Tag: World Religion

National Cathedral to Host First Muslim Prayer

Washington National Cathedral is hosting a Muslim prayer service for the first time on Friday. Planners say they hope Friday’s service at the historic cathedral will foster more understanding and acceptance between Christians and Muslims around the world. The prominent Episcopal cathedral often hosts national events, such as presidential funerals, and has hosted Muslims at […]

Russell Moore, Rick Warren to Join ‘Pope Francis’ With Muslims, Buddhists for Interfaith Conference

Russell Moore, the president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, and Saddleback megachurch leader Rick Warren will team up with Roman Catholic Pontiff Francis later this month for an interfaith Vatican conference on marriage and family.   “Complementarity of Man and Woman,” will be held Nov. 17-19 at the Vatican, and […]

Pope Francis: A new stage in relations between Catholics and Evangelicals Vatican Radio

In a meeting on Thursday with a delegation from the World Evangelical Alliance, Pope Francis expressed his confidence that the Holy Spirit “can inaugurate a new stage in the relations between Catholics and Evangelicals—a stage that allows us to realize more fully the will of the Lord to bring the Gospel even to the furthest […]

Vatican aide speaks at Lutheran church leaders’ Reformation meeting, Ecumenical News

Celebrating 50 years of Catholics and Lutheran dialogue in 2017 is a key way of remembering conflicts started in Europe after the Reformation, and of expressing hope for deeper unity between both partners. Read More: Vatican aide speaks at Lutheran church leaders’ Reformation meeting, Ecumenical News.

Canadian Bishops issue new document on ecumenism

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council’s Decree on Ecumenism, Unitatis Redintegratio in November, 2014, 1964-2014, the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops CCCB, through its Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity, Religious Relations with the Jews, and Interfaith Dialogue, has published the following document: A Church in Dialogue: Towards the Restoration of Unity […]

Christians outraged by orders to teach ‘other faiths’

New British government threats that a Christian school, which previously was rated “good” and “excellent,” may be closed if it doesn’t promote “other faiths” are based on new regulations that need to be reviewed, according to school officials. Read More: Christians outraged by orders to teach ‘other faiths’.

Pope: “Our shared baptism is more important than our differences”

In a private meeting with leaders of the inter-denominational Ark Community, Pope Francis said Christians should not wait for theologians to reach agreement, but should walk, pray and work together now. Read More: Pope: “Our shared baptism is more important than our differences”.

Call to action for ‘Global Covenant of World Religions’ Vatican Radio

Faced with the urgent crisis provoked by Islamic state extremists, faith leaders must work harder to prevent religiously motivated violence. That’s the view of Jerry White, deputy assistant Secretary of State in the U.S. government’s Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. White, who survived a landmine explosion in the Holy Land before starting to work […]

US Representative in Rome to Push for ‘Global Covenant of World Religions’

Rome provides a “neutral brokerage” where religious leaders can work together for peace, says Jerry White, the US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. Read More: US Representative in Rome to Push for ‘Global Covenant of World Religions’.

Only education can tackle religious extremism, says Tony Blair

Tony Blair has said military action to tackle extremist groups will “count for nothing” unless worldwide education systems teach children religious respect. Read More: Only education can tackle religious extremism, says Tony Blair – Politics – News – London Evening Standard.