» 09/19/2006, 00.00
David-Maria A. Jaeger, ofm
What the Christian Pope thinks about Islam matters to the Muslim world
Muslims' offended reaction to the Pope's Regensburg speech (or rather to the partial information reported by the media) shows how the Pontiff has become a kind of "arbiter" of universal morality to which even Muslims subscribe. Neither John Paul II nor Benedict XVI has ever adhered to the 'Clash of Civilisations' theory.
Jews and Catholics see roots of the financial crisis in moral crisis
Document of the Bilateral Commission of the Delegations of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and the Holy See’s Commission for Religious Relations with Jews. The duty to ensure basic human needs, especially the "weak", as foreigners, or the countries and companies that need help. In reaffirmation of the universal distribution of destinazzione dela land should be promoted a culture of "restraint" and must think of a "partial remission of debts" of individuals and families.
19/10/2004 VATICAN - ISRAEL
Christians and Jews to protect the sacred character of Jerusalem
29/09/2004 ISRAEL - PALESTINE
At least 4351 Israelis and Palestinians have died in four years of intifada
Palestinian political life has been one important casualty.
Moral issue decisive for Bush re-election
For 22% of American voters, moral values were "most important issue" in determining choice between Bush and Kerry. 55% of practicing Catholics voted Republican.
Indian religious leaders ask government to decriminalise but not legalise homosexuality
Muslim, Hindu, Christian and Sikh leaders send a memorandum to Prime Minister Singh. A ruling by the High Court in New Delhi is creating a lot of “confusion” that represents a “grave danger to the social fabric of society.” The Church promotes meetings in Mumbai to bring clarity to the ongoing debate.
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