Leadership & Religion

Archbishop Antje Hopes Network will Shape and Reshape Things in Sweden and Beyond

Losing control is normally not a sign of achievement. But seeing the A World of Neighbours network beginning to stand on its own feet, gives the Archbishop of Church of Sweden, Antje Jackelén, a sense of excitement. Part of, but not in control. Archbishop Antje Jackélen has a heart in the cause of A World …

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Anti-rasism demo Milan

Breathe

The health emergency has confronted us with our breathing. Normally breathing seems to be completely spontaneous – and when all goes well, it really happens automatically. What we have experienced in the last few months with COVID-19 has confronted us with the difficulties of breathing. Our multicultural congregation in Milan has some members who have …

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The Mayors of Sicily Welcome Refugees: “We need them.”

As the borders to Italy are reopened, several refugee boats have arrived at Sicily and Lampedosa and Italys minister for interior affairs has pleaded to the European Union for support. Many more migrants can be expected. The Maltese government has estimated around 600 000 people trapped in Libya, waiting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according …

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Religious leaders calling for ceasefire

Religions for Peace Echoing Call for Ceasefire 

In response to the Corona-pandemic, UN secretary António Guterres called for a worldwide ceasefire, saying: “Our world faces a common enemy: COVID-19. The virus does not care about ethnicity or nationality, faction or faith.  It attacks all, relentlessly. Meanwhile, armed conflict rages on around the world. The most vulnerable — women and children, people with disabilities, the marginalized and the …

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Pesach – A Refugee Story

Pesach is a Jewish holiday that begins on the 14th of the Jewish month of Nissan. This year, April 8. It lasts for 7 or 8 days, depending on where one lives, with the focal point on the first two evenings, when we gather for a  ritual feast called a seder.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZMHcjDBY14&feature=youtu.be Today, Pesach is …

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Children playing behind fence in Greek refugee camp.

Muslim Jewish Alliance Calls for Action on Situation of Migrants at EU Border

The Muslim Jewish Alliance (MJA) stands in solidarity with all those suffering at the border of Greece and Turkey, just as we stand with those at deadly borders across the world: with the migrants who are under attack for no crime, just for seeking a life of safety, with the humanitarian helpers under attack as …

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