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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:27 - Updated Mon, 16 Sep 2019 14:44

Faithful reflect on contribution to peace and development

Luanda - Leaders from various religious, civil society organisations, researchers and scholars are meeting this Monday in Luanda to reflect on the church's contribution to peace building and promoting sustainable development.

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Running under Luanda Biennial, the interreligious forum for peace and development is held at António Agostinho Neto memorial (MAAN).

The event will also focus on the exercise of freedom of religion and worship, taking into account the promotion of effective, sound religious institutions, responsible and committed to the peace, justice and well-being of their members and the entire community.

The participants are also discussing the country's pacification strategies in the light of the approved legal instruments, as well as the church as the nation's moral reserve in promoting reconciliation among Angolans.

Among other things, the biennial aims to create an African movement that can spread the importance of a culture of peace, taking into account the development and affirmation of African countries in various fields, particularly in the defense of human

Angola seeks to take advantage of this tripartite event (Angola, African Union and UNESCO) to promote harmony and brotherhood among peoples through cultural and civic activities, with the integration of African elites and representatives of civil society, traditional and religious authorities, intellectuals, artists and sportsmen.

Guests include representatives from 16 African countries and diaspora communities such Egypt, Morocco, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Mali, Nigeria, Cabo Verde, Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Namibia, South Africa, Brazil and Italy.

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