Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 25, 1999
Source: The Plain Dealer
On January 25, 1999, The Plain Dealer published an
article on the growing movement to affect a 3-day global ceasefire to
usher in the new millennium. California Episcopal Bishop William E.
Swing has helped to launch the effort. Tibetan Buddhists and Chinese
Christian Councils have signed on to the measure and a vote is
scheduled before the American Medical Association and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. Organizers of the 3-day ceasefire are
hoping to see child vaccinations in war-torn countries, with
participation by governments, religions, physicians, and teachers.
Bishop Swing has also been advocating for a United Nations of
Religions, where adherents of the world’s faiths can come together to
pray and work for peace.