Interfaith Group Condemns Terrorism, Focuses on Minority Rights

March 29, 2004

Source: JTA

On March 29, 2004 JTA reported, "A new interfaith group in the former Soviet Union has passed a resolution condemning terrorism — and could become a defender of minority rights in the region. 'True-believing Orthodox Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists would never step onto a path of terror. We are convinced that the people who have conscientiously become terrorists have denied their own faith,' read the resolution passed earlier this month at the Interreligious Council of the Commonwealth of Independent States. The organization was formed at the Second Interreligious Peacemaking Forum of CIS Countries, held in Moscow under the aegis of the Russian Orthodox Church, the region’s largest faith."