The recognition that torture is inhuman and under no circumstances acceptable remains a universal belief across all religions. Religious differences are easily overcome in the face of immorality, which is why International Bridges to Justice once again united global and spiritual leaders from different faiths to continue our Interfaith movement.
Representatives from different religions contributed by offering a prayer, chant or inspiring words in solidarity with our call to ensure the rights of all citizens. By uniting spiritual leaders, we aimed to ignite conversation, affirm our call to action, and maintain our commitment to the eradication of torture. We are proud to announce that we can look back on a beautiful, inspiring and successful Peace Vigil.
Rev. Karen Tse and Hilde Schwab brought together religious leaders from around the world in Davos during the World Economic Forum. Buddhist, Muslim, Catholic, Anglican, Jewish and many more faith groups were represented and spoke of the high need to end torture, now.
The leaders know it is possible to end torture now by empowering people at every level to work together. They believe in this mission of IBJ.
This recognition is universal across all religions; religious differences are easily overcome in the face of something like torture. It’s a clear call from our most sacred sources to act now to end suffering and bring peace to the world; an imperative found in every holy tradition.