UG collaborates with IRO to foster discussions on promoting harmony

The University of Guyana (UG) and the Inter-Religious Organisation of Guyana (IRO) recently collaborated to host another interfaith panel discussion on Friday last. This time the discussion was done virtually.
The University, in a statement on Monday, said it supported and partnered with the IRO to facilitate the event that formed part of the activities that the latter had developed in observance of the United Nations’ World Inter-Faith Harmony Week. This observance is a yearly feature which has been held in the first week of February since 2010 to promote harmony among all religions, faiths and beliefs in the various places of worship around the world.
This year’s panel discussion was the first to be held virtually. The University’s Supplies and Logistics Officer, Adrian Sam, who is an advocate for youth and religion in his community, facilitated the programme. The 2021 panel discussion theme was “The Role of Religion in Creating Harmonious Societies.”
There were presentations from representatives of the Baha’i community, Dr Laureen Pierre; President of the Guyana Council of Churches, Reverend Andrew Morris-Grant; Head of the West Demerara Arya Samaj, Pandit Dhanrajie Haimraj and President of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Trust, Maulana Tasdeeq Aabidi.
The IRO had expressed that “it is important that programmes to develop social cohesion include young people who aspire for spiritual and intellectual growth and to make a contribution to social progress.”