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
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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