Religious leaders pray for world peace

Religious leaders yesterday took part in a common prayer meeting for world peace in the capital. About 400 Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian leaders attended the 17th Universal Prayer Meeting at the national press club, organized by Haqqani Anjuman Bangladesh, an Islamic spiritual movement. The event included a common prayer and speeches from representatives of various religions highlighting interreligious harmony for peace in the world. Guest of honor at the half-day program, information and cultural affairs minister Abul Kalam Azad told the gathering: “Bangladesh is cited as an example for inter-religious harmony. We have to work hard and be more compassionate to each other to strengthen the harmony and establish a peaceful society.”
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