As the world receives the terrible news of the shootings at Mosques in New Zealand, once again we are confronted with the disease of prejudice and hatred that infects societies across the globe resulting in horrific violence being perpetrated on members of our human family.
Ambassador Mussie Hailu, who has served as Global Envoy and Director of the United Religion Initiative (URI) for Africa and Representative of URI to the Africa Union and the United Nations, has accepted a new role as Director of Global Partnerships.
The United Religions Initiative global network is celebrating World Interfaith Harmony Week (WIHW) around the planet. The United Nations has designated February 1-7 of every year as a time to celebrate interfaith peace and cooperation worldwide.
This year, for the first-ever World Tolerance Summit, URI sent a delegation of esteemed members to take part. URI’s Executive Director, The Rev. Victor H. Kazanjian, Jr., shares his reflections below :