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Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan joined British singer-songwriter Yusuf Islam at the official opening of an eco-friendly mosque in Cambridge recently. Mr Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, is patron of the Cambridge Mosque Trust according to the mosque’s website. The mosque is described on its website as ‘Europe’s first eco-mosque’ which has green features […]

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The first ever global study focusing on the role of religious leaders and religious communities in promoting children’s rights was launched recently in Geneva to honour the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). The study “Faith and Children’s Rights” is intended as a resource to support the efforts of […]

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Leaders of different religious communities in Bangladesh called upon their fellow citizens to reject violence in the name of religion and work to establish peace by upholding harmony. No religion allows violence, they said at the inauguration of the Bangladesh Inter-Religious Forum for Peace and Harmony (BIRFPH) in Dhaka recently. The forum’s coordinator Syed Tayabul […]

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Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church, has launched a proposal for a global educational pact to educate to universal solidarity, a “new humanism”. To do this, he is inviting the representatives of the main religions, the exponents of international organizations and the various humanitarian institutions, from the academic, economic, political and cultural world to […]

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