Viaggio nella Cina in trasformazione con RELIGIONS FOR PEACE // 18-29 Agosto 2014

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Vi proponiamo questo viaggio in Cina, organizzato in collaborazione con l’associazione culturale STELLA ERRANTE, che ha un taglio molto speciale: all’intenso programma di visite a luoghi molto significativi della tradizione e dell’innovazione si aggiungeranno gli incontri con associazioni impegnate nel dialogo interreligioso ed interculturale, a partire dalla sezione cinese di RELIGIONS FOR PEACE, una cui delegazione ha fatto visita in Roma alla nostra sezione italiana nel maggio dello scorso anno.

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Possano anche gli altri, credenti di altre tradizioni e non credenti, condividere il messaggio di speranza offerto da questa festa: una prospettiva di passaggio dalle oscurità dell’esistenza alla luce del bene condiviso, dalla schiavitù delle paure alla libertà dell’accoglienza reciproca, dall’orrore della morte all’attesa di orizzonti di continuità tra le braccia di un Mistero più Grande.

 

 

 

 

Religions for Peace Secretaries General endorse the Peace Process in the Central African Republic

 Religions   for Peace  Secretaries General  endorse   the Peace Process in the Central African Republic  

15 April 2014

          Archbishop     Dieudonné Nzapalainga (L), Imam Omar Kobine Layama (C) and Pastor Nicolas     Guerékoyame Gbangou (R)

Religions for Peace (RfP), in its capacity as  a co-founder of the Network of Religious and Traditional Peacemakers,  endorsed a major step in the peace process in the Central African Republic (CAR), in particular the efforts of its religious leaders.

The Central African Republic has been gripped by a brutal and     protracted civil conflict that has claimed thousands of lives, resulted in     large refugee flows and internally displaced persons and the destruction of     years of development. Tragically, the fault lines of the political conflict     have converged along religious identities, resulting in the misuse of     religion to further fuel the conflict.

In this context, the religious leaders in CAR have built a     Platform of Religious Leaders for the express purpose of harnessing     inter-faith cooperation for national peace building and reconciliation. The     Platform of Religious Leaders was the driving force behind an historic     agreement of principles expressed in a statement, signed by representatives     of the key parties to the conflict-Seleka and anti-Balaka-, the     Transitional Government and the Platform of Religions of Central Africa on     8 April 2014.

The statement renounces violence, welcomes the role of     domestic religious leaders, encourages inter-communal and interfaith     dialogue and urges the Transitional Authorities to implement an inclusive national dialogue between all political, social and religious parties in the country.

A senior American delegation of religious leaders-including  Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington, DC, USA,     Pastor Leith Anderson, President of the National Association of     Evangelicals of the USA and Imam Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic     Society of North America-joined in solidarity with the Platform of     Religious Leaders, as witnessing signatories of the agreement. Supporting     the American delegation was Ambassador Rashad Hussain, President Obama’s  Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

RfP International  Secretary General, Dr. William F. Vendley, and the African Council of     Religious Leaders (ACRL-RfP) Secretary General, Dr. Francis Kuria,  also signed the document as witnesses and in solidarity with the religious     leaders of CAR, as did H.E. Ufuk Gokcen, Ambassador of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to the United Nations.
Dr. Kuria stated: “Africa’s religious leaders have deep and hard-won experience in conflict resolution and the ACRL-RfP as well as the global RfP movement is prepared to work in solidarity with the Platform of Religious Leaders in the CAR for peace.”

Dr. Vendley said it is vital for RfP and its  global network to demonstrate support for the Platform of Religious Leaders  constructed by CAR’s religious leaders. 

The Network representatives also met with H.E. Dr. Cheikh     Tidiane Gadio, the Special Envoy of the OIC for the CAR, who shared a three     point agenda of stopping the violence, building a consensus of shared     principles among political players and advancing humanitarian relief.     Ambassador Ufuk Gokcen stated that the OIC is committed to working with     both the Muslim and Christian communities in building peace. “The     conflict is fundamentally political,” he noted, “and requires a political solution based on an inclusive national dialogue.  The religious communities, however, can play an irreplaceable role in fostering  peace.                                                      Finn Church Aid, the Coordinator of the Network of Religious Traditional Peacemakers facilitated a gathering of CAR religious actors, international religious NGOs-including Catholic Relief Services, a key supporter of the Platform of Religious Leaders-in a strategic planning exercise designed to further support to the inter-religious work of the CAR religious communities.       Finn Church Aid, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Religions   for Peace, the United Nations Conflict Mediation Support Unit and     Alliance of Civilizations are co-founders of the Network of Religious     Traditional Peacemakers. “We are grateful to Finn Church Aid’s service     of facilitation of the Network”, noted Dr. William Vendley.

               Left   to Right: Archbishop Dieudonné Nzapalainga, Imam Mohamed Hag     Magid, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick,     Pastor Leith Anderson, Ambassador Rashad Hussain, Imam Omar Kobine Layama     and Pastor Nicolas Guerékoyame Gbangou

 

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