Together in Prayer for Peace

interfaithCardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, will be making a visit to England this year from 12th-16th June 2013, to affirm and strengthen the good interreligious relations in this country.

He will visit the Sikh Guru Nanak Nishkam Sevak Jatha Gurdwara in Birmingham, the Jain Derasar at the Oshwal Centre near Potters Bar, and Baps Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden. These visits will include the opportunity for dialogue on ways in which we can work together for the common good and for a more peaceful world.

The visit will also include a “Together in Prayer for Peace” event to which all people of good will are invited, on 13th June at 17:00 in Westminster Cathedral Hall. At this event, representatives from different religions will offer a prayer for peace in their own tradition in each other’s presence, bearing witness to their deep wish for peace.

It’s not often that we have the Vatican man on interreligious dialogue in our midst. The Cardinal who also said ‘Habemus Papam’ when Pope Francis was elected. It will be a great honour and gift. His presence will bring many graces.