World Interfaith Harmony Week 2018 in Moldova (8678)

In Moldova by Andrei Esanu

01Feb2018
07Feb2018

In the framework of the Interfaith Harmony Week, in the period of 1 to 6 February 2018 a series of 6 visits to religious communities and an inter-religious round table on 7th of February 2018 was organized by Unification Church in Moldova and Youth Platform for Inter-ethnic Solidarity in cooperation with NGO Center for Religious Freedom and with support from the Office of the UN for Human Rights.

From 4:00am until 7:00am

At Unification Church, Islamic League, Armenian Orthodox Church, Ghidighici Orthodox Church, Summit Events, Chisinau

str. Tighina, 49/3, City Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, MD-2001

Unification Church and Youth Platform for Inter-ethnic Solidarity / +373 790 99 289

Interfaith Harmony Week 2018 in Republic of Moldova In the framework of the Interfaith Harmony Week, in the period of 1 to 6 February 2018 a series of 6 visits to religious communities and an interreligious round table on 7th of February 2018 was organized by Unification Church in Moldova and Youth Platform for Interethnic Solidarity in cooperation with NGO Center for Religious Freedom and with support from the Office of the UN for Human Rights. During a week visits were organized to various religious communities in the country. First visit was in Unification Church, were youth learned about True Parents and Unification Church in Moldova and around the world. Youth also received Divine Principle and Autobiography books as a gift. Next visits were to Muslims, where they learned about Mohamed and Quran, afterwards at Christian Orthodox Church they learned about Jesus and Bible, at Jewish community, they learned about Moses and Torah. Religious communities were encouraged to receive visitors as well as to encourage their youth members to visit other communities. The goal was to introduce a new way of dialogue among the religions of Moldova: instead of debating to strive to learn about each other more. The week ended with a roundtable, where Continental Director of Unification Church, Chief of the Islamic League and Priest from the Christian Orthodox Church had a speech, making it an international, interreligious and interethnic event. At the roundtable representatives of religious communities agreed that religions need to work together more closely to solve common problems and achieve a common goal - Peace. Olesea Perean, Director of Programs of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights attended the Round table as well as religious leaders representing Islam and Christian Orthodox church. All these outstanding activists expressed their joy and readiness to support interreligious dialogue and to create a sustainable platform for strengthening interreligious support. The same day president of Unification Church Moldova together with coordinator of Youth Platform for interethnic Solidarity were invited to tell about this beautiful project on national TV and radio.

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