The United Religion Initiative (URI) in Horn of Africa Region organized a half day event in Somalia for the occasion of the Golden Rule Celebration as usual on Wednesday April 5, 2017 in cooperation with the center of Sheikh Adam Dhere Charity Association (SADCA) in which is Somalia Cooperation Circle member.
Despite the occasion of the celebration of Golden Rule Day which was started in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2007 now is growing faster it was its first time to schedule in Somalia due the prolonged civil war and religiously motivated violence still going on the entire nation since 1991 and inspired new hope for peace.
More then, 50 participants were attended including religious leaders civil society members, women, students and youth. “Sheikh Abdirisak Sheikh Adam Dhere who heads the SADCA was opened first and described the event”When we think of Peace we think of a faith that brings comfort to all people around the world, so we have to endorse faith cooperation in order to bring peace here in Somalia while Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace due to that we have the right to celebrate the “Golden Rule Day” together and agree our brothers and sisters of URI.
“We kindly requested URI community to help us while Somalians are under epidemic famine and prolonged conflict situation” Sheikh Abdirisak Sheikh Adam Dhere added
It was widely watched and circulated Remarks of Ambassador Mussie Hailu, Regional Director of United Religions Initiative for Africa & Global Envoy of URI on the occasion of the celebration of the 2017 Golden Rule Day event in Somalia.
“As we are celebrating the International Golden Rule Day, I pray for the creator of the universe to open our hearts and minds to understand the uniqueness of each one of us and to pour out the spirit of unconditional love, Compassion and to understand and fully embrace the idea that, though we are people from different faiths, traditions, culture and color we all are part of one human family with the common principle of the Golden Rule” said Ambassador Mussie Hailu.
However, during the event was shared about the IGAD PCVE strategy books in order to train Somalia religious leaders and build their knowledge related to the violent extremism. It was coordinated and moderated by Mr. Daud Abdi Daud, URI Country coordinator and heads of URI CC member of SOMESHA.