Grand Mufti of Egypt on the Paris attacks

we weep but never fear I was as shocked as any sensible human being would have been when I learned about the senseless, heinous, appalling and cowardly act that took place in Paris at the weekend . This attack is shocking, and offends the conscience of every sane person, regardless of their religious identity. I wish to stress categorically and unequivocally our complete solidarity and unwavering support for the French people in their plight and their determination to combat terror

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Vatican Official Tells Religions for Peace Assembly: No True Religious Leader Can Preach Violence

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, sent a message to participants in the Religions for Peace European Assembly, currently gathered in Castel Gandolfo to discuss the theme “Welcoming Each Other in Europe: from Fear to Trust.”

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Countering Violent Extremism Requires a Whole-of-Community Approach

Countering violent extremism in Australia is a difficult task, fraught with political, cultural and religious sensitivities, exacerbated by social tensions and lack of understanding across various communities. One unintended consequence of the desire to secure our nation has been to heighten these tensions and divisions in many communities across Australia.

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Pastoral Care and the Complexity of Mental Illness in Pentecostal and Evangelical Churches

In April 2013, 27-year-old Matthew Warren tragically took his own life, after a lifelong struggle with mental illness. While such incidences may seem unremarkable due to their sad frequency, Warren was the much-loved son of Rick and Kay Warren, the pastors of Saddleback Church in California. In the light of Mental Health Week just passed, important questions must be asked. How does the church best support those who live with mental illness?

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World Bank Changes Extreme Poverty Definition

World BankThe World Bank updated the international poverty line to US$1.90 a day, from US$1.25 a day. The poverty line was revised to incorporate new information on differences in the cost of living across countries. The World Bank also announced that, using the new line (as well as new country-level data on living standards), global poverty has fallen from 902 million people (12.8% of the global population) in 2012, to 702 million people (9.6% of the global population) in 2015.

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Social Good: What kind of World do I want to live in by 2030?

Social Good Summit The Sixth Social Good Summit met on the sidelines of the UN Sustainable Development Summit under the theme ‘#2030NOW’ and asked participants to answer the question “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” Summit partners are the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Foundation, Mashable and the 92nd Street Y.

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What Words Did Pope Francis Use The Most During His Visit To The U.S.?

During his six-day trip to the United States, Pope Francis delivered a total of 19 speeches and homilies. He spoke to a wide array of audiences, from the powerful leaders of Congress and the United Nations to the people on the margins whom his heart seems to be drawn to — prisoners, immigrants, homeless Americans and others who are suffering.

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Promoting Equality and Respect: An Interfaith Collaboration on Preventing Family Violence

The City of Greater Dandenong Interfaith Network will conduct a public launch of a faith-based resource to prevent family violence in our community (Promoting Equality and Respect: An Interfaith Collaboration on Preventing Family Violence) on Wednesday, 30 September.

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