Religious leaders from all faiths pray for 26/11 victims
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 23:18
Mumbai: Religious leaders from all faiths on Tuesday assembled at The Trident hotel, one of the 26/11 terror sites, to pray for peace at a solidarity meeting organised by Art of Living foundation and Simon Wiesenthal Centre here.

US-based social service institute Simon Wiesenthal Centre had convened the multi-faith meeting to send out a message of hope and also to condemn the brutal attacks, in which 166 people were killed.

"Religious leaders have a special obligation to publicly condemn terrorist attacks that are inspired by those who call themselves servants of God. We are gathering at the site of last year's attacks in solidarity with the people as they remember the victims of 26/11," Simon Wiesenthal Centre's Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper told a gathering here.

Religious dignitaries from Islam, Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Christianity, Judaism and the Center for Peace and Spirituality spoke at the event.

"This is a time for people of all faiths to openly repudiate the culture of death nurtured in the name of religion, while standing besides our Indian friends to promote the sanctity of life, tolerance and freedom," Cooper said.

Simon Wiesenthal is one of the largest international Jewish human rights organisations with over four lakh members in US.

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First Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 23:18

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