from Expert Zone:

Hillary Clinton’s farewell visit to Delhi: from prickly estrangement to empathetic divergence

By C. Uday Bhaskar
May 7, 2012

(The views expressed in this column are the author's own and do not represent those of Reuters)

from FaithWorld:

Catholic-atheist meetings end with Pope Benedict appeal to youth

March 26, 2011

(Catholic-atheist meeting in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, Paris 25 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

(Catholic-atheist meeting in the Grand Amphitheatre of the Sorbonne, Paris 25 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

from FaithWorld:

Vatican launches public dialogue with atheists in Paris

March 25, 2011

(UNESCO headquarters in Paris)

(UNESCO headquarters in Paris, 7 Sept 2005/Matthias Ripp)

The Vatican has launched a series of public dialogues with non-believers, choosing leading intellectual institutions in Paris to present its belief that modern societies must speak more openly about God.

from FaithWorld:

Catholics & Jews discuss their future dialogue, possible Muslim trialogue

March 2, 2011

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(Collège des Bernardins, site of the ILC meeting in Paris, 2 March 2011/Tom Heneghan)

from FaithWorld:

Extend Catholic-Jewish amity to Islam, Jewish official tells dialogue meeting

February 28, 2011

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(An art exhibition poster reading "coexist" using the Islamic crescent, Jewish David Star and Christian cross, in Jerusalem, May 13, 2001 /Reinhard Krause)

from FaithWorld:

Timeline – Ups and downs in recent Catholic-Jewish relations

By Reuters Staff
February 28, 2011

Senior officials from the Roman Catholic Church and international Jewish groups met on Monday in Paris to review relations after 40 years of sometimes difficult dialogue.

from FaithWorld:

Russian Orthodox Church’s Kirill on ecumenism, via Wikileaks

December 2, 2010

kirillSome interesting comments on Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, back in April 2008 when he was still Metropolitan Kirill, in a cable from the U.S. embassy in Moscow published by Wikileaks:

from FaithWorld:

Why did the U.N. proclaim World Interfaith Harmony Week?

October 22, 2010

unga 1 (Photo: United Nations General Assembly hall, 23 Nov 2006/Jérôme Blum)

The United Nations General Assembly passes a stack of resolutions every year and many of them go all but unnoticed.  One such document just approved in New York established a new World Interfaith Harmony Week. High-minded resolutions put most news junkies to sleep, so it's probably no surprise this one got such scant media coverage (see here and here). But there's more to this one than meets the glazed-over eye.

from India Insight:

Why is Kashmir upset over choice of new interlocutors?

October 18, 2010

Shadows of policemen are seen on a road as they signal an approaching car to stop at a security barricade during curfew in Srinagar October 12, 2010. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

Last week, New Delhi appointed three new mediators to find a solution to the decades-old dispute over Kashmir where popular protests against Indian rule have mounted in recent months.

from FaithWorld:

Excerpts from pope speech at London interfaith meeting

By Reuters Staff
September 17, 2010

pope and rabbi (Photo: Pope Benedict and Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, September 17, 2010/Toby Melville)

Pope Benedict met leaders of non-Christian faiths in London on Friday and stressed the need for dialogue among religions to foster peace. Britain's Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and Khaled Azzam, director of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, also spoke.