Interfaith pilgrimage to Assisi: In quotes
October 27, 2011
“Violence and terrorism are incompatible with the authentic spirit of religions.”
-Rt. Rev. Dr. Munib Younan, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land
"We, humanists in dialogue with believers, commit ourselves together with all men and women of good will to building a new world in which respect for the dignity of each and every person ... is the foundation for life in society."
-Guillermo Hurtado, Mexican philosopher and one of four non-religious delegates invited by the Pontifical Council for Culture
“We affirm that building peace requires loving one’s neighbor.”
-Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
“We commit ourselves to ... dialogue, refusing to consider our differences an insurmountable barrier.”
-Allama Zubair Abid, Pakistani imam
"Through interfaith dialogue, we can unite in common cause to lift the afflicted, make peace where there is strife, and find the way forward to create a better world for ourselves and our children."
-U.S. President Barack Obama, via Suzan Johnson Cook, U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, and Miguel H. Diaz, U.S. ambassador to the Vatican
“Violence never again! War never again! Terrorism never again! In the name of God, may every religion bring upon the earth justice and peace, forgiveness and life, love”
-Pope Benedict XVI
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Credit: CNS photo/Paul Haring
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