Interfaith Peace Summit Seeks to Address Social Problems

April 23, 2005

Source: Christian Today

On April 23, 2005 Christian Today reported, "An African Inter-faith peace summit is in session in Johannesburg until 25 April where over 200 representatives of various religions are gathered to discuss and propose solutions for problems the continent is facing. The delegates from more than 30 countries are gathering in South Africa for the Inter-Faith Action for Peace in Africa Summit. The attendants represent African Traditional Religion, the Baha’I faith, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism. The Lutheran World Federation is organising the event, and the National Religious Leaders Forum in South Africa is hosting it. The men and women gathered at the peace summit, which began on 18 April, have numerous concerns, including war violence that has killed and emotionally scarred many women and children, according to SABC News."