3 April 2014
Source: Mizzima-news from Myanmar
Leaders of Myanmar’s four main religions met to make a joint ‘Myanmar Interfaith Declaration’ on the rights of the child.
The declaration expressed their commitment to the notion that every child can enjoy his or her rights according to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The commitment was given at an event organised by a partnership between the Ratana Metta Organisation and UNICEF and held at the Chatrium Hotel on April 2-3.
“We, the world’s religious leaders believe that all religions in the world are able to mitigate the violence of the human mind and to make it polite and tame. The position of religious leaders will be raised higher as people see them serving in the best interests of community welfare and the promotion of world peace and stability”, said Venerable Dr. Ashin Nyinnissara, Chancellor of the Sitagu International Buddhist Academies, [Honorary President of RfP].
Over 100 representatives from across the major faiths and including international scholars and experts attended the conference. “Children are symbolised as jewels in the Holy Quran”, said Al-Haj Mufti U Ko Lay, a senior Muslim leader, patron of RfP Myanmar and co-signer of the declaration.