- La situazione sta peggiorando.
Gridate con noi che i diritti umani sono calpestati da persone che parlano in nome di Dio ma che non sanno nulla di Lui che è Amore, mentre loro agiscono spinti dal rancore e dall’odio.
Gridate: Oh! Signore, abbi misericordia dell’Uomo.
Mons. Shleimun Warduni
Baghdad, 19 luglio 2014
lunedì, marzo 05, 2012
The Amal group, engaged in civil society and the Chaldean archbishop organized the workshop last weekend. Addressing the opening session of the meeting, Msgr. Louis Sako greeted those present and spoke about the importance of the culture of non-violence, mutual respect between people of different faiths; this added the prelate, requires a " direct knowledge of the sources, while we often rely on unverified stories and hearsay." " We have to convince ourselves that our destiny is one - the archbishop explained - and open up to dialogue, take responsibility towards each other."
After the meeting, the participants visited the Chaldean cathedral and Msgr. Sako explained to them "how Christians pray to God and symbols of the liturgy." Among the promoters of the initiative, there are also a priest of the archdiocese, Mrs. Surud of the Amal Association, who explored the concept of "non-violence."
During the evening, the group were also addressed by imam of the mosque in Kirkuk, Sheikh Ahmad Al-Hamad Al-Amin, who stressed the concept of "non-violence in Islam." At the end, all the attendees visited the mosque and heard the explanations provided in the meantime by the Muslim religious leader.
"These workshops - says Msgr. Sako to AsiaNews at the end of the day - are very useful because they create long-term relationships between young people. They are the future and hope of the country, so we must provide them with the correct, solid and concrete culture to achieve the ideal of peaceful co-existence and respect for pluralism. "