MABDA Report 19/4/2015

UN to hold high-level interfaith meeting to promote tolerance, fight violent extremism

Top UN officials are scheduled to convene a high-level interfaith meeting next week in order to promote tolerance and fight violent extremism, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric announced here Thursday.

On April 21-22, President of the 69th session of the General Assembly Sam Kutesa, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and High Representative for the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser will convene a high-level thematic debate on promoting tolerance and reconciliation, Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here.


Queensland Muslims Fight Hate With Love

Fighting hate with love, Queensland Muslim leaders asked Allah to forgive vandals of Toowoomba mosque, sending a message of peace in the Australian community.

"God forgive them for what they've done," Islamic Council of Queensland spokesman Ali Kadri told Brisbane Times on Friday, April 17.

"This is a place of worship, a peaceful place of worship."


World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office opens office in Nigeria

Hosted by Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL), the World Alliance of Religions’ Peace Office (WARP Office) held its first successful meeting on March 31, 2015 to discuss the need of interfaith dialogue in achieving world peace. Women, youths, and religious leaders representing various faiths such as Islam, Catholicism, Christianity, and a sect of an indigenous religion attended this event.

About 40 religious leaders, women, and youth participated in this interfaith dialogue which was held in the Lagos State University College of Medicine, Laos.