Azerbaijan an irreplaceable country in interreligious dialogue

Azerbaijan is turning into an irreplaceable country in the interreligious, intercultural dialogue, said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. President Aliyev made the remarks at an international conference titled “2017 – Year of Islamic Solidarity: Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue” at the Heydar Aliyev Center in Baku Dec. 21. Azerbaijani people are very committed to their national and spiritual roots.

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Malaysia: Inter-faith group wants end to race, religion in politics

PETALING JAYA: The country’s main inter-religious body has called for an end to the use of race and religion in politics. Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) said this in response to comments attributed to PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang on Malay-Muslims forming the core of the cabinet.

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UN Adopts resolution: Promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue

Following a contentious discussion, the General Assembly adopted two draft resolutions, on the promotion of interreligious and intercultural dialogue, and cooperation between the United Nations and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), respectively.

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Iraqi religious leaders call for restoring religious and social cohesion


More than 40 religious leaders from Iraq gathered in Beirut, Lebanon under the auspices of the World Council of Churches for three days of constructive interfaith dialogue to identify and analyse opportunities and challenges related to cohesion and highlight the role of religious leaders in restoring inclusive multi-religious and multi-cultural communities in Iraq after years of conflict.

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COMMUNIQUE OF THE 10TH ACADEMIC CONSULTATION BETWEEN JUDAISM AND ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY JERUSALEM, DECEMBER 5-7, 2017

The 10th Academic Consultation between Orthodox Christianity and Judaism on “The Significance of Jerusalem in the Two Faith Traditions” took place from December 5-7, 2017, co-sponsored by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC). His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I presided at this year’s proceedings.

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ADDRESS by His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew “JERUSALEM IN JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY”


An international interfaith conference between Orthodox Christianity and Judaism – Celebrating 40 Years of Dialogue – was conducted in Jerusalem, December 5-7, 2017. Here, we bring you the address by His-All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the conference.

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Ground-breaking Jewish/Christian/Muslim dialogue holds its 50th session



The Australian National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims Jews (ANDCMJ) celebrated its 50th session by revisiting its history, discussing the concept of “light” in Christian, Jewish and Muslim liturgy and tradition, then lighting Chanukah candles and learning about the Jewish Festival of Lights, at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue.

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Pope meets Jordan’s king amid rising tensions in Jerusalem



Vatican City — Pope Francis met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican, two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital provoked outrage in the Middle East.

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Climate Change: Pope Affirms Need to Care for Our Common Home

“The problems of the destruction of the natural environment are increasingly grave and the consequences on the lives of people are dramatic,” Pope Francis said in a video released November 30, 2017.

The video message was sent to participants in the International Symposium “Laudato si’. Care for the common home, a necessary conversion to human ecology”, organized by the Catholic University of Costa Rica with the Joseph Ratzinger-Benedict XVI Vatican Foundation. The conference runs November 29-December 1, 2017, in San José, Costa Rica.

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