Peaceful demonstration against religious exclusivism during Popes UN address

April 22nd, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin  

New York, Apr 22 (ANI): The Forum for the Protection of Religious Pluralism held a peaceful demonstration outside the United Nations Headquarters during Popes address to UN on April 18.
A small group of people joined the demonstration to bring public awareness of religions that have been victimized by aggressive proselytization campaigns that are grounded in religious exclusivism.
The demonstrators carried placards with messages of how deceptive proselytizations destroys cultures, create hatred among families, communities and the countries.
The demonstration sought to highlight how the Catholic, Evangelical and Pentecostal Christian missionaries looking to increase their numbers at any cost.
These missionaries are having tremendous success in recruiting new converts by closely linking social services with deceptive and exploitative proselytizing.
The messages brought attention to sayings by Mahatma Gandhi calling the religious conversions conducted by missionaries as the deadliest poison that lethally destroys cultures of the world.
It also highlighted deceptive practices used by missionaries today. (ANI)

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