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Religious affairs committee in Gia Lai pays pre-Tet visit to Buddhist leader

Local authorities of Kien Giang, Dong Thap & Can Tho city hold exchange meetings with religious dignitaries

Local authorities extend Tet greetings to religious followers

Religious dignitaries attend exchange meeting with provincial government of Tay Ninh

Da Nang municipal authorities held exchange meeting with local religious dignitaries

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The bishops: "Violence has an origin ... No people should accept poverty"

"This is no longer the moment to proclaim that we are all guilty. That is not the truth.

Education minister moots removing cross

Rome, October 1 - Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti on Monday mooted removing crucifixes from schoolrooms to underline their secular nature, sparking a huge row.

What all college students need to know about religion, according to the AAR

The American Academy of Religion has published a broad set of guidelines outlining what every undergraduate student should know about religion. 

Vatican financial control office director, four others suspended: report

Five Vatican employees, including the number two at the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority (AIF) and a monsignor, have been suspended following a police raid, the Italian magazine L’Espresso reported on Wednesday.

Pakistan, Malaysia and Turkey to Jointly Launch BBC Type Channel to Counter Islamophobia

Islamabad: The governments of Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia will launch a BBC type English television channel to highlight the issues of Muslims and fight Islamophobia in the West, according to media reports.

Egyptian forces kill 15 militants in North Sinai raid

Security forces in Egypt have killed 15 militants in a raid in the country’s restive region of Sinai Peninsula.

Abrahamic House of Fraternity embodies values on which foundation of UAE was built

When Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed Al Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al Azhar, signed the Document on Human Fraternity during the pontiff’s groundbreaking and memorable visit earlier this year, it set out a blueprint of the foundations of mutual respect and understanding upon which the UAE is built. The Abrahamic Family House, unveiled on Friday in New York, is a bricks-and-mortar manifestation of that document, a beacon on the horizon enshrining the values this country holds dear. Sitting next to Louvre Abu Dhabi, itself a monument to cultural understanding across civilizations, the triptych of houses of worship will stand as an embodiment of a society that welcomes all, irrespective of backgrounds and beliefs, for generations to come.

ODIHR provides new guidance on freedom of religion or belief and security

Amidst increasing security-driven restrictions on the right to freedom of religion or belief in the OSCE region, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) published Freedom of Religion or Belief and Security: Policy Guidance on 19 September 2019. 

Culture of care is essential for the common good, pope tells doctors

With so many changes and huge technological advancements in the field of medicine, health care must always be at the service of the whole individual, including a supportive relationship between patient and medical professionals, Pope Francis said.

‘Talitha Kum’ Celebrates 10-Year Fight against Human Trafficking

From September 21-27, the International Union of Superiors General (UISG) will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its fight against human trafficking.

UN warns of violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar

The United Nations investigators said on September 16 that nearly 600,000 Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a serious risk of violence, warning that the repatriation of a million of this community remains "impossible".

UN plan tackles killing sprees at holy sites

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday launched a plan to tackle an apparent rise in hate speech and violence against religious groups following a series of deadly attacks linked to faith.

Iraq: 31 killed, 100 injured in stampede during Ashura rituals in Karbala city

Part of a walkway collapsed as tens of thousands of people celebrated Ashura on Tuesday, causing a stampede and killing at least 31 pilgrims on one of the most sacred religious holy days for the Shia sect, officials said.

San Francisco Zen Center announces “Zen-inspired” retirement community

San Francisco Zen Center (SFZC) has announced a “Zen-inspired” continuing care retirement community in Northern California. The project, called Enso Village, A Kendal Affiliate, a senior living provider based in Pennsylvania.

Pope’s condolence for victims of Hurricane Dorian in Bahamas

Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin sent a telegram of condolence on behalf of Pope Francis to Archbishop Patrick Pinder of Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas.

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