06/14/2014, 00.00
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For Sylhet bishop, "only harmony between religions can bring peace in the world"

by Sumon Corraya
Mgr Bejoy D'Cruze, president of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Inter-religious dialogue, said that "Only through a relationship of brotherhood will we be able to build a peaceful society. Without it we cannot establish justice and strong and permanent coexistence."

Dhaka (AsiaNews) - "Religious harmony can bring peace to the world," said Mgr Bejoy D'Cruze, bishop of Sylhet and president of the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Inter-religious dialogue, last Thursday, Harmony Day, which was celebrated across the country.

"Conflicts, war and unhappiness are the causes of the lack of harmony," he added. "Day after day, the Earth is becoming an unhappy place because of men's selfishness. Peace today is increasingly a rare thing for human beings. Every people has a thirst for happiness and peace. People want to build harmony in their society. "

"Even though we belong to different religions," Mgr D'Cruze said, "we must pray only to the one God for the gift of unity. He calls us to this. People can no longer obtain basic goods, or even basic rights, such as freedom of religion. Trafficking in children and women, abducting people, wars, all this affects our daily lives. "

We are "all brothers, children of the Almighty," the prelate said. "We must work together for religious harmony and help each other in order to build a peaceful society and forever forget about the conflict, war and envy".

In Bangladesh, the Episcopal Commission for Christian Unity and Interreligious Dialogue has long worked to promote a better understanding among the faithful from different religions. It has also sought to study and understand the spiritual values ​​of other religions and share Christian values ​​with others.

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