Atlanta Interfaith Forum Promotes "Peace Among Religions, Peace Among Humanity"

October 25, 2003

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

On October 25, 2003 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that "on Monday, a group of Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist leaders will gather at the Cathedral of St. Philip for an interfaith forum. The 10-hour forum will devote itself to topics such as: Must faith divide us? Can we build beyond our common group? And on Tuesday, a group promoting tolerance among Christians will hold its international conference at Hopewell Baptist Church in Norcross. 'Reconciliation Now's four-day conference will feature Christians who have engaged in violent conflicts with one another: black and white South Africans; Protestants and Catholics from Northern Ireland. Interfaith forums are often perceived as 'Kumbaya' public relations events where religious dignitaries light candles together, but supporting them is critical, some religious leaders say. 'If there is no peace among religions, there can be no peace among humanity,' says Rabbi David Rosen, an American Jewish Committee leader who is scheduled to speak at the Cathedral of St. Philip on Monday."

See also: Interfaith