Bahai News -- Working for peace
Working for peace
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Representatives from seven major religions and 21 African countries have adopted a declaration, committing themselves to working for
peace on the African continent.
Among the delegates to the Inter-Faith Peace Summit were South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris and Benin’s High Priest of Voodoo,
and Ismael Noko, general secretary to of the Lutheran World Federayion.
Delegates represented African traditional religion, the Baha’i faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and various
ecumenical and peace bodies.
Delegates called on religious leaders to take immediate action in areas of conflict such as Sudan, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda and the
Democratic Republic of Congo.
Among the other South African religious leaders attending the conference were Bishop Mvume Dandala, presiding bishop of the Methodist
Church of Southern Africa and president of the South African Council of Churches; Bishop Antonious Markos of the Coptic Orthodox
Church; Cardinal Wilfrid Napier from the Roman Catholic Church; and Ntate Kgalushi Koka, representing African traditional religion
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