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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...


01 Nov, 2017, 12:10 GMT The Charles Bronfman Prize Now Accepting Nominations for 2018; Annual $100,000 Award Honors Young Humanitarians whose Work Improves the World

The Charles Bronfman Prize today announced the call for nominations from around the world for its 2018 award. Each year, the Prize celebrates the...


31 Oct, 2017, 16:53 GMT World Religion News: Should Ukrainian Priests Preach in Crimea and What For? UGCC and UOC Differ in Views

In his article published on WorldReligionNews.com on October 27, 2017, Priest Jean Joseph Ecole, Professor Emeritus of the French Université...


26 Oct, 2017, 14:03 BST The Ninth Measure Releases 'Homecoming' as New Praise and Worship CD

The Ninth Measure, the acclaimed Praise and Worship band based in Denver, released their debut CD this week featuring 12 original songs. Providing...


24 Oct, 2017, 07:00 BST The 14th International Christian Medical Conference Was Held in Russia under Auspices of WCDN

Many Christian doctors from across the world came together, presented and shared various divine healing cases, which had occurred by the power of...


06 Oct, 2017, 14:00 BST Templestay & Temple Food Takes Over New York - Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games with Templestay

- Templestay promotional event from September 24 through 30 at the Astor Center, New York finished successfully - Presented taste of...


06 Oct, 2017, 11:46 BST Christian Friends Flood Jerusalem

Evangelicals have become a dominant force of support globally for Israel The Feast of Tabernacles has become a magnet in Jerusalem, drawing tens...


02 Oct, 2017, 10:43 BST Mansour bin Zayed Launches "Hajj: Memories of a Journey" Exhibition

H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, launched the "Hajj: Memories of a Journey"...


21 Sep, 2017, 17:18 BST Persecution Against Pakistani Christians Discussed in the United Nations

The European Organization for Pakistani Minorities organised an event entitled "Persecution without Prosecution: The Plights of Pakistani...


12 Sep, 2017, 17:20 BST A Pillar of Islam that Unites Millions

Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Millions of Muslims from every country and every culture unite in Saudi Arabia one time every year for...


07 Sep, 2017, 14:00 BST Makkah: One of the Most International Cities in the World During Hajj

More than 1.8 billion people share the faith of Islam across the world. As a key pillar of Islam, every able-bodied Muslim should undertake the...


06 Sep, 2017, 20:46 BST International Icons Speak on Hajj and Islam

For centuries, millions of Muslims have travelled to Makkah from every corner of the globe for the annual Hajj pilgrimage - the largest annual...


06 Sep, 2017, 13:35 BST Hajj 2017: Women Attend in Large Numbers

The annual Hajj pilgrimage unites millions of people in the heart of the Arabian Peninsula - the birthplace of Islam. This year, the Kingdom has...


05 Sep, 2017, 04:00 BST Hajj 2017 Comes to a Close

More than 2.35 million pilgrims have completed Hajj this year, fulfilling their religious duty in peace and unity at the holiest city in Islam,...


31 Aug, 2017, 10:24 BST Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ministry of Culture and Information: Hajj is the Largest Peaceful Global Gathering

The Hejaz valley in Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and the most celebrated place on earth. For centuries, millions of Muslims have...


31 Aug, 2017, 07:36 BST 2 Million Pilgrims Arrive in Makkah to Perform Hajj

With the annual Hajj pilgrimage having officially started, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has announced the arrival of 2 million pilgrims to the Holy...


29 Aug, 2017, 19:44 BST EWTN Global Catholic Network Opens U.K. Studio

Facility Located at Historic Walsingham Site EWTN Global Catholic Network has opened its first studio and office in the United Kingdom. The...


29 Aug, 2017, 07:00 BST Saudi Arabia Launches Digital Platforms to Give the Entire World a Window to View the Hajj

Hajj2017.org and SaudiWelcomesTheWorld.org to provide updates to pilgrims, worldwide audiences and media The Ministry of Culture and Information...


26 Aug, 2017, 11:05 BST Saudi Arabia Says 1.497 Million Pilgrims Arrive for Hajj

The Kingdom is expecting to welcome around two million international pilgrims in total Saudi Arabia has to date welcomed 1.497 million pilgrims...