Irish faith leaders sign joint declaration calling for peace in the Middle East

Signatories at Glencree meeting include Christian, Muslim and Jewish representatives

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: hosted ‘Milestones on a Journey of Hope’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation: hosted ‘Milestones on a Journey of Hope’. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Leaders of the various faiths in Ireland have issued a joint plea for an end to violence in the Middle East.

At a meeting this week in the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in Co Wicklow, 17 representatives of the three Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) in Ireland signed a Joint Declaration for Peace and Respect for the Dignity of Human Life in the Middle East and presented it to the Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem Suheil Dawani.

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