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October 28, 2018   •   

Buddhists Crown Pagoda in Akron, Ohio

Buddhist monks complete the construction of a temple in Akron, Ohio for the local Buddhist community.

October 10, 2018   •   

New Life for Ancient Zoroastrian Religion

Zoroastrianism, founded in Persia about 3,500 years ago, has become almost extinct in the modern world.

September 10, 2018   •   

Creation of the Universe Celebrated

This year, those of the Jewish faith celebrated the anniversary of the creation of the universe for two days beginning on sundown September 9 and ending at nightfall on September 11.

September 4, 2018   •   

The Film Diversity: A Mosaic of Canada’s Many Faiths

The Armenian Diocese of Canada and the Canadian Youth Interfaith Network joined forces to create a documentary to bridge cultural and religious differences among Canada’s many ethnic and faith communities.

August 19, 2018   •   

Suriname is a Haven for Religious Diversity

A study by the Pew Research Center found Surinam to be the fourth most religiously diverse country in the world after Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

April 4, 2018   •   

Council of Europe’s New Education and Religious Diversity Website

The Council of Europe announced its new website.

March 30, 2018   •   

3,000 Muslim and Jewish Voices Raised in Peace

In evidence that people of all religions wish to live in harmony, 3,000 Jewish and Muslim men, women and children came together in Haifa to learn and sing a song of peace.

March 24, 2018   •   

Study Suggests College Limits Student Exposure to Religions

It has been commonly believed that college provides students their initial and most important contact with diverse religious perspectives, but a recent study suggested otherwise.

February 4, 2018   •   

World Hijab Day Promotes Tolerance and Diversity

World Hijab Day is celebrated February 1 and was created by New York resident Nazma Khan to foster religious tolerance and understanding by inviting women (non-Hijabi Muslims and non-Muslims) to experience the hijab for one day.

January 3, 2018   •   

BBC to Broaden its Religious Coverage

Following the October 2017 review by Ofcom —the official regulator of Great Britain’s communications media—ordering the BBC to offer more religious programming, the BBC conducted its own yearlong review…

December 4, 2017   •   

Catholic Cardinal’s Groundbreaking Visit to Saudi Arabia

In November, a groundbreaking event took place when King Salman hosted the first official visit by a high-ranking Catholic cleric to Saudi Arabia—the site of Islam’s holiest territories in Mecca and Medina.

November 7, 2017   •   

Government and Religious Heads Meet in Historic European Conference

At one time it was taboo in Europe for politicians to mention religion or talk about their faith.

October 29, 2017   •   

Saudi Crown Prince Vows to Return the Country to Moderate Islam

In an interview October 24 with The Guardian , Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman described the ultra-conservative condition of the country for the past 30 years as “not normal.

October 11, 2017   •   

Panel on the Scientology Religion Held at the Inaugural Conference of the European Academy of Religions

Article by Eric Roux, Vice President of the Church of Scientology European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights, and the President of the European Interreligious Forum for Religious Freedom, about panel on the Church of Scientology at the inaugural conference of the European Academy of Religions.

August 8, 2017   •   

New Smithsonian Exhibit Documents Religious Diversity in Early America

A Catholic Sun article, excerpted here, on the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s new exhibition, “Religion in Early America,” details some of its most interesting features.

July 16, 2017   •   

Survey Finds Religious Tolerance a Core Value of Canadian Adults

A poll conducted in March by Ipsos Public Affairs, a global market research and a consulting firm, found Canadians to be very tolerant of the religious beliefs of others.

June 5, 2017   •   

As Ramadan Begins, India Prime Minister Urges Tolerance and Diversity

In his monthly radio program to the people of India on the second day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, India Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized religious tolerance and diversity.