CEREMONY FOR THE SIGNATURE INTERRELIGIOUS MANIFESTO OF THE RIGHTS IN END OF LIFE PATH

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2019-02-04 10:00 AM

Roses of Peace (ROP)

Roses of Peace (ROP)

Country: Italy
City: Rome
Tuesday 5 February h.10.00 a.m. Rome Commendatore Hall Monumental complex of the Holy Spirit Hospital- Rome After many preparatory meeting since June 2018, Religious Leaders from different faiths (Buddhist, Catholic, Islamic, Hinduist, Orthodox, Christian Reformed) agreed to sign together a Manifesto to ensure religious and spiritual support to sick people who are in the final phase of life in health structures like Hospital, Hospice or at home. . This document is the result of a particular sensitivity towards interreligious dialogue in the healthcare sector and an important point of arrival of a fully-shared path that will enable the transformation of these agreed Rights into operating procedures accepted by the Ministry of Health in Italy . Religious leaders and the promoting Committee considered very significant choosing a date and they unanimously considered very appropriately to subscribe this common text in the contest of World Interfaith Harmony Week promoted by the UN General Assembly with a Ceremony that involved Religious Leaders, Representatives of Official Institutions and Healthcare. The promoting Committee formed by ASL Roma 1, GMC Catholic University of the Sacred Heart and the Interreligious Table of Rome wants to be a point of reference to realize and support new initiatives aimed at promoting the path as a model of support and respect for the religious creed and faith of sick and dying people in healthcare structures. In addition to the promoting Committee the signatories of the Manifesto are: Islamic Cultural Center of Italy, Italian Episcopal Conference, Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy, Romanian Orthodox Diocese of Italy, Hospice VillaSperanza – Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Italian Buddhist Institute Soka Gakkai, Italian Buddhist Union, ItalianJewish Community Union, Italian Hindu Union, Italian Union of Seventh Day Adventist Christian Churches, Vicariate of Rome, AVO (Voluntary association) , CSV Lazio (Volunteer Service centre), Tribunal for the rights of the sick and a social health operator representing the Professional category.