A church, a synagogue and a mosque to share interfaith complex in Abu Dhabi

The United Arab Emirates unveiled plans this weekend for an interfaith complex in Abu Dhabi that will unite a church, a synagogue and a mosque. The announcement of the three houses of worship, collectively known as the “Abrahamic Family House,” follows Pope Francis’ February visit to the UAE, … Continue reading

New Study: How Faith is Indispensable in Preventing and Recovering from Substance Abuse

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 5, 2019 — A new study authored by father-daughter research duo, Brian & Melissa Grim, and published in the Journal of Religion and Health looks at the role of religious and spiritual faith in preventing and recovering from substance use disorder. … Continue reading

Pope appoints Sri Lankan as Secretary of Vatican’s inter-religious dialogue body

Pope Francis on July 3 appointed Sri Lankan priest, Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku Kankanamalage as Secretary of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. The 52-year-old monsignor has been serving as the Under-secretary of the Council since 2012. Pope Francis … Continue reading

International Conference on Cohesive Societies to discuss issues surrounding faith, identity and cohesion

SINGAPORE – In May last year, President Halimah Yacob put forward the idea of a unique interfaith forum with the status and prestige of the Shangri-La Dialogue, and a mission to promote understanding between different communities. The event aims to be … Continue reading