Although animals cannot speak in our human language, this does not mean that they do not have a voice. Let us urge our sisters and brothers that peace must extend to every creature if we are to truly celebrate our legacies in this world of ours. Let us remember that they, too deserve an environment of peace,
The participants were Muslim, Druze, Christian, and Jewish women who had lost sons and husbands to religiously-motivated violence. Most had never celebrated the holiday before and were thrilled by the new experience.
URI Southern Africa Regional Coordinator Karen Barenshe spoke about the "Girls Not Brides" campaign, which is currently launching to increase awareness of the harmful effects of child marriages and encourage efforts nationwide to prevent the practice.
URI-Africa is fostering a working partnership among URI, Unity Earth & ROTOTOM to promote cultural exchange, solidarity, unity in diversity, peace, social justice, human dignity, interfaith harmony, and environmental preservation through the power of music.