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UN / INTERCULTURAL INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE

Among a growing concern about the overall rise in instances of discrimination, intolerance and violence, the UN hosted an intercultural and interreligious dialogue and panel discussion on "Building Bridges between East and West". UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / INTERCULTURAL INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE
TRT: 3:40
SOURCE: UNIFEED
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LANGUAGES: ENGLISH / ARABIC / NATS

DATELINE: 14 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY / FILE

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RECENT, NEW YORK CITY

1. Wide shot, exterior United Nations Headquarters

14 JUNE 2023, NEW YORK CITY

2. Wide shot, Trusteeship Council
3. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, Secretary-General, Muslim World League:
“I would like to point out that the civilization alliance between nations and people understanding the unique attributes of a civilization and not interfere in their affairs – or offending its followers – is considered an urgent need for the peace of our world and the harmony of its national societies. And this is not an option that we accept or refuse. It is a path that we choose and a destiny that we write.”
4. Med shot, audience applauds
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Csaba Kőrösi, President, General Assembly:
“In a time of protracted conflicts and interlocking crises, faith-based organizations play a critical role in shepherding their followers. They have an enormous potential – and equally huge responsibilities. Faith brings us together, within our own communities, and across them. However, teachings merged with impatience and exclusivity can also lead many people astray, turning them to intolerance and extremism.”
6. Med shot, audience members
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“These heinous acts gained speed during the pandemic, fueled by grievance, by fear, by frustration and mistrust. Prolific digital platforms amplified voices and extended the global reach of hate mongers and their toxic ideologies. These vile acts are violations of human rights and affront to the values we hold dear at the United Nations. If not adequately address, they can lead to social fragmentation, violence and perhaps even conflict.”
8. Med shot, Amina addresses the participants
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations:
“Amongst this gloomy picture of the world, it is dialogue that stands out as a beacon of hope. It is dialogue that offers a way forward. Dialogue based on diversity, inclusivity, listening to others and respecting our differences. A dialogue where everyone is welcomed and empowered to contribute, including women and girls. Such dialogue requires a transformed approach to education, one that nurtures a culture of peace and empowers students to thrive in our modern and demanding world.”
10. Med shot, audience members
11. SOUNDBITE (English) Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC):
“Around the world, the surge of hate speech – as you have mentioned, all of you – xenophobia and religion intolerance have created mistrust between people and alienated entire communities. Bigotry, racism, stigmatization based on religion, belief, ethnicity, race or gender thriving counting societies. Where toxic hate thrives, radicals groups and terrorists find a fertile ground to divide people and recruit the vulnerable and marginalized.”
12. Med shot, audience members
13. SOUNDBITE (English) Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC):
“Here today, we call for society for bridges to create spaces for respect and fraternity. Let us work together to make the voice of reason louder. Let us make an alliance for peace and not any kind of sound of guns. Let them work together. Let's respect each other.”
14. Med shot, audience claps

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Among a growing concern about the overall rise in instances of discrimination, intolerance and violence, the UN hosted an intercultural and interreligious dialogue and panel discussion on "Building Bridges between East and West".

Opening the event on Wednesday (14 June), the Secretary-General of the Muslim World League, Muhammad bin Abdul Karim Issa, said he would “like to point out that the civilization alliance between nations and people understanding the unique attributes of a civilization and not interfere in their affairs – or offending its followers – is considered an urgent need for the peace of our world and the harmony of its national societies.”

Issa added, “And this is not an option that we accept or refuse. It is a path that we choose and a destiny that we write.”

The President of the General Assembly, Csaba Kőrösi, noted that “in a time of protracted conflicts and interlocking crises, faith-based organizations play a critical role in shepherding their followers.”

“They have an enormous potential – and equally huge responsibilities. Faith brings us together, within our own communities, and across them. However, teachings merged with impatience and exclusivity can also lead many people astray, turning them to intolerance and extremism,” continued Kőrösi.

The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, listed a series of events from the past few years and noted that “these heinous acts gained speed during the pandemic, fueled by grievance, by fear, by frustration and mistrust.”

According to her, “prolific digital platforms amplified voices and extended the global reach of hate mongers and their toxic ideologies” and “these vile acts are violations of human rights and affront to the values we hold dear at the United Nations.”

The UN Deputy Secretary-General warned, “If not adequately address, they can lead to social fragmentation, violence and perhaps even conflict.”

“Amongst this gloomy picture of the world”, continued Mohammed, “it is dialogue that stands out as a beacon of hope.”

“It is dialogue that offers a way forward. Dialogue based on diversity, inclusivity, listening to others and respecting our differences. A dialogue where everyone is welcomed and empowered to contribute, including women and girls. Such dialogue requires a transformed approach to education, one that nurtures a culture of peace and empowers students to thrive in our modern and demanding world,” she explaine.

Miguel Moratinos, the High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), also participated in the event, noting that around the world, “the surge of hate speech xenophobia and religion intolerance have created mistrust between people and alienated entire communities.”

Moratines continued, “Bigotry, racism, stigmatization based on religion, belief, ethnicity, race or gender thriving counting societies. Where toxic hate thrives, radicals groups and terrorists find a fertile ground to divide people and recruit the vulnerable and marginalized.”

“Here today, we call for society for bridges to create spaces for respect and fraternity. Let us work together to make the voice of reason louder. Let us make an alliance for peace and not any kind of sound of guns. Let them work together. Let's respect each other,” concluded the High Representative.

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