STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESMAN FOR THE SECRETARY-GENERAL ON TERRORIST ATTACKS IN PAKISTAN

We condemn the terrorist attack on worshippers at a Sufi shrine in Sehwan, in Sindh, Pakistan, today. The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as Da’esh, has claimed responsibility for the attack. This attack, claimed by ISIL/Da’esh, follows a suicide bombing at a rally in Lahore on Monday, and a suicide […]

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FEMALE JOURNALISM TO BE GIVEN GREATER ROLE

Press clubs across Pakistan have committed to supporting women in journalism, at a United Nations Information Centre event to mark International Women’s Day supported by the British High Commission and the National Press Club. At the event in Islamabad, the United Nations in Pakistan has offered to host a working group of female journalists in […]

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Muslim wins best supporting Actor award at Oscars

Muslim convert Mahershala Ali has won the best supporting actor Oscar on Sunday for his role played in ‘Moonlight’ as a drug dealer. He is the first Muslim film star to get the coveted Golden statue in the film industry.

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Theresa May RULES out UK burka ban as she says: ‘What a woman wears is a woman’s choice’

The Prime Minister insisted that “what a woman wears is a woman’s choice” when quizzed about the issue. Her remarks follow moves in a string of countries including Germany, France, Austria and Belgium to ban the wearing of full-face veils in public. Mrs May described bans on veils as “divisive” when asked about the moves […]

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Sectarian splits are widening in Islam and lessening in Christianity

ONE OF this week’s most arresting news photographs featured Pope Francis in smiling conversation with President Hassan Rouhani of Iran, who is touring Europe in the hope of asserting his country’s emergence from international isolation. The Iranian visitor asked for the pontiff’s prayers, and the Vatican announced afterwards that “common spiritual values” emerged during the […]

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The Most Revd Dr Thabo Cecil Makgoba, Archbishop of Cape Town

Biography The Most Revd Dr Thabo Cecil Makgoba, Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town was born in 1960 and grew up in Alexandra Township, Johannesburg. He is married to Lungi Manona and they have two children, Nyakallo and Paballo. He holds a BSc, a BA(Honours) in Applied Psychology, and a MEd in Educational Psychology, all from […]

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Government taking steps to ensure interfaith harmony : Minister

Minister says everyone has a duty to practice their own religion instead of nurturing baseless schemas about others. Minister for Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony Sardar Muhammad Yousuf says the government has taken all necessary measures to ensure interfaith harmony and peaceful co existence among all communities. He was addressing the National Conference on Interfaith […]

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The World Interfaith Harmony Week Annual UN Observance Week: Feb. 1-7

Hi TV Report The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a […]

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Vatican delegation visits Syrian Aleppo

Pope Francis has sent an official delegate from the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development to Aleppo in Syria. Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, the Pope’s delegate, visited the war-ravaged city on the 18-23 January, accompanied by Cardinal Mario Zenari, Apostolic Nuncio to Syria, and Msgr. Thomas Habib, Counselor to the Nunciature. A […]

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Pope Francis: ‘never lose faith in God’s providential care’

Pope Francis has invited believers to trust in God’s providential care while doing everything in their power to respond to the challenges that come their way. He was addressing pilgrims gathered in the Paul VI Hall for the weekly General Audience. Resuming his ongoing catechists on Christian hope Pope Francis recalled the courageous figure of […]

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