Multi-Religious Event Promotes Tolerance in Lahore

November 28, 2005

Source: Daily Times

On November 28, 2005 the Daily Times reported, "For the first time in the history of the city, people belonging to different religions celebrated their religious festivals at one platform and stressed the need for interfaith dialogue to promote tolerance in the society with the concept of 'One God'. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Hindu and Bahai families in the city chose Saturday night to celebrate the recently passed religious festivals including Eidul Fitar, Deewali, birth anniversaries of Baba Guru Nanak and Hazrat Bahauddin and upcoming Christmas. Ambassadors for Love, Arts and Peace (ALAAP), a non-government organisation, and Justice and Peace Commission’s Major Superiors Leadership Conference of Pakistan (MSLCP), organised the event at Loyola Hall on Waris Road. The families exchanged gifts on the occasion, while children arranged a joint programme including quiz[zes], games and recreational activities."