Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Hindus laud Russian and Armenian church leaders for efforts at interreligious relations - Oneindia News

Hindus have welcomed reported joint statement of the leaders of Russian Orthodox Church and Armenian Apostolic Church stressing the importance of interreligious relations in pursuit of peace.

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.

Muslim leaders back interfaith dialogue for peace - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

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.

Dr. Aboulkhair Tarason, vice chairman of the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines; Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, and Bishop Efraim Tendero of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches co-chaired the workshop.