Inter faith group meets in Jaffna to discuss Peace

[TamilNet, Sunday, 14 November 2004, 12:09 GMT]
Three-day workshop on Inter Faith Collaboration on Peace Process in Sri Lanka began Saturday at the Jaffna Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) auditorium located in Chundikuli, a suburb in Jaffna town. Dignitaries of all faiths participated in the inaugural event, sources said.

A team of religious leaders led by Rev.Fr Noel Fernando of Colombo and comprising priests from Philippines, Indonesia and other countries arrived in Jaffna Saturday to participate in the workshop.

The first day workshop held Saturday morning centred on the topic "Sustainable Peace in Sri Lanka towards a reality." Speakers addressed the evening session on the topic "Christian responsibility towards peace making in a pluralistic society."

During the second day workshop on Sunday, a public meeting was held at Trimmer hall, Jaffna with special invitees. The delegates later visited Nagadipa and the Nagathambiran Kovil, located in Nagarkovil area, which comes under the high security zone (HSZ), sources said.

The final day of the workshop on Monday is to begin with meditation. In the morning Hindu dignitaries are scheduled to speak on the "Hindu aspect of sustainable peace in Sri Lanka" and thereafter by Muslim dignitaries on "Islamic Brotherhood and Unity in relation to peace building in Sri Lanka."

Later in the evening on Monday leaders of all faiths would address a press conference winding up the workshop, organizers said.

 

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