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19 Feb, 2018, 06:00 GMT Adyan Foundation in Lebanon to Get 35th Niwano Peace Prize

The Niwano Peace Foundation will award the 35th Niwano Peace Prize to the Adyan Foundation in Lebanon in recognition of its continued service to...


15 Feb, 2018, 18:28 GMT House of MEA: Muslim Fashion Hits London Fashion Week for the First Time

Fashion Scout, Freemason's Hall, 60 Queens Street, WC2B 5AZ 16th February 2018, 7.30pm TECHNIQUE | HERITAGE | CONTEMPORARY | DIVERSITY |...


14 Feb, 2018, 13:28 GMT Al Rayan Bank (UK) Issues Largest Ever Sterling Sukuk for £250m

Al Rayan Bank, the UK's largest Islamic bank* and one of the fastest growing banks in the country**, has become the first bank in the world to...


09 Feb, 2018, 14:00 GMT Rael in support of Iceland's circumcision ban

Rael, founder and spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement, has welcomed the recent announcement made by Iceland MPs to outlaw...


06 Feb, 2018, 12:55 GMT What People Don't Know About the Beatles and the Guru They Visited in India 50 Years Ago.

Maharishi & Me: Seeking Enlightenment with the Beatles' Guru to be released in February: www.susanshumsky.com, www.drsusan.org Feb. to Apr.:...


30 Jan, 2018, 19:51 GMT IPT Investigation Finds Anti-Semites and Hamas supporters in Google/YouTube Imams Symposium: Wiesenthal Center Dean Calls for its Cancellation

A symposium sponsored by Google and YouTube scheduled for Wednesday in London features a roster of known Islamist militants, anti-Semites, Israel...


26 Jan, 2018, 05:00 GMT Buddhist Leader Ikeda Urges Human Rights Focus as Key to Resolution of Global Issues and Nuclear Weapons Abolition

On January 26, 2018, Buddhist philosopher Daisaku Ikeda, President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI), issued his annual peace proposal, titled...


22 Jan, 2018, 17:39 GMT The Orthodox Times: Religious Buildings in Kazakhstan to be Labeled 16+

The Orthodox Times has published an article by Jelena Rakocevic on the current situation in the religious sphere in the Republic of Kazakhstan....


19 Jan, 2018, 15:31 GMT Indonesian Halal Scientist wins King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam

Indonesian research scientist Irwandi Jaswir has been named the winner of this year's King Faisal Prize for Service to Islam in recognition of...


16 Jan, 2018, 16:44 GMT World Religion News Publishes an Article Commenting on Why the Ecumenical Patriarch Ignores the Problem of Jerusalem

World Religion News has published an article by Claude Moniquet, Co-Founder of the European Strategic Intelligence and Security Center,...


09 Jan, 2018, 11:00 GMT Seyran Ates: "Iranian Mullahs and Government are the Real Terrorists"

- European Citizens' Initiative STOP EXTREMISM already has 300,000 signatures The Berlin lawyer and Islamic women's rights activist...


22 Dec, 2017, 11:49 GMT World Religion News: Does Turkey Oppress Religious Minorities?

Grégory Mathieu of World Religion News in his new article brings up the subject of the relationship between the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate in...


20 Dec, 2017, 19:06 GMT Unity and Dialogue will Steer Kurdistan Towards a Better Future

Bafel Talabani, son of Jalal Talabani and an advisor to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, today called for the civil unrest seen in the region to...


20 Dec, 2017, 18:28 GMT Prominent Israeli philanthropist Morris Kahn contributes $1 million to the Genesis Prize-Natalie Portman initiative to empower women

Funds available for programs focusing on women's equality now total $2m The Genesis Prize Foundation announced today that Israeli...


13 Dec, 2017, 12:58 GMT Friends of Zion Museum Awards President Trump in White House Ceremony

President Donald Trump received the Friends of Zion Award from Dr. Mike Evans founder of the Friends of Zion Museum in Jerusalem. The event...


07 Dec, 2017, 08:45 GMT Ryzodeg® Significantly Reduces the Risk of Low Blood Sugar in People With Type 2 Diabetes who Fast During Ramadan

In people with type 2 diabetes who fast during Ramadan, Ryzodeg® (insulin degludec/insulin aspart) reduced the overall rate of low blood sugar...


06 Dec, 2017, 17:10 GMT LaPresse: The King of Morocco Expresses His Concern to the President of the United States

The King of Morocco Mohammed VI, as Chairman of the Committee Al Qods, sent a message to the President of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump,...


03 Dec, 2017, 10:17 GMT Italian Senators Raise Question in the Senate to Stop Pakistan's GSP Plus and Ask to Stop Persecution Against Christians in Pakistan

Members of the Italian Senate Mr. Domenico DE SIANO, Mr. Franco CARDIELLO, Mr. Enzo FASANO, Mr. Cosimo SIBILIA, Mr. Domenico AURICCHIO Raised a...


01 Dec, 2017, 12:48 GMT WorldReligionNews - Paradox of the Aggressive Secularism: Exclusion of Religion from Public Life Politicizes the Church

Michael Wakelin of WorldReligionNews.com delves into the difficult topic of interactions between Church and State, secular and ecclesiastical -...


29 Nov, 2017, 11:30 GMT KAICIID Launches Global Database of Knowledge on Interreligious Dialogue

The International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID) today launched an online database of resources, publications, and contact directories on...


13 Nov, 2017, 08:00 GMT SGI Buddhist Association Urges Nuclear Weapons Abolition as Moral Imperative at Vatican Conference

Hiromasa Ikeda, Vice President of the Soka Gakkai International (SGI) Buddhist association, joined other participants in stressing the moral case...


09 Nov, 2017, 20:15 GMT Ronald S. Lauder Foundation Celebrates 30 Years of Jewish Education and Community Building in Eastern and Central Europe

Leading voices in academia, philanthropy and diplomacy come together to celebrate the Foundation's work to revitalize European Jewry On...


07 Nov, 2017, 12:00 GMT Academy Award-Winning Actress Natalie Portman Selected as the 2018 Genesis Prize Laureate

$1 million award to be donated to philanthropic programs focused on advancing opportunities for women Today, the Genesis Prize Foundation...


06 Nov, 2017, 15:28 GMT World Religion News: For What Reason Was Another Ukrainian Inter-Religious Council Established and What Did It Achieve?

In his article published on November 2, 2017, James Wilson, Director of the EU Ukraine Business Council, explains that the All-Ukrainian Council...


02 Nov, 2017, 12:14 GMT Balfour Declaration Centenary Provides Key Milestone to Enhance Post-Brexit UK-Israeli Security Ties - Vladimir Sloutsker, President, Israeli Jewish Congress (IJC)

- The UK can learn from Israel's experiences of radical Islam - Security ties between the UK and Israel should increase...