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In days for peace, religious groups ask to propose actions against violence

In days for peace, religious groups ask to propose actions against violence

Nestor Jimenez

Newspaper La Jornada
Thursday, September 22, 2022, p. 10

In the context of the International Day of Peace, the Conference of the Mexican Episcopate (CEM), Jesuits Mexico and the Conference of Major Superiors of Religious of Mexico began the conservatories for peacein which they called the faithful to participate before the complexity of the violence that damages the security and social coexistence of the country.

In a video on social networks, they pointed out that the current context requires tools that make it possible to search for viable alternatives to achieve peace. It is not enough to complain about the reality in which we live, let us act generating new ideas and alternatives for the construction of peace before the cries of pain of our people, they reproached. With this, they summoned the faithful to generate dialogue groups on various topics, including rethink the security and justice system and send their conclusions to the CEM.

Separately, the Ministry of the Interior led the Interreligious Day for Peace, in which it expressed its commitment to collaborate with all religious denominations for this purpose.

At the meeting, held at the Museum of World Cultures, the head of the Unit for Religious Affairs, Prevention and Reconstruction of the Social Fabric, Héctor Humberto Miranda Anzá, stated that Since the beginning of this government, it has been a constant search to build bridges of collaboration with the different religious traditions that exist in Mexico, to promote initiatives to build peace and rebuild the social fabric that, we can say, have been advancing today.

Members of various churches and religious denominations participated: Adventist, Anglican, Baha’i, Baptist, Buddhist, Catholic, Evangelical, Hindu, Jewish, Lutheran, Methodist, Muslim and Orthodox, among others.

At the same time, members of the Iglesias por la Paz group, made up of Catholic, Evangelical and Presbyterian representatives, called for a 10-day day of prayer and actions for peace, like every September.

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