Syrian religious leaders unite to reject violence

By Eric Cherry

In response to continuing fighting and bloodshed in their country, Muslim and Christian leaders from Syria have joined together to urgently call for a peaceful solution to the ongoing violence. The statement came out of a meeting organized by the Religions for Peace Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Council. Religions for Peace was founded in 1970 through the interfaith coordination led by the Japanese lay-Buddhist religion Rissho Kosei-kai and the Unitarian Universalist Association. In an interesting coincidence, UUA President the Rev. Peter Morales is currently in Japan visiting with Rissho Kosei-kai counterparts and many other historic interfaith colleagues. The press release from Religions for Peace is available on the Religions for Peace website.

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Eric Cherry

Eric was the Director of the UUA’s International Office since August 2007. Prior to this Eric served for 12 years as a parish minister with UU congregations in Burlington, Iowa and N. Easton, Massachusetts. Eric has long been involved in the UU Partner Church movement, serving as the English...


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