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UN hosts regional conference in Cyprus against religious violence

UN hosts regional conference in Cyprus against religious violence

The United Nations Special Rapporteur, Heiner Bielefeldt, will be holding a inter-religious regional debate ‘Broadening Cross-Boundary Communications,’ in Cyprus from October 7 to 8, with the aim of building trust through communication. Heiner Bielefeldt, will join religious leaders, lawmakers and human rights defenders from the broader Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to discuss

Anastasiades and Akinci will on Thursday be meeting with religious leaders

President Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci will on Thursday be meeting with Cyprus’ five religious leaders in Nicosia. The noon meeting will take place at the Ledra Palace Hotel in the Buffer Zone hosted and organised by the Office of the Religious Track of the Cyprus Peace Process under the Auspices of the

Reconciling with cultural heritage

Reconciliation and dialogue are critical tools for fostering peaceful and inclusive societies that reinforce shared human values and a sense of common humanity. To achieve this and to start building a relationship based on mutual trust, we must promote tolerance and respect for diversity and the identity and cultural heritage of others. Based on the

Hala Sultan pilgrimage approved

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides has agreed to a Turkish Cypriot Mufti request that some 1,000 pilgrims of Turkish descent be permitted to visit the Hala Sultan Tekke for Kurban Bayramı. Although Turkish Cypriots living in the occupied areas can freely cross the Green Line, Turkish nationals require special permission. Also known as Eid al-Adha (Festival

Historic Good Friday service in Famagusta to be repeated this year

By Evie Andreou The medieval town of Famagusta is expected to be inundated by believers crossing the divide for the Good Friday liturgy at the Ayios Georgios Exorinos church, which is taking place for the second year, Famagusta mayor Alexis Galanos said on Saturday. After last year’s successful and historic procession and Epitaphios service at

Greek & Turkish Cypriots celebrate restoration of mosque (Vid) #UNDP_PFF

Within unity climate,to the presence of Greek & Turkish Cypriots,handed to Technical Commission on Cultural Heritage the mosque in the village of Denia (Video):https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVvMOtlxw18&feature=youtu.be     Conservation work at the first mosque that was chosen to be restored as part of the mission of the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, was completed at Denia village

Deneia mosque conservation works completed #UNDP_PFF

  Published by:http://incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/local-news/4422/43172/deneia-mosque-conservation-works-completed Conservation works to the mosque of Deneia on the outskirts of Nicosia are now complete, the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, the European Union and UNDP announced on Wednesday. “Deneia/Denya Mosque was the first site from a list of 40 selected by the Technical Committee on Cultural Heritage, to benefit from emergency

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