Americans' confidence in the major U.S. institutions continues to lag below historical averages, with two institutions – religion and newspapers -- dropping to record lows this year, a new poll reveals.
Faith leaders across the United States have released a jointly signed statement entitled "Back from the Brink: Faith leaders call for diplomacy, not war, with Iran" as tensions between the old foes have ratcheted up in recent weeks in the Gulf region.
The future of Jerusalem is a shared one between three religions living in peace and hope based on historic cultural and religious heritage, the World Council of Churches has said at a United Nations international conference on the Holy Land city.
The World Council of Churches representing more than 500 mainly Anglican, Orthodox and Protestant Christians and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations have restored relations after a two-decades break.
Azza Karam knows about the intersection of faith-based organizations with United Nations agencies, the non-governmental organization sector and governments, saying it has changed over the past 10 years with much more interaction now.
The Vatican has opened debate on allowing married men to become priests in the Amazon, an unprecedented move that has triggered speculation it could pave the way for similar reforms in other parts of the world.
When church bells tolled at the 11th hour on June 14, they were signaling solidarity with a national "strike" for women's equality held throughout Switzerland with full backing from the ecumenical community, including the World Council of Churches.
Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk says the creation of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine with the support of Bartholomew, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, is illegal and it has created a global problem for Orthodox Christians.
The First World War had started, and the planet was in crisis when he became Archbishop of Uppsala in 1914, but through it all, ecumenical trailblazer and peace-seeker Nathan Söderblom envisioned a new way for the church, a man who acted.
As South India is facing drought like situation, heavy rains continue across the north- eastern parts of India worsening the flood situation, which has left millions of people displaced in Bihar, Assam and a few other north-eastern districts. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has declared a red color warning for action for Assam on Tuesday, […]
America’s Collapsing Because it’s the World’s First Poor Rich Country There are days I feel like I read dystopian statistics for a living. And then there are day when the dystopian statistics take even my jaded breath away. Here’s one: 43% of American households can’t afford a budget that includes housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, and a […]
Jerusalem: Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation. The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of […]
Turkey commemorated Monday the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt, allegedly orchestrated by the US-based self-exiled Turkish Imam Fethullah Gülen President Recep Tayyip Erdogan laid flowers on the July 15 Martyrs Monument in the Presidential Complex early in the morning. Erdogan, along with relatives of martyrs and veterans, went to the Bestepe Millet mosque for […]
Interview – Noam Chomsky / C.J. Polychroniou It is no easy task to make sense of U.S. foreign policy in the current era. Trump is wildly unpredictable and lacks any semblance of a coherent view of world affairs, appearing to believe that all it takes is “the art of the deal” to turn “enemies” into […]
To, Prof Shalini Bharat, Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai To, Prof. U. Vindhya, Deputy Director (Acting), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad To, M.P. Balamurugan Acting Registrar, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Hyderabad Dear Prof. Shalini Bharat, Ms U. Vindhya and Mr. M.P. Balamurugan, We are deeply disturbed and dismayed […]
Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are trying to keep the climate issue out of the 2020 campaign, […]
On 5 December 2018 social and print media published news of a press conference at the United Nation’s COP24 climate change conference held in Katowice, Poland. The news and a short video rapidly became viral on social media with large viewership and shares. The centre of attraction was a brave and articulate young girl, Greta Thunberg aged just 15, a young climate activist […]
“Some of the sanitation workers I met, face such high instances of mental trauma that they cannot wear anything yellow, cannot eat anything yellow.” -MaulikrajShrimani, WhistleblowerTheatre Group “I do not know anyone from my community who does anything apart from sanitation work. The only person I know to do something else is Mr.Purushottam Vaghela, who […]
The Adani conglomerate should be best described as a bloated gangster, promising the earth even as it mines it. Like other corporate thugs of such disposition, it will do things within, and if necessary outside, the regulatory framework it encounters. Where necessary, it will libel detractors and bribe critics, speak of a fictional number of […]
Mais de trinta participantes de diferentes países da América Latina irão se encontrar na cidade de Antigua, Guatemala para uma consulta regional sobre os temas da paz e da segurança humanitária na América Latina.
“A unidade cristã é uma dimensão intrínseca da graça de Deus conosco. Ela pertence a nossa fé, pois também a confessamos nos credos da igreja antiga. Pertencer a Cristo significa pertencer ao corpo de Cristo, a Igreja", afirmou o secretário geral do CMI, Olav Fykse Tveit, enquanto se referia ao processo de convênio que envolve […]
Líderes representantes de 90% dos 2 bilhões de cristãos do mundo emitiram uma apelo aos 194 governos que estão, atualmente, negociando o primeiro Tratado de Comércio de Armas que mantenham a questão da munição no texto do documento a ser aprovado.
O Patriarca Ecumênico Bartolomeu I de Constantinopla e o secretário geral do Conselho Mundial de Igrejas (CMI), Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, expressaram sua preocupação com a sustentabilidade futura da Terra e esperam compromissos mais significativos ligados à justiça climática na Rio +20.
Com a participação de pessoas vindas de várias regiões do mundo, o Conselho Mundial de Igrejas (CMI) realizou uma consulta sobre a auto-compreensão cristã no contexto das tradições espirituais indígenas. O encontro foi organizado pelo programa de diálogo e cooperação inter-religiosa do CMI em colaboração com o Conselho Latino-Americano de Igrejas (CLAI) e da Federação […]
Palestine Update 264 Opinion Israel is not a state with an army; it’s an army that’s created a state Each and every day a depressing scenario unfolds in Palestine. Israel’s regime unleashes one illegal measure after another and seeks to enforce it through a variety of repressive military and political mechanisms. When Netanyahu insists that […]
Palestine Update 263 Opinion Why African solidarity matters even more than western prop ups? There is a myth that goes around according to which western solidarity offers higher currency in the campaigns for justice in Palestine. A cursory glance at voting patterns in the United Nations show that Palestine has won most of its votes […]
Palestine Update 262 Opinion Apartheid Israel suffers a galloping cancer-like malignancy American officials are proving to be the decisive colonizers in these days. Their goal seems to be to obliterate Palestinian presence not just in demographic terms but also through annihilation of heritage. And yet Jewish migrants to Israel are deserting the country finding little sense […]
Palestine Update 261 Opinion Trump’s ‘deal of the century’: 17 things we learned By Chloé Benoist Middle East Eye looked at the plan – already unanimously rejected by the Palestinian leadership – to decipher its economics-heavy approach. As with all visions of the future, it is as notable for what it left out as for […]
Palestine Update 260 Opinion Israel’s demographic dilemma In the ultimate analysis, it is clear that Israel has a single agenda. It is to assume complete control over all Palestinian territories. Annexation is not a new strategy; it has been part of Zionist designs from the very inception. Simply because the Zionist project itself is unjust, […]
Palestine Update Nr. 256 – Junge Menschen sprechen sich aus für Alternativen zur Okkupation Kommentar: *Junge Menschen nehmen Stellung zu Alterativen zur Besetzung* Für die Palästinenser schaut es in diesen Tagen irgendwie trübe aus. Bei der amerikanischen Administration läuft einiges schief, Israel hat seine Selbstkontrolle verloren und geht noch weiter ins Extreme als bisher. Eine […]
Palestine Update Nr. 253 – 11.6.19 Israel spielt mit der Musik … Kommentar *Israel spielt mit der Musik herum, während Kushner auf einem Fuß tanzt* Aller Augen sind jetzt auf den „Deal des Jahrhunderts“ fokussiert, und was dabei für die Palästinenser, den Mittleren Osten und die Welt als Ganzes herauskommen wird. Die USA versendet eine […]
Palestine Update 259 Opinion A collapsed deal of the century and a blank US diplomacy In a recent article, Haaretz has described Trump’s Bahrain Debacle as a crash of Trump Team’s campaign to bring Palestinians into submission. They have categorized Kushner’s Peace for Prosperity Utopian projects as ones that are designed to be funded by […]
Palestine Update Nr. 255 – Die deutsche Geschichte gegen die palästinensische Gerechtigkeit Die deutsche Geschichte verhindert Gerechtigkeit für Palästina Kommentare Durch die Herausgabe einer Resolution, durch die die Boykott, Divestment & Sanctions- Bewegung gegen Israel mit Antisemitismus gleichgesetzt wird, erlaubt Deutschland, dass seine eigene Nazi-Vergangenheit einem Apartheid-System Unterstützung gewährt. Im allgemeinen polarisiert BDS, das die […]
Palestine Update Nr. 254 – *Wie können Dichter den Kampf Palästinas ausdrücken* – 15.6.19 Kommentar Wenn die Worte der Politiker und der Banditen keinen Sinn mehr haben, was können Dichter dann über die Lage der Palästinenser sagen? Palästinensische Dichter haben ihre schöpferischen Fähigkeiten lange genutzt, um ihren Erfahrungen mit Enteignung, Exil, Leben unter Okkupation und […]
Sudhir Adhikari, a prominent ecumenical leader in Bangladesh passed away this morning (21 September) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Born in Barisal, Bangladesh in a traditional Baptist Christian family, Sudhir Adhikari was a scientist by profession and worked with the government of Pakistan and Bangladesh for several years. As a devoted lay member of the Bangladesh Baptist […]