religion

The State Department has a "rigidly narrow" view of diplomacy that neglects religion's role in foreign affairs, a prominent Catholic ambassador charged on Sunday (April 17) as he announced his resignation.

That the true intentions of a religious organization, the Muslim Brotherhood, would become the most hotly debated issue surrounding the overthrow of Egypt's president, Hosni Mubarak, would have garnered guffaws among Western intellectuals only four decades ago.

Throughout the world, billions of people rely on their faith to lift them above lives of hardship or the banality of arid secularism. For them, belief trumps politics, and efforts to influence them must incorporate faith as part of any appeal.

Two U.S. State Department employees — one who speaks out against anti-Semitism, the other against Islamaphobia – have teamed up to promote a global campaign to get young people to combat racial, ethnic and religious bigotry by volunteering their time for people unlike them.

March 28, 2011

President Dr Ram Baran Yadav today inaugurated a three-day Conference on ‘Buddhism: Traditional Practices and Pluralistic Innovations’. Scholars and Buddhist monks from Nepal, India, Thailand, South Korea, Myanmar, Japan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan are participating in the conference.

Throughout the world, billions of people rely on their faith to lift them above lives of hardship or the banality of arid secularism. For them, belief trumps politics, and efforts to influence them must incorporate faith as part of any appeal.

On March 25, 2011, the USC Center on Public Diplomacy hosted a conference on Faith Diplomacy which addressed key issues of faith in an increasingly connected world. In addition, the conference aimed to provide a better understanding of the role religion plays in foreign policy.

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