Religions for Peace Multi-religious Delegation meets with Aung Sun Suu Kyi

(Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar | 25 May 2018) The ‘Letter to the Peoples of Myanmar‘ carrying a call for peace and development was delivered by the visiting joint delegation of Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Hindu leaders from Myanmar and across the region to the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on 25 May 2018 in the country’s capital Nay Pyi Taw.

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The Ruddock Inquiry: An insider’s view

The University of Divinity’s Centre for Research in Religion and Social Policy (RASP) is conducting its Annual Conversation on Friday 1 June at Collins Street Baptist Church. Many attended and appreciated last year’s Conversation on the topic of End of Life Choices between Professors Peter Singer and Margaret Somerville. It is expected that this year’s conversation, on the topic of Religious Freedom, will be equally significant.

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Living the Change launched in Australia

The Australian chapter of a new and ambitious global campaign, “Living the Change, was launched on May 3 at a national gathering of the multi-faith Australian Religious Response to Climate Change (ARRCC). With a byline, “faithful choices for a flourishing world”, this is a fresh faith-led initiative which aims to champion the role of more sustainable lifestyles in protecting the earth from global warming.

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Vatican Message to Muslims for Ramadan

The Vatican appreciates the importance of this month of Ramadan and the great effort by the Muslims throughout the world to fast, pray and share the Almighty’s gifts with the poor. The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue addresses a vital aspect of relations between Christians and Muslims: the need to move from competition to collaboration. The Vatican sends Ramadan greetings to Muslims.

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Pope Francis meets Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs

ROME – In a time when the world is mired in conflicts, religious leaders have a duty to show that it is possible to set aside differences and work together for the common good, Pope Francis said.

“Dialogue and cooperation are essential at a time like our own when complex and unprecedented factors have led to increased tensions and conflicts, accompanied by violence on both a small and a large scale,” the pope said May 16.

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ECRL: Budapest Statement on The Role of Multi-religious Cooperation in Social Cohesion and Human Security



On 7-8th May, 2018 the European Council of Religious Leaders (ECRL) came together in the beautiful and historic city of Budapest to explore the important theme of ‘Multi-religious Collaboration on Community Cohesion and Human Security’.

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Climate: Vatican Stresses Need to Protect Forests

The Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations has recently given an intervention during Thirteenth Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests, dedicated to the Implementation of the UN Strategic Plan for Forests.

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World Interfaith Harmony Week Prize to Melbourne



The King of Jordan – founder of the World Interfaith Harmony Week initiative at the United Nations – attended the 2018 King Abdullah II World Interfaith Harmony Week prize ceremony at Al Husseiniya Palace and presented awards to the winners. First Prize went to The Interfaith Centre of Melbourne for their event, “Who Are We in a Changing World?”

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North and South Korea Religions Seeking Peace



Religions for Peace (RfP) International joins its national affiliates, the Korean Conference of Religions for Peace (KCRP- South Korea), and the Korean Council of Religionists (KCR-North Korea) in calling for shared security and shared well-being for all peoples on the Korean Peninsula.

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