Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Hindus laud Russian and Armenian church leaders for efforts at interreligious relations - Oneindia News
Acclaimed Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, applauded the reported recent declaration of Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church Metropolitan Kirill and Patriarch Karekin II of Armenian Apostolic Church, which said: 'It is only through the common efforts of all the traditional religions in the world that we can defend the value of faith for people's private and public life'.
Emphasizing the need of interfaith dialogue, Rajan Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, pointed out, 'Religion is a complex component of human life. Dialogue helps us o see interconnections and interdependencies between religions and even similarities in doctrines. Religions should at least work together on common religious concerns like peace-making and peace-keeping, social and economic development, freedom and human rights.
MANILA, Philippines—People of faith came together to promote dialogue as a way of attaining world peace, at the International Workshop of Faith-Based Groups and Civil Society (IWFC) held March 16 during the Senior Officials Meeting of the Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting (SNAMM) at the Philippine International Convention Center.