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Religious leaders emphasise interfaith harmony for “guaranteed long-term peace”

Interfaith and religious harmony is essential to bring about “guaranteed long-term peace and stability” in Pakistan, senior faith leaders said.

01 June 2017

TEC to cut refugee support network after US immigration changes

Episcopal Migration Ministries – the refugee resettlement programme of the US-based Episcopal Church – is to cut its 31-member affiliate network by six next year. The move is because of changes in US immigration policy which will reduce the number of refugees resettling in the USA by more than half.

05 April 2017

Egyptian Anglicans in peace building partnership with Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Diocese of Egypt has announced a partnership with the Bibliotheca Alexandrina in art, science, culture, peace-building, dialogue and the combating of extremism.

20 January 2017

Irish Faith Leaders stress the dignity of human life in the Holy Land

Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders in Ireland have pledged to work together to promote peace and deepen understanding in the Holy Land.

08 December 2016

Anglican Alliance consultation builds relationship in Middle East

Representatives from Anglican churches and agencies across the Middle East gathered in Cyprus last month, for the first Anglican Alliance consultation in the region.

11 October 2016

South Indian diocese opens new peace centre

The Diocese of Madurai-Ramnad in the Church of South India has opened a new peace centre in Mandapasalai, on the border of the “ever sensitive” Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts.

13 July 2016

Jerusalem: the city of peace

Jerusalem’s vocation is as a city of peace, the Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Revd Suheil Dawani, has said. The seemingly incongruous statement was made in a speech at the Carter Centre in Atlanta Georgia in which he spoke about the Church’s role as peace-builder in a multi-faith context.

10 May 2016

The Role of Churches in Interfaith Dialogue

A speech by the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, the Most Revd Suheil Dawani, at the Carter Centre in Atlanta, Georgia, USA; on the role of the Anglican Church as a peacebuilder between the diverse communities of Jerusalem, the Holy City, a City of Peace.

10 May 2016

Joint festival celebration builds peace in Pakistan

More than 200 people from Pakistan’s different faith communities were brought together by the diocese of Raiwind’s peacebuilding department to mark three significant religious festivals as part of efforts to promote understanding, respect, and to build relationships between people of different faiths.

12 January 2016

WCC concerned about increasing violence in Jerusalem

The General Secretary of the World Council of Churches (WCC) has written to church leaders in Israel and Palestine to “express the concern and solidarity of the global ecumenical fellowship” in light of increasing violence in and around Jerusalem.

20 October 2015

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