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Tackling the Serious Issues of Interfaith Cooperation, Racism and Islamophobia
4th Oct 2016
The President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge met with a grand success as it brought together around 600 Presidents and Directors of various universities, colleges, interfaith dialogue centers and some students from all over America. There were 60 international scholars from 31 countries who were invited for international conference and share their experiences of peace building, interfaith dialogue and their vision how to spread vision of much needed dialogue among religions.
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Fr James Channan, OP at the President's Interfaith and Community Campus Challenge
4th Oct 2016
Fr James Channan, a Pakistani Dominican has been invited to the President of United States' Interfaith and Community Service Challenge in Washington, DC which will take place from September 20 to 23, 2016. For this International Higher Education Leadership Forum, 60 scholars are invited from 31 countries and 6 continents to share their experiences and expertise in the field of interreligious dialogue and peace building and learn from each other. Each of the delegates is selected because of his/her work in advancing interfaith cooperation and volunteerism in colleges, universities and places of religious leadership formation.
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Ambassadors of Peace Conference in Doha, Qatar
8th Jan 2016
It is with great joy I share with you the "Ambassadors of Peace" conference and workshop organized in Doha, Qatar from 13-16 June, 2015. This conference was organized by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue. Invitations were sent by Pro. Ibraham Saleh Al Naimi, Chairman DICID.
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Fuji Declaration and Symphony of Peace Prayer
8th Jan 2016
I would like to share with you that there were two very significant international events in Japan during this month. One was in Tokyo and the other at Fuji Sanctuary at the base of the Fuji Mountain, Hitoana, Fujinomiya City.
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UN Book Launch and Award Ceremony
29th Jul 2015
I am very grateful to all of you who have sent in their best wishes at the launching ceremony of my book "Path of Love; A Call for Interfaith Harmony" and on receiving my"Global Ambassador of Peace Award" at the United Nations on 16th of July in a very befitting manner. The Rev. Deborah Moldow was also there and delivered a fantastic speech at this occasion. She was superb indeed!
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Dominican from Pakistan discusses interfaith relations
24th Jul 2015
Dominican Father James Channan, director of the Dominican Peace Center in Lahore, Pakistan, brings members of different faiths together for dialogue. Even before his ordination in 1980, he saw the need to focus on interfaith dialogue in a nation where Christians number only two percent of the population, he said during a visit to Louisville last week.
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Prayer for Pakistan
27th Mar 2015
Prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Pakistan after Sunday’s tragic church bombings. The Lahore bombings took place only two kilometers from URI's Pakistan office, greatly affecting the Lahore Cooperation Circles as well as all of the URI family and friends around the world.
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Circles of Light 2015 - Reflections by Victor Kazanjian
27th Mar 2015
Good evening, dear friends of the United Religions Initiative, and welcome to this year’s Circles of Light. It is such a joy when the URI community gathers, so often in circles like tonight, working together for peace among the peoples of the planet.
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Fr. Dr. James Channan OP, another article published in German magazine 'Forum Welkirche'."Who is my neighbor?
19th Jul 2013
It was so inspiring and encouraging at the same time to hear the explanation of our Pope Francis, said: "Oh, how I want a poor church for the poor" This statement really deeply touched my heart and soul. When I look around me and the situation of Christians in Pakistan reflective, then this statement is very true and our Pope also significant. It reveals the reality of our situation in Pakistan. The message of Pope Francis Christ can be experienced in our midst. It calls on us to make their way to the poor.
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Pioneer of Interfaith Dialogue in Pakistian – fr James Channan, OP
25th May 2013
For over 30 years, the Pakistani Dominican, Fr James Channan has actively worked for inter-religious dialogue and peace between Christians and Muslims. He has been acknowledged and honoured with various awards both in Pakistan and abroad because of his experiences, his commitment and his perseverance in seeking for dialogue and peace despite frequent disappointments and threats to his life. His entire life as a Dominican has been devoted to this single pastoral activity.
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