Inter-Religious group calls on President in run-up to Harmony Week

3

Members of the Inter-Religious Organisation of Guyana (IRO) paid a courtesy call on President David Granger, today, at the Ministry of the Presidency, to inform him of the activities that are planned to observe ‘World Interfaith Harmony Week’.

World Interfaith Week commences on February 1. It is a United Nations (UN) designated annual event that aims to promote harmony in a multi-cultural and multi-religious world. In a brief comment after the meeting, Chairman of the IRO, Rev. Ronald McGarrell, said the organisation plans to use this occasion to reiterate its call for tolerance, peace and unity.

From left, Mr. Kenneth Daniels, Pt. Deodat Tillack, Ms. Jennifer Dewar, President David Granger, Pastor Ronald McGarrell, Ms. Rajmattie Nauth, Bishop Michael Goodman and Mr. Neil Bacchus at the Ministry of the Presidency today
From left, Mr. Kenneth Daniels, Pt. Deodat Tillack, Ms. Jennifer Dewar, President David Granger, Pastor Ronald McGarrell, Ms. Rajmattie Nauth, Bishop Michael Goodman and Mr. Neil Bacchus at the Ministry of the Presidency today

“We’re calling on all the various religions to come together, find common ground to work together so that we can promote a culture of peace and harmony in our country,” he said.

According to a GINA report, McGarrell informed that this year’s observance will start with a State breakfast on February 1, at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre (ACCC). A tree-planting exercise, an essay competition and visits to schools have all been planned with a view to engaging young minds on the significance of peace and harmony.

World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed by King Abdullah II of Jordan at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23, 2010. It was unanimously adopted by the UN on October 20, 2010 to establish World Interfaith Harmony Week. Guyana has been observing this event since 2011.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Inter-Religious group calls on President in run-up to Harmony Week
    These religious people should know by now that none in PNC are with souls.
    PNC sell their souls for power from day one massa left the shores of Guyana.
    They forget one thing. they think massa took off their shackles –they don’t know it as yet they sold their souls to massa for power and the shackles get even tighter..

  2. These faith folks are dealing with political entities which are out to gain the world and lose their souls. This brings me to the point that Matthews did not know what he was talking about. The soul is the most efficient attachment to the human body which moves on after death. The human body rots upon its demise. Question….would it not be more justifiable to gain the world and lose your soul which would move on to the to the unknown world?..

LEAVE A REPLY

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.