Posts Tagged ‘Interfaith’

Muslims show support to Catholics grieving Notre-Dame

Thursday, July 11th, 2019

Muslims in France are standing with Catholics grieving Paris’s fire-damaged Notre Dame Cathedral. Their vision of an inter-religious gathering to show their support was realised in Paris last Saturday, when they joined with Catholics and Christians of other religions in song and prayer. The celebration of inter-faith togetherness was organised by Christian movement Efesia as Read more

Bishop celebrates special Diwali mass in Fiji

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

Fiji is one of the many countries around the globe that celebrated a special Diwali mass to pay respects to the Hindu festival of light. In his homily at the Diwali (also called Deepawali or Deepavali) mass, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong of Suva spoke of the one God. The Catholic Church believes and teaches the Read more

Christian communities in Saudi Arabia possible

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

New Christian communities are on the cards in Saudi Arabia. At present, all other religions besides Wahhabite Islam are prohibited. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has recently begun a series of social reforms. They have raised the hopes of Christian communities in the Middle East. The reforms have resulted in Saudi leaders meeting representatives Read more

Interfaith dialogue and women’s struggle for equality

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Interfaith dialogue shows many similarities between the three major Abrahamic faiths. Jews, Christians and Muslims share a common belief in one God, share common characters, like prophets, angels and Satan and similar codes of morality, social responsibility and accountability. They also exclude women from religious and spiritual leadership. Read more Related Posts:A Pagan and a Read more

Christian Union banned from Oxford Uni fair

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Students at an Oxford college protested after their representatives tried to ban the Christian Union (CU) from a first year students’ fair. Balliol College’s Junior Common Room, which represents undergraduates, initially refused the CU a stall, fearing it would be “harmful” to students because of Christianity’s links with “neo-colonialism” and “homophobia”. Read more Related Posts:Row Read more

Gandhi’s birthday interfaith celebration

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on 2 October found Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians marching together with lit candles through the streets of Bhopal in India. The interfaith celebration was organised by the Catholic Bhopal Archdiocese, based in the capital of Madhya Pradesh state. The march culminated in an inter-religious prayer gathering. The event marked the Read more

World looking to religious leaders for leadership

Monday, September 4th, 2017

When Pope Francis and the Korean Council of Religious Leaders met in the Vatican on Saturday, he told them the world was looking for leadership from religious leaders. “…the world is looking to us; it asks us to work together and with all men and women of good will,” Francis said. The representatives came from Read more

Catholic Priest Leads Inter-religious Center at the Olympics

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

The Catholic priest coordinating the inter-religious center for athletes at the Olympic Village is looking forward to “very successful spiritual mission”. “We hope that the center will encourage harmony and unity among different countries and among different religions,” the coordinator Father Leandro Lenin Tavares says. “We are a symbol of peace, brotherhood and the unity Read more

Muslims go to Mass in France and Italy

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

In a show of solidarity with their Catholic neighbours, Muslims all over France attended Mass on Sunday, five days after a murderous claimed attack on a Catholic priest in Normandy. France’s Muslim council, the CFCM, urged Muslims to show “solidarity and compassion” over Father Jacques Hamel’s murder. “We are all Catholics of France,” said Anouar Read more

Anglican leader warns against pretending all faiths same

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Religious leaders risk fuelling extremism by pretending that all faiths are basically the same, the Archbishop of Canterbury has warned. The Telegraph reported Archbishop Justin Welby saying faith leaders seemed desperate to hide behind “bland” and “anaemic” statements about what they have in common. This is instead of facing up to the “profound differences” between Read more