Interfaith Peacebuilding


September 2021
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 1 2

Interfaith Programs

Rev. Moon’s Contribution to Interreligious Harmony Honored in Dhaka

Dhaka, Bangladesh — A special lecture at Dhaka University on May 3, 2014, focused on the UPF founder’s role in building bridges among people of different religions and cultures. Over 120 students, staff and faculty attended the program entitled, “Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Contribution in the Field of Interreligious and Intercultural Harmony.”

start stop bwd fwd

The special presentation was given by the author of this report. Dr. Robert Kittel focused on two components of Rev. Moon’s work that he felt were central to promoting social harmony: (1) a universal definition of goodness that can be shared by all religions, namely living for others, and, (2) the importance of marriage, especially intercultural marriage, and intergenerational families.

The program was organized by Dr. Kazi Narul Islam, director of the Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue. Dr. Islam set up the Department of World Religions and Culture — the first of its kind in any Muslim country in the world.

In her closing remarks, Prof. Dr. Nasreen Ahmad, the acting Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University, noted with pride that “Rev. Moon’s philosophy of love and harmony has been taught in the Department of World Religions and Culture [at Dhaka University].”

“Our students are aware of his philosophy and his life’s work of promoting interfaith and intercultural harmony,” she added. Dr. Ahmad highlighted the point by saying “any thinking, rational person who looks to the world with compassion” should empathize with Dr. Moon’s philosophy.

The moderator was Dr. Father Tapan Rosario from the Department of World Religions and Culture.

If you find this page helpful and informative please consider making donation. Your donation will help Universal Peace Federation (UPF) provide new and improved reports, analysis and publications to you and everyone around the world.

UPF is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and all donations are tax deductible in the United States. Receipts are automatically provided for donations of or above $250.00.

Donate to the Universal Peace Federation: Your donation to support the general programs of UPF.

Donate to the Religious Youth Service (RYS): Your donation will be used for service projects around the world.

Donate to UPF's Africa Projects: Your donation will be used for projects in Africa.

Related Articles

IAPD-Argentina Launches Interreligious Dialogue Series

South America—The 2021 “Interreligious Dialogue and Good Practices” Series began on June 23, 2021, with a discussion between two interreligious dialogue boards from Buenos Aires City and Buenos Aires Province.

UPF Interfaith Program Promotes Reconciliation

Acre, Israel—UPF held a special interfaith meeting to counter the distrust between communities.

Albanians Combine Peace Road with a Pilgrimage

Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina—A delegation from UPF-Albania joined 50,000 believers at a Bosnian pilgrimage site.