9th World Assembly – The Vienna Declaration

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Global religious leaders committed today to work together to resist hostility toward the “other” in their declaration: “Welcoming the Other – A Multi-Religious Vision of Peace.” The declaration, adopted on the last day of the Assembly, presents a framework for action going forward.

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World Assembly: Syrian Religious Leaders call for release of Bishops

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At the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace, Muslim and Christian Leaders Call for Common Action. Syrian religious leaders attending the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace called for the release of two abducted bishops in Syria.

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UN Alliance of Civilizations Rep addresses World Assembly

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High Representative of the Alliance of Civilizations, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, addressed the Ninth World Assembly of Religions for Peace. Representative Nasser told that Religions for Peace and the Alliance of Civilisations have a common objective in serving the world by promoting peace, stability and harmony.

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Welcoming the Other through Conflict Prevention and Transformation

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Dr Gunnar Stålsett, Moderator of Religions for Peace Europe (European Commission of Religious Leaders) outlined the five steps to attaining peace and welcoming the other at the 9th World Assembly in Vienna.

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Interreligious dialogue in the teaching of the Catholic Church

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Vatican City, 12 November 2013 (VIS) – A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present the book “Il Dialogo Interreligioso nell’Insegnamento Ufficiale della Chiesa Cattolica (1963-2013)” (“Interreligious Dialogue in the Official Teaching of the Catholic Church, (1963-2013)”).

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Religions must avoid engendering a spirit of superiority or exclusion

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Vatican City, 19 November 2013 (VIS) – Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, gave an address at today’s inaugural session of the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Centre for Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue (KAICIID). The centre is an independent organisation based in Vienna and founded by Saudi Arabia, Austria and Spain, to which the Holy See adheres in the role of Founding Observer.

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