The Peace Conference was held in Sargodha on 30 October 2015 with mutual collaboration of HWPL and PMA. The Representative of Saint Michael the Archangel Orthodox Mission in Pakistan Fr.Joseph Farooq, Roman Catholic Priest Fr. Nasir William and Muslim Scholars spoke about the promotion of peace and human harmony through effective dialogue.
Honourable Mr Lee, Chairman HWPL Korea, Respected Mr.Tahir Naveed Ch. Chairman PMA, Distinguished guests and my dear friends.
I greet all of you in the Holy name of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour!!
Today in this peace gathering, with the blessings of my ruling bishop His Eminence Metropolitan Haliron, I am representing the Russian orthodox Mission in Pakistan. It is eminence pleasure for me to share my views to promote peace and human harmony in Pakistan where innocent people are under the direct threats of terrorism.
Dear friends, all the religions in the world are teaching to their followers to live in peace and encouraging them to obtain peace and total human harmony by following the non-violent means and approaches.
The action of killing human beings and aggressive flame of terrorism, violation of civil and political rights and wars are constantly destroying the world peace. Now the time has come to encounter the dark forces who are threatening the “Dove of Peace” As St. John Chrysostom Archbishop of Constantinople and the teacher of church in 4th century says to the Church and I quote,
“Just as those who are deprived of light cannot walk straight, so also those who do not behold the ray of the Holy Scriptures must necessarily sin, since they walk in the deepest darkness”.
Dear Friends through the centuries the Church Fathers, Orthodox Saints, Pious Monks and are the messengers of Gospel, Peace, Tolerance, Perfect Harmony, Humility, Piety, Simplicity and Holiness!! Their message and teaching are universal and approaching the whole human race around the globe. With the blessings of His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion, the ROCOR Mission in Pakistan is sharing the universal message of love, peace and human unity with all people around us.
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill the spiritual head of the Russian Orthodox Church in his recent visit to Ukraine speak about peace and harmony and from his speech I quote the words of His Holiness:
“The world, human civilization and generally any human society cannot develop other than in conformity with the law of Love. From Love there stem solidarity, support, harmony in the world”.
The all-merciful God desires happiness for us both in this life and in the life to come. The God of heaven and earth sanctify us with His heavenly blessing to live with all human beings in peace, unity and love without any discrimination on basis of creed, race and caste.
Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ promise us life and in the Gospel according to Saint John chapter 10:10 “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.”
The effective dialogue and peace gatherings are the best channels and it will help the people of Pakistan to live together in peace and harmony.
My thanks are due to Mr.Tahir Naveed Ch. for organizing this wonderful peace gathering here in Sargodha and he and his team incited a struggle for promoting peace and human harmony in Pakistan. And this is a need of the time!!!
May God bless all the religious leaders, politicians and peacemakers that we must for promote of peace through actions and deeds around the globe!!