CHRISTIAN MUSLIM INTERNATIONAL PEACE
The world is in turmoil. There is
restlessness everywhere. Every human soul is disturbed. Each one
is in search of peace and tranquility. The calm looks illusory.
The world is dividing into majority and minority the best
example for this is Denmark. Conflict of civilizations, clash of
religions is being talked about. The talk may be in subdued
tone. The fear is there. Sweeping things under carpet will not
turn reality into naught. Those who are in pain cannot be
straightway wished away. Pain has to be cured. The patient has
to be treated, satisfied to make him behave normally. Peace
without administering justice and equitable treatment to those
who are ill at ease may be a wishful notion.
The religious minorities are generally oppressed, backward and
downtrodden in most of the countries. Their economic, social and
political uplift is the only answer to the current upheaval. No
collective help can be rendered to this class until it is united
at one platform on self service basis.
The voice of minorities is solemn and sincere. Their untoward
conditions do inculcate in them do-it spirit. Thus they can play
a positive and effective role in ushering in an era of peace.
The minorities are important segments of society. Their all told
population around the globe may be around six billion. They are
a force to reckon with. They may be a ninth wonder of the world.
Their cultures, their ways of worship and places of worship need
to be respected and protected. Indeed the level of prosperity,
well-being and sense of self-satisfaction of the minorities in a
society is the litmus test of accomplishments of that polity.
The growth of healthy relationship between majority community
and the minorities should be formally taught in educational
institutions and form part of syllabi. This may appear a novel
idea on face of it. But with passage of time it may pave the
road to revolution. The revolution for love, amity, affection
and eternal peace and make this planet more worth living.
With that objective in mind the World Minorities Alliance plans
to hold an international conference of bona fide representatives
of religious minorities living in various countries around the
globe. The purpose is to devise mechanics for safeguarding the
interests of the minorities without discrimination on the basis
of cast, creed or colour. The conference is proposed to be held
in Islamabad, federal capital of Pakistan within next three