Dr Iqtidar Cheema – Full Speech at WCC, Geneva

Speeking at the WCC Geneva on July 5, 2019 – Dr. Iqtidar Karamat Cheema (UK), an Educationalist, historian, writer, interfaith and human rights activist, Director Institute of Leadership and community development, member of United Nations Global Steering Committee on prevention of genocide and atrocities crime. ©ASEEN 

To commemorate the 550th birth Anniversary of Guru Nanak (1469), the first Guru of Sikhs, a historic Christian Sikh Dialogue was organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) at Geneva on 5th July 2019.

The theme of the dialogue was “Pursuing Peace in a Pluralistic World”. Around 40 religious leaders, scholars and independent activists from around the world, belonging to both Christian and Sikh faith, were invited to participate in this event.

Dr. Iqtidar Karamat Cheema, an interfaith and human rights activists, and who is also on the United Nations Global Steering Committee on prevention of genocide and atrocities crime, called upon all gathered religious leaders to become one and see each other’s issues as their own, only then can we truly become one common humanity, only then can those issues become one common misery and therefore one common action for all of us to take. Please listen to his full speech above.

Dr. Cheema’s recent efforts had made possible the inclusion of select Sri Guru Granth Sahib Texts in the United Nations “Faith for Rights” declaration. It is noteworthy that this is the first time ever any text from Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji has been included in any UN document. (Read more about United-Nations-18-Commitments-on-Faith-for-Rights ).

For more information please feel free to contact American Sikhi Educational and Empowerment Netowrk (ASEEN) President and Global Sikh Council (GSC) Director, Mr. Inderpreet Singh at ipsingh@gmail.com or +1 617 308 8420


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