Bahai News - Inter-faith group aims to end violence

Inter-faith group aims to end violence

Tuesday, October 3, 2000

KUALA LUMPUR: Ten spiritual and religious group representatives came together for a signing ceremony on Sunday to launch the local chapter of the United Religions Initiative (URI), a global inter-faith grassroots organisation.
Named the URI Kuala Lumpur Co-operation Circle, the organisation was launched by its international founder Dr T. D. Singh and aims to "end religiously motivated violence.''

The organisation seeks to put this message across through seminars, sports activities with families of various religions and inter-religious dialogues in the future.

"They say wars are waged because of religious differences. Now in this age of science and technology, we must find a way to work out differences and respect each other's diversity,'' he said.

The signing ceremony was witnessed by representatives of Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Bahai Faith, Sikhism, International Society of Krishna Consciousness, the Brahma Kumaris, Confucian Society and the Mahaguru Ching Hai Association.

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