International Women’s Day 2015. 23 March 2015, House of Lords, Committee Room 4. “Every day should be International Women’s Day,” opened Baroness Verma. The resounding applause that followed highlighted Baroness Verma’s firm insistence that “we all [must] work together as it takes people to bring people together.” Women were not the only members of the audience, but “enlightened men.” The men in attendance were commended for their presence as it formed solidarity amongst those in attendance.… Read More Empowering women, empowering humanity: picture it!
Short recapitulation of the talks given at the seminar House of Lords, 9 December 2014 Organised by UPF and Youth UPF Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham (our host for the evening) Lord Nazir Ahmed of Rotherham welcomed everyone to the House of Lords, sharing some of his background and passion for the topic of Religious… Read More Discussing the Present and Future of Religious Education in Schools
By Deacon Athanasius, Metropolis Austria In the discussion around Global Citizenship and my faith I was asked to say a few words about how I think my faith (in my case, the Christian Orthodox faith) influences me in my engagement with people of other cultures and religions. I think and I hope that my faith… Read More Global Citizenship and My Faith
by Matthias Grümayer, Youth Representative of Österreichische Buddhistische Religionsgesellschaft How does your faith help or hinder your engagement with people of other cultures and religions? Buddhism offers tools and practices that help to cultivate openness and care towards other living beings, regardless of species, religions and cultures. What are these? The practice of the 4 Brahmaviharas,… Read More The Buddhist Youth, Global Citizenship and My Practice
By Marijan Oršolić How does your faith help or hinder your engagement with people of other cultures and religions? Dear guests, I come from Bosnia and Herzegovina, a land which is best described by the metaphor of Czech writer, Kundera, as a land of “maximal diversity in a minimal space”. It’s a mosaic composed of… Read More My Faith, the Interreligious Council of BaH and Global Citizenship
By Jennifer Salam Alaikum. Peace be upon you. It’s a pleasure for me to be here and to talk about the topic of religion which is essential for our interreligious faith discussion tonight. Foremost the topic questions are not ordinary and do require series of deep thinking that I’ll try to respond to simply with the… Read More A Young Islamic Perspective on Global Citizenship
By Blerina Osmani On Tuesday evening, October 14th, Youth UPF in Vienna came together to discuss about the role of religions in a pluralistic Europe and a globalized world. The moderator of the evening, Anja Weiskopf, gave a short introduction about the activities of UPF and a special greeting to the new and known faces,… Read More World Café: My Faith and Global Citizenship