Tag: World Religion

‘Atheist to Zoroastrian’: New living learning community connects students of different religious traditions

Many students know that Duke’s motto is “Eruditio et Religio,” but what do the words meaning erudition and religion truly look like in practice? A new living learning community is bringing the phrase to life. Eruditio et Religio, also called E&R, aims to help students build relationships with people of varying religious traditions and work together […]

Leading German Cardinal Opens the Door to Church Blessings of Homosexual Couples

In a controversial new statement, progressive German Cardinal Reinhard Marx said he could envision blessing homosexual couples in the Catholic Church, but added that it would have to be up to the “pastor on the ground” rather than made into a universal rule.In an interview with the Bavarian State Broadcasting’s radio service, the cardinal—who is […]

Parents, clerics flag kid’s books from Saudi Arabia, Singapore News & Top Stories

Some Muslims, including parents and clerics, have raised concerns about a few children’s books being sold in Singapore, saying their content could be misunderstood by impressionable young readers and steer them towards violence and extremism.The English books originate from Saudi Arabia and may not be suitable in multiracial and multireligious Singapore, they say.One of the […]

Pope Francis apologises to abuse victims, but reaffirms support for Bishop Barros

Pope Francis apologised to victims of clerical sex abuse, saying he unknowingly wounded them by the way he defended a Chilean bishop accused of covering up abuse by his mentor.Speaking with journalists on his flight to Rome from Lima, Peru, the Pope said he only realized later that his words erroneously implied that victims’ accusations […]

Public invited to attend annual world interfaith harmony assembly

The public is invited to attend the 8th Annual Interfaith Harmony Assembly, “Voices in Harmony,” which will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, at Congregation Beth Sholom-Chevra Shas, 18 Patsy Lane, Jamesville.This event is a collaboration between InterFaith Works, Women Transcending Boundaries and local faith communities to help spread a message […]

Supremes allow law exempting Christians from homosexual promotion

Ever since five liberal justices on the U.S. Supreme Court created same-sex “marriage” – with two arguably having breached ethics rules by advocating for same-sex “marriage” while the case was pending – homosexual activists have been using the legal system to punish defenders of traditional marriage.They’ve targeted bakers for refusing to promote same-sex weddings – one incendiary member of the Colorado […]

Appeals court upholds fine against Christian bakers who refused to make same-sex wedding cake

The Oregon Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a decision by Oregon’s labor commissioner that forced two Gresham bakers to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple for whom the bakers refused to make a wedding cake.Melissa and Aaron Klein made national headlines in 2013 when they refused to bake a cake for Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, citing their Christian beliefs. The […]

Pope Francis calls for two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians

Pope Francis called for a “negotiated” two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict in his annual Christmas Day address in Rome on Monday.Tens of thousands of people gathered in the Vatican to listen to the head of the Catholic Church deliver his fifth “Urbi et Orbi” (“to the city and the world”) message in which he called […]

Pope meets Jordan’s king amid rising tensions in Jerusalem

Pope Francis met with Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican, two weeks after U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital provoked outrage in the Middle East. According to the Vatican, “the cordial conversations focused above all on the theme of the promotion of peace and stability in the Mideast, with […]

Humans will happily worship a robot messiah, experts claim

A religion based around a robot god will succeed because humans tend to ‘worship supreme understanding’, experts have claimed.  One researcher has said the same drive that compels people to believe in higher beings and follow religions will also work for so-called AI ‘Godheads’.Others have commented that, like religion, people will eventually rely on a ‘robot […]