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Promotion of interfaith dialogue, harmony among people is need of hour, says Jamal Nazir

Federal Minister for National Harmony Shahzada Jamal Nazir has said promotion of interfaith dialogue and harmony among the people of different faiths is need of the hour for peace and tolerance in the society.He expressed these views while chairing a meeting here on Wednesday wherein he was briefed about the functions of the Ministry of National Harmony.

Promotion of interfaith dialogue, harmony among people is need of hour, says Jamal Nazir

Federal Minister for National Harmony Shahzada Jamal Nazir has said promotion of interfaith dialogue and harmony among the people of different faiths is need of the hour for peace and tolerance in the society.He expressed these views while chairing a meeting here on Wednesday wherein he was briefed about the functions of the Ministry of National Harmony.

Religious leaders urge end to Myanmar communal clashes

Buddhist and Muslim religious leaders have called for calm in violence-hit central Myanmar and urged the government to step up security for both communities, state media said Sunday. The outbreak of religious violence in the town of Meiktila has claimed at least 32 lives and displaced about 9,000 people, according to officials, leaving swathes of the town in ruin and prompting an army-enforced state of emergency. The Interfaith Friendship Organisation called on the government "to lay effective security plans and provide security to people of the two communities".

Pope urges dialogue with Islam, says world must do more for poor

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged the West on Friday to intensify dialogue with Islam and appealed to the world to do more to combat poverty. The new pontiff made his appeal in an address to diplomats accredited to the Vatican, sending a message through them to the leaders of the more than 170 countries with which the Vatican has diplomatic relations.
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