5-day women spiritual leaders meet to resolve world conflict

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New Delhi, Mar 5 (UNI) For the first time ever, nearly 500 key women spiritual and religious leaders from world's major 'conflict zones' would congregate at a four-day meet to reduce violence, sectarian hatred and extremism in their countries.

The 'summit', to be held in Jaipur between March 6-10, would comprise representatives from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Kenya, Sudan and the US among other countries and mobilse women for an active role in curtailing violence and bring to focus feminine perspectives, insights and values to national problems.

This first-ever gathering of women religious leaders would also launch the 'World Council of Women Spiritual Leaders' that would discuss the framework for conflict resolution.

The Hindu, Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist delegates, hailing from 50 countries, would also reach out to each other through a series of dialogues to address war, conflict and peace, while deciding parameters where women could critically affect non-violence.

The basic idea beind the summit is to invoke and strengthen compassion and some noble qualities of women to address issues of governance, conflict and peace the world over, according to the organisers.

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