Topic: Religious Leaders

  • Mideast-Trip-Report-v1-FEAT

    Pope Francis visited sacred sites recognized by Muslims, Christians, and Jews, including the Western Wall. He met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and a range of other religious leaders, made unexpected stops at a terror memorial and at the separation wall that surrounds the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and he inserted himself into the peace process with a surprise invitation to a prayer summit at the Vatican. More

    May 30, 2014 | Comments

  • pope-francis-trip-final-FEAT

    The pope’s pilgrimage is intended on one level to commemorate the 1964 meeting between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras that ended a thousand years of estrangement between Eastern and Western Christianity. But there are other agendas as well: interfaith dialogue, the Middle East peace process, the diminishing Christian presence in the Holy Land, encounters with Jewish and Palestinian religious and political leaders. More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

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    “It’s not that religious leaders are in a position to take political initiatives. But they represent the identities of the people, and to ignore the possibilities of interreligious support is rather short-sighted.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • Father-Alex_FEAT

    The Holy Land meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew should “reaffirm our commitment to the dialogue of love, to the dialogue of truth, and to a sense of unity moving toward a sense of communion.” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • Mitri-Raheb-FEAT

    “Pope John Paul II played a very important role in ending the Soviet era in Poland. I would like to see this pope saying, ‘The Holy Land did not experience peace for the last 3,000 years. Isn’t it overdue?'” More

    May 23, 2014 | Comments

  • Canon-Convo-d2-FEAT

    “In the first thousand years of the Church about 80 popes were made saints. In the next 900 years, just three. There’s this renewed push now to make popes into saints, and that’s not always how it was done in the Church.” More

    April 25, 2014 | Comments

  • reese-president-pope-FEAT

    President Obama visited Pope Francis for the first time this week (March 27).”The principal focus of the meeting was talking about issues of peace, international issues, and also talking about how to help poor people, how to help the marginalized all over the world,” says Father Tom Reese, an authority on the Vatican and senior analyst for National Catholic Reporter. “This is an area where the pope and President Obama are on the same page.” More

    March 28, 2014 | Comments

  • FEAT-SecularEthics800

    Emory University students in “Secular Ethics 101” learn compassion meditation and discuss the possibility of an ethic that will unite the world. More

    February 21, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-un-vatican-abuse-report-800

    “If we had had 30 or 40 bishops in this country stand up and say, ‘I’ve made a mistake. I take full responsibility. I’m sorry, and I resign,’ we wouldn’t be where we are today,” says Rev. Thomas Reese, a senior analyst at the National Catholic Reporter. More

    February 7, 2014 | Comments

  • feat-camden-priest-2-800

    According to Father Michael Doyle, crime and poverty in Camden, New Jersey are worse today than when he first arrived there 39 years ago. But through his church’s ministry of feeding, housing, and educating the poor, Father Doyle sees hope for what the FBI considers the most dangerous city in America. “We’re working against the odds, but I think God is on our side,” he says. More

    January 17, 2014 | Comments

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