“International Interfaith Day” Celebrates Religious Freedom

June 24, 2010

Global Peace Pioneers

From The Daily Times ISLAMABAD: Global Peace Pioneers (GPP) on Tuesday celebrated ‘International Interfaith Day’ under the theme ‘united we are’. The day’s activities were part of weeklong celebrations organised by GPP to engage university and school students representing different faiths in peace debates. Visits of students to different religious places, creative art workshops, and exhibitions were held to promote a culture of mutual coexistence, respect and tolerance in the society. Representatives from civil society, academia, scholars, media and students enthusiastically participated in the events. Hina Iqbal, GPP chairperson, said, “It’s our privilege that people from different faiths, races and cultures are committed to contributing their experiences ‘of humanity’ and have placed their artwork for promotion of interfaith harmony and cooperation for peace.” She said GPP’s task is to propose a vision of faith, not in terms of intolerance, discrimination and conflict but in terms of complete respect for truth, coexistence, rights and reconciliation. Click here to read the entire article.

Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.

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