Build fraternity and promote dialogue

Build fraternity and promote dialogue
By Father Bernard Holzer, AA


February 4 marks the First International Day of Human Fraternity, established by a recent Resolution of the United Nations General Assembly. This initiative also takes note of the meeting on 4 February 2019 in Abu Dhabi, when the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmad Al-Tayyib and Pope Francis signed the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living together.


Pope Francis is inviting us to join in this celebration, aimed at promoting interreligious and intercultural dialogue. He himself will take part in a virtual meeting with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. António Guterres, and other leaders:  


“The United Nations Resolution recognizes “the contribution that dialogue among all religious groups can make towards an improved awareness and understanding of the common values shared by all humankind”. May this be our prayer today and our commitment every day of the year.”


Let us meet during this week a person from another religion or a person I have difficulty to meet.

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