The World's Most Prominent Religious Leaders Call On Everyone To Make Friends Across Religions #MakeFriends
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Welcome to the Make Friends channel. On June 14, 2017 many of the world’s most prominent religious leaders made a joint statement encouraging people everywhere to make friends across religions. Friendship and getting to know one another are the antidotes to negativity and divisions in society, enhancing understanding and unity. We invite you to download our toolkits for friendship and study: https://tinyurl.com/yd8y3qcx
. We pray that the message and example of unity, shown by these leaders, will contribute to bridging divisions by inspiring you and your friends to start new conversations with people of different faiths. Follow the example, spread the message. Thank you for sharing in this movement.
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Biographies of participants can be downloaded from https://drive.google.com/dr...
Brief pointers on participants:
Grand Mufti Shawki Allam, (Sunni, Egypt)
Amma Amritanandamayi (India)
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (Orthodox; Turkey)
Ven. Chan Khong (Buddhist, Vietnam/France)
Swami Chidananda (India)
H.H. the Dalai Lama, India
Dharma Master Hsin Tao (Buddhist, Taiwan)
Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Church of Sweden
Ven. Khandro Rinpoche, (Buddhist, India)
Chief Rabbi David Lau, Israel
Ayatollah Sayyid Fadhel Milani , (Shia, UK)
Imam Dr. Adamou Ndman Njoya (Sunni, Cameroon)
Ayatollah Sayed Hassan Al Qazwini (Shia, United States)
Swami Ramdev (India)
Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, UK
Sri Sri Ravi Sankar (India)
Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh (Sikh, UK)
Rabbi Avraham Skorka, Argentina
Swami Suhitananda (Ramakrishna Order, India)
Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf (Sunni Leader, USA)
The video statement was compiled from a series of in-depth standardized interviews made exclusively for this purpose. These interviews can be found below.
On this Make Friends channel you will find:
- Main video statement of the Religious Leaders (without subtitles and with English, Spanish, Arabic, Hindi, Chinese, Japanese, German, Italian, French, Portugese, Russian, Bangali, Punjabi, Hebrew, Persian, Dutch subtitles)
- Full interviews with religious leaders (without subtitles and with English, Spanish, Arabic subtitles)
- Press material and video compilation of the press conference (without and with English subtitles)
- Additional interviews on friendship