An interfaith conference for peace was held on 1st February in Myanmar at the International Business Centre in Yangon. The International Civil Society Organization, Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) from Korea, which promotes world peace, organized and led the conference.
Malaysia’s foreign minister has held a meeting with interfaith leaders in Myanmar to discuss the prospect of Rohingya refugees returning to Rakhine State.
Indonesia took a much praised step toward religious tolerance last year by allowing its citizens to list native faiths beyond the six officially recognized religions on their identity cards.
VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – It is out with the old and in with the new for many Lao people right now as preparations get underway for the annual fun and festivities of Pi Mai Lao (Lao New Year) over April 14-16.
China’s inroads in Nepal mean increasing control over Buddhist heritage sites – with implications for Tibet.
Churches need to create space for wider participation and timely intervention amidst social complexities, says CCA General Secretary
Singapore is set to host its first international conference on social cohesion and interfaith harmony next year, President Halimah Yacob confirmed yesterday, as 40 interfaith practitioners and activists from around the region gathered here for an exchange programme.
Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop “soul summoning” and “bad karma eviction” ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam.
The Christian Conference of Asia gathered over 100 participants representing seven religions including Christian, Buddhist, Islamic, Jewish, Bahai, Hindu and Sikh to meet with the participants of the World Council of Churches (WCC) Pilgrimage of Justice and Peace Reference Group to discuss relevant issues about religion and their implications to the Asian society.
Deeply troubled by and strongly condemning the terrorist suicide bombing that killed over 40 Indians in the Indian-administered part of Kashmir, concerned over escalating tensions between the Governments of Pakistan and India, heartened by good will gestures that tamp down escalating tensions, and noting that all countries and communities are vulnerable to terrorism, we hereby call upon all Governments, religious communities and men and women of goodwill to unite to reject all forms of violent extremism, especially violence undertaken in the name of God.