JHANG CITY (PUNJAB), 17 September 2014 (IRIN) – As the flood emergency deepens in Pakistan, now affecting nearly 2.3 million people, humanitarian teams have mobilized to work alongside local government authorities to assess needs in the worst-affected areas.
“Super-flood” risk Pakistan
ISLAMABAD, 11 September 2014 (IRIN) – Late monsoon rains in northern Pakistan have washed away communities, devastated farmland, and brought the risk of a “super-flood” moving across the country, leaving millions of people potentially vulnerable.
The globe’s largest and oldest interfaith gathering, Parliament of the World’s Religions will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in October 2015, the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions has announced.
Laws against apostasy and blasphemy remain even today
Most religious diverse nations are found in South East Asia
An international conference “Arab Spring and Peace in the New Middle East: Muslim and Christian Perspectives”
The Russian Federation hosted the ASEM High-Level Conference on Intercultural and Inter-Religious Dialogue from 3-4 July 2014 in St Petersburg. The final declaration addressed the need for inter-religious contacts at all levels, reaffirming the Vientiane message of ASEM partners in 2012.
China Bans Ramadan
CHINA: The Chinese government has banned Muslims in the Xinjiang region from celebrating Ramadan, a traditional monthlong period of fasting and spiritual reflection.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) announced it will hold an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change on September 21-22 in New York City. At the summit, organized together with Religions for Peace, more than 30 religious leaders will take a united stand to encourage international and political leaders to address concretely the causes and consequences of climate change.
Religions for the Earth Conference
This September, more than 200 religious and spiritual leaders of diverse traditions from all corners of the globe will convene at Union Theological Seminary in New York for a dialogue about spirituality and faith based action on climate change.