People from 57 countries show their solidarity by signing the Faiths Act Declaration
Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh Chairman of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (Birmingham, UK) and Nishkam Civic Association gives his message of solidarity on a day which saw people from around the world take the opportunity to remember their common humanity – and stand in solidarity with those who are suffering from disease and poverty.
International Human Solidarity day was originally conceived by the United Nations in 2005, the mission of Human Solidarity Day was to remind governments to keep the promises they’ve made to help end suffering in developing countries. Both to uphold their commitment to the Millennium Development Goals, and to keep the promises they‘ve made in international agreements on aid, trade, debt and development.
But as Tony Blair said recently, Human Solidarity Day “is also a day for us, as individuals, to do our bit. It’s an opportunity for us to celebrate our unity in diversity, and to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.”
Allison from Washington recently signed the Faiths Act Declaration and sent us this note to explain why:
“The problems the world faces today are too big to tackle alone. It is time that the world faith communities unite around their shared values rather than argue about their small differences. Together we can do so much!”
Richard from Nairobi joined Alison to express the belief that through working to liberate others from the tragedy of preventable deaths from malaria and other devastating diseases we enhance our shared humanity.
"Freedom is not perfect by itself but it is made perfect by the decision we make and commitment we resolve to participate in helping the needy family in the world"
You can join with people from Ethiopia, Egypt, Russia, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya, USA, UK, Uganda Chile, Sweden, Indonesia and many more and show your solidarity and commitment this month by signing the declaration at http://www.tonyblairfaithfoundation.org/declaration