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|Interfaith Council Consultation Planned in Vienna|
|By UPF - Austria|
|Wednesday, December 01, 2010|
Vienna, Austria - UPF-Austria is hosting a special consultation in Vienna on the proposal for an interreligious council at the UN in the afternoon of December 8.
Among the speakers will be academics, diplomats, and religious leaders. There will be reports on ongoing consultation meetings in different regions in the world. We will be informed on developments in projects similar to this initiative such as Weltethos, the Parliament of the World's Religions, and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts will be introduced. Some lectures will be presented in German language.
The United Nations was founded in 1945 to protect succeeding generations from the scourge of war, poverty, hunger and disease and to work towards the realization of world peace. Despite its inception with such lofty ideals and the investment of tremendous resources, there are many challenges in the path to peace.