Stop and Reflect

24 August 2023

Message from URI Individual Member on the International Day of Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.


Thank you for sharing this message. It's heartening to see the commitment to creating cultures of peace, justice, and healing through preventing religiously motivated violence.

The commemoration of the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief is a crucial step toward raising awareness about the impact of such violence on individuals and communities worldwide. It's a stark reminder that despite the progress we've made, there are still parts of the world where the freedom to practice one's religious beliefs is not guaranteed.

In my own capacity, I believe that fostering mutual respect and tolerance is essential to preventing violence. By engaging in open dialogues, promoting understanding across different faiths and backgrounds, and advocating for human rights, we can contribute to a more inclusive and harmonious society. Education and awareness play a vital role in challenging prejudices and misconceptions that may lead to violence.

 By joining hands and working together, we can ensure that history does not repeat itself and that individuals are free to express their beliefs without fear.

Thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts, and I look forward to continuing the journey toward a world of understanding and compassion.

Mohammad Mazhari