Ron Kronish, an American-born rabbi in Israel, has devoted much of his life to dialogue among Jews, Muslims and Christians. His new book discusses the merits of dialogue. He says, the Vatican’s increasingly warm relations with Israel, for example, were rooted not only in diplomatic moves but 35 years of “systemic and substantive progress in Jewish-Catholic relations” fostered by hard-working priests and rabbis.

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Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees


Pope Francis has released the text of his message for World Day of Migrants and Refugees. The theme of the message is “Welcoming, protecting, promoting and integrating migrants and refugees”.

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Religion belongs to the Nature of Man

‘Religion Belongs to the Nature of Man,’ Stresses Cardinal Tauran

“Religion Belongs to the Nature of Man,” headlined the Italian edition of L’Osservatore Romano on August 9, 2017, which published a reflection of French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue.

For the Cardinal, to “exclude religion from reason is equivalent to amputating man created in the image of God,” and he reminds that “there can’t be disagreement between faith and reason,” echoing ideas of Benedict XVI’s address at Regensburg in September 2006.

“We should be proud of our faith, because it offers a future to humanity,” explains Cardinal Tauran, thus situating the inter-religious dialogue, which “always begins with the profession of one’s own faith, always avoiding syncretism.” “Christianity is not a thought but a fact: God became man.” The dialogue “in truth” is to “promote a world where justice and peace dwell.”

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