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Catholics, Protestants and Confucians join Muslims in Jakarta to say ‘no to extremism’
The country's largest Islamic movement is organising an interfaith gathering for 17January. Some 10,000 people are expected. "With this mass rally we want to bring the message that diversity should be the strength of the nation. We have to show that peaceful coexistence is possible,” said a Bishops’ Conference official. For a Muslim leader, the goal is to promote “in a predominantly Muslim Indonesia moderate ideas that embrace religious tolerance.”
18/01/2016 18:29:00 INDONESIA
Ten thousand people from all religions rally in Jakarta against terrorism
Muslim, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, Confucian, and Taoists leaders join high-ranking government officials to reiterate that Indonesia "will not give in to the threat of terrorism." For Defence minister, "Every religion teaches the fundamental principle of love,” whilst “Every act of terror goes against the true values of every faith and for this reason we reject them." The death toll rises to eight. The authorities have 12 suspects under arrest.
No to terrorism during Ramadan, chairman of Russia's muftis says
On the eve of the holy month of Ramadan Russians Muslims pray for Beslan victims as well.
25/05/2016 16:16:00 PAKISTAN
Activists from different religions pursue peace-building in Pakistan, against hatred and terrorism
Tehreek Rwadari, an interfaith movement that promotes respect for all religions and peace building in the country, celebrated its first anniversary yesterday. At the event, activists stressed the difficulties minorities, women and children face, as well as the lack of security. Extremism, mistrust and intolerance are the root causes.
High turnout among Christians in Palestinian election
Hope and uncertainty among the people, says Bethlehem sociologist. Christians have no problems with Mahmoud Abbas. Patriarch Sabbah will hold a press conference on the election's results next Thursday.
Hindu leader says terrorism is foreign to his people
Catholic priest tells AsiaNews about the many episodes of anti-Christian violence by Hindu extremists in the state of Orissa and elsewhere. Indian states run by Hindu nationalist parties do not protect Christians from Hindu violence.
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