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I like to define myself as an interfaith Christian. I was born as a Catholic, and within the Church, I follow the teachings of two of the biggest Catholic spiritualities, Ignatian and Carmelite. During these past 7...
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Unprecedented Meeting of World Faith Leaders to take on Global Deforestation June 11, 2017 Press Release Unprecedented Meeting of World Faith Leaders to take on Global Deforestation Monday, June 19, at the Nobel Peace...
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pulse /pəls/ 1. A rhythmical throbbing of the arteries as blood is propelled through them, typically as felt in the wrists or neck. June 12, 2016. I turn my television on to find all news channels covering a tragedy in...
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Hello! Shalom! Salam! Privet...I can continue the list of languages in which you may be greeted in Israel, or I can count the number of denominations and nationalities in the Holy Land, but instead I'll tell you one...
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Huddled together, Muslims and Christians alike, in an attempt to protect our cardboard boxes from the rain, we welcomed to our corner of Shadwell, London the local councilor in charge of housing in our borough. Our team...
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In 2015, hate incidents against Muslims rose a shocking 67% over the previous year, the highest they’ve been in over a decade. As Americans and as neighbors, it’s our responsibility to step up and show Muslims in our...
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Outside the church my family attends there's a large sign that proclaims: "we are a church for such a time as this." For many Muslim-Americans, I can only imagine that this year's Ramadan carries similar connotations...
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Assalaamo ‘Alaikum! Peace be on you! We are living in an increasingly unjust, violent world that is forever moving closer and closer to greater violence and greater suffering wrought by human hands. This Ramadhan I...
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It was my first interfaith meeting in college that sparked my passion for interfaith cooperation. At this meeting, we stood in two concentric circles and discussed our lives, interests, personal beliefs, and greater...
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The Parliament of the World’s Religions welcomes Diana J. Faust as its Director of Resource Development, beginning June 1, 2017. Ms. Faust comes to this new position for the Parliament with years of successful fund...
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Living in a country that holds eighteen diverse religious sects, has constant political conflicts, and fosters intolerance and instability encouraged me to try and change these facts. I had witnessed the war in Lebanon...
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Ramadan Reflections to Highlight Muslims and All Faiths Making a More Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World Interfaith Stories of Service, Gratitude & Community Will Celebrate the Holiest Islamic Month As the month...
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"Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that you many learn piety and righteousness" (Q 2:183) As my Muslim friends and family prepare to begin our first fast tomorrow...
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His Worship John Tory, Mayor of Toronto, and several community leaders led a joint press conference May 2nd, 2017, welcoming the Parliament of the World's Religions for the first time to Canada. More than 100 guests...
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Toronto--acclaimed by the United Nations as the most diverse city in the world and home to six million Canadians—has been chosen as the host city of the 7th Parliament of the World’s Religions, to be convened in...
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Dear Colleagues and Friends across the Interfaith World, In seven days, you will receive an announcement unveiling the name of the host nation who will make interfaith history as the home of the 7th Parliament of the...
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Granted, the American news cycle has moved on, especially after United States air strikes against Syria and U.S. - Russia discussions. But so far, I’ve not been completely distracted from the reasons for those air...
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Zoroastrians Throughout North America Celebrate Ancient Tradition of NoRuz, Ushering in a “New Day” to Mark the Turn of the Spring Equinox Zoroastrians throughout North America will mark the celebration of NoRuz (pron...
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Hate has a history. And it extends into the present. Hate has a religious history. And that religious history also extends into the present. But hate has its challengers, too, both secular and sacred, both civic and...
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Combatting fake news and debunking fear-mongering media headlines on religion around the world is a responsibility we all share. In fact, it’s a pillar of the Parliament’s mission to engage the media, one of the most...
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