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.
Scientists, to some people, are bad. The cause: Scientists present horrifying facts about climate. To many others, scientists are good persons, doing incredible work, helping humanity. With latest findings on climate crisis, scientists are making the world aware: Get rid of the system creating the crisis. Climate crisis is hurting all in the global […]
Hundreds of thousands have marched in Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory since 1898, for the fifth consecutive day on Thursday. They are calling for the resignation of Ricardo Rosselló, governor of the financial crisis shattered and billions of dollars debt burdened island territory. Protestors cleared of the streets Thursday morning after clashing with police all […]
In another instance of mob violence, three men were beaten to death this morning by locals in the Saran district of Bihar over suspicion of cattle theft. Locals in Baniyapur village in Saran caught of hold of the three men and accused them of trying to steal cattle. The three men, who were from the […]
“Losing a son is never easy in our society and not just because of the trauma that comes with losing one’s child. Our relatives and friends would avoid seeing our face in the morning as we are parents of two daughters and have no son.” Chandarikaben, mother of Mehul Rathode As I sat there on […]
[The following is an excerpt from the first chapter of Helena Norberg-Hodge’s new book Local is Our Future: Steps to an Economics of Happiness, published by Local Futures in July 2019.] For our species to have a future, it must be local. The good news is that the path to such a future is already being […]
It took Algeria barely two weeks to charge Algerian soccer fan Samir Sardouk and sentence him to a year in jail for harming the national interests of his country. Mr. Sardouk was convicted for shouting “There is no God but Allah, and they will come down” during the African Cup of Nation’s opening match in […]
It could be called a gulag mentality, though it finds form in different ways. In the defunct Soviet Union, it was definitive of life: millions incarcerated, garrisons of forced labour, instruments of the proletarian paradise fouled. Gulag literature suggested another society, estranged and removed from civilian life, channelled into an absent universe. Titles suggested as […]
The government was expected to present a big-bang Budget since it has a massive majority in Parliament. It was hoped that the Budget would help take the economy out of its current troubles. Soon after returning to power the government and the PM have repeatedly talked of the Indian GDP reaching $ 5 trillion […]
A black father is gone A black husband is gone A black friend is gone A black human is gone He couldn’t breathe He said as much They cared enough To kill him Unsafe Even in your own skin Dead Leaving your kin Remorse is absent Like after stepping on an ant Go, go home […]
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 266 Opinion The disgrace of international complicity with Israel Four horrific examples of international complicity India signs a defence deal with Israel signaling the cementing of the fascist alliance. Israel steps up its campaign to sap the Palestinian will (which Palestinians reject). But the international has no stomach to call Israel out for […]
PaPalestine Update Nr. 263 – 9.7.19 – Warum afrikanische Solidarität … Meinung *Warum afrikanische Solidarität mehr bedeutet als westliche Vorschläge* Es gibt einen Mythos, der herumgeht, dem entsprechend westliche Solidarität mehr wert ist in den Kampagnen für Gerechtigkeit in Palästina. Ein Rundumblick über die Muster der Stimmgebung in den Vereinten Nationen zeigt, dass Palästina die […]
Palestine Update 265 Opinion Nonstop tyranny In the last several years, Israel has busied itself countering the BDS campaign. It has labeled the BDS anti-Semitic and has, in fact, framed laws to punish those who adopt BDS as a way of resistance. By contrast, however, Israel has never thought twice to advance punitive financial measures […]
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 […]
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 […]