Tag: World Religion

WATCH: Trustee defends video linking Islam to violence

 An almost two-year-old video featuring a Chilliwack school trustee is being called racist and Islamophobic after resurfacing in the wake of New Zealand’s terrorist attack that left 50 people — the majority of them Muslims — dead. In the over 20 minute long video titled “Allah & Yahweh: The Same God?” trustee Darrell Furgason […]

Mormon President and Pope Francis meet for the first time, after decades of hidden diplomacy

The two leaders met for 33 minutes at the Vatican and exchanged gifts, the day before Russell M. Nelson was due to dedicate the first Mormon temple in Rome The head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints met with a pope for the first time on Saturday, an event that reportedly followed […]

World Religions Prepare For Global Development Summit

Nearly six months before the heads of state and government convene to review the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the UN General Assembly’s ‘SDG Summit’ in September, the world religions have tasked themselves with elaborating “a road map or lines of action that can connect religious contributions to the implementation of […]

Illinois lawmaker pushes for ‘nondiscriminatory’ textbooks that highlight LGBT

A bill that would require school textbooks purchased with certain state funds to highlight the contributions of LGBT individuals to American history and culture is making its way through the Illinois House. “Historically, they’ve been ignored, and either deliberately or inadvertently left out of our history books,” said state Rep. Anna Moeller, an Elgin Democrat […]

Interfaith Conference celebrates inclusion, intersectionality

The Illinois Interfaith Conference presented a larger community conversation about faith on campus, and how it can actually be a uniting force. Held Saturday, by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural relations, this conference was a collaboration between the Interfaith in Action, Muslim Student Association (MSA), the University YMCA, Illini Hillel/Cohen Center for Jewish Life, […]

Vatican defrocks former US cardinal over sex abuse

McCarrick is the first churchman who reached the rank of cardinal to be defrocked in the church’s sex abuse scandals Pope Francis has defrocked former US Cardinal Theodore McCarrick after Vatican officials found him guilty of soliciting for sex while hearing confession and of sexual crimes against minors and adults, the Holy See said Saturday. […]

Boston puts Christian flag in censorship bull’s-eye

Boston has created a number of public forums on city property for all comers to express their opinions, including a flagpole by city hall. Flags there have honored a Portuguese-American festival, and one with five blue dots symbolized the “five wounds of Christ when crucified.” Also, private groups have flown flags from Brazil, Puerto Rico, Portugal, Ethiopia, […]

RABBIS PRAISE TOLERANCE AT UAE INTERFAITH CONFERENCE

Pope and Grand Imam of Al-Azhar meet in Abu Dhabi as 700 religious leaders gather for Conference of Human Fraternity. Chief Rabbi of Poland Michael Schudrich, said that Jews and Muslims have lived together for thousands of years, in comments on the sidelines of a major interfaith gathering in Abu Dhabi. He is one of […]

UN to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week

The United Nations (UN) will mark the World Interfaith Harmony Week which is an annual event observed during the first week of February, according to the official website of the Organization. World Interfaith Harmony Week was proclaimed by the General Assembly’s resolution adopted on 20 October 2010. In the document, the General Assembly, points out […]

Church in Las Vegas celebrates ‘World Religion Day’

A church in the Las Vegas celebrated “World Religion Day” on Jan. 20. The day is observed once a year, worldwide on the third Sunday of January. Many faith communities gathered at The Baha’is of Las Vegas. The local event included prayers from various religions, music, and discussions about commonalities in scripture. Worshipers told 13 Action News, […]