World Congress for the Preservation of Religious Diversity

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Summary of the World Congress for the Preservation of Religious Diversity

The World Congress for the Preservation of Religious Diversity, which took place between the 15th and the 17th of November 2001, was the first international event of its kind. The Prime Minister of India Honorable Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee inaugurated World Congress, and stressed the need for such conferences, especially at this crucial time in world history. His Holiness, the Dalai Lama also addressed the Congress, and encouraged all religious leaders of the world to come together and work towards promoting peace and harmony. Sri Swami Dayananda gave the aims and objectives of the Congress in his speech. The main emphasis of the Congress, Swamiji said, is the preservation of religious diversity. Swamiji also pointed out that it was the first time that representatives from all these diverse religious traditions congregated with a commitment for the preservation of diversity. Continue reading