Leaders of a hard-line Islamist group that staged violent protests across Pakistan after a Christian woman was acquitted of blasphemy will face charges of terrorism, according to the Pakistan Government.
Australasian Association for Buddhist Studies notifies that Nan Tien Institute will host an International Conference on Humanistic Buddhism and Buddhist Literature on 10 July 2019. A call for papers has been made
Zen priest Liên Shutt teaches a short meditation to foster compassion for beings in search of refuge.
Since its introduction to Ethiopia in the first century, Christianity has grown across Africa over 2,000 years creating immense and resilient communities of faith. The God Forbid panel examines African Christianity, and how African Australians are helping to grow their own congregations down under in an increasingly secular landscape.
The Red Wednesday observance – this Wednesday night – 28 November – at 7:30pm in the Forecourt of St Patrick’s Cathedral – is an important occasion to show interfaith solidarity for people of all faiths globally who experience persecution *because* of their faith.
The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue greets the world’s Sikhs on the occasion of birthday of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak. This day – called Gurupurab – is also celebrated as the birth anniversary of the ten gurus of Sikhism.
Religions for Peace Advisory Forum Provides “Open Space” to Advance National Reconciliation and Peace in Myanmar
Western countries including the United States and Australia have called on China to stop detaining Uighurs and other Muslims in secret political re-education camps, which activists say hold one million people.
Rainforests sustain all life on the planet, provide 1.6 billion people with the necessities of life, store millions of tons of carbon, regulate the global climate, and create cooling air and rains that support life on Earth. They are home to indigenous peoples and forest communities that have served as their guardians for many generations. If protected and restored, rainforests can provide an indispensable contribution to sustainable development. Instead, they are at grave risk.
A Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan on blasphemy charges has been acquitted — prompting street protests from Islamists furious at the verdict.
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar cited the Quran in his ruling, writing: “Tolerance is the basic principle of Islam,” and noting the religion condemns injustice and oppression.
Ms Bibi, who has been held at a secret location for security reasons, is now expected to leave the country.
Her husband, Ashiq Masih, hailed the verdict: “I am very happy. My children are very happy. We are grateful to God. We are grateful to the judges for giving us justice. We knew that she is innocent.”
The National Executive of Religions for Peace Australia calls upon the Australian Government to remove all children from detention on Nauru.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — A global summit of Catholic bishops on Saturday (Oct. 27) issued a powerful call for the inclusion of women in decision-making roles in the church “at all levels” and sought to welcome gay people and commit the church to a historic shift on fighting clergy sexual abuse.
(RNS) — We are shocked, but we are not surprised. How could we be surprised? The novelist Rebecca West once said that Jews, having suffered so much, have an “unsurprisable mind.” Did we think that we, the American Jewish community, could splash blood upon our communal door and thus ward off the twin angels of hatred and death?
The question of how to handle Halloween – whether to participate, and if so, how – is one that is often discussed amongst Jewish parents as the holiday approaches. Reform Jewish tradition guides us to make decisions based on “informed choice.”
The JCMA will conduct is Annual General Meeting at 383 Albert Street, East Melbourne, on evening of Thursday, 15 November. The AGM will feature a presentation, ‘Developing Cultural Capabilities In Schools’ – The JCMA Education Program.
The 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions is being hosted by the city of Toronto from November 1st through November 7th, 2018 at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) located at 222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9, Canada.
Canada – in its distinction as home of the world’s most diverse city, will showcase its unique values, achievements, and aspirations as the 7th host of the Parliament of the World’s Religions.
For its 2018 theme, the Parliament draws from movements of goodwill and cross-cultural respect that are embodied in the spirit of the interfaith movement:
The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love:Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change
The Jewish Film Festival opens in Sydney on evening of 23 October, in Melbourne on 24 October, Canberra on 1 November, in Perth from 7 November and in Brisbane from 8 November 2018.
Eighty-two delegations from 46 countries representing the world’s religions gathered in Astana Oct. 10-11 for the Sixth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. Its objectives are to seek universal guidelines among world and traditional religions and to be a permanent platform for international interfaith dialogue.