Jewish, Muslim and Christian students learn interfaith peace building

[Anglican Communion News Service] Students attending a three week course at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute near Geneva have learned about communication and peace building, with the hope of serving as peacemakers in their own contexts.  Young Jewish, Muslim and Christian students attended a workshop led by Marianne Ejdersten, director of Communication at the World Council of […]

Pastors, young people attend ecumenical meeting in Egypt

[Anglican Communion News Service] Pastors and young people in Egypt have held an unprecedented meeting to exchange ideas. A spokesperson for the Diocese in Egypt said: “The day aimed for youth to speak about their honest opinion of the church and the liturgy in order to reduce the gap between the youth and the church.” Full […]

More resources sought for joint Anglican-Old Catholic worship

[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglicans and Old Catholics meeting in Germany have been examining the results of a survey conducted across five European countries. The survey reflected a high level of awareness of the relationship of full communion between Anglicans and Old Catholics, with respondents requesting more resources for joint worship services. Full article.

Virginia interfaith clergy demonstrate in opposition to the KKK

[Episcopal News Service – Charlottesville, Virginia] Over 1,000 counterdemonstrators in Charlottesville, Virginia, neutralized a rally of some 30 Ku Klux Klan members in Justice Park on July 8. The counterdemonstrators’ chanting, horn-blowing and screaming rendered the words of the Klan inaudible more than a couple of feet away. A newly formed interfaith group, the Charlottesville […]

Church of England, Methodists to consider full communion

[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of England and the Methodist Church in Britain are to consider proposals that would bring them into a new relationship of full communion, after a period of some 200 years of formal separation. The proposals are presented in “Mission and Ministry in Covenant,” a joint report from the two churches’ […]

Interfaith Rainforest Initiative participants issue statement

Europe bishop signs on

[Interfaith Rainforest Initiative] Religious and indigenous leaders in Oslo pledge to put their full force behind protection of the Earth’s rainforests.  The Earth’s rainforests are an irreplaceable gift.  They support boundless biodiversity, a balanced climate, and the cultures and communities of Indigenous Peoples who live in them.  They generate cooling air and rains that water the […]

Episcopal Migration Ministries hosts World Refugee Day interfaith conversation

#StandTogether #WithRefugees

[Episcopal News Service] Judaism, like all religious traditions, calls Rabbi Victor Urecki to welcome the stranger, the refugee. In the Torah, God tells the Jews no less than 36 times to “love the strangers in their midst,” reminding them they were once strangers in Egypt, he said. Still, it’s not Urecki’s Jewish faith that drives […]

Auckland Cathedral reaches out to Shia Muslim communities during Ramadan

[Anglican Communion News Service] Auckland, New Zealand’s Holy Trinity Cathedral and the city’s Shia Islamic community have been praised for coming together for a Ramadan fast-breaking meal. New Zealand’s Human Rights Commission Race Relations Adviser Rakesh Naidoo and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff congratulated the two communities for their mutual gesture of goodwill. Full article.

Episcopal Migration Ministries organise un dialogue interconfessionnel pour la Journée mondiale des réfugiés

[Episcopal News Service] Le judaïsme, comme toutes les traditions religieuses, appelle – dit le rabbin Victor Urecki – à accueillir l’étranger, le réfugié. Dans la Torah, Dieu dit aux juifs pas moins de 36 fois d’« aimer les étrangers en leur sein », leur rappelant qu’ils étaient jadis des étrangers en Égypte, a-t-il déclaré. Et pourtant, ce […]

El Ministerio Episcopal de Migración auspicia un diálogo interreligioso sobre el Día Mundial del Refugiado

#StandTogether #WithRefugees

[Episcopal News Service] El judaísmo, al igual que todas las tradiciones religiosas, llama al rabino Victor Urecki a acoger al extranjero y al refugiado. En la Torá, Dios le dice a los judíos no menos de 36 veces que “amen a los extranjeros que habitan en medio de ellos” recordándoles que ellos fueron alguna vez extranjeros […]