Interfaith Delegation at Peace Starts With Me Rally

On Saturday, July 15, 2017, IRFWP director Frank Kaufmann, in support of rally organizers, convened an interreligious delegation to attend the public Peace Starts with Me rally, held at Madison Square Garden. Prior to the rally, spiritual leaders met and offered commentary … Continue reading

Religious scholars issue unanimous fatwa declaring suicide attacks Haram

The News International ISLAMABAD: Religious scholars from all schools of thought on Saturday issued a *fatwa (religious decree) that declared suicide attacks, armed insurgency against a state and use of force in the name of imposing Shariah as ‘Haram’ or … Continue reading

Al-Azhar committee to draft law on countering hatred, violence committed in the name of religion

Egypt Independent Al-Azhar Grand Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayyeb decided to form a committee to draft a law on countering hatred and violence committed in the name of religion to be headed by Mohamed abdel Salam, al-Azhar’s legislative and legal advisor. Abdel … Continue reading

Pope: Fatima Visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto Will Be Proclaimed Saints

National Catholic Register VATICAN CITY — On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blesseds Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions. The remarkable story of these … Continue reading

Global Business & Interfaith Peace Awards: Seoul Korea • March 2018

Religious Freedom & Business Foundation Nominations are OPEN — Deadline:  1st October 2017  Completed nominations should be emailed as an attached Word document to nominations@religiousfreedomandbusiness.org no later than 1st October 2017 (early submissions are encouraged). Download Nomination Form 2018 Read the … Continue reading

Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia issue rare child marriage fatwa

In BBC News WONDERFUL! (ed. IRFWP) Female Islamic clerics in Indonesia have issued an unprecedented fatwa against child marriage. The fatwa, which is not legally binding but will be influential, was issued after a three-day congress of female clerics in … Continue reading