Religious Liberty and Peace

Archbishop Francis Assisi Chullikatt
Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United NationsThe 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.

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Common Cause in Mutual Respect

Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro, former Deputy Secretary-General of the United NationsFaith is the glue that often bonds communities and cultures around the world. Yet, too often it is used as an excuse to emphasize difference and deepen divisions, said Deputy Secretary General Dr. Asha-Rose Migiro during the 2012 World Interfaith Harmony Week.

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Common Ground for the Common Good

Nassir Abdulaziz Al-NasserDialogue should be encouraged, for there is not only a common ground that binds faithful traditions together but also a common ground on which religions and the United Nations stand, sharing values and principle, said Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, President, United Nations General Assembly.

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Wellness Week – UN High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases

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The Pan American Health Organization, Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the World Economic Forum are collaborating on Wellness Week, which seeks to develop a social movement on healthy settings for healthy living and increase awareness among individuals, policy makers, communities and employers.

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