Baku International Interfaith and Inter-Civilization Cooperation Center addresses statement to political and religious leaders
- 23 August 2019
Baku International Interfaith and Inter-Civilization Cooperation Center under Caucasus Muslims Board released a statement, APA reports citing the Center.
It is stated that this year United Nations has designated 22 August as the International Day commemorating the victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief: “We would like to express our solidarity and support with the people facing violence based on religion and belief and strictly condemn acts of violence of any grounds and dimensions. We state that we are ready to join our efforts and cooperate with political, public, scientific and religious institutions for prevention of the acts of violence committed against people for their religious identity and believes.
It is stated in the statement that spiritual monuments of our nation that were devastated and changed their faces at the Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia as a result of Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict have faced with such vandalized treatment.
The document notes that today, to solve the problem of protecting the world, as well as preventing terrorism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, extremism and radicalism, strengthening stability and peace in the world, it is important to have joint, sustainable cooperation between heads of state, public and religious leaders. When making life-changing decisions, the world needs spiritual, religious and moral values, wise recommendations and instructions from religious leaders. In this regard, it is important today to introduce into the globalizing world a multicultural lifestyle that can prevent national, racial, religious extremism.
“All religions say no to coercion and violence. We, members of the Baku International Center for Inter-Religious and Inter-Civilizational Cooperation, appeal to all political and religious leaders of the world, call for more efforts to protect peace, stability, and take advantage of inter-religious and inter-cultural cooperation. We consider important the joint cooperation of heads of state, leaders of public and religious structures in eliminating all these manifestations,” the statement said.