Faith Based Organisations (FBO) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

This workshop was the first event of a new research network funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council on the topic of religions and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It brought together faith-based organisations and other actors in the UK involved in religions & development practice to examine the new SDGs.

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Dalai Lama Says His Successor May Come From India, Sends Message to China

XIV Dalai Lama


Dharamshala: The Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism, said on Monday it was possible that once he dies his incarnation could be found in India, where he has lived in exile for 60 years, and warned that any other successor named by China would not be respected.

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Pakistan: Religious Leaders call for Peace in Name of Francis of Assisi

Peace between India and Pakistan “is necessary and it is the only viable way because both countries cannot afford a war, while peace is the only way to prosper and make progress”. As Fides News Agency reported March 7, 2019, this is what Christian and Muslim religious leaders, who gathered in Lahore in recent days, for a meeting promoted by the Province of the Capuchin friars in Pakistan said, focusing on the theme “The encounter of Saint Francis with the Sultan and interreligious dialogue today”.

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Many yet One? Multiple Religious Belonging

Religions are often thought of as distinct and competing traditions, but the phenomenon of people belonging to multiple religious traditions is widespread, according to a World Council of Churches (WCC) publication presented during the European Academy of Religion in Bologna, Italy.

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Role of the faith in tackling environmental challenges expounded at UN Environment Assembly

On the sidelines of the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, top UN officials, religious leaders and environmental experts underlined the role of faith communities in tackling climate change, a phenomenon that threatens to annihilate humanity. The assembly opened on 11 March against the dark shadow of the Ethiopian Airline plane crash. The plane crashed soon after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 persons on board, including Rev. Norman Tendis, a World Council of Churches (WCC) consultant. He was traveling to Nairobi to participate in an event at the assembly titled “Faith for Earth Dialogue.”

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31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment


In the month of March, the World Council of Churches is encouraging its fellowship and partners to join the Lott Carey “31 Days of Prayer for Women’s Empowerment,” which is also the 7th Anniversary Global Women’s Prayer Guide. The guide features 31 days of prayer that support justice and equality for women.

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