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Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

Simone Delochan
copyeditor.camsel@abpos.org

Sometimes in the midst of the social and political ills that seem to mark our daily living, we can forget that there are some countries in which violence becomes part of a war against another group within the same borders, with the intent of decimating that group.  Today, August 22, is the United Nations’ International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. The day was adopted as the attacks against minority groups with ethnic/religious difference are on the upswing.

The UN page cites: “The case of abduction and murder of priests, the disappearance and resettlement of religious leaders, torture and beating based on religion or belief by the police are only some examples of the persecution and discriminatory behaviour towards religious minorities.”

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