Statement on the Burning of the Koran in a Florida Church
Posted by peacedevelopmentnetwork on March 26, 2011
It is with great regret that we heard the news that the Christian Minister, Terry Jones burned a Koran in a public ‘trial’ in Gainsville, Florida. We as people of different faiths urge respect for faith to be the benchmark of inter-religious and inter-community relations. Religion can be a powerful force to divide humanity. Centred on respect for faith in its many and varied forms religion can be a force for healing and unification that encapsulates and articulates the great love of our Creator.
- Rt Rev Riah Abu El-Assal, Emeritus Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem
- Rev Canon Peter Challen
- Jack Lynes
- Aftikhar Ahmed
- Robin Marsh, Secretary General Universal Peace Federation-UK
- Ruth Barnett
- Major (Retired) Suryaparsad Upadhya
- Sir Bryan Frasi
- Sudesh Sharma
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