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Assisi 2011: religions to renew their commitment to peace and justice
Here are the numbers of the ‘Day of reflection, dialogue and prayer’, set for 27 October in Assisi, the 25th anniversary of the first historic meeting. In addition to other Christian denominations, the meeting will see the participation of Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, Shinto, Jains, Sikhs, Baha’is, Zoroastrians and representatives of traditional religions as well as, for the first time, non-believers.
17/10/2011 PAKISTAN – VATICAN – ASSISI 20
Young Pakistani imam comes to Assisi to promote interfaith dialogue
Allama Zubair Abid, president of the Pakistan Ulama Mashaikh Council, will join Pope Benedict XVI on the path of peace. He will read a brief message in Arabic in representation of the Muslim world. For a Pakistani priest, his participation will help lower tensions back in Pakistan.
14/10/2011 VATICAN-ASSISI 2011
Assisi 2011: pilgrimage, not prayer, of all religions and non-believers
Programme for day announced by Benedict XVI to commemorate the first meeting in Assisi on October 26, 1986 begins to take shape. The official launch of the event on Oct. 18 at the Vatican. Participants also include staunchly non-religious people.
28/10/2011 VATICAN - ASSISI 2011
Pope: Assisi represents the millions of men who are committed to promoting peace and justice
Benedict receives the delegations who participated in the Assisi Day. Meetings of this kind "are a clear expression of the fact that every day in the world, people of different religions live and work together in harmony."
Pope leaves Vatican train station bound for Assisi 2011
The Day of "pilgrims of truth, pilgrims of peace” has begun. Together with the pope, 300 delegates from over 50 countries worldwide. At least 100 are from Asia, the Muslim presence is growing. Unlike Assisi 1986, this time there are also representatives of those who do not belong to any religion, but who are “searching for the truth". No common prayer. The arrival in Assisi scheduled for 9.45.
26/10/2011 VATICAN - ASSISI 2011
Pope: peace is not built by the sword, but by being ready to suffer rejection and persecution
On the eve of the Assisi Day, Benedict XVI invites us to pray that "in a world still torn by hatred, division, selfishness, war," it may "encourage dialogue between people of different religious affiliation and bring a ray of light that can illuminate the minds and hearts of all men, so that rancor give way to forgiveness, division to reconciliation, hatred to love, violence to gentleness, and peace reign in the world. "
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