Vatican: Abrahamic Religions Celebrate Anniversary of Nostra Aetate

Gathering on the Anniversary of Nostra AetatteOn the anniversary of the promulgation of Nostra Aetate, leaders and representatives of the three main Abrahamic religions were received at the Vatican City, Apostolic Palace, by Pope Francis to commend the joint statement regarding the Preservation of the Sanctity of Human Life convened by the President of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Msgr. Vincenzo Paglia.

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The 1st iDove Intercontinental Youth Forum in Southeast Asia

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The African Union will hold an interfaith forum in Jakarta 4-6 December 2019 – and there is a call for applications from youth in South East Asian nations to participate.

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Conference in Kenya explores interfaith dialogue, liberation theology

Kenya Conference on Interfaith


The World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Council for World Mission assembled theologians, activists, practitioners and religious leaders for a consultation on interfaith dialogue and liberation from 22-24 October in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Vatican Message for the Hindu Feast of Deepavali 2019

PCID Logo The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends you cordial greetings and sincere good wishes as you celebrate Deepavali on 27 October this year. May this festival of lights illumine your hearts and homes and bring to your families and communities joy and happiness, peace and prosperity. At the same time, may it strengthen your spirit of fraternity with one another.

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Proceedings of Instanbul Workshop on Covenants of Prophet Muhammad

Workshop on examining the covenants of Prophet Muhammad

This workshop was the second to be convened by Lord Daniel Brennan, Chairman Emeritus of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism and Stephen B. Young, Global Executive Director of the Caux Round Table for Moral Capitalism. The workshop was organized by Professor Abdullah Al-Ahsan of Istanbul Sehir University and his colleagues. The first workshop was held at the Vatican on January 19, 2019 with the assistance of Archbishop Silvano Tomasi.

These documents are pledges of protection from the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to Christian, Jewish and other monotheistic communities in Arabia, Persia, Egypt, Greater Syria and beyond.

In addition to the numerous copies that have been examined and found to have consistency with various verses of the Quran, matching phrases, accurate dates when compared with the Islamic calendar, the workshop also found references to the Covenants in early Muslim and Christian sources, including books by Islamic jurists and letters of Christian bishops.

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Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox women reflect on common journey

 "Pilgrimage for Justice and Peace: The journey of Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Women Today", Albania, 3-7 October 2019, Photo: WCC

A consultation held on the campus of Saint Vlash in Durres, Albania on 3-7 October brought together Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox women involved in the work of the World Council of Churches (WCC) since the 10th WCC Assembly in Busan, Korea in 2013.

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Humanists International calls on states not to ratify the “Covenant on the Rights of the Child in Islam”

Rights of the Child in IslamHumanists International has condemned states that are making laws based on religious grounds that are incompatible with their obligations on the human rights of children.

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Palestinian Doctors, Israeli Hospitals, and Bridge-Building for Peace

Palestinian Doctors, Israeli Hospitals, and Bridge-Building for PeaceProject Rozana places Palestinian health professionals within Israeli medical institutions and offers training programs to enhance their capacity to deliver needed health care in the Palestinian territories. In addition, Project Rozana, in a partnership with Road to Recovery and its network of more than 2,000 Israeli drivers, transports Palestinian patients, most of them children, through checkpoints to appointments at Israeli hospitals and provides direct support for treatment of Palestinians, primarily children, in Israeli hospitals.

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