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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Muslim leaders back interfaith dialogue for peace

MANILA, Philippines—People of faith came together to promote dialogue as a way of attaining world peace, at the International Workshop of Faith-Based Groups and Civil Society (IWFC) held March 16 during the Senior Officials Meeting of the Special Non-Aligned Movement Ministerial Meeting (SNAMM) at the Philippine International Convention Center.

Dr. Aboulkhair Tarason, vice chairman of the National Ulama Conference of the Philippines; Archbishop Antonio Ledesma of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, and Bishop Efraim Tendero of the Philippine Council of Evangelical Churches co-chaired the workshop.

Tarason expressed optimism about the interfaith dialogue and commended the IWFC and the Philippine government for hosting the workshop.

“I hope this leads us to an understanding of one another and contributes toward the building of peace and strengthening of harmonious relationships, especially among the different cultures in our society,” he said.

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