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.
Firefighters tackle the blaze as flames and smoke rise from Notre Dame Cathedral as it burns in Paris on April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
The Sikh community in New Zealand has come forward to provide financial support for people affected by the Christchurch shootings and their family members. Within five days of posting an appeal on Facebook, the community collected over NZ$60,000 and has recently donated the entire amount to help the victims.
Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin on April 3 addressed a symposium on religious freedom sponsored by the US Embassy to the Holy See in Rome.
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.
The United Nations Task Force on Engaging Faith-based Actors recently released its annual report.