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Religious leaders commit to eradication of slavery within 7 years (12/2/14)

Seldom if ever has the Vatican seen such a varied gathering. The pope was flanked by a shaven-headed Vietnamese Zen nun, the Venerable Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong, and an Indian holy woman wearing a nose stud, Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi, regarded by her followers as a saint and known to them as Amma, or “mother”…”

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Materiality or spirituality, which is prior?

Material well-being and spiritual fulfillment of a person is important, but it’s much necessary to understand how the two relates: is one more or less important than the other or do they intertwine? 1,240 more words

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The Hindu - Religious leaders’ bid to end midday meal boycott over Dalit cook

Mysuru, 9 December 2014. Progressive religious leaders visited the government school at Kuppegala village, near here, on Monday and served the midday meals along with students in a bid to end the boycott of meals by upper-caste children. 399 more words


Matthew 3: John baptizes Jesus

Matthew did not go into detail about John, he simply gave enough information to put Jesus into context. He started when John was living in the desert and people were coming to hear him preach and he ended the chapter with John, reluctantly, baptizing Jesus. 184 more words


World Faith Leaders Meet at Vatican to Mark UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

Today, 2nd December, is the United Nations’ International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. For the first time in history, leaders of the world’s largest faiths will come together to sign a Joint Declaration of Religious Leaders Against Modern Slavery. 250 more words

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#Pope Francis: Military force against #ISIS justified

Pope Francis addresses during a meeting with Mehmet Gormez, head of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, (not pictured), in Ankara November 28, 2014. (Reuters).

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Muslim and Christian Religious Leaders Unite to Denounce ISIS and Violence in Iraq and Syria

In an unprecedented demonstration of multi-religious solidarity, leaders of Christian, Muslim and other religious communities from Iraq, Syria and the larger Middle East region today have denounced with one voice all violence in the name of religion, and have called on the international community to protect religious and cultural diversity in Iraqand Syria. 195 more words