Twenty-five years ago, on Oct. 27, 1986, Pope John Paul II convened representatives of the world’s religions to gather at the Church of Saint Francis of Assisi, Italy to pray together for the first time in history.
For the anniversary of this landmark event, Pope Benedict XVI invited nearly three hundred representatives of the religions of the world as well as a few non-believers to Assisi to participate in the World Day of Prayer for Peace: A Day of Reflection, Dialogue and Prayer for Justice and Peace in the World, on the theme Pilgrims of Truth, Pilgrims of Peace.
NAIN Board member Dr. Tarunjit Singh Butalia, represented World Sikh Council- America Region, a NAIN member organization. Dr. Butalia is also a board member of a host of other interfaith organizations – Religions for Peace USA, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, National Religious Coalition Against Torture, Journal of Inter-Religious Dialogue and the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio.
See the Huffington Post article by Tarunjit here.