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Date: 2016-06-27
TitleDear religious leaders in India, here's a simple learning from the homophobic massacre in Orlando, Scroll.in
Details Amidst the grief, the bewilderment, the anger and the sense of loss that lingers after the brutal killings in a gay night-club in Orlando in the United States on the night of June 12, 2016, the Parliament of the World’s Religions issued a luminous statement – a moving, reflective, startlingly self-critical open letter to leaders and people of faith the world over.


 

Date: 2016-04-12
TitleHighly Religious People Happier, Study Finds, Religion News Service/Salt Lake Tribune
Details Look around. Three in 10 people you see say they are pretty satisfied with life, happy, healthy and moral, too.They're the "highly religious," 30 percent of U.S. adults who say they pray daily and attend church at least once a week."Religion in Everyday Life," a new survey from Pew Research released Tuesday, teases out the particular ways they differ from the majority of U.S. Christians who are less observant and from non-Christians, including the "nones" who claim no religious identity.The highly religious are overwhelmingly (95 percent) Protestant, Catholic or Mormon. Nearly half (49 percent) are white evangelicals. Most of the overall group (62 percent) are women.


 

Date: 2016-04-07
TitleOhio State University Professor Honored with 2016 Luminosa Unity Award, India West
Details Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Luminosa Award for Unity, an honor presented annually since 1998 by the Focolare Movement Mariapolis Luminosa of North America.The Focolare movement pays tribute through this award to Butalia’s decades of work in interreligious dialogue and peacemaking, as well as for his scientific contributions to environmental sustainability.


 

Date: 2016-03-15
TitleSJC Long Island Announces Eighth Annual Lecture in Comparative Religion, PRWeb
Details St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is pleased to announce The Dr. Reza Khatib and Georgianna Clifford Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion Eighth Annual Lecture featuring Kusumita P. Pedersen, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Religion at St. Francis College. Her lecture, “Hinduism and the Universality in Religion” will be presented on Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the McGann Conference Center at SJC Long Island located in Patchogue, New York.


 

Date: 2016-03-13
TitleParliament of World’s Religions Wants Nobel for Sri Sri, Business Standard (India)
Details of the World's Religions on Sunday compared the "ideologies and experiments" of Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Junior and advocated Nobel Peace Prize for him."Love moves the world. This is what Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Junior and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar say. His teachings are changing us the Homo-Sapiens to world citizen," Lawrence Carter from the Parliament of the World's Religions said here.


 

Date: 2016-03-11
TitleReligion and Spirituality in the 21st Century: Part 1, The Millstone (Mississippi Mills, USA)
Details I ventured in my first column that religion and spirituality, despite the sway of certain contemporary ‘isms’ (consumerism, materialism, terrorism, secularism, atheism), still have a viable future. Today, I would like to explore certain vistas of this future. What I am proposing here is admittedly a thought-experiment–admittedly an ideal in terms of present society.


 

Date: 2016-03-11
Title9Chairman of Parliament of the World’s Religions Visits Fresno Faith Leaders Saturday, Fresno Bee
Details Robert Sellers, chairman of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, will speak with a group of faith leaders during a private luncheon at the Islamic Cultural Center of Fresno on Saturday.The last five-day parliament in October in Salt Lake City was attended by nearly 10,500 people from 45 religious traditions and 75 countries, including a number of people from Fresno.


 

Date: 2016-03-08
Title99 Names of Allah, None of Them Stand for Violence: What PM Modi's Speech at World Sufi Forum Suggests, FirstPost India
Details What are the true values in Islam: peace and compassion. Prime minster spoke about this on the inaugural session of the World Sufi Forum on March 17 along with a host of speakers from across the world as his word reverberated on the second day of the conference. Talking to the speakers it became evident that “an alternative and true narrative that defines Islam has been created” from the event and with the words of the prime minister.


 

Date: 2016-02-26
TitleHinduism Is the Topic of St. Joseph College’s Eighth Annual Lecture in Comparative Religion - Faith In Brooklyn, February 26, The Brooklyn Eagle
Details Hinduism Is the Topic of St. Joseph College’s Eighth Annual Lecture in Comparative Religion St. Francis College Professor Is this Year’s Khatib Chair in Religion at Neighboring School “Hinduism and the Universality in Religion” is the theme of the eighth annual Dr. Reza Khatib and Georgianna Clifford Khatib Chair in Comparative Religion lecture.


 

Date: 2016-02-26
TitleInsights: Interfaith Relationships Are the Wave of the Future, The Montana Standard
Details A new cultural wind is blowing across the planet. Diverse faith communities, religious leaders and individuals have begun to commit themselves to mutual understanding and cooperation on issues of vital human concern.


 

Date: 2016-01-22
TitleAmerican Elements in Indian Art, The Hindu
Details Swami Vivekananda was probably one of the earliest and most notable influences on American artists, who garnered several admirers after his landmark address at the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Coincidentally, it is a globally renowned Indian artist, Jitish Kallat, who commemorated the 108th anniversary of the famous speech by lighting up the steps of the venue which is now the ‘Art Institute of Chicago’ with the text of the speech in his famous ‘Public Notice’.


 

Date: 2016-01-20
TitleReligious Tolerance: The Parliament of the World’s Religions 1893 - 2015, EBSCOPost
Details The World Parliament of Religions (WPR) first met in 1893 during the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. The Exposition was a forerunner of the World’s Fairs and attracted global attention, with more than 20 million visitors attending between May and October. The WPR ran from September 11 to 27 and included many sessions, lectures and addresses. The WPR was a momentous event for Western culture as the first large-scale, organized meeting of the Western religious traditions of Christianity and Judaism and the Eastern spiritual traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and others.


 

Date: 2016-01-12
TitleFive Quotes by Swami Vivekananda That Will Inspire Youths, Business Insider (India)
Details Swami Vivekananda's speech at the first Parliament of the World's Religions, held in Chicago is considered as one of his most significant contributions to the world. It was a breakdown of the ancient philosophy of Hindusim, aided with crisp logic and impeccable scientific insight.It was this very speech that made him a hero in the US. and, his opening lines "Sisters and brothers of America" earned him a 2-minute long standing ovation.


 

Date: 2016-01-13
TitleYoung Jains Share Insights from the Parliament of the World’s Religions, The Huffington Post
Details I recently returned from the Parliament of World’s Religions held in Salt Lake City, Utah, with almost 10,000 people attending from all over the world and from every conceivable religion and spiritual tradition.As the coordinator of the Interfaith Ministers of New England, I attended with a group of my colleagues Oct. 15-19. The first Parliament took place in Chicago in 1883 and is credited with being the birth of the global Interfaith movement. The 2015 Parliament was the sixth, with a 100-year gap between the first two.


 

Date: 2016-01-09
TitleReflections: Finding Hope at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Portland Press Herald
Details I recently returned from the Parliament of World’s Religions held in Salt Lake City, Utah, with almost 10,000 people attending from all over the world and from every conceivable religion and spiritual tradition.As the coordinator of the Interfaith Ministers of New England, I attended with a group of my colleagues Oct. 15-19. The first Parliament took place in Chicago in 1883 and is credited with being the birth of the global Interfaith movement. The 2015 Parliament was the sixth, with a 100-year gap between the first two.


 

Date: 2016-01-03
TitleInterfaith Fellowship: A Way of LifeJournal-Gazette, (Indiana)
Details The Parliament of the World’s Religions convened in Salt Lake City in October. Its goals are goals worthy of Fort Wayne.There have been six such parliaments since 1893. Each parliament has addressed the critical issues of the day. The first set the bar high, making the parliament the largest interreligious organization in the world.The most recent parliament included, by video, the Dalai Lama and former Vice President Al Gore. The parliament was home to 10,000 attendees from 80 nations, representing more than 50 faith traditions.So, what does an interfaith gathering in Salt Lake City have to do with Fort Wayne, Indiana?


 

Date: 2015-12-26
TitleReclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity, My Magic Valley, Twin Falls, Idaho
Details TWIN FALLS • Ascension Episcopal Church, at 371 Eastland Drive N. in Twin Falls, will celebrate Holy Communion Sunday at 8 and 10 a.m. Favorite Christmas carols will highlight this first Sunday of Christmas. A fellowship coffee hour will be held after the 10 a.m. service.Children’s Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. The adult education class meets from 9 to 10 am continuing the video/discussion of the Gospel of Luke.At the 10 a.m. service, Pastor Deb Seles will bless the hats, scarves, mittens and other warm items gathered for children within the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program during December. On Wednesday, Holy Communion will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m. Bible Study meets at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning, and the Knit Us Together handwork group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. All are welcome.


 

Date: 2015-12-05
TitleGiving Peace a Chance, Local Religious Leaders Discuss Trip to Parliament of the World’s Religions, Coeur D’Alene Press (Idaho)
Details COEUR d'ALENE — All John Lennon was saying was "Give Peace A Chance."According to Rev. Deidre Ashmore of Unity Spiritual Center of North Idaho, that's all every religion is truly saying.“No true religion wants to kill any other religion,” Ashmore said Friday afternoon. “I don’t know how many thousands of years ago, Muslims and Jews did live in peace, and even Christians, before the Crusades. Even in Serbia and those areas, those people did live in peace before.”Ashmore and her husband, Andrew, along with Unity's youth education director, Karen Custer, and her 17-year-old daughter, Sita, recently attended the 2015 Parliament of the World's Religions in Salt Lake City. The five-day event assembled more than 10,000 people from more than 50 religions throughout 80 nations. The Parliament is the world's oldest, largest and most inclusive gathering of people of all traditions and faiths.


 

Date: 2015-12-02
TitleWhy People of Faith Should Pay Attention to the Climate Conference in Paris, News Oklahoma
Details More than 150 world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday for the start of an international conference on climate change. Policymakers are expected to reach an agreement within the next few weeks on how to address environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gas emission and supporting sustainable energy initiatives. Although political concerns and scientific research drive debates on the environment, faith leaders are increasingly speaking out on the issues discussed this week in Paris.


 

Date: 2015-12-01
TitleWhat Does Your Faith Say About How We Treat the Environment, Deseret News National
Details More than 150 world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday for the start of an international conference on climate change. Policymakers are expected to reach an agreement within the next few weeks on how to address environmental degradation by reducing greenhouse gas emission and supporting sustainable energy initiatives.Although political concerns and scientific research drive debates on the environment, faith leaders are increasingly speaking out on the issues discussed this week in Paris.Pope Francis released an encyclical on the environment in June, presenting climate change as a moral crisis and asking Catholics to take better care of creation. Evangelical Christian pastors have led their congregations in gardening and energy-efficiency projects through partnerships with organizations like the Evangelical Environmental Network.