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|Title : International Interfaith Day|
|Published Date : 22 Jun 2014|
GPP celebrated International Interfaith Day on 21st June 2014 at Head Office in Islamabad.
Ensuring equality is the only way forward to maintain peace and harmony in society, Global Peace Pioneers (GPP) Chairman Junaid Elahi said while addressing a seminar on interfaith harmony to mark the International Interfaith Day on Saturday.
He further said that the GPP believed that religion should bring people together rather than be a source of dispute and division and that every individual have a responsibility and have much to contribute to the well-being of the country and to building up a true community image where everyone practiced his or her religion freely and live with harmony and peace.
Rohania Nabeel Zada, an activist from the Bhai community, suggested that everything in nature should be looked after and taken care of. She said that we should invest more in children and youth by developing their capacities in peace building and service of mankind.
Presto Harmoon Harold reiterated the fact that every religious book or scripture was written in a simple language and that it were we who have manipulated them accordingly.
Dr. Ghulam Hussain Babar, Agriculture University student affairs deputy director, elaborated the need of tangible solutions for peace. He said: “Solution for peace is not possible only through dialogue; rather it has to be built upon prevalence of rule of law based on dignity and justice and this is the message of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
”Appreciating GPP’s efforts, Charnjeet Singh Sagar suggested that the organisation should hold such seminars and activities at universities, colleges and schools so that future generations should not only speak the language of peace and tolerance but they should also know the concepts of oneness of humanity and social cohesion.
At the outset, one-minute silence was observed to pay respect to assassinated member of Baluchistan Assembly, Hendry Masih, and other victims of violence and intolerance against religious minorities. Representatives from Sikh, Hindu, Bhai and Christian communities, representatives of various national and international NGOs, university faculty and teachers attended the event.