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Philippine bishops call for ‘ecological conversion’ amid climate crisis

MANILA, Philippines - Catholic bishops in the Philippines criticized “the continuing destruction of our common home” and called for “ecological conversion” amid “climate emergency.”

Filipino chosen as first Asian head of the Dominicans

Filipino priest, Father Gerard Francisco Timoner III was elected Master of the Order of Preachers, or the Dominican Order, on Saturday, during the ongoing General Chapter of the order in Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

Agreement Signed Between Holy See and Burkina Faso

‘The two Parties, although safeguarding the independence and autonomy that are their own, are committed to collaborate for the moral, spiritual and material wellbeing of the human person and for the promotion of the common good’

Thai Buddhist Monks Wearing Robes Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

Disposable plastic bottles remain a major environmental threat to the planet, however the monks of Wat Chak Daeng, a Buddhist temple on the artificial island of Bang Kachao in Bangkok, Thailand, have been integrating their Dharma practice with environmental awareness by recycling plastic bottles to make monastic robes. 

U.S. faith leaders issue call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran

Faith leaders across the United States have released a jointly signed statement entitled "Back from the Brink: Faith leaders call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran" as tensions between the old foes have ratcheted up in recent weeks in the Gulf region.

Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.

Church of England applauded for social media charter

The Church of England's new social media charter calling for "fair and factual" engagement on the likes of Twitter and Facebook has been welcomed by Christians. 

Pope Francis praises historic Trump-Kim meeting at the DMZ

Pope Francis on Sunday praised President Trump’s historic handshake with Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean peninsulas — saying he hopes the meeting leads to peace.

People of faith 'must stand up and be counted' on climate change, says Rowan Williams

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has joined thousands of environmental campaigners in calling upon MPs to support measures to make the UK a net zero carbon country by 2045.

The LDS changes to appeal to younger generations

Mormon leaders are making it easier to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by reducing the restrictions for membership. This is a bid to bring in fresh members from the Millennial and Generation Z cadres. It’s no secret that many religious leaders are having trouble appealing to the younger generations. After all, the U.S. and other countries are growing more secular or agnostic every year as more people seek the answers to life’s questions in other places.

Trump Tariffs on Chinese Goods Could Lead to a 'Bible Tax'

Book publishers are imploring President Donald Trump not to impose “a Bible tax.’’

UN launches plan to combat escalating hate speech

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is launching a plan to combat hate speech and counter what he calls "a groundswell of xenophobia, racism and intolerance, violent misogyny, anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim hatred" around the world.

Notre Dame holds 1st Mass since fire devastated the historic Paris Cathedral

Exactly two months to the day after a fire blazed through the roof and spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the church held its first Mass on Saturday.

Christians welcome Government commitment to 'net zero' by 2050

Church leaders and Christian environmental campaigners have welcomed the Government's new target to achieve 'net zero' carbon emissions by 2050. 

France busts neo-Nazi cell over plot against Jewish, Muslim places of worship

French police have busted a neo-Nazi cell accused of plotting attacks on Jewish or Muslim places of worship, legal sources said Tuesday.

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