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New Studies Show Death Not Feared by Religious and Atheists

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Religion has long been thought to be a solution to the problem of death. Notions of an afterlife are nearly universal, though there is great diversity in the details. Given this close association between religion and … Read the full press release

Islamophobia Makes Young Muslims Anxious To Engage in Politics

NEWCASTLE, 16-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Young Muslims could play a much bigger role in politics in Scotland but many are put off engaging too visibly because of Islamophobia, according to new research. Actively engaged in politics A study carried out … Read the full press release

University of York research reveals food aid providers’ unintentional exclusion due to faith

YORK, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some faith groups are at risk of being unintentionally excluded from food aid provision, a study by the University of York has found. The research, conducted in Bradford, identified an extensive network of food aid providers … Read the full press release

His Holiness Pope Francis presented with the Bambi award, a German media prize, in Rome

ROME, 15-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On Thursday, 10 November 2016, His Holiness Pope Francis was presented with the Bambi award, a German media prize, in Rome. Every year, Hubert Burda Media presents the Bambi awards in recognition of outstanding achievements. The … Read the full press release

Symrise: Especially created fragrance composition transformed Cologne Cathedral during gamescon

SilentMOD installation to transform Cologne Cathedral into a haven of tranquility for gamescom visitors from August 18 to 20 Incense 2.0: Symrise scent combines a sense of sacred tranquility with a refreshing boost inside the cathedral COLOGNE, 24-Aug-2016 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

Panel at World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to Highlight Often Overlooked Role Of Faith Groups

Diverse faith groups join to call for recognition of humanitarian contribution TOKYO, Japan, 20-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On May 23, Soka Gakkai International (SGI) will co-organize an official side event at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in Istanbul, Turkey, highlighting … Read the full press release

Trinity College Dublin: Religious education in Irish primary schools should not promote any particular religion over others

DUBLIN,  28-10-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Religious education in Irish primary schools should not promote any particular religion over others and should also include the study of non-religious worldviews such as Humanism, according to sociologists at Trinity College Dublin. Growing secularisation of … Read the full press release

The European Commission hosted the annual high-level meeting with religious leaders

BRUSSELS, 18-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Today the European Commission hosted the annual high-level meeting with religious leaders. First Vice-President Frans Timmermans hosted European Parliament Vice-President Antonio Tajani and fifteen religious leaders from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Mormon communities. … Read the full press release

Why Are People Protesting Against the Dalai Lama?

Northampton, Massachusetts, USA, 10-12-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Dalai Lama attends the world summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy this weekend, he will once again be heckled by loud protesters. They will shout, “False Dalai Lama, stop … Read the full press release

Twin Rivers Customizes Publishing Papers to Target Religious Text Applications

Premium Hybrid and Freesheet Offering Delivers Value and Quality Madawaska, ME, United States, 8-10-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Understanding the challenges facing religious publishers and printers, Twin Rivers Paper Company tailored a portfolio of lightweight Premium Hybrid and Freesheet papers to deliver … Read the full press release

Recherche UCL: Bouddha est-il réellement tolérant?

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 21-8-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — Les religions sont-elles toutes les mêmes quant à la promotion de l’amour et de la compassion ou quant à l’intensification des préjugés et de la discrimination des exo-groupes religieux, ethniques et moraux ? Est-ce que … Read the full press release

Daimler AG Chairman Dr Dieter Zetsche handed over the key of the M-Class Popemobile to Pope Francis in Vatican

Stuttgart/Rome, 4-7-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Dr Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, handed over the key to the Popemobile to Pope Francis yesterday at a private meeting in the Vatican. Pope … Read the full press release

Oxford University study suggests faith in the explanatory and revealing power of science increases in the face of stress or anxiety

11-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  A faith in the explanatory and revealing power of science increases in the face of stress or anxiety, a study by Oxford University psychologists suggests.The researchers argue that a ‘belief in science’ may help non-religious people … Read the full press release

Heidelberg University Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” set up four new junior research groups

Young researchers examine topics such as war crimes tribunals and the Pentecostal movement 3-6-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” of Heidelberg University has set up four new junior research groups. The group … Read the full press release

EC President José Manuel Barroso met with high-level religious leaders

Statement by the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso Brussels, 30-5-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen, It is my pleasure and honour to receive today – together with President Van Rompuy and Vice President Surján, who replaces President … Read the full press release

Parliament debates: Guantanamo hunger striking prisoners, Vietnam freedom of expression and Kazakhstan human rights

19-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Parliament debated three separate resolutions on Thursday, calling for measures to enhance freedom of expression in Vietnam and to protect human rights in Kazakhstan and expressing concerns about the situation of hunger striking prisoners in Guantanamo. The … Read the full press release

Top Vatican officials accepted Easter greetings from Pilsen

Plzeň, 6-4-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — General Manager of Plzeňský Prazdroj Doug Brodman personally presented Pope Francis with the original gift in form of a unique beer chalice made in the workshop of the significant Czech designer Rony Plesl during the general … Read the full press release

BIG: Sanierung der Kollegienkirche im Finale

Salzburg, 29-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — BIG investiert eine weitere Million Euro zur Fertigstellung des Sakralbaus Beinahe zehn Jahre werken die Restauratoren mittlerweile an der Salzburger Kollegienkirche. Nun ist die Sanierung des barocken Juwels nahezu fertig gestellt. Noch bis zum Sommer dieses Jahres sollen Putz, Stuck … Read the full press release

Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, to attend inaugural Mass of Pope Francis

19-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Tuesday 19 March, at 9:30 CET, the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz will attend the inaugural Mass of his Holiness Pope Francis at the Vatican. “Pope Francis has always been a man among the people, … Read the full press release

Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck empfängt die Teilnehmer der Jungen Islam Konferenz

15-3-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Bundespräsident Joachim Gauck empfing am heutigen Freitag die Teilnehmenden der diesjährigen Jungen Islam Konferenz (JIK). Das Staatsoberhaupt begrüßte die 40 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer im Schloss Bellevue zu einem Gespräch über das Zusammenleben von Muslimen und Nicht-Muslimen in … Read the full press release

University of Copenhagen: Exploring human self-understanding and its limits

22-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ —  Professor Claudia Welz from University of Copenhagen is the first theologian ever to receive one of the Ministry of Education’s prestigious EliteForsk research awards. The honor is given to internationally recognized young academics. Five PhD students … Read the full press release

Déclaration sur l’annonce du Pape Benoît XVI

Brussels, 11-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Le Président de la Commission européenne, José Manuel Barroso, a pris connaissance avec émotion de l’annonce faite aujourd’hui même par Sa Sainteté le Pape Benoît XVI, quant à sa démission prochaine. Le Président Barroso exprime tout son respect … Read the full press release

Statement by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, on the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI

Brussels, 11-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Statement by Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, on the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. I deeply respect the decision of Pope Benedict XVI, especially since it is not in line with … Read the full press release

Ombudsman encourages Commission to issue guidelines on dialogue with religious and non-religious organisations

P. Nikiforos Diamandouros – European Ombudsman 1-2-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — The European Ombudsman, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, has encouraged the European Commission to clarify how it conducts its dialogue with religious and non-religious organisations and, if necessary, draw up concrete guidelines on this issue. This … Read the full press release

Freie Universität Berlin – Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims

“Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians, and Muslims” becomes the first project in the humanities to be awarded the DFG’s DIP (German Israeli Project Cooperation) grant 1.7 million euro grant for study of the Bible in Arabic … Read the full press release

Environmental performance affected by ethnic and religious diversity

Ethnically or religiously diverse countries underinvest in measures to improve their environmental performance, according to new research by an academic at the University of East Anglia. 2-1-2013 — /europawire.eu/ — Dr Elissaios Papyrakis also found that religious diversity has a … Read the full press release

The modern view of nature has religious roots

The Ploughshare Tortoise is one of the worlds most endangared species. Scientists estimate the current population size to less than a thousand. Photo:@Scanpix

31-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — All over the planet, people are fighting to save animals and plants from extinction – even though many species have no utilitarian value for us. In a new book, University of Copenhagen theologian Jakob Wolf takes up … Read the full press release

A cancer diagnosis does not make young people religious

26-10-2012 — /europawire.eu/ — A sociologist of religion from the University of Copenhagen has interviewed 21 young patients diagnosed with a life-threatening cancer about their religious beliefs. She concludes that a cancer diagnosis will not make young people, who are not … Read the full press release