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August 14, 2022   •   

Imam Mohamed Magid Brings Decades of Interfaith Experience to the USCIRF

President Joe Biden appoints Magid to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

April 24, 2022   •   

Russell M. Nelson: Now the Oldest President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

On April 14, Russell M. Nelson, become the oldest President in the history of the Church.

January 23, 2022   •   

In Memoriam: Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Monk and Father of Engaged Buddhism

Thich Nhat Hanh, internationally renowned Zen Buddhist monk and spiritual leader died January 22 in his room in Tu Hiêu, a temple in Hué, Vietnam

January 20, 2022   •   

In Memoriam: George O. Wood, Whose Leadership Transformed the Assemblies of God

George Oliver Wood, former general superintendent of the Assemblies of God, died January 12, two days before his 80th birthday.

July 21, 2021   •   

Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu Share the Secret of Finding ‘Happiness in Troubled Times’

His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the irrepressible spiritual duo, Nobel Peace Laureates and self-described “mischievous brothers ” known for their playful banter, are the stars in a new film that explores their extraordinary friendship spanning decades.

January 7, 2021   •   

In Memoriam: Andrea Han Jingtao, Underground Catholic Bishop in China

Bishop Andrea Han Jingtao, a leader in China’s underground Catholic Church, died December 30 at age 99.

December 3, 2020   •   

Pope Francis Expands Non-European Representation in College of Cardinals

Pope Francis appointed 13 new members to the College of Cardinals in November, including the first African American and prelates from Rwanda, Brunei, Chile and the Philippines.

November 17, 2020   •   

In Memoriam: Rabbi Jonathan Sacks

Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, orthodox rabbi who served as chief rabbi of United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013, passed away November 7.

November 10, 2020   •   

In Memoriam: Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. Senior Pastor of Hope Christian Church

Senior pastor at Hope Christian Church, Bishop Harry Jackson Jr., known for his moderate voice, passed away 9 November 2020.

September 6, 2020   •   

A New Normal in the Middle East?

Developments roll forward following the announcement August 15 of the “Abraham Accord,” that established diplomatic relations between the UAE and Israel.

July 18, 2020   •   

Dalai Lama’s Debut Music Album Mixes Mantras, Chants and Buddhist Teachings

His Holiness the Dalai Lama has released and album of religious music intended to counter spiritual malaise while prompting positive change amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 21, 2020   •   

Geneticist Winner of Templeton Prize Unites Faith and Science

Director of the National Institutes of Health Francis Collins, who headed the team that completed the Human Genome Project n 2003, is awarded the 2020 Templeton Prize. Past recipients have included Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

June 8, 2020   •   

Pope Calls For a More Habitable and Humane Society on World Environment Day

Urging global solidarity aimed at respecting and protecting the planet’s biodiversity, Pope Francis addressed a letter to Colombian President Ivan Duque in celebration of World Environment Day June 5.

June 2, 2020   •   

Religious Leaders Urge Peaceful Protests, Not Violence

Cities erupted in violence this weekend over the death of George Floyd on May 25, an unarmed black man who died in police custody.

December 26, 2019   •   

Pope Francis’ Christmas Message Focuses on Change

Pope Francis has urged the Catholic Church to think about new ways of evangelizing to counter the growing secularization of the West, describing the effort as the Church's “first and most important duty.“

April 25, 2019   •   

Blessed are the Peacemakers in a Time of Injustice and Violence

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God—Matthew 5:9.

May 1, 2018   •   

In Memoriam: Dr. James Cone, Father of Black Liberation Theology

The late Rev. Dr. James Hal Cone once described himself as “the angriest theologian in America.” He is known as the founder of Black Liberation Theology.

February 21, 2018   •   

In Memoriam, Rev. Billy Graham (1918-2018)

Billy Graham, who passed away Wednesday, February 21 at age 99, rose from humble beginnings to become one of the most influential religious voices of the 20th century. He preached to American presidents and reached an estimated 2.2 billion with the gospel.