Port Louis, 24 October, 2021 / 4:21 pm (ACI Africa).
The persecution of religious minorities in Africa and the world is a cause for concern for religious leaders in the Indian Ocean Island nation of Mauritius who are calling for togetherness.
In a statement issued Friday, October 22, members of the Council of Religions (CoR) in Mauritius say they are “deeply saddened by the continued persecution of religious minorities, whether in Africa, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Iran or elsewhere in the world.”
“We may not have great natural resources in Mauritius, but we have a unique wealth of religious traditions, characterized by this 'Living Together' that God has given us,” the leaders say in their statement obtained by ACI Africa.
This “living together”, they note, is “an exemplary cohabitation of different beliefs in the plural construction of the Mauritian nation.”
“We must take great care to preserve it and bequeath it to future generations and beyond our borders,” members of the Council of Religions in Mauritius say, underscoring the need for peaceful co-existence across the globe.