Dalai Lama joins Glastonbury festival, urges world demilitarization

Demonstrators attend a peace rally
By Miko Morelos

The Dalai Lama came to Britain's famous Glastonbury festival to speak of peace and call for world demilitarization, getting more attention that Kanye West. "If the Dalai Lama was the most talked-about appearance at the festival, then Kanye West was the most controversial."

Hiroshima and Nagasaki pilgrimage to seek action to end nuclear threats

By Peter Kenny

A group from the World Council of Churches is to embark on a pilgrimage two the only two cities in the world ever attacked with atomic bombs – Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan.

Thousands of Christians hold protest rally outside burned Galilee church

By Peter Kenny

Thousands of Christians have held a protest rally in the Galilee, near the historic church in northern Israel that was seriously damaged after a suspected arson attack which included anti-Christian sentiment scrawled in Hebrew on a wall.

US Episcopal Church chooses first black presiding bishop

By Peter Kenny

The U.S. Episcopal Church has elected its first black presiding bishop in Salt Lake City, where the Anglican denomination is discussing its stance on same-sex marriage, the Israel-Palestine issue and gun violence.

World Lutheran body votes not to invest in fossil fuels

By Peter Kenny

The Lutheran World Federation has announced that it will not invest in fossil fuels joining other church, civic and faith-related bodies acting on their commitments to climate justice.

If N. Ireland pastor who said Islam is 'satanic' is jailed, Muslim cleric 'will join' him

By Peter Kenny

An imam in Northern Ireland is vowing to go to jail with a pastor if he is convicted for describing Islam as "satanic", and a Catholic priest has branded a pending court case as "absurd".

Pope Francis says work with World Council of Churches 'must continue'

By Peter Kenny

Pope Francis says that dialogue with the World Council of Churches that began 50 years ago "must continue" despite divisions that inhibit Christian unity.

World Lutheran body votes not to invest in fossil fuels

By Peter Kenny

The Lutheran World Federation has announced that it will not invest in fossil fuels joining other church, civic and faith-related bodies acting on their commitments to climate justice.

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