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Liviu Olteanu, Secretary General of the AIDLR, talking together with worldwide religious leaders, scholars and civil society organizations on United Nations plan of action and other exchanges on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FRoB)

United Nations Headquarters, New York, July 2017

The following statement was issued by the Secretary General of the AIDLR Dr Liviu Olteanu after the conversation he had together with Religious Leaders, Scholars and Civil Society International NGOs at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in July 14 in the context of the Launch by the Secretary-General of United Nations ANTONIO GUTERRES of Plan of Action for Religious Leaders and Actors to Prevent Incitement to Violence that Could Lead to Atrocity Crimes. Dr. Olteanu Secretary General of the AIDLR met and talked separately with following Religious Leaders: REV. KYOICHI SUGINO, Deputy Secretary General as Representative of Religious for Peace from New York; BANI DUGAL Principal Representative of Baha’I International Community from New York; SADHVI BHAGAWATI SARASWATI, President Parmarth Niketan Ashram; RABBI BURTON L. VISOTZKY Appleman Professor of Midrash and Interreligious Studies at The Jewish Theological Seminary, New York; YAHYA SERGIO YAHE PALLAVICINI, Vice-President, IESCO Ambassador for Dialogue among Civilizations from Rome; REV. NURUDDEEN LEMU, Director Research and Training at Islamic Education Trust from Da’wah Institute of Nigeria; ARCHIMANDRITE EMANUEL YOUKHANA, Executive Director, CAPNI Christian Aid Program Nohadra-Iraq; PETER PROVE, Director, Commission of the Churches on International Affairs at World Council of Churches, Geneva Switzerland; Dr. MOHAMED ELSANOUSI, Director Washington DC Office of The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers; MONICA FELTZ, Executive Director at International Justice Project; H.Y. HANSON, President at Zaytuna College, Bekeley California; Dr. IQTIDAR KARAMAT CHEEMA FCMI, Institute for Leadership and Community Development, Birmingham UK; Dr. Liviu Olteanu and religious leaders, scholars and NGOs Representatives evaluated together the perspective of the UN Plan of Action to Prevent Incitement to Violence and necessity to foster by vigilance, education and training the defense of freedom of religion or belief internationally.

Photos: Dr. Liviu Olteanu with some of the worldwide religious leaders:

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