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Administrative inspection at Tan Dieu pagoda in Long An

Border Guard effectively implements religious affairs

“Bong Lai temple”: not legal Buddhist worshipping place

Asif Foundation organization, Caritas of My Tho diocese support people facing drought and saltwater intrusion in Tien Giang

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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.

Madagascar: Pope Francis holds mass for 1 million

The pontiff urged the crowd to build history "in complete respect for the Earth and its gifts." Around 1 million people gathered to hear Francis say mass in the Malagasy capital.

First meeting with Macron for France’s top bishop, discussions on bioethics

Church leaders have criticised government plans to repair Notre Dame that treat the cathedral more as a tourist venue than a house of prayer

Pope picks new Cardinals, putting his stamp on Church's future

Pope Francis appointed 13 new cardinals in a surprise move on Sunday, again putting his stamp on the future of a Church he wants to be more open as most of those named are considered progressive on social issues.

To prevent foreign influence, new Bill requires religious leaders to be Singapore citizens or PRs

If foreigners hold leadership positions in religious organisations or make donations to these organisations, there is a chance that they could impose divisive values here or even push for a political agenda which would undermine the Republic’s separation of religion and state.

Jining, first bishop ordained since Sino-Vatican agreement

Fr. Antonio Yao Shun, a liturgical expert, was ordained as bishop of Jining (diocese also known as Ulanqab, in Inner Mongolia). The ceremony took place on August 26 in Jining Cathedral.

Bringing a gun to an LDS church is no longer just 'inappropriate.' It's prohibited under new rules

Carrying a lethal weapon onto church property was considered "inappropriate" under the policies of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Now, it's prohibited.

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