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August 10, 2014

An open letter to Ban Ki-moon on the fate of Mosul’s Christians

A version of this article appeared online and in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 08, 2014, on page 7.

A group of liberal-minded Muslim and Christian Lebanese professionals and academics has written an open letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressing grave concern about the latest persecution of Christians in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul by the “Islamic State.” Here is the text of the letter prepared by the group, which prides itself on embodying the best that Lebanon has produced by way of peaceful pluralistic coexistence and mutual respect among the 18 religious ...

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May 20, 2014

Neighbor and Neighborhood: A dialogue of the Sikh Coalition and the PC(USA)

The Sikh Coalition, Presbyterian Men in the Presbytery of New York City, the Church of the Covenant, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, West-Park Presbyterian Church, the Committee on Witness to Society and the World in the Presbytery of New York City, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Interfaith Relations and Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations joined in a unique partnership to offer three dialogue events over the weekend of February 1 and 2, marking World Interfaith Harmony Week. The Sikh Coalition created a video about the dialogue experience:

 

Contact Christine Hong if you would like information about hosting a ...

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January 31, 2014

An invitation to dialogues in New York between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Sikh Coalition

Mark Koenig, director of the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations offers an invitation to dialogues between the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the Sikh Coalition to mark World Interfaith Harmony Week. The dialogues are sponsored by the Sikh Coalition, the Presbyterian Church's Office of Interfaith Relations, the Committee on Witness to Society and the World of the Presbytery of New York City, Presbyterian Men in the Presbytery of New York City, the Church of the Covenant, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, West-Park Presbyterian Church and the Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations.

Thanks to Esther Lee for the video ...

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January 28, 2014

Neighbor and Neighborhood: A dialogue of the Sikh Coalition and the PC(USA)

World Interfaith Harmony Week

World Interfaith Harmony Week is observed during the first week of February.

The Sikh Coalition, Presbyterian Men in the Presbytery of New York City, the Church of the Covenant, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, West-Park Presbyterian Church, the Committee on Witness to Society and the World in the Presbytery of New York City, and the Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Office of Interfaith Relations and Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations have come together in a unique partnership to offer three dialogue events over the weekend of February 1 and 2.

Simran Jeet Singh, Senior Religion Fellow of the Sikh Coalition, and Christine ...

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March 14, 2012

Statement of the Secretary General on the Arson Attack of the Rida Mosque in Belgium

From Religions for Peace:

The arson attack on the Rida mosque in Brussels on Monday 12 March 2012 has killed Imam Abdallah Dadou. The Imam was also a husband and the father of four children. For all of the members of Religions for Peace, the attack on this mosque which resulted in his death was despicable. Religions for Peace rejects this arson attack as an illegal, violent, ugly and morally offensive act. We call upon the relevant authorities to advance justice in accordance with the law. 

Events such as these deeply wound our hearts. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to ...

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