The issue of human rights, peace, and stability across the continent is high on the agenda.
By:- Our Staff Writer
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia Today) February 22,2023 :- African religious leaders will discuss contemporary issues and the role of religious communities in the first continental summit set to be held on February 28, the Inter-Religious Council of Ethiopia reveals.
The Council Secretary General Kesis Tagay Tadele said that the summit aims to strengthen inter-religious harmony, discuss contemporary natural and man-made issues on the continent, and create a direct link between Africa and the G20.
“All religions pursue peace and stability. “Therefore, the issue of human rights, peace, and stability across the continent will be the major point of discussion,” he added.
Religious institutions wish absolute welfare for all human beings and for other creatures too. In this regard, the discussion among African and global religious institutions is expected to contribute extremely important recommendations. To this end, the interfaith summit will discuss economic, social, political, and environmental issues.
The secretary-general further highlighted that the summit will be held under the patronage of President Sahlework Zewde, and she will be attending as the guest of honor along with United Nations and African Union officials.
Over 300 participants who represent religious institutions, international organizations, and think-tank groups are also expected to take part in the forthcoming summit, which will be held in connection with the United Nations’ World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The United Religions Initiative-Africa, G20 Interfaith Forum, AU Citizens and Diaspora Directorate, AU-Economic Social and Cultural Council, and AU Interfaith Dialogue Forum are supporters of the summit, it was learned.