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Young people ‘indispensable’ in building peace

Lay Centre resident Lailatul Fitriyah, a Muslim student from Indonesia, offered her reflections on peace building at a luncheon at The Lay Centre, with more than a dozen Ambassadors to the Holy See. The 14 January luncheon also served to inaugurate The Lay … Continue reading

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Lay Centre launches 30th year with ambassadors’ luncheon

By Matthew Doeing The Lay Centre inaugurated celebrations for its 30th anniversary year in Rome, 14 January, with its sights clearly set on the future. The resident community was deeply honoured to host a luncheon meeting with Vatican diplomats and their … Continue reading

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DePaul University in Rome: Learning to be instruments of peace and justice

In the early part of the 13th century, Giovanni Pietro di Bernardone (who went on to become Saint Francis of Assisi) underwent a transformative experience that inspired him to eschew the wealth and privilege to which he had been born, … Continue reading

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Muslims and Christians in dialogue in Rome

Twenty-eight Muslim students from Cambridge Muslim College and from the Centre of Islamic Theology, Tübingen University, were in Rome for an intensive program in interreligious dialogue. The program, which ran from 9 May through to 14 May, was coordinated by … Continue reading

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Peace is ‘a spiritual goal,’ Archbishop Gallagher says

Peace is “ultimately a spiritual goal” and, as such, religions have “an important role” to play in creating a culture of peace, said Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, at a conference organized by The Lay … Continue reading

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Keys to peace: outreach, education, encounter

Education, interreligious engagement and encounters between the various sects within a religion are three ways in which religions can promote a culture of peace, said Ambassador Nigel Baker, the British Ambassador to the Holy See, at a conference organized by The … Continue reading

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Five preconditions for interfaith understanding

The “key precondition” for world peace is “peace between religions,” said Ambassador Annette Schavan, the German Ambassador to the Holy See, at a conference organized by The Lay Centre last month. The ambassador was a respondent, along with British Ambassador to … Continue reading

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