Pope Francis, during his annual greeting to the Diplomatic Corps, appealed to all Religious Leaders to join in ‘Reaffirming Unequivocally that One can never Kill in God’s Name”.
Pope Francis on Saturday bemoaned the “atmosphere of war” haunting the world as he urged the people of war-scarred Sarajevo to provide an example of how different cultures and religions can co-exist peacefully.
The Indonesian Central Board of Muhammadiyah in cooperation with the Kuala Lumpur-based Cheng Ho Multi-Culture Education Trust, and Centre for Dialogue and Cooperation among Civilisations (CDCC) will organize the 5th World Peace Forum to be held on November 20 – 23, 2014, in Jakarta, Indonesia.
World Interfaith Harmony Week is an annual event in the first week of February each year. This is an activity supported by member-states of the United Nations.
Quoting Dr Hans Kung, “There will be no peace among the nations without peace among the religions, and there will be no peace among the religions without dialogue among the religions, said Rev. Michael Beckwith at the United Nations.
World Interfaith Harmony Week, like the International Day of Peace, offers us chances to engage people and institutions in the spirit of the United Nations, said Katherine Marshall to the General Assembly of the United Nations.
There are many roles religious organizations can play, but also there are many roles that only religious organizations and faith-based organizations can play during disasters, told Yuka Saionji during an address during World Interfaith Harmony Week at United Nations.
Proper and right engagement with religious institutions and interfaith cooperation is critical, not only for the success of any initiative but also in order to overcome the wounds of the past and promote the common good of the communities, said Rabbi David Rosen in an address to the 66th General Assembly of the United Nations.
Differences, be they religious, ethnic, cultural, or even civilizational, will continue to be a fact of life. But these differences should by no means become a reason why we cannot live in harmony and peace, told Prof. M. Din Syamsuddin during World Interfaith Harmony Week at the United Nations General Assembly.