International

  • Ashfaq Fateh, Christians and Muslims mourn the death of a model of activism

    Ashfaq Fateh, Christians and Muslims mourn the death of a model of activism

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Like Anthony Mathew and Shahbaz Bhatti, he has "left his mark on the map of Pakistan." His funeral was attended by a "great multitude" without distinction of creed or social class. Close to Fr. Bonnie Mendes, the activist was known for promotion of education and development of the ...

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  • World Council of Churches head meets top Egyptian Islamic cleric

    World Council of Churches head meets top Egyptian Islamic cleric

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, has met with senior Egyptin Islamic cleric Grand Mufti Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim in Cairo to discuss relations between different faiths in the North African country...

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  • Buddha`s Thirst and Christ`s Water

    Buddha's Thirst and Christ's Water

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The insight that Buddha shares with classical philosophy and Christianity is that we are finite creatures that "thirst," and our effort to quench our "thirst" through created, finite things, however desirous or noble these may be, does not satisfy, does not resolve the problem of "thirst."...

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  • World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

    World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    During the week following the International Day of Prayer for Peace, church organizations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to make a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of advocacy in support a just peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

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  • Christians and Muslims back to Joseph Colony with a message of peace

    Christians and Muslims back to Joseph Colony with a message of peace

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The Imam of the Great Mosque “Badshai” of Lahore, Maulana Azad Kahbir, has been the first one to make the proposal. He is a friend of Shahbaz Bhatti and a man committed into dialogue among religious communities: the proposal is to visit the “Joseph Colony” area in Lahore together with ...

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  • Le Dalaï-Lama parle de Jésus

    Le Dalaï-Lama parle de Jésus

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Il s’agit d’enseignements qu’il a donnés lors du « Séminaire John Main » à la Middlesex University de Londres en septembre 1994, sur la base de 8 textes des Evangiles qui lui avaient été proposés.

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  • May 1 Deadline for August Interfaith Community Building Seminar

    May 1 Deadline for August Interfaith Community Building Seminar

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Christian-, Muslim-, and Jewish-Americans ages 18 through 35 are encouraged to apply to the Ecumenical Institute at the Chateau de Bossey of the World Council of Churches for the “Building an Interfaith Community” seminar course running August 12 – 30 this summer in Switzerland. May 1 is ...

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  • Grand Mufti of the Caucasus tells pope, he is happy for his appointment, a stimulus to dialogue

    Grand Mufti of the Caucasus tells pope, he is happy for his appointment, a stimulus to dialogue

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Traditionally moderate and open to dialogue, the Muslim community in the Caucasus is happy about the election of Pope Francis. "I am sure that you will contribute to inter-religious dialogue and cooperation," the grand mufti said.

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  • Italy-Islam Between parties and religions, Oasis debuts in Rome

    Italy-Islam Between parties and religions, Oasis debuts in Rome

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Today (Apr.12, 2013), Oasis will make its public debut in Italy's capital with a debate on religions and parties put to the test of democracy. Published every semester by the foundation by the same name, the international multilingual journal created and chaired by Card Angelo Scola has organised a debate on "Transition with whom? Religions and parties put to ...

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  • Christians and Muslims march together against Islamist hegemony

    Christians and Muslims march together against Islamist hegemony

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Mina Magdi, an activist of the Maspero Youth Union, denounces attempts by extremists to divide Christians and Muslims. The sectarian clashes that took place on April 7 in front of the Coptic Orthodox cathedral were manipulated. With false news reports by media linked to the Muslim Brotherhood accusing the Copts of attacking first.

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  • Have a little faith

    Have a little faith

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Ralston Middle School seventh-graders Kyle Letak, Sierra Hernandez, Tracy Cavalieri and Lydia Permenter look at an art project depicting the five pillars of Islam. Seventh-graders at RMS were treated last week to a discussion with Sharif Liwaru, a Muslim who visited from the Nebraska Islamic ...

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  • Building a Groundswell, Lighting Up the Network

    Building a Groundswell, Lighting Up the Network

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    We were Christian, Muslim, Jew, Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu and Humanist Millennials who had come of age in the decade after September 11, 2001. All of us were tired of witnessing religion wielded as a weapon to destroy, denigrate, and demonize others. This time, through drumming up controversy around ...

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  • Pope Francis: Passover telegram to Jewish Community

    Pope Francis: Passover telegram to Jewish Community

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Pope Francis has sent a telegram to Rome’s Jewish community, to mark the feast of Passover, which this year begins at sundown, Monday, March 25th. Below, please find Vatican Radio’s translation of the full text of the message, addressed to the Chief Rabbi ...

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  • With friendship and respect between religious traditions important

    With friendship and respect between religious traditions important

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The “firm determination” to continue the ecumenical journey and the “promotion of friendship and respect among men and women of different religious traditions” was affirmed by Pope Francis to the representatives of the Churches and ecclesial communities and of other religions, who had ...

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  • Opening Wartime Archives?

    Opening Wartime Archives?

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Rabbi Abraham Skorka, who co-authored a book with the new Pope in 2010, “On Heaven and Earth,” told The Jewish Week that they devoted a chapter in which they “analyzed the attitude of Pope Pius XII during the Second World War. His answer was, in essence, that we have to wait to...

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  • New Pope seen as sensitive to Jewish concerns

    New Pope seen as sensitive to Jewish concerns

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    The new pope, has “demonstrated his profound solidarity with the Jewish community of Argentina in both times of sorrow and joy,” said Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the ...

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  • Pope Francis and Interreligious relations

    Pope Francis and Interreligious relations

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Regarding interreligious discussions, then-Cardinal Bergoglio wrote: “Dialogue is born from an attitude of respect for the other person, from a conviction that the other person has something good to say. It assumes that there is room in the heart for the person’s point of view, opinion, and proposal..."

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  • Jewish leaders praise Benedict XVI

    Jewish leaders praise Benedict XVI

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Jewish leaders have praised Pope Benedict XVI's work to strengthen the historically fraught relationship between Judaism and the Catholic Church during his pontificate. Israel's Chief Rabbi Yona Metzger said that the Benedict XVI's pontificate has been characterised ...

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  • Pope Benedict on the Question of Judaism

    Pope Benedict on the Question of Judaism

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Since papal conclaves have a cutoff age of 80 and tend to elect Popes from their own number, Benedict is likely to be the last Pontiff who can say, "We remember," and mean it literally. As the church's center of gravity moves southward, he may also be one of the last European Popes, and ...

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  • Leveraging inter-religious dialogue into transformative action using practical theology’s reflexive frameworks (2)

    Leveraging inter-religious dialogue into transformative action using practical theology’s reflexive frameworks (2)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    There are authors who believe that practical theology must appropriate for itself an even broader frame of reference. It should restrict itself neither to Christianity nor to the world religions, but should take as its object the desire for transcendent meaning which ...

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  • Leveraging inter-religious dialogue into transformative action using practical theology’s reflexive frameworks (1)

    Leveraging inter-religious dialogue into transformative action using practical theology’s reflexive frameworks (1)

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In my mission to develop protocols for assessing Vajrayana Buddhist contemplative practices, I have investigated models of academic practical theology as prospective frameworks for systematic reflection incorporating both theological and empirical dimensions. Beyond this Buddhism-specific

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  • Why I am committed to building relationships with those from different religious and ethical traditions

    Why I am committed to building relationships with those from different religious and ethical traditions

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    We are now living in communities that look drastically different than they did a few decades or even years ago. On my way to the farmers’ market in my adopted home of Minneapolis, I pass by predominantly Hispanic, Somali, and Native American neighborhoods. Every day we live ...

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  • Inter-religious Dialogue

    Inter-religious Dialogue

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    “Buddhism, in its various forms, realizes the radical insufficiency of this changeable world; it teaches a way by which men, in a devout and confident spirit, may be able either to acquire the state of perfect liberation, or attain, by their own efforts or through higher help, supreme illumination.”

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  • Benoît XVI et le dialogue interreligieux

    Benoît XVI et le dialogue interreligieux

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Depuis son élection, il s'est exprimé à plusieurs reprises sur son souhait de poursuivre "la voie du dialogue", notamment lors de la Rencontre internationale pour la paix réunissant des responsables religieux en octobre 2007 à Naples.

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  • Knowing the Religious Other

    Knowing the Religious Other

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    For instance, we know the following propositions objectively: two and two are four, the earth is spherical, and the content of the four noble truths and eight-fold path of Buddhism. We can know these in an indifferent, detached, and objective manner. To know what love is, on the ...

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  • Parliament’s Finnish Fellows Bestow Golden Rule Award for World Interfaith Harmony Week

    Parliament’s Finnish Fellows Bestow Golden Rule Award for World Interfaith Harmony Week

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Tapio Varis, Chair of global e-learning for UNESCO and member of the board of directors of New York-based Center for Media & Peace Initiativeshas been bestowed with the prestigious Golden Rule Award. Varis has greatly contributed four decades to ...

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  • La Règle d`Or parmi les Religions du monde: Treize Textes Sacrés

    La Règle d'Or parmi les Religions du monde: Treize Textes Sacrés

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Cette version française de la Règle d'Or a été traduite par Robert Chodos et Micheline Karvonen, Ontario, Canada...

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  • Guidelines and suggestions for implementing the Conciliar declaration

    Guidelines and suggestions for implementing the Conciliar declaration

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    Nostra Aetate, the Second Vatican Council's Declaration on the Church's relations with non-Christian religious...It does not propose a Christian theology of Judaism. Such a theology certainly has an interest for specialist research and reflection, but it still needs considerable study. The new Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews ...

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  • Review of Dermot Lane’s “Stepping Stones To Other Religions: A Christian Theology of Inter-Religious Dialogue”

    Review of Dermot Lane’s “Stepping Stones To Other Religions: A Christian Theology of Inter-Religious Dialogue”

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    In Stepping Stones to Other Religions, Dermot Lane offers an entry into interreligious engagement for Christians (particularly Roman Catholics) in the twenty-first century. It serves as a commendable introduction to the topic and makes the basic argument for why the Catholic faith mandates

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  • Building an interfaith community

    Building an interfaith community

    2/6/2016 10:31:10 AM
    "What can we, as people of faith, do to respond and to overcome the pressing challenges of our time, such as violence and conflict, and build together mutually accountable societies based on respect and cooperation?"

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