Posts Tagged ‘Religious Leaders’

Praying against a bad leader Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019
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I recently heard of a senior U.S. bishop who regularly prays that his civic leader, his president may suffer a mild heart-attack. Not so severe as to threaten his life or his capacity for conversion, but severe enough to require his permanent retirement from office. I wonder how many similar prayers are offered, from the Read more

Church leaders oppose deportation of of Indian students Comments 0

Monday, February 13th, 2017
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The leaders of the Roman Catholic, Anglican and Methodist churches, have issued a statement expressing support a group of students threatened with deportation. The students who come from India arrived on fraudulent visas. “Having looked at their situation it seems to us that these students have been duped by unscrupulous immigration agents in India,” Anglican Read more

Religious leaders must condemn terrorism Comments 0

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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Religious leaders must help counter the spread of hatred and violence in the name of religion. They must also promote more inclusive and peaceful societies. Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin wants protection for the victims of atrocities. He also urged both religious leaders and national authorities to step up preventive measures. He says Read more

NZ ranks Pope Francis 5th most admired man Comments 0

Friday, May 13th, 2016

A recent study shows New Zealanders rank Pope Francis fifth, equal alongside the Dalai Lama among the world’s most admired men. The study, performed by Internet-based market research firm YouGov from the United Kingdom, ranked the world’s 20 “most admired” men and women separately. The most admired man for New Zealand respondents was David Attenborough, Read more

Religious leaders warn of harm from Aust marriage debate Comments 0

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Forty religious leaders want a possible Australian plebiscite on same-sex marriage dropped because bitter debate could do widespread harm. A group of Buddhist, Baptist, Anglican and Uniting church leaders sent a letter to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Tuesday. The religious leaders warned that a public campaign on the issue could polarise people in Read more

Plan for UK religious leader register to counter extremism Comments 0

Friday, September 18th, 2015

Priests, rabbis, imams and other British religious leaders will be subject to Government-specified training and security checks according to a new proposal. Such religious leaders could also have to enrol in a “national register of faith leaders”, as part of the UK Government’s new counter-extremism strategy. A leaked draft of the strategy from the Home Read more

Pope, Imams, Rabbis, Welby, Buddhists say no to modern slavery Comments 2

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Pope Francis, Tuesday, joined Islam, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish and other Christian world faith leaders to sign a joint declaration of their commitment to end the eradication of modern slavery. The Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders against Modern Slavery underlines that modern slavery is a crime against humanity. The religious leaders’ goal is to have slavery eradicated Read more

Central African Republic religious leaders warn of genocidal war Comments 0

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Catholic, Protestant and Muslim leaders from the Central African Republic have warned of a genocidal war in their country. They have pleaded for the deployment of United Nations peacekeepers. Continue reading   Related Posts:Anglicans look to Pope as role model of Christian leadershipPope Francis: does what he talks aboutWomen religious warned against entitlement mindsetReligious leaders Read more

French Religious leaders warn Sarkozy against Muslim debate Comments 0

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

France’s main religions are protesting plans by President Nicolas Sarkozy, to hold a debate next week on Islam’s role in the country. The leaders of France’s Catholics, Protestants, Orthodox Christians, Jews, Muslims and Buddhists published a joint statement Wednesday saying the debate could fuel prejudice  and add to the confusion in the times preceding the election. In Read more