On Sunday, October 23, "Dialogue & Alliance" CC organized its monthly interfaith meeting on the theme: "Leave NO ONE Behind", on the occasion of World Food Day.
We received 118 requests for participation from 18 countries, and 23 people came to the meeting at the Espace Barrault in Paris.
The moderator was Mr. Dorian GRAVRAND, from the International Association of Youth and Students for Peace (IAYSP-France).
The first Buddhist reading, the preliminary passage for reverence (Pubbabhāganamakārapāṭha), was commented on by Mr. Śāriputra Christian SEYADOU, vice-president (Asia-Pacific) of the Cercle de Réflexion des Nations.
The second reading, Sura XXXVI.33 to 36, Yâ-sîn, was chanted by the Egyptian sheik Abdelbasset ABDESSAMAD (1927-1988) and commented by Dr. Mouslim FIDAHOUSSEN, Islamologist.
We listened, as a short musical break, to the "Famine Song" written by VIDA and performed by BALTA, the women's choir of the University of Latvia.
Then, the third reading, John 6.27 to 35 was commented by Mr. Laurent LADOUCE, researcher at the Universal Peace Federation.
The meeting concluded with a question-and-answer session and some explanations by Mr. Jean-François MOULINET, coordinator of the circle "Dialogue and Alliance".
The recording of this program is available on the UPF-France YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.
Dialogue & Alliance CC coordinator Mr. Jean-François Moulinet