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June 9 - Tveit calls for critical understanding of religion in international arena
Article: One World Religion
The general secretary of the World
Council of Churches (WCC), Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, on 3 June spoke to
a United Nations conference in Geneva, where he addressed
"the role of religion in the search for justice and peace."
The conference at the Palais des
Nations, Geneva, was called by UN Geneva director general Kassym-Jomart
Tokayev in search of "a
comprehensive framework" or new paradigm for UN work with its partners
in the areas of global economy, ecology, education, health, security,
for "an open, proper, critical and constructive reflection on the role
of religion in our work for justice and peace and in our local and
global life together," Tveit urged
the international community to grapple more deeply with religion. "It
must go beyond discussions about 'misuse' of religion," he said.
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