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August 31, 2000
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International religious leaders at a U.N.-sponsored summit presented a document to U.N. General-Secretary Kofi Annan that outlines ways in which they can play an active role in reducing conflict around the world. The Commitment to Global Peace, which the leaders expect to sign in the next few days, condemns all violence in the name of religion and calls on all religious, ethnic and national leaders to respect freedom of religion.

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