Children are the adults of tomorrow and nurturing harmony and understanding in each individual is essential to avoid community conflict as what happened in the past (1959 and 1994 genocides). The 2 day event will bring together children aged 7 -16 to participate in a variety of games (indoor and outdoor). This includes games like snakes and ladders, Ludo, cards, dominoes, table tennis, tug of war, competitive games including artistic talent competition, as well as boy/girl soccer. winners will receive peace trophies , scarfs, watches, bungles and mobile phones and play stations. all participants will watch a peace movie on giant screens. The day will end with goat roasting by older kids and eating and soft drinks for all. some testimonies about peace and tolerance will be heard from a few kids. each kid will go back with a placard with an oath to be a peaceful and tolerant adult.
The 4th HWPL Rwanda Kigali WARP Office was held on the topic ‘What Is the Origin of Evil in Your Scripture?’ In celebration of the World Interfaith Harmony Week, guests from youth, women, leaders of society and the press were invited to honor the event together. Through the speeches of the religious leaders, we were able to find out that the origin of evil was similar in the Bible and the Quran. Since God is good and love, it was a time for religions to become one with love.
The World Alliance of Religions’ Peace (WARP) Office brings religious leaders of various faiths together, to have an interfaith dialogue based on the scriptures of each religion. Through discussing, comparing and sharing the messages from each religious text, religious leaders can truly start to understand, with an open heart, other religions in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.