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  • One World Religion Group (What Could Go Wrong?)

    09/04/2014 11:16:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 9/4/2014 | Matthew Archbold
    [Catholic Herald] While visiting the Vatican earlier today, Mr [Former Israeli President Shimon] Peres asked Pope Francis to head a parallel United Nations called the “United Religions” to counter religious extremism in the world today. Peres said the United Nations and its peacekeepers “do not have the force or the effectiveness of any one of the Pope’s homilies, which can draw half a million people just in St Peter’s Square alone.” “So given that the United Nations has run its course, what we need is an organisation of United Religions,” Mr Peres said, as “the best way to counteract...
  • Imam Arafat: respect for religious diversity

    10/09/2013 10:12:18 AM PDT · by haffast · 4 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-10-09 14:06:05 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) The death of several hundred migrants off the Italian island of Lampedusa this month has focused international spotlight on the broader, complex questions of EU policies regarding immigration and integration. According to one American Muslim leader, the United States model of integration has much to teach European countries at the present time. Syrian-born Imam Mohamad Bashar Arafat is founder and president of the Civilizations Exchange and Cooperation Foundation, which is based in Baltimore, in the United States. The organisation works to promote cooperation, rather than confrontation, between young people of different religions, cultures and backgrounds. He spoke to...
  • Bishop participates in ceremony for Slovenia’s 1st mosque (10-17-13)

    10/01/2013 6:22:38 PM PDT · by haffast · 13 replies
    CWN ^ | September 17, 2013 | CWN
    Bishop Andrej Glavan of Novo Mesto, the president of the Slovenian Bishops’ Conference, participated in the laying of the foundation stone for the nation’s first mosque on September 14, according to a statement from the conference. Bishop Glavan called the mosque a “symbol of the opening of the Slovenian society, but also a symbol of commitment to future generations to live in dialogue, mutual respect and friendship.” The bishop “also expressed the desire that Christians in the Muslim world could enjoy the same mode of religious liberty,” according to the conference. The nation’s bishops have found in Slovenia’s leading Muslim...
  • Pope Francis and Rabbi Skorka make history in the Vatican

    09/29/2013 8:03:20 PM PDT · by haffast · 25 replies
    Vatican Insider ^ | 09/29/2013 | Gerard O’Connell
    Never before in the history of Christian-Jewish relations have a Pope and a Rabbi celebrated their friendship by living in the Vatican together for several days, sharing all meals, including on two Jewish festivals and the Sabbath at which the Rabbi said prayers in Hebrew, and discussing what more they can do together to promote dialogue and peace in the world. That is what actually happened over the past four days at the Vatican guesthouse (Santa Marta) where Pope Francis lives and where his friend from Buenos Aires, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, has been his guest from September 25 to this...
  • Pope celebrates Ramadan with call for mutual respect between Muslims and Christians

    08/11/2013 4:33:18 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 143 replies
    PP Simmons ^ | Sunday, August 11, 2013 | PP Simmons
    Pope Francis on Sunday urged Christians and Muslims to promote mutual respect , especially through the education of new generations. His remarks came at the end of his Angelus address when he sent greetings to Muslims throughout the world who have just celebrated the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Text from page http://en.radiovaticana.va/news/2013/08/11/pope_francis_greets_muslims_and_urges_both_christians_and_muslims_to/en1-718872 of the Vatican Radio website
  • US State Department creates office ‘to engage with’ world’s religious communities (Kerry)

    08/08/2013 7:46:49 PM PDT · by haffast · 19 replies
    CWN ^ | August 08, 2013 | CWN
    Secretary of State John Kerry has announced the creation of the Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives, whose mission, he said, is “to engage more closely with faith communities around the world, with the belief that we need to partner with them to solve global challenges.” “There is common ground between the Abrahamic faiths, and, in fact, between the Abrahamic faiths and all religions and philosophies, whether you’re talking about Hindu or Confucianism or any other of the many of the world’s different approaches to our existence here on the planet and to our relationship with a supreme being,” said Kerry....
  • Cardinal Maradiaga backs Pope's call for greater protection of refugees

    07/11/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT · by haffast
    Vatican Radio ^ | 2013-07-09 | Vatican Radio
    (Vatican Radio) Caritas Internationalis President Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga has released a statement backing Pope Francis’ call to welcome refugees as our brothers and sisters. Cardinal Maradiaga issued his statement on Monday 8 July, the day in which Pope Francis journeyed to the Island of Lampedusa, the landing point of tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe in hope of a better future. Please find below the full text of the statement issued by Caritas Internationalis: “The Pope’s visit to Lampedusa reminded us of the plight of millions of refugees around the world. Religious leaders and faith based...
  • We must be ‘united in our differences’, Pope says as he bestows palliums on archbishops

    06/30/2013 7:42:30 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    CatholicHerald.UK ^ | Sunday, 30 June 2013 | Cindy Wooden
    Every bishop is called to be “a servant of communion” working tirelessly to overcome divisions so that differences become a treasure and not a source of conflict, Pope Francis has said. The Christian community should be “like a great mosaic in which every small piece joins with others as part of God’s one great plan”, the Pope said yesterdat as he celebrated the feast of Ss Peter and Paul and bestowed the pallium on 34 archbishops from 19 countries. snip Pope Francis said that when he gave the archbishops their palliums as a sign of communion, it was not a...
  • Archbishop of Canterbury: Israel the center of the world

    06/27/2013 6:32:03 PM PDT · by haffast · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | June 27, 2013, 3:21 pm | Raphael Ahren
    Israel is the center of the world “in so many ways,” the archbishop of Canterbury said Thursday in Jerusalem. He stressed Israel’s legitimacy and right to security, and also spoke, in the context of persecution of Christians by Islamists in the Middle East, about the Christian imperative to “love our enemies.” It was his maiden visit to the region since being appointed to one of the highest positions in the Protestant Church. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, who has a Jewish father, is the leader of the Church of England and of 80 million Anglicans worldwide. He was enthroned in...
  • Evangelist Claims 1.6 Million Christians Will Write in ‘Jesus Christ’ for President on Tuesday

    11/05/2012 8:04:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 40 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/5/12 | Billy Hallowell
    Internet evangelist Bill Keller is on a mission to convince Christians to reject both Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican contender Mitt Romney. Rather than selecting either of the main candidates, Keller is challenging believers to choose Jesus Christ for president — literally. As of July 2012, he claimed to have already convinced nearly 200,000 Christians to write in the savior’s name, rather than select any of the men officially running for the presidency. Now, just four months later, Keller’s pool of supporters has increased monumentally to more than 1.6 million. While this may seem like a number that is...
  • Saudis Underwrite Organization to Bring World’s Religions Under One Roof

    10/15/2011 3:17:11 PM PDT · by GiovannaNicoletta · 27 replies
    Beliefnet.com ^ | 10/14/2011 | Rob Kerby
    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is financing a new organization designed to bring all the world’s religions together. “The organization hopes to prevent conflict through interfaith dialogue,” writes Spencer Kimball for the German news site Deutsche Welle. ”The foreign ministers of Austria, Saudi Arabia and Spain signed the founding treaty of a new international organization designed to foster dialogue between the world’s major religions on Thursday.” “The thesis is valid that world peace cannot exist without peace between the world’s major religions,” Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal said during the signing ceremony in Vienna, according to Deutsche Welle:...
  • Actual Evil Within the United Nations

    04/07/2011 3:47:39 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 13 replies · 1+ views
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 7, 2011 | Consigliere5
    The U.N. Meddling with Religion: Part 8 Actual Evil Within the United Nations Let's begin with a list of items that I will attempt to show:The United Nations has been infused with the evil New Age religion of Theosophy which reveres Lucifer.The United Nations operates its own Meditation Room and Catholic chapel.The UN Meditation Room is used monthly by a few Theosophical groups who meditate there around the changing of the moon.The United Nations General Assembly room is reported to contain a "being" called the Avatar of Synthesis.People who channel demons have done so inside of the UN headquarters in...
  • Ground Zero Mosque a Smokescreen for Interfaith Center?

    04/04/2011 7:01:36 PM PDT · by mikalasukala · 1 replies
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | April 4, 2011 | Consigliere5
    My earlier prediction from September:Imam Rauf decided to pick a spot near Ground Zero so that there would be an outcry… and he’ll keep stringing this along until one day when he’ll do the “honorable” and “right thing”: announce that instead of an Islamic Community Center which promotes Interfaith Understanding, he’ll build an Interfaith Center devoted equally to all religions… and the crowds will cheer and people will actually be happy about an Interfaith Center… maybe for the first time ever...recent article from March 30:Two co-founders of the controversial plan to build an Islamic cultural center and mosque two blocks...
  • Jimmy Carter: Abuse of Women? Blame the Catholics and Southern Baptists

    12/12/2009 1:43:30 PM PST · by wagglebee · 110 replies · 2,872+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/11/09 | John-Henry Westen
    MELBOURNE, December 11, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In an address to a gathering sponsored by the World Parliament of Religions (PWR) last Friday, former US President Jimmy Carter has once again blamed traditional religion, particularly Southern Baptists and Roman Catholics, for "creating an environment where violations against women are justified."It is a theme that Carter has successfully used to garner media attention for several years.  Although in a July column in The Observer Carter admits to "not having training in religion or theology," in his address to the PWR Carter appeals to his authority as someone who has "taught Bible lessons...
  • Obama to unveil new Faith-Based office (includes past SBC president)

    02/04/2009 3:58:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies · 558+ views
    CNN ^ | 2/4/2009
    President Obama will unveil a revamped office of Faith-Based Initiatives Thursday, and a new approach to the controversial program established by former President George Bush. The office, tasked with steering federal funds to charitable organizations tied to churches and faith-based organizations, will be headed by Josh DuBois – a 26 year-old Pentecostal minister who was in charge of religious outreach for the Obama campaign. According to a White House official, the basic structure of the office will remain the same as it was under Bush, but Obama is introducing a new component: an advisory council of 25 leaders — secular...
  • Madonna: Obama needs the Kabbalah

    12/09/2008 8:01:26 PM PST · by indianbob · 20 replies · 877+ views
    All News Web ^ | 10-12-2008 | Kerry DeVille
    Madonna has suggested that Barack Obama could be helped by the wisdom of the Kabbalah* (Traditionally spelt 'Cabbala') in making tough decisions during his presidency particularly in regards to seeking world peace and unifying the nation, according to unconfirmed ...............
  • Deepak Chopra Is Not That Deep

    12/02/2008 9:25:19 AM PST · by joeclarke · 28 replies · 1,061+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 12/02/2008 | JoeClarke.Net
    Notice one of Deepak's gods with all the arms which could be put to better use if she would only pick up a few - simultaneously, of course - American and world history books.Thou shalt have no other gods before meDeepak seems to have accused the Indian Mumbai attacks on the United States for "inflaming moderate Muslims," and that we should reach out and study the "poverty" and "humiliation," which these poor people suffer. He should know that the a large number of Muslims have a divine mandate to manifest destiny over infidels, independent of their richness or poverty. Deepak...
  • Deepak Chopra on FOX (H&C): The disgrace of Hindustan

    12/01/2008 8:02:14 PM PST · by Brian_Baldwin · 25 replies · 1,189+ views
    opinion | 12-1-2008 | brianbaldwin
    This is a “guru” who wrote the book “Golf for Enlightenment” - pathetic. I didn’t know that gurus and enlightened ones such as the Buddha were interested in playing games like golf. In addition to an essay he has written “Does God Have Orgasms?”, his message on golf as a Bhagavad Gita is “I nourish my relationship with the ball by saying, `You're part of me ... When you soar, I will soar with you."' He lives the high life, he lives a rich lifestyle certainly beyond my means, and certainly beyond the life of the average Hindu in India...
  • Nepal 'Buddha Boy' returns to jungle

    11/22/2008 7:09:42 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies · 543+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Sat Nov 22, 2008 | Sam Taylor
    KATHMANDU (AFP) – A young man believed by followers to be a reincarnation of Buddha has returned to Nepal's jungles to meditate alone, police said Saturday, as scholars cast doubt on his supporters' claims. Known as the "Buddha Boy," Ram Bahadur Bomjam, 18, became famous in 2005 after supporters said he could meditate motionless for months without water, food or sleep. "Bomjam went back into the jungle late Friday and all the devotees have left," police officer Gobinda Kushwaha told AFP from Neejgad, a town in Bara District, 60 kilometres (37.5 miles) south of Kathmandu. The "Buddha Boy" reappeared earlier...
  • Evolution in Person (evolution personified into a wizard and worker of miracles)

    11/17/2008 8:49:26 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 49 replies · 1,033+ views
    CEH ^ | November 10, 2008
    For a blind watchmaker, Evolution is quite the seer. Science articles often personify Evolution into a wizard and worker of miracles. This is odd, considering that evolution is supposed to be an aimless, purposeless process of chance and necessity with no goals in mind. Evolution, the Learner: Evolution learns from past environments, we are told by Science Daily. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute believe that evolution learns its lessons so well it can parry them into inventions by digging into its bag of mistakes. The article states nonchalantly, “evolution can learn the rules of the environment and develop organisms that...
  • World asked to help craft online charter for religious harmony

    11/15/2008 7:59:55 AM PST · by Marylander · 49 replies · 707+ views
    Breitbart via Drudge ^ | November 15, 2008 | AFP
    A website launched Friday with the backing of technology industry and Hollywood elite urges people worldwide to help craft a framework for harmony between all religions. The Charter for Compassion project on the Internet at www.charterforcompassion.org springs from a "wish" granted this year to religious scholar Karen Armstrong at a premier Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) conference in California. "Tedizens" include Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin along with other Internet icons as well as celebrities such as Forest Whittaker and Cameron Diaz. Wishes granted at TED envision ways to better the world and come with a promise that...
  • Pastor learns about Islam, tries to bridge gap with Christians

    08/03/2008 10:15:46 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 44 replies · 220+ views
    The Journal-Constitution ^ | 08/01/08 | JOHN CHRISTENSEN
    During lunch 18 months ago, Dr. Ben Johnson had an epiphany as Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a Muslim, spoke to him about her faith and her experience of God. "It came to me that this woman loves and worships the same God I do," says Johnson, a Christian. "I had this sharpened awareness that in that moment she was in touch with God, just as I was. It was a dawning and an awakening, and it was liberating because it liberates you from standing on a pedestal and looking down on someone else." It also inspired Johnson to take on a...
  • Barak, one-world religion priest

    05/30/2008 2:24:46 PM PDT · by WillWriteForFood · 12 replies · 574+ views
    Lighthouse Trails ^ | 5/30/08 | willwriteforfood
    Obama Foreshadows the Coming Spirituality Source: Editors at Lighthouse Trails Barack Obama, the Senator who may become the next president of the United States, says (in an exclusive article in United Church News), that the teachings of the UCC (United Church of Christ), of which he is a member (Trinity United Church of Christ), are "foundation stones for his political work." Just what are those "teachings" comprised of? On Trinity's website (Obama's personal home church), on a page promoting Yoga, the following statement is highlighted: Within each [of]us is the seed of Divinity. Each Soul is divine. I bow to...
  • The Tolle Way

    04/21/2008 6:44:34 AM PDT · by stan_sipple · 16 replies · 154+ views
    Journalstar.com ^ | 4-18-2008 | Bob Reeves
    Ryan Alberti had a pretty good idea what to expect when he signed up for the Web class jointly taught by Eckhart Tolle and Oprah Winfrey. He’d already listened to a CD of Tolle reading his books “The Power of Now” and “Stillness Speaks” and liked his simple, gentle way of speaking. “I think he’s really a genuine guy that has an ability to translate some spiritual things in a very down-to-earth way,” Alberti said. Alberti doesn’t watch Winfrey’s daily TV show, but his wife is a big fan and tells him about it. “Even though I haven’t seen (the...
  • The Development of A Jihadist's Mind

    07/12/2007 8:07:22 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 14 replies · 1,147+ views
    Hudson Institute ^ | April 06, 2007 | Dr. Tawfiq Hamid
    What occupies the mind of a jihad-driven Muslim? How is such fervor planted in young and impressionable believers? Where does it originate? How did I—once an invernocent child who grew up in a liberal, moderate and educated household—find myself a member of a radical Islamic group? These questions go to the root of Islamic violence and must be addressed if free societies are to combat radical Islam. To further this aim, I will explore the psychological development of a jihadi’s mind through my own first-hand experience as a former member of a Muslim terrorist organization. I was born in Cairo...
  • Chant in unison with dilated pupils: 'Eco-cult, Eco-cult, Eco-cult...'

    05/20/2007 6:23:53 AM PDT · by Valin · 40 replies · 916+ views
    Afroarticles.com ^ | 3/28/07 | Craig Read
    With $20 billion per annum in public funding the modern earth cult can easily spend some nickels to attract cult members. I can well imagine that soon, on prime time TV, [or a gay sitcom], will be the tax-payer funded eco-cult recruitment, 'You must join us' advert. It will show a wide expanse of meadow populated by masses of automatons with arms outstretched resembling a fuehrer cult rally. Their laconic voices will repeat the intonation, 'save the earth goddess...save the earth goddess...' The camera will sweep in and out showing mindless, fixated faces with dilated pupils staring upwards, saliva seeping...
  • Roman Catholic, Orthodox Church Dignitaries Seek Unity (Inter- Church Summit in Serbia)

    09/19/2006 2:30:47 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 4 replies · 461+ views
    BELGRADE, Serbia — Top Roman Catholic and Orthodox dignitaries declared Monday that the time has come to close the ages-old rifts between the ancient branches of Christianity and bring East and West closer together. Representing the world's 1.1 billion Catholics and more than 250 million Christian Orthodox, sixty bishops, metropolitans and cardinals — 30 from each side — convened in the Serbian capital Belgrade for a renewed "theological" dialogue while acknowledging that much wider issues are involved. "East and West have been estranged from each other since the 11th century," said Orthodox Metropolitan John Zizioulas, referring to the historic schism...
  • The Truth Behind 9/11 (New book from the Presbyterian Publisher Says Bush brought down the towers)

    08/23/2006 10:59:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 180 replies · 3,763+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 08/23/2006 | Mark Tooley
    According to a new book from the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation, Bush brought down the towers.DID THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION covertly blow-up the World Trade Center, ignite the Pentagon, and shoot down United Flight 93 to pave the way for a new American empire? The answer is "yes," according to a new book printed by the official publishing house of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and written by a theologian at a United Methodist seminary. Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11, published by Westminster John Knox Press, is fairly succinct in its conspiracy theory. In fact, only the first half of the...
  • How to Dismantle an Idolized Bono (U2)

    01/26/2006 9:51:47 AM PST · by Zechariah_8_13 · 17 replies · 590+ views
    Relevant Magazine ^ | December 2005 | Tara Leigh Cobble
    How To Dismantle An Idolized Bono I’m pretty sure I won’t get much opposition if I say that U2 is the greatest rock band of all time. When I scored two great seats to one of the shows at Madison Square Garden last month, I thought my life had reached its pinnacle. It was a euphoric experience. During the first few songs, I stood, along with the rest of the stadium, as we pumped our fists into the air and sang along with every word. The energy in the air was emotionally overwhelming. And if you’ve never been to a...
  • A Warning Against False World Religion Seen in Pope's Meeting with Hans Kung

    09/29/2005 8:08:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies · 665+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 28, 2005 | John-Henry Westen
    The media is rife with stories about the meeting between Pope Benedict XVI and famed Catholic dissident Hans Küng. There is also much heated debate within Catholic circles over what the (according to Küng) 4-hour meeting, signified.Many orthodox Catholics are chalking the meeting up to the fact that Küng and Pope Benedict are old friends turned enemies and now reacquainted in their old age.  So-called 'liberal' or dissident Catholics are reading into the meeting a 'new openness' to dissident views.  Küng himself is musing about the meeting as a sign of new "openness" on the part of Pope Benedict.While Küng...
  • The "Christian Right" Coming Out Party

    11/03/2004 7:36:29 AM PST · by eternalperspective · 3 replies · 155+ views
    11-03-04 | Me
    I just wanted to go on record. I've seen the inevitable growth of the "Christian Right" since the presidency of Ronald Reagan. I remember most of us were very happy with Reagan because he didn't belittle our religion even while his wife was consulting the stars. Bill Clinton had no trouble being elected to a second term because he spoke the language of Southern Baptists. The fact that he got a BJ in the oval office was consistent with 2 Timothy 3:4-5..."lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from...
  • World Council and Catholic Church Draw Up 3 Documents

    05/21/2004 7:27:55 AM PDT · by AskStPhilomena · 7 replies · 106+ views
    A meeting between the Catholic Church and the World Council of Churches has produced three studies on baptism, ecumenical dialogue and Catholic participation in local ecclesial councils. The meeting, held in Crete last week, also produced a report covering the efforts of the Joint Working Group, the liaison between the Church and the WCC. The report, with the three study documents, will be submitted to the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the assembly of the Geneva-based WCC. The latter is composed primarily of Orthodox and denominations of the Reformation. Archbishop Mario Conti of Glasgow, co-moderator of the Joint...
  • Faith groups growing closer, says report

    11/07/2003 7:23:01 PM PST · by Maeve · 6 replies · 87+ views
    Church Times UK ^ | Friday, 7 November A.D. 2003 | Rachel Harden
    The number of interfaith groups and networks has risen dramatically over the past 30 years, a new survey shows. The Church of England is playing a leading part in this. The survey, Local Interfaith Activity in the UK, is published by the Interfaith Network for the UK. It reveals not just the growing number of groups and networks but also the increasing range of activities in which they are involved. The survey was promoted last week, along with good-practice guidelines called Partnership for the Common Good, at a conference of European Ministers of the Interior, held in Rome. The Bishop...