On 1 April, senior religious leaders from 10+ traditions and their communities commit to solidarity and action in the wake of a global pandemic—over 80 countries connected online
Global believers and people of good will are invited to join in an
|Leaders from diverse religious traditions will guide global believers in this spiritual moment of shared humanity – calling for health, compassion and strength in the time of COVID-19. |
Religions for Peace (RfP) leaders guiding this spiritual moment include:Dr. Vinu Aram as Moderator | Director, Shanti AshramMs. Bani Dugal | Principal Representative to the UN, Bahá’í International CommunityMr. Homi Gandhi | President, Federation of Zoroastrian Associations of North AmericaH.E. Sheikh Shaban Ramadhan Mubaje | Grand Mufti of UgandaRev. Kosho Niwano | President Designate, Rissho Kosei-kaiH.E. John Cardinal Onaiyekan | Archbishop of Abuja, NigeriaGrand-Father Dominique Rankin | Algonquin Hereditary Grand ChiefChief Rabbi David Rosen KSG CBE, International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish CommitteeDr. Mamta Shaha | Chair, Women’s Committee, Federal Jain Associations in North AmericaBhai Sahib Mohinder Singh, OBE KSG | Chairman, Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak JathaBishop Gunnar J. Stålsett | Bishop Emeritus of Oslo, Church of NorwayH.H. Shri Shri Sugunendra Theertha Swamiji | Abbot, Sri Puthige Matha
The moment will conclude with a shared interfaith commitment read by: Sr. Agatha O. Chikelue | Chair, RfP International Women’s Coordinating CommitteeHon. Mehrezia Labidi-Maiza | First Vice-President, Constitutional Assembly of Tunisia; Secretary, Association for Women’s ProgressMr. Renz Argao |Coordinator, RfP International Youth CommitteeDr. Piero Liebman | Executive Director, Federation of Young Jews of Latin America
All participants will be invited to join in this commitment from home.
All are welcome to join on 1 April 2020 by registering here: https://tinyurl.com/yx3zgyl2
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|16:00 | Beirut, Lebanon||16:00 | Nairobi, Kenya||22:00 | Tokyo, Japan|
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Il 23 marzo 2020, il Segretario Generale dell’ONU, António Guterres, ha diffuso questa dichiarazione :
Il nostro mondo sta affrontando un nemico comune: COVID-19.
Al virus non interessa la nazionalità o l’etnia, la fazione o il credo religioso. Attacca tutte le persone, senza pietà.
Intanto, i conflitti armati continuano furiosamente nel mondo.
I più vulnerabili – donne e bambini, portatori di handicap, emarginati e deportati – pagano il prezzo più alto. Essi sono anche i più indifesi contro le perdite distruttive causate dal COVID-19.