Posts Tagged ‘interreligious peace’

Biden sees Pope’s Iraq trip as a symbol of hope

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Within an hour of Pope Francis arriving in Iraq, U.S. President Joe Biden was calling the visit a “symbol of hope for the entire world.” “Pope Francis’s visit was a historic and welcome first for the country,” Biden said. “It sent an important message, as Pope Francis said himself, that ‘fraternity is more durable than Read more

Muslim NZers stand alongside victims of Paris attacks

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand have issued a joint statement with the NZ Human Rights Commission in the wake of recent terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon. “We stand alongside all innocent victims of terrorism in peace, solidarity and humanity,” said Hazim Arafeh, president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Read more

Lionel Messi to play in Vatican’s interreligious peace match

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Vatican has lined up an international football dream team to play an “interreligious match for peace” in Rome’s Olympic Stadium. Catholics involved include Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and Italian international Andrea Pirlo. They will be joined by self-professed “non-practising Muslim” Zinedine Zidane, who manages Real Madrid, and Italian Buddhist convert Read more