Thursday, April 2, 2015

Leaders debate roles of religion and secularism

Speakers of various faiths, including atheism, discuss freedom to worship during Our Whole Society event
Panelists Alia Hogben (left), Doug Todd, and Paul Marshall take questions from the audience during an interfaith conference at UBC Robson Square March 24. Agnieszka Krawczynski / The B.C. Catholic.
In a time when terrorist groups behead innocents in the name of Islam, members of religious groups in Vancouver met to discuss how Canada's vast religious landscape can exist in harmony. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Also newly posted:

The blood of martyrs sustains the Church: Pontiff
Young men take a selfie with Pope Francis as he leaves his general audience in St. Peter's Square April 1. CNS photo / Paul Haring.
Pope Francis, in his general audience address for Holy Week, said that the Christian martyrs of today, by the shedding of their blood, join with Christ in serving the Church through their witness. For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

Act for peace in Syria, says petition
Syrian refugee children at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp in Jordan form the word "Syria" during an event to commemorate four years of the Syrian conflict, March 15. CNS photo / Muhammad Hamed, Reuters.
The Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace launched a petition March 30, urging the Prime Minister to "act for peace in Syria." For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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