KAICIID Board of Directors Denounce Orlando Terrorist Attack

KAICIID Board of Directors Denounce Orlando Terrorist Attack

The KAICIID Board of Directors issued this statement on 12 June 2016 following the terrorist attack on innocent people in Orlando, Florida, USA.

“In this deeply painful moment, we extend our prayers and condolences to the families of the victims and those injured in the Orlando attack. This deliberate and merciless massacre is a hate crime that we denounce. We reject violence, in particular when it is perpetrated in the name of religion.

We pledge in the face of this hatred and violence to support those who build bridges of understanding that bring together all communities in respect and understanding and pray they never cease their good works in this supremely important task.”

KAICIID is an intergovernmental organisation mandated to promote dialogue among different religious and cultural groups to promote justice, peace and reconciliation and to counteract the abuse of religion to justify violence. The Centre is  governed by a multi-religious KAICIID Board of Directors, consisting of representatives of five religions – Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism.

They are, in alphabetical order: Swami AgniveshDr. Hamad Al-MajedHis Excellency Bishop Miguel AyusoHis Eminence Metropolitan EmmanuelDr. Sayyed Ataollah Mohajerani, Reverend Kosho NiwanoReverend Mark PoulsonChief Rabbi David RosenDr. Mohammad Sammak.