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Anglican priest heads peace committee

Father Peter Parlad Kumar, a priest of Anglican Arch­diocese of Fiji, has been ap­pointed Chairperson of Fiji Peace Committee. This was confirmed during the in­auguration ceremony of Fiji Peace Committee
01 Mar 2018 11:00
Anglican priest heads peace committee
Father Peter Parlad Kumar who was appointed as chairperson of the Fiji Peace Steering Committee​

Father Peter Parlad Kumar, a priest of Anglican Arch­diocese of Fiji, has been ap­pointed Chairperson of Fiji Peace Committee.

This was confirmed during the in­auguration ceremony of Fiji Peace Committee hosted by an interna­tional non-government organi­sation (NGO) Heavenly Culture, World Peace, and Restoration of Light (HWPL).

The gathering atttacted law ex­perts, religious leaders, youth, women groups, and education ex­perts. They gathered at the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) board room in Suva late last month.

Father Peter said: “Scriptures of each religion prohibit religious dis­crimination and discriminations caused by religions in the world are contrary to the teachings of each religious scripture. That’s why they should be eradicated for world peace.”

Delegates at the event took part in an inter-faith dialogue in which the topic “Discrimination in the Name of Religion’” was tabled.

It was also to celebrate World In­ter-faith Harmony Week as desig­nated by the United Nations.

The participants discussed the di­rection of future improvement of peace activities in Fiji.

University of South Pacific (USP) Hindu Society representative Bha­girati Bhan said: “Though we are living in a multi-cultural and multi-relation society,

“I think tolerance is still not well-known by most people.

“It will take time and I will try my best to give my contribution to help the HWPL team so that we all move toward to our mission which is to achieve world peace.”

Mr Bhan, who is attending the gathering for the fourth time, said: “I feel we are really moving for­ward. We had a lot of feedback to­day from people who know how to do peace activities.

“I will do peace activities such as holding religious youth peace camp programmes held by religious lead­ers to enhance awareness of im­portance of achieving world peace toward youth in Fiji.”

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

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