Catholic Earthcare Australia, as part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM), announced today that more than 45 countries will take part in a 40-day Lenten fast for climate justice. The fast will take place from Ash Wednesday (February 18) to March 28, with different countries leading the fast on different days of Lent.
The 2015 G20 Interfaith Summit will take place in Instanbul, Turkey, November 16 – 18, 2015.
As part of the World Interfaith Harmony Week Initiative, and in celebrating The World Interfaith Harmony Week 2015, World Interfaith Harmony Week Outreach are proud to present: The World’s first Interfaith Anthem, The Gift of Love.
Pope Francis has become the second pontiff to visit a Buddhist temple, changing his schedule at the last minute to pay his respects at an important place of worship in Sri Lanka’s capital and to witness a key ritual for Buddhists: the opening of a casket containing relics of two important disciples of the Buddha.
Pope Francis issued a statement on Wednesday’s terrorist attack against France’s satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, calling the actions an “abominable” affront to peace. He also offered a Mass in memory of the Charlie Hebdo victims.
Vietnamese Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh, has emerged from a weeks long coma after suffering a severe brain haemorrhage last November, according to a Jan. 3 statement released by his monastery.
An ancient religious divide is helping fuel a resurgence of conflicts in the Middle East and Muslim countries. Struggles between Sunni and Shia forces have fed a Syrian civil war that threatens to transform the map of the Middle East, spurred violence that is fracturing Iraq, and widened fissures in a number of tense Gulf countries. Growing sectarian clashes have also sparked a revival of transnational jihadi networks that poses a threat beyond the region. We present a video from the Council for Foreign Relations.
Why don’t we hear Muslims condemning the barbarian ISIS terrorists in the worldwide media? It turns out they are loudly condemning ISIS … but our press isn’t covering it.
China is to publish online details of legal religious venues, the official Xinhua news agency reported today, apparently in an effort to identify unsanctioned groups as part of an effort to “root out illegal religious activities”. – See more at:
(Reuters) – The United Nations on Thursday declared that June 21 will be International Day of Yoga, adopting a measure proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who said yoga lets people “discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.”