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U.N. Chief Says Crises Show Need For Interfaith Amity

posted on November 28, 2012

Tom Heneghan of Reuters reports on the building of a Saudi-backed interfaith center in Vienna, Austria, which plans to work on children’s health campaigns, improving the media’s portrayal of religion, and hosting fellowships for religious leadership. At the center’s opening, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said the crises in Syria, Mali, and Gaza show that religious leaders “can unite people based on tenets and precepts common to all creeds,” but at times have also “stoked intolerance, supported extremism and propagated hate.” He told those leaders gathered in Vienna, “I fully support your vision of religion as an enabler of respect and reconciliation.” 

Read at Reuters