The recent brutal conquests by ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been accompanied by a policy of establishing new political symbols, from the imposition of its own flag (similar to that of al-Qaeda) and the formal interdiction of...KEEP READING
Rising Religious Diplomacy
Faith Diplomacy was in the spotlight in this week's PD News roundup. Pope Francis promoted peace and unity on a trip to Colombia, while spiritual leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia will lead the Nagorno-Karabakh negotiations. Additionally, Saudi Arabia is turning to religion to restore their economy and encourage tourism, and Egypt is set to restore a historic Jewish synagogue in Alexandria.
- Pope Arrives in Colombia to Help Heal Wounds of 50-Year War - Reuters
- Religious Diplomacy as De-Escalation Tool of Karabakh Conflict - Trend News Agency
- Hajj Pilgrim Spending Jumps by 70 Percent - Gulf News
- 'A Great Project for All Egyptians': Egypt to Repair Synagogue in City of Eight Jews - The Guardian
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