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Religious meeting calls for world peace

The meeting involved officials from Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist communities

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Representatives of some of the world’s major religions have concluded a three-day interfaith meeting in Sarajevo by calling for peace around the world.

The meeting involved officials from Greek Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Buddhist communities, and they walked together through Sarajevo’s streets Tuesday evening before issuing their joint commitment to peace.

Their choice of Sarajevo for the meeting was significant because it was here that the 44-month Bosnian Serb siege took place during the 1991-95 Bosnian war, killing more than 11,500 civilians.

The interfaith meeting was the last in a series of similar events organized annually since 1986 by the Rome-based Catholic lay community of Sant’Egidio.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press

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