Global Religious Leaders Welcome the Other

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On November 20th, the 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace convened in Vienna, Austria. Here we bring you video from the Opening Day Press Conference.

The 9th World Assembly of Religions for Peace brought together over 600 religious leaders, representing all historic faith traditions and every region of the world , to address rising hostility toward the “Other” worldwide.

Dr William Vendley – Secretary General, Religions for Peace
Press conference on “Welcome the Stranger: Affirmation for Religious Leaders

Assembly delegates come from the Religions for Peace network of ninety national inter – religious councils and groups, fiv e regional councils, one world council and global networks of religious women and religious youth. Assembly delegates include Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Indigenous, Jain, Jewish, Muslim, Sikh, Shinto, and Zoroastrian religious leaders.

Dr. Volker Turk, Director of International Protection, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Press conference on “Welcome the Stranger: Affirmation for Religious Leaders

Rev. Dr. Olav Fykse Tveit, General Secretary of the World Council of Churches
Press conference on “Welcome the Stranger: Affirmation for Religious Leaders.”

Bishop Munib A. Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
Press conference on “Welcome the Stranger: Affirmation for Religious Leaders.”

Since 1970, Religions for Peace World Assemblies have addressed common threats to Peace and advanced multi – religious cooperation. At the 9 th World Assembly, Religions for Peace will identify ways religious communities can “welcome the other” by advancing human dignity, shared well – being, and a more robust notion of citizenship.

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