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A blow for freedom must be used for freedom

MUMBAI (UCAN): This year marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, an event which changed the history of western Europe and much of the rest of the world.

At its heart is Martin Luther’s claim that the individual could seek and find God in the depths of his soul, not through obedience to a corrupt external Church structure. The first blow for freedom of choice, for freedom of conscience was struck here.

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St. Francis as a pioneer of mission among Muslims

HONG KONG (SE): St. Francis of Assisi is well known for his finely tuned sense of appreciation of nature, as well as being a dedicated peace-maker, but at an evening held at the Anatolia Dialogue Centre in Wan Chai, Franciscan Brother Raymond Yeung Yim portrayed him as a dedicated, ground-breaking missionary among people of the Muslim faith.

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Marrakesh Declaration a watershed in the Muslim world

MARRAKESH (SE): Zouhir Louassini, a Muslim journalist from Italy’s state-owned 24-hour news channel, described the Marrakesh Declaration drawn up by 300 Muslim clerics and scholars as a highly important step forward in addressing the plight of religious minorities in Muslim majority countries, in an article published in L’Osservatore Romano on January 29.

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Walking for respect and understanding

KUALA LUMPUR (AsiaNews): “Unity will always be the focus as we grow together as Malaysians. We each have our own religions and our religion is our own way to God, and we need to respect each other’s journey,” Father Simon LaBrooy, the parish priest at the Church of the Divine Mercy in Selangor, Malaysia, said.

His parish has organised a walk to promote understanding and respect among people, regardless of religion, ethnicity or race for the past three years.

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Interfaith dialogue vital for China

 

ROME (Agencies): “Interfaith dialogue is something that China, which will have the world’s largest Christian population in 20 years, lives with every day,” theologian, Harvey Cox, said at a book launch at the Gregorian University in Rome on November 30, in launching Catholic Engagement with World Religions: A Comprehensive Study in dialogue with its two editors, Karl Josef Cardinal Becker, from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Ilaria Morali, from the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

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