The 6th Buddhist-Christian Colloquium met recently in Taiwan. The circumstances of common everyday life was examined; on the basis of their respective religious convictions the participants decided they need to bring new hope to a shattered world by speaking of the love of Jesus and the compassion of the Buddha. This is done on the basis of a shared humanity.
Participants in the November 8, 2017, 4th Catholic-Muslim Forum “noted with satisfaction significant convergences between their respective traditions,” according to the statement released November 10, 2017, following the conference. “Such convergences constitute a motive of hope not only for Christians and Muslims but for all, favouring a meaningful collaboration for the promotion of integral human development.”
(Bonn, November 10, 2017) Scores of religious leaders and people of diverse faiths and spiritualities on bicycles, some wearing traditional religious clothing, delivered a multi-faith statement to the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP23), pledging to adopt sustainable behaviours themselves and calling on their followers and world leaders to do the same. The delivery also marked the launch of a new international, multi-faith sustainable lifestyles initiative.
Religions for Peace International launch a new website. Secretary General William Vendley invites all the the new website and its contents – auspicing international multifaith efforts for world peace now.
The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with the Bendigo Interfaith Council and the City of Greater Bendigo, would like to invite you to the 2017 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference.
Quakers have been rolling up their sleeves and getting stuck in with being the change they wish to see, by running drop-ins for refugees, disrupting the world’s biggest arms fair, and divesting from fossil fuels.
Religious scholars and community bodies have called for faith to play a greater role in confronting the problem of domestic violence, saying religion is sometimes unfairly stigmatised as the underlying problem. Multi-faith leaders from around Australia are gathering in Adelaide to discuss an action plan with faith-based recommendations to support families experiencing violence at home.
VATICAN CITY, OCTOBER 24, 2017 (Zenit.org).- In face of climate change, Pope Francis asks for timely and effective answers, in his message to an International Summit in Rome on the subject, as reported in Italian by Vatican Radio on October 23, 2017.
(Vatican Radio) “Religions, with their spiritual and moral resources, have a specific and unique role to play in building peace,” Pope Francis said on Wednesday. “They cannot be neutral, much less ambiguous, where peace is concerned,” he told a delegation of 80 members of “Religions for Peace”, who met him in the Vatican.
Spiritual celebrations are now coming to a peak across Australia as thousands of families, individuals and communities mark a special anniversary. From Tasmania to Thursday Island, from Sydney to Broome, members of the Australian Baha’i community are holding festivities to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Baha’u’llah (1817-1892), the Prophet-Founder of the Baha’i Faith. Religions for Peace Australia extends greetings all Baha’i followers on the occasion of this anniversary.