Religious gathered to pray for peace on earth based upon mutual respect, justice, tolerance and inclusiveness.This Interfaith program began with a moment of silence to remember the victims of the wildfires that devastated the Islands of Maui in Hawaii and the people suffering from religious desecration in India.
This gathering took place at Toorak Jame Masjid Mosque in Suva with 50 religious and representatives including some trainee teachers. The Hindu, Methodist, Muslim, Anglican and the Catholic leaders shared a prayer for peace and a brief reflection on ways we can create a peaceful environment.
It was another opportunity this afternoon for Fr. Patrick Mclnerney who was the Guest speaker and he delivered the key address on the theme: He spoke God is the source of peace in all religions, the common task of making peace between religions, of all religions working together for peace in society and the responsibility of all people to work together to care for all creatures.
I sincerely thank Fr. Patrick Mclnerney for making this event amazing and a meaningful one.
Many thanks to our brothers and sisters for joining the Interreligious Prayer for Peace and to the Fiji Muslim League Suva for hosting and providing great hospitality.
The event concluded with all enjoying and getting to know one another over refreshments.
Below are pictures taken at the event:
The chairman and Maulvi welcomes the Guest speaker, Fr. Patrick Mclnerney.
Fr. Patrick Mclnerney and the religious leaders from the Shri Sanatan Dharm.
Fr. William Lee with the group of FNU students.
Tessa Mackenzie with Fr Pat McInerney and a FNU student
Greetings after the prayers
Fr. William Lee presents a prayer for peace
Rev. Taito Varea shares love, care and strength in families.
Maulvi Khan shares his faith in peace, religious practices and beliefs.
Getting to know one another over refreshments.