It is common knowledge that the world’s great religions have stridently sought to teach us the ways of peace. From the Torah of Judaism to the Qur’an of Islam, the essential message is peace, said Ambassador Joy Ogwu to the United Nations General Assembly.
Civil society is missing its religious partner, which is a major facet of human experience and expression, said Acharya Sri Shrivatsa Goswami to the United Nations 66th General Assembly.
Dr William Vendley, Secretary General of Religions for Peace told the UN General Assembly that cooperative action among religious communities and states for peace must express our common commitments to honour and protect the inviolable dignity of each person.
The world’s religions play a vital role in the mediation of conflict and the promotion of dialogue and reconciliation, in the response to disasters, in promoting development and respect for the environment, said the Holy See Observer to the United Nations during World Interfaith Harmony Week, 2012.
Dr Taranjit Singh Butalia, leader of the World Sikh Council, was among the delegates invited to the 25th Anniversary of the Assisi World Day of Peace
The London Declaration for Global Peace & Resistance against Extremism was launched at the recent Peace for Humanity Conference in London.
The Missing Millennium Development Goal is a petition to the governments of the United Nation’s member states, religious leaders and civil society to recognise that the interfaith collaboration is key to achieving the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
A Regional Training Meet on Peace Building for Young Adults in Mekong Region was conducted in Surin Province, Cambodia from 14 – 27 July 2011.
(CNN) — Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has made a renewed call for Buddhists in Myanmar and Sri Lanka to cease violence towards the countries’ Muslim minorities, in an address delivered on his 79th birthday.
YANGON, July 7 (Xinhua) – The Interfaith Organization of Myanmar has urged all parties to take effective measures to settle the recent communal conflicts in Mandalay, the second largest city of the country.