Stop all forms of violence against persons that belong to religious communities and groups.

AUGUST 22: International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

 

The United Nations General Assembly established August 22nd as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief as an important move to stop all forms of violence against persons that belong to religious communities and groups.

 

According to research, the number of intentional criminal acts against individuals who belong to religious groups, religious societies and religious minorities are on the increase all over the world. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution of setting apart this day so as to put an end to this act.

 

The International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, therefore, is a day specially created to remind people and nations about the need to give others the privilege to practice any religion of their choice according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACrEc) hereby condemns all acts of violence against individuals belonging to religious groups and religious minorities as we believe that the freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of association will further enhance peace in our societies.