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【ウィーン2014年11月20日PRN=共同通信JBN】イラク、シリアおよびより広い中東地域のキリスト教徒、イスラム教徒、その他宗教団体の指導者たちが20日、多宗教間の結束を示す初めて行動を起こし、宗教の名において「one voice all violence(一声ですべて暴力に走る行為)」を非難し、イラクとシリアにおける宗教的、文化的多様性を守るよう国際社会に呼び掛けた。

クロスレファレンス情報:epa通信(european pressphoto agency、http://www.epa.eu )およびhttp://www.presseportal.de/pm/115322/2885391 で関連写真が入手できる。

 Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141119/717646

中東各地のイスラム教スンニ派、同シーア派、キリスト教、マンダヤ教、ヤジディー教など宗教指導者は同日、KAICIID Dialogue Centre(宗教間・文化間対話のためのアブドラ・ビン・アブドゥルアズィーズ国王国際センター)が組織した国際会議で、「United against Violence in the Name of Religion(宗教の名において暴力に反対するため団結を)」というウィーン宣言を共同して発表した。






同事務局長はさらに「KAICIID Dialogue Centreはこれら宗教指導者を寄せ集めたことを光栄に思い、彼らと国際社会のパートナーと共に働き、このような危機に苦しむ人々に平和を築き、世界がこの行動の呼びかけを聞き取ってもらえるよう支援することにコミットしている」と語った。

KAICIID会議のウィーン宣言「United against Violence in the Name of Religion(宗教の名において暴力に反対するため団結を)」参加者はまた、この地域における社会的一体性と平和構築を進める行動を提言した。その活動の実行は、各種の対話、異宗教間の団体を集めた恒久的な宗教間委員会、作業部会によって監視される。

会議と宣言に関する詳しい情報はhttp://religionsunite.org を参照。

KAICIID Dialogue Centre:
Peter Kaiser
Head of Communications
Schottenring 2, 1010 Vienna
Mobile: +43-664-231-0593
Email: peter.kaiser@kaiciid.org

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Muslim and Christian Religious Leaders Unite to Denounce ISIS and Violence in Iraq and Syria



    – Cross reference: Picture is available at epa european pressphoto agency
(http://www.epa.eu) and http://www.presseportal.de/pm/115322/2885391

    In an unprecedented demonstration of multi-religious solidarity, leaders of
Christian, Muslim and other religious communities from Iraq, Syria and the
larger Middle East region today have denounced with one voice all violence in
the name of religion, and have called on the international community to protect
religious and cultural diversity in Iraq and Syria.

    (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141119/717646 )

    Religious leaders from Sunni, Shiite, Christian, Mandean, and Yazidi
communities across the Middle East today jointly issued the Vienna Declaration,
"United against Violence in the Name of Religion", at the international
conference organized by the KAICIID Dialogue Centre.

    This is the first time religious leaders representing so many different
religions from a crisis region have come together as one to denounce
oppression, marginalization, persecution and killing of people in the name of

    The religious leaders were united in acknowledging that the current
conflict in Iraq and Syria targets followers of every religion. They jointly
rejected all violence in the name of religion, and attempts by groups like ISIS
to claim legitimacy for their actions within the teachings of Islam. They also
condemned the serious violation of human rights in Iraq and Syria; especially
against Christian, Yazidi and other religious and ethnic groups.

    The religious leaders emphasized the right of all to be treated with
dignity and humanity regardless of their religious tradition. Atrocities
committed in the name of religion are crimes against humanity, and crimes
against religion. The declaration also rejects and denounces the support or
sponsorship of terrorism.

    Together the religious leaders expressed their collective solidarity with
all who are oppressed due to these events, especially those who have been
uprooted and displaced from their homes. They called upon relevant political
powers and the international community to spare no effort to help these people
return to their homes.

    Speaking after the meeting, Faisal Bin Muaammar, KAICIID Secretary General,
the international organizer of the conference said, "The manipulation of
religion in Iraq and Syria has horrific human consequences. Today we witnessed
a reason for hope: the conviction and resolve of religious leaders from many
different faiths, speaking with one voice, to say that ISIS and other extremist
groups do not act in the name of religion."

    "The KAICIID Dialogue Centre is privileged to have brought these religious
leaders together, and is committed to work with them, and with our partners in
the international community, to help build peace for the people who suffer in
this crisis, and to ensure that the world hears this call for action."

    The participants at the KAICIID Conference "United against Violence in the
Name of Religion" also recommended initiatives to promote social cohesion and
peacebuilding in the region. The initiatives’ implementation will be overseen
by a permanent interreligious committee and working groups from various
dialogue and interreligious institutions.

    Further information about the conference and the declaration:
    Contact KAICIID Dialogue Centre:
    Peter Kaiser
    Head of Communications
    Schottenring 2, 1010 Vienna
    Mobile: +43-664-231-0593
    Email: peter.kaiser@kaiciid.org

SOURCE: KAICIID Dialogue Centre