The role of religions in promoting peace and countering violence was discussed during a two-day dialogue between the Muslim Council of Elders and the World Council of Churches (WCC) in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 September to 1 October. Two sessions of talks, hosted by the WCC, involved presentations and discussions on key aspects of peacebuilding and interreligious dialogue, paying special attention to combating religious extremism leading to violence in many parts of the world.
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In delivering the 2013 UN Message to World Interfaith Harmony week, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said “For billions of people around the world, faith is an essential foundation of life.”
There will be no peace in our world without an understanding of the place of religion within it, writes Tony Blair, former PM of the UK.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with interfaith leaders here on Monday evening who had earlier levelled criticism against his administration.
Mekong Peace Journey Internship is next on the agenda as the Alliance for Conflict Transformation – Cambodia prepares for the ASEAN Youth summit in 2012.
The Mekong Peace Journey Internship is an intensive activity to hands-on the in-dept experiences for the young adult leaders through an internship program that provide a “Learning Process on Peace Building in Mekong Region.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu believes men have played key role in perpetuating ‘one of the critical issues of our time’.