DECLARATION OF THE COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY LEADERS IN ISRAEL

The Jerusalem Patriarchate - 6/11/16 November 2, 2016 We, the leaders of the major religions in Israel and members of the Council of Religious Community Leaders, believe in the Creator, who rules the world with benevolence and mercy, and requires of us to live with all persons in peace and mutual respect. Our religious heritages teach that peace ...

Announcement from the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Ecumenical Patriarchate  - April 2016 In recent months, the Ecumenical Patriarchate and His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew personally have vigilantly followed the developments and tragic conflicts generally in the Middle East and the persecution of Christians there. In this regard, His All-Holiness has in manifold ways expressed his profound concern for the serious plight of the refugees. ...

His Holiness Aram I receives representatives of the Coalition of Religious Communities in Lebanon

April 2015 8 April 2015. On Wednesday, representatives of the Interfaith Coalition of Religious Leaders met with His Holiness Aram I and invited him to a special event to be held on 12 April commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Lebanese civil war, which was to take place at the Martyr’s Square, a symbol of division ...

Statement by the Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago

THE COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS OF METROPOLITAN CHICAGO - February 2015 The Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago, at which Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA is represented by His Grace Bishop Daniel issued a formal statement addressing the atrocities perpetrated by ISIS in the recent beheading of two Japanese citizens and the burning alive ...

Turkish Opposition Leader Meets Non-Muslim Religious Leaders

CHP leader Kemal K?l?çdaro?lu (R) shake hands with Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew in ?stanbul on Monday (Photo: Cihan).

http://www.todayszaman.com - 27/1/15 Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu and non-Muslim religious leaders of Turkey discussed on Monday the problems of minorities in the country. In his remarks to reporters in Istanbul following the meeting closed to press, Kilicdaroglu said that during the meeting he listened to the problems of religious leaders. Kilicdaroglu stated that while some of ...

Syrian Religious Leaders Denounce Violence

http://www.syriaonline.sy - 15/1/15 Minister of Religious Endowments "Awqaf" Mohammad Abdul-Sattar al-Sayyed stressed that whoever legitimizes the killing, terrorism and massacres has nothing to do with the heavenly messages, morals or human values. Visiting the Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate and the Arminian Orthodox Archdiocese on the centennial anniversary of the Ottoman genocide of "Seyfo" against the Syriacs and the Armenians ...

“Middle Eastern Religious Leaders Bear the Historical Responsibility to Promote a Culture of Living Together” Catholicos Aram I

October 2014 11 October 2014. On Saturday, Bishop Shahé Panossian, the Prelate of Lebanon, represented His Holiness Aram I at a conference organized by Adyan, the Lebanese foundation for Interreligious Studies and Spiritual Solidarity, at the Notre Dame Du Puits-Bqennaya. After thanking the organizers for their timely initiative, he read the message of the Catholicos Aram ...

Ethiopia: Religious Leaders Calls for Support for National Development

17/9/13 Adis Ababa — Ethiopia's religious leaders have urged Ethiopians to uphold peace and support the country's efforts in national development in their New Year messages for 2006 (Ethiopian Calendar). The leaders noted that upholding the ongoing peace and national development endeavours in the upcoming new Ethiopian year should be the concern of all. They called on Ethiopians ...

African Religious Leaders Reject Obama’s Call For Gay Rights

FREDRICK NZWILI -7/7/13 NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Religious leaders in Africa strongly rebuked President Obama’s call to decriminalize homosexuality, suggesting it’s the reason why he received a less-than-warm welcome during a recent trip to the continent. In a news conference in Senegal during his three-nation tour, just as the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal ban on ...

Metropolitan Zacharia Mar Aprem represents Indian Orthodox at the Conference of Religious Leaders of Asia

17/2/13 - Liju Cherian Correspondent - OCP News Service JAKARTA, Indonesia: Dr Zacharia Mar Aprem, Diocese Metropolitan of Adoor, (Kerala). will represent Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Syrian Church at the 3-day conference on Asia Conference of Muslim Christian Religious Leaders in Jakarta, Indonesia from February 26-28, 2013. The Conference is one of the joint initiatives of CCA and FABC ...

Ethiopia: Religious Leaders Confirm Wolkayit Sugar Project Has No Negative Impact On Waldeba Monastery

An Ethiopian Orthodox Priest Monk

30/3/2012 Gondar — Religious leaders in North Gondar Zone of Amhara State confirmed that the Wolkayit Sugar Development Project will have no negative impact on the Waldeba Monastery. A public consultative forum was held in Gondar Town with a view to creating awareness on the baseless information being disseminated by anti-development forces concerning the project. The religious leaders ...

Interfaith Eco-Conference Reveals Need To Educate Religious Leaders

22/3/2012 Miriam Kresh “I came today, not to say anything new – but to learn.” So the Greek Orthodox Archbishop, Dr. Elias Chacour, began the Interfaith Climate and Energy Conference that took place yesterday, March 19, in Jerusalem. The conference was organized by the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development together with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. The Archbishop’s frank ...

Meeting of Religious Leaders at the Phanar

21/2/2012 On Saturday, February 18, 2012, a meeting of religious leaders and representatives of the various Christian Communities in Turkey was chaired by His All-Holiness at the Phanar. Among those in attendance were Metropolitan Geron Constantine of Nicaea, the representative of the Armenian Community in Istanbul, Archbishop Aram Ateshian, as well as the Patriarchal Vicar of ...

Religious Leaders Back Putin For President

9/2/2012 Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin took a "vacation day" on February 8 to meet as a presidential candidate with religious leaders at the Danilov Monastery in Moscow, where the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, characterized Putin's time in charge of Russia as a "miracle." The patriarch told Putin religious leaders wanted to ...

Religious Leaders Call For Sniper Withdrawal In Nagorno-Karabakh

30/11/2011 YEREVAN -- The leading religious leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia have called for a withdrawal of snipers from the front lines in the disputed breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh to stop bloodshed amid more reported casualties in the conflict zone, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports. Russian Patriarch Kiril read out a statement that he made jointly ...

Religious Leaders Call Obama to Take Bold Action for Middle East Peace

By Daniel Blake | Christian Post Contributor 1/7/2011 Religious leaders from the Evangelical, Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox Churches have called upon President Obama to take “bold action” to establish peace in Israel and Palestine. In a letter drafted by “Churches for Middle East Peace” this week the president was urged to make a clear and bold stance in ...

Patriarch Kirill: European population will die if it fails to come back to its Spiritual Sources

Moscow, June 22, Interfax - Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill urged European religious leaders to make collective efforts to pursue the revival of Christianity within the continent. "The Russian Orthodox Church proposes that European Christian communities unite to become partners of the states and European civil community in pursuing the revival of tangible ...

European Council of Religious Leaders to meet in Moscow for the First Time

Moscow, May 5, Interfax - The European Council of Religious Leaders will hold its annual meeting from June 21-23 in Moscow for the first time. As was proposed by the Russian Orthodox Church, the ECRL will consider Human Rights and Traditional Values in Europe. The ECRL is one of the four regional interreligious councils under the ...

Religious Leaders of Finland visit Phanar

28/2/2011 On Monday, February 28, 2011, His All-Holiness Bartholomew received religious leaders of various denominations in Finland. Among the visitors were Archbishop Leo of Karelia and All Finland; Kari Makinen, Lutheran Archbishop; Elsigkiou Teemu Sippo, Roman Catholic Bishop; Archdeacon Jyrki Harkonen; and Mr. Kaj Appelberg. The religious leaders also visited the Orthodox Theological School of Halki ...

Turkey: Undue interference in the choice of Religious Leaders

Turkey recognises only four religions: Sunni Islam, the Greek Orthodox Church, the Armenian Apostolic Church and Judaism. It also seeks to determine which religious leaders are elected. Foreign policy appears to shape its choices. By: Asia News Ankara (AsiaNews/F18) – The Turkish government continues to interfere in who leads the Greek Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic and Jewish communities. ...