Pakistan: Asia Bibi free after Pakistan Supreme Court upholds acquittal of Islamist blasphemy charges

A Christian woman who spent nine years on death row for blasphemy is free to leave Pakistan, after the country’s highest court upheld her acquittal.

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UAE: Pope and Imam of al Azhar to be at Conference

On Monday 21 January – local media reported – during a press conference hosted at the Emirates Palace, the general director of the National Council of the Emirates media, Mansour Al Mansouri, wanted to underline that the Pope and the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, will launch a global humanitarian message to consolidate the values of tolerance and brotherhood, coexistence and rejection of extremism.

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Press Statement by Religious Leaders on the Riverside Dusit Complex Attack on 15 January 2019



Fellow Kenyans and all people of goodwill, we, the religious leaders of Kenya meeting under the auspices of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya, convey our peace and goodwill greetings to all Kenyans and visitors in our country.

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Pakistan: Christians and Muslims Commemorate the 800th Anniversary of Encounter Between St. Francis and Sultan

To commemorate the historic encounter between St Francis of Assisi with the Sultan of Egypt, AL-Kamil in the year 1219, Christians and Muslims held a special ceremony launch a year of events to promote tolerance, dialogue and a common commitment to peace.

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The Cambridge mosque offering a new vision of community

In many mosques, women are excluded from leadership positions; in others, women are not even provided space to worship. But a new mosque in one of England’s oldest cities is offering a thrilling vision of space open to all.

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Malaysia: Committed Christians Promote Harmony in Multireligious Society

The representatives of the “Perkasa” human rights group, together with the youth wing of the PAS Islamist party, were among the various Malay-Muslim groups present at a Christmas celebration organized during the Christmas season by the “Christians for Peace and Harmony in Malaysia Movement, CPHM”. The event also included groups such as Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (Abim), the Selangor Islamic Religious Council, the Malaysian Missionary Buddhist Society, the Malaysian Buddhist Association of Malaysia and the Bahai Malay Community, along with other Christian leaders.

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Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue: Annual Meeting with World Council of Churches

The annual meeting with the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID) and the World Council of Churches was held in Rome from 10-11 January. Staff of both the PCID and the Office of Interreligious Dialogue and Cooperation of the World Council of Churches participated.

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