Ban Issues Call for Religious Leaders to Foster Dialogue Between Cultures

April 27, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: UN News Centre

Religious leaders have a vital part to play in promoting dialogue between different cultures and societies at a time when globalization has left many people feeling discontented, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told an international gathering of leaders.

In a message to the two-day World Summit of Religious Leaders, which concludes today in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, Mr. Ban said that “when we build a culture of understanding and uphold human dignity, we build a better world.”

He noted that “we live in a changing and interconnected world, ” where local events can have an impact globally and international events can also have a local impact.