Join UNAOC in Standing Up #forSafeWorship

May 18, 2022

The United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) has released the first edition of a #forSafeWorship Update, which has been collecting inspiring stories about places of worship around the world as shared symbols of our history, traditions, and humanity. UNAOC was established in 2005 and maintains a global network of partners including states, international and regional organizations, civil society groups, foundations, and the private sector to improve cross-cultural relations between diverse nations and communities.

In March 2019, following the attacks against mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the UN Secretary-General requested the High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations to elaborate a Plan of Action to safeguard religious sites. The Plan is meant to provide a result-oriented framework for action with recommendations to help prevent possible attacks against religious sites and enhance preparedness and response.

The #forSafeWorship update advances UNAOC’s UN Plan of Action to Safeguard Religious Sites: In Unity and Solidarity for Safe and Peaceful Worship and invites you to share your story and show how you stand #forSafeWorship.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions is an NGO associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications, a steadfast supporter of safe worship, and the safety of sacred spaces. Want to get involved in the #forSafeWorship campaign? Join the Global Call to Action #forSafeWorship to celebrate the universality of religious sites as symbols of our shared humanity, history, and traditions.

Learn more at forsafeworship.org


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