Local interfaith groups to pray for peace on New Year’s Day

From Levittown Now & the Asian American Press Tying together communities and faiths in celebration, local interfaith initiatives will open the New Year with prayers for peace.  Out of Pennsylvania and Nevada come two stories of such efforts. (Yardley Borough, PA)- The … Continue reading

Two signs in India that inter-religious tolerance thrives despite tensions

From Crux (MUMBAI, India) – Although India’s increasingly hard-line Hindu nationalist movements can often make life difficult for religious minorities, including the country’s 30 million Christians, two recent episodes illustrate the deep undercurrent of tolerance that still pervades traditional Indian … Continue reading

Pakistan calls for promotion of inter-religious & intercultural dialogue for peace

From Dunya News (NEW YORK)- Pakistan called on the international community to strengthen mechanisms and actions for the promotion of dialogue and understanding among all religions and civilizations, says a press release received from New York on Friday. The resolution … Continue reading

Keynote Speakers for the 2016 International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, New York City

From The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation The International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM) is holding its  2016 Annual International Conference on Ethnic and Religious Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding in New York City.  The conference, open to the public, will be … Continue reading

Local Malaysian governments told to support interreligious forums

From The Jakarta Post MALAYSIA- Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has urged regional administrations to provide more room for the involvement of the Inter-Religious Harmony Forum (FKUB) in the decision-making processes of in their respective regions. “The [FKUB] should always be involved … Continue reading

Interfaith Leaders Call on Individuals to Build Peace

From The Irrawaddy Too often, interfaith meetings end in grand declarations, plans, commissions and admonitions on improving relations. Here, though is something simple and true, a most valuable call from this important conference: “If we want to achieve peace, all individuals first need to … Continue reading