Lahore, Pakistan International Peace Conference is a great success
We were Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Zoroastrians and Baha’i, all united under the banner of URI. What a unity in diversity! The April 2005 International Peace Conference was blessed with representatives of 15 URI Cooperation Circles, Pakistan government dignitaries, Islamic scholars and Chief Guest Madam Masami Saionji, the chairperson of Goi Peace Foundation of Japan..
Addressing the participants, Madam Saionji said that a change in religious leaders’ way of thinking was required in order to have religions promote peace. She highly admired the peace and interfaith harmony efforts of the URI members in Pakistan.
Presiding over the opening ceremony, former Chief Justice of the High Court, Dr. Javed Iqbal said that collective action is required for the promotion of a sense of neighborhood among religions to ensure peace in the world.
After concentrating on many aspects of peace for three days, the diverse participants took on the challenge of making real their dream of promoting and maintaining peace in our society.
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