Pope Francis gave one message to the International Interreligious Peace Meeting, with the theme ‘Paths of Peace,’ taking place Sept. 10-12 in Münster Germany. The Meeting is organized by the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Dioceses of Münster and Osnabrück. The Transcript of the Message is provided by Vatican Press Office.
In a remarkable Interfaith gesture, faith leaders overseas have combined to respond to the Meat and Livestock Australia’s advertisement using Gods and Prophets from many religions to promote eating lamb. While artistic expression is free and valued, faith must be respected, said the leaders.
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry chose to respond to the advertisement of Meat and Livestock Australia. We bring you that response along with the reply of the Brand Manager of Meat and Livestock Australia.
Religions for Peace (RfP) and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) seek your leadership and skillful interventions in urging your governments to sign and ratify the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted by over 120 governments at the United Nations (UN) on 7 July 2017.
Organized as part of World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, the World Council of Churches (WCC) invited faith-based organizations, congregations and individuals to their 30 August public event entitled “Water and Faith: Building partnerships to achieve the SDGs”. The event, an open session, was organized by the WCC in collaboration with Church of Sweden, Global Water Partnership, Stockholm International Water Institute, and Swedish Institute Alexandria.
Members of the Australian Indian community are angry about a new lamb ad which depicts the Hindu God Ganesha eating meat, despite being widely considered a vegetarian by practitioners of the religion.
Religious leaders are called to practice “a style of peace, with words that differentiate themselves from the narrative of fear and with gestures that oppose the rhetoric of hatred,” Pope Francis told the Korean Council of Religious Leaders, September 2, 2017, in the Vatican.
Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople have made a joint appeal on the occasion of the Day of Prayer for the Protection of Creation observed in September 1, 2017. Their appeal is to have the courage to embrace “greater simplicity and solidarity in our lives” to overcome the generalized “moral decay” of humanity, which deteriorates Creation by manipulation, domination, greed and control.
The leaders of Korea’s seven main religions will have a special audience with Pope Francis on September 2, 2017, to ask for his prayers and help in bringing peace and reunification to the Korean peninsula, reported SIR, the information service of the French bishops, on August 31, 2017.
Pope Francis greeted the representatives of the Conference of European Rabbis, of the Rabbinical Council of America and of the Commission of the Grand Rabbinate of Israel, in dialogue with the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Judaism, with Professor Riccardo di Segni, Chief Rabbi of Rome, on Thursday, August 31, 2017.