|RELIGIOUS TO ATTEND UN WORLD PEACE SUMMIT|
Two Australian religious sisters and a priest are among the delegates to attend a world peace summit at the United Nations headquarters in New York next week.|
Sr Libby Rogerson IBVM, Sr Maryann Confoy RSC and Fr Paul Collins MSC will attend the Millennium World Peace Summit of Religious and Spiritual Leaders from Monday until Friday.
Commenting on the summit, Sr Libby Rogerson said, "It's the first time that an assembly of religious leaders from all over the world will gather at the UN to work together for peace".
"At the summit, an international advisory council or religious and spiritual leaders will be formed to work with the Un in peace making and peace keeping efforts," she said.
"It is the hope of the Secretary General of the UN, Kofi Annan, that this council will add a unique spiritual dimension to the UN's difficult task of mediating conflicts between nations and among peoples from different religious and ethnic groups.
Sr Libby, who is Social Justice Coordinator for Parramatta Diocese, said that delegates had been asked to express their shared commitment to peace in a Declaration of World Peace.
|24 Aug 00|