- Aug 10, 2020
As Muslims for the first time 86 years chant prayers from Istanbul’s famed Hagia Sophia Friday morning, Orthodox Christians worldwide will recite an ancient hymn in lamentation of what they see as a major blow to interreligious coexistence.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged religious leaders on Tuesday to challenge “inaccurate and harmful messages” that are fueling rising ethno-nationalism, stigma, hate speech and conflict as the coronavirus pandemic circles the globe.
Expressing his hopes for a vaccine against the coronavirus, Pope Francis also gave his support to an interreligious day of prayer and fasting for an end to the pandemic.
As COVID-19 continued its spread throughout the United States, leaders from the three main Abrahamic religious traditions gathered for a virtual interreligious dialogue
Two missionary priests in Southeast Asia believe that anti-Christian persecution has “strengthened the prophetic role of Church.”
Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said.