FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2016
On May 6, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the UN, gave an intervention during the High Level Conversation of the UN General Assembly on Religious for Peace, focusing on “Interfaith Harmony: Promoting Interreligious dialogue and tolerance as well as a culture of peace.”
In his speech, Archbishop Auza highlighted six principles to fight the scourge of violent extremism and its causes and to foster interfaith harmony and a culture of peace: to reject totally and unconditionally violence in the name of religion; not to identify violence and terrorism with any specific religion, race, nationality or culture; to respect the inviolable dignity and the inalienable rights of every person; to pursue unceasingly interreligious and intercultural dialogue; to eradicate the causes of violent extremism; and to consolidate all these efforts in daily life and action.
His speech can be found here.