Catholic World News

At international conference, lawmakers, religious leaders condemn terrorism

June 03, 2016

Lawmakers from 41 nations, joined by representatives of numerous religious bodies, gathered in Astana, Kazakhstan, on May 31 for a conference devoted to the topic of “religions against terrorism.”

Participants agreed to a 28-point anti-terrorism statement.

Religious leaders present at the meeting included representatives of Al-Azhar University, the Muslim World League, the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the Moscow Patriarchate, the Lutheran World Federation, the Anglican Communion, the Armenian Apostolic Church, senior Sephardic and Ashkenazi rabbis of Israel, and Buddhist and Taoist leaders.

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