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June 22, 2014

Interfaith Unity against Hate – Mumbai Initiative

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MUMBAI! INTERFAITH UNITY AGAINST HATE is a response to the terrorist attacks in Mumbai from US-based Hindu, Muslim, Sikh & Jewish communities, along with members of all faiths and secular supporters. 

• Part 1: INTERACTIVE CANDLE LIGHT VIGIL

As an interfaith community we will pass a candle in a display of hope, interreligious collaboration, and unity, providing a safe and inclusive space for South Asians and others to mourn the victims in Mumbai and stand together against interreligious hatred. Opening prayers to be lead by faith leaders. 

• Part 2: TALK BACK TO HATE FORUM

Attendees will share personal accounts of their response to hateful speech and actions, giving practical and powerful guidance on how to counter extremism in our daily lives and in our communities.

OUR MESSAGE: 
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Terrorism has no faith. To those who seek political gain by further dividing humanity and our faiths, stop doing so in our names! Together, as people of all faiths, we all honor the victims of these attacks, and while we may disagree on many points, we reaffirm the underlying unity of all faiths in the face of murderous hatred. 

OUR MISSION: 
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To reach out to the South Asian public through regional language TV and other media conveying an interfaith message of interreligious solidarity and tolerance. By posting a videotape of TALK BACK TO HATE stories on YouTube, we aim to inspire more and more ordinary people to stand up and speak out, giving a voice to hope

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/42394981754/

June 22, 2014

Pakistan President Zardari calls for inter-faith harmony to tackle terror

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ISLAMABAD – 23 Feb 2013: Amidst calls from Pakistan’s religious parties for talks with the Taliban, President Asif Ali Zardari has said there is a need to adopt an “approach of peace and reconciliation to eliminate the menace of extremism and terrorism”.

Zardari made the remarks yesterday while addressing the concluding session of a national conference on inter-faith harmony at the presidency.

He called for unity and harmony among the people to address the challenges of extremism and terrorism.

He said he had been pleading with the world community that the way the issue of terrorism was currently being addressed would not lead to success.

 

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2013-02-23/news/37257416_1_interfaith-harmony-inter-faith-harmony-offer-of-peace-talks