from FaithWorld:

INTERVIEW – Church abuse scandal can hurt other faiths – Mufti

By Paul Taylor
April 15, 2010

ceric-pope

Pope Benedict XVI greets Muslim delegation head Mustafa Ceric (R), the Grand Mufti of Bosnia, at the Vatican on November 6, 2008/Osservatore Romano

from FaithWorld:

Malaysia plans interfaith committee as tension rises

By Reuters Staff
April 7, 2010

malaysia cross

Burn marks on the wall of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Petaling Jaya outside Kuala Lumpur January 9, 2010, one of several struck in a row over the use of the word "Allah"/Bazuki Muhammad

from FaithWorld:

Theologians, historians urge Benedict to slow Pius XII saint process

February 18, 2010

pius

Undated photo of Pope Pius XII from the archives of the Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano

from FaithWorld:

Muslims, Catholics rap Senegal prez over Stalinist-style tribute to Africa

January 4, 2010

dakar1

African Renaissance monument under construction, 19 August 2009/Finbarr O'Reilly

from FaithWorld:

GUESTVIEW: Faiths meet at Parliament of World Religions

By Guest Contributor
December 8, 2009

pwr-logo

The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Paul Knitter is the Paul Tillich Professor of Theology, World Religions and Culture at Union Theological Seminary in New York.Matthew Weiner is Program Director at the Interfaith Center of New York.

from FaithWorld:

Italian Muslims approve pope’s encyclical Caritas in Veritate

October 28, 2009

caritas-in-veritate1When Pope Benedict issued his encyclical Caritas in Veritate (Love in Truth) in July, he addressed it to "the bishops, priests and deacons, men and women religious, the lay faithful and all people of good will". That list puts Catholics first, but it gets around to a wider audience by the end. Maybe because of that sequence, most of the discussion about the document has been in Catholic circles.

from FaithWorld:

U.S. sees “mixed picture” on world religious freedom

October 26, 2009

seoul-prayer-protest (Photo: CHristians pray during an anti-North Korea and pro-U.S. protest in Seoul, 3 Oct 2007/Han Jae-Ho)

The United States sees a mixed picture on world religious freedom, with progress in interfaith dialogue weighed against government repression and sectarian strife in many countries.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday unveiled the latest State Department report on global religious freedom, which particularly criticized Iran and North Korea among other countries for harsh limits on religious expression.

from FaithWorld:

Sarkozy explains French laïcité to visiting Catholic bishops

October 2, 2009

bishops-elyseeFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy took time out from a busy schedule on Friday to welcome 18 Catholic cardinals, archbishops and bishops from across Europe into the Elysée Palace for a short talk about laïcité. The prelates were in Paris for an annual session of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE), a Swiss-based body that brings together all those bishops' conferences. Among the topics at the three-day conference are relations between church and state in Europe, so it was natural that they'd take the opportunity to learn more about France's trademark secular system.

from FaithWorld:

Hindus and Muslims worship side-by-side in Uttar Pradesh

By Reuters Staff
September 16, 2009

News stories about Hindu-Muslim relations in India usually stress strains between followers of the two faiths. Here's a short Reuters video from our partner ANI on Hindus and Muslims worshipping side by side in a temple and a mazar (mausoleum) in Uttar Pradesh state:

from FaithWorld:

GUESTVIEW: Buddhist peace lanterns on Hudson to mark 9/11

By Reuters Staff
September 8, 2009

lanterns-hudson (Photo: Lanterns floating on the Hudson, 11 Sept 2007)

The following is a guest contribution. Reuters is not responsible for the content and the views expressed are the authors’ alone. Matthew Weiner is Program Director at the Interfaith Center of New York.