Top cleric urges Middle East’s Muslims to ’embrace’ Christians

The head of Sunni Islam’s highest seat of learning has urged the Middle East’s Muslims to “embrace” local Christians. Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb, the grand imam of al-Azhar in Egypt, told an interfaith meeting in Abu Dhabi attended by Pope Francis … Continue reading

Rabbi Skorka: What my friendship with Pope Francis taught me about interfaith dialogue

This February, I will be a participant with my friend Pope Francis at a “Global Conference on Human Fraternity” hosted by the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi. It seeks a common framework of cooperation among religious leaders to achieve peace and … Continue reading

‘It’s a unifying experience’: Winona Interfaith Council brings religious, spiritual communities together for Thanksgiving service

On Tuesday, more than 50 people of differing beliefs came together for a Thanksgiving service during which a person from each of five different faiths — Bahá’í, Hindu, Christian, Jewish and Zen-Buddhist — spoke from their own perspectives about gratitude … Continue reading

Carnegie Foundation and Elijah Interfaith Institute to Draft Friendship Pact for World Religions

  The Carnegie Foundation and The Elijah Interfaith Institute have announced that they are working on a historic friendship treaty between the world’s largest religions, intending to invite senior leaders from various world faiths—such as the Dalai Lama, the Pope, … Continue reading

Saudi Prince calls for Muslims to join Christians, Jews in Jerusalem meeting

A Saudi prince and current Secretary-General of the Muslim World League has taken the unprecedented and potentially controversial step of urging Muslims to form a delegation alongside Christians and Jewish religious leaders to visit Jerusalem as a step toward peace. “We should send a … Continue reading