Indian Faith Leaders Condemn Use of Religion to Disrupt Social Harmony
Leaders of Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jain, Muslim and Sikh communities gathered in Margao in the western state of Goa April 5 to take a stand against the exploitation of religious sentiments for political gain.
UN Urges Iraq to Support Diversity and Religious Minorities
Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Iraq, Ján Kubiš took up the problems facing post-ISIL Iraq, urging tolerance and support for previously persecuted communities.
New Survey Finds 53 Percent of California Muslim Students Bullied
According to a survey conducted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the number of Muslim students physically harmed or harassed at school increased from 9 percent in 2014 to 19 percent in 2016.
December 27, 2017 •
New Survey Shows Canada Suffers from Religious Intolerance
Results of a troubling national survey in Canada revealed that 23 percent of respondents believe religious diversity is bad, and that 44 percent believe diversity brings a mix of good and bad.
November 9, 2017 •
Anglican Christian Clerics Attend Second International Conference on Religious Tolerance in the Middle East
Christian religions, and particularly the Anglican Church, have been alarmed by the steady disappearance of Christianity in the Middle East. The number of Christians among the population of these lands has gone from 7 percent to just 1.5 percent, according to 2016 statistics.
November 7, 2017 •
The World Celebrates 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
On October 31 in Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Frank-Walter Steinmeier celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Reformation at an event inside the famous Castle Church in Wittenberg, while German citizens enjoyed a public holiday to honor the occasion.