There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has surely grasped a strong handle which knows no breaking. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing. (Al Quran 2:257)
(CNN) — Britain’s Prince Charles has called on governments around the world to do more to ensure religious freedom and urged religious leaders to promote tolerance between people of different faiths.
In a video message recorded to accompany the release of a new report on religious freedom, Charles said current events in Iraq and Syria — where Sunni extremist group ISIS has been massacring people of other faiths and sectarian tensions have flared — were “horrendous and heartbreaking.”
“We’ve learned with mounting despair of the expulsion of Christians, Muslims and Yazidis from towns and cities that their ancestors have occupied for centuries,” he said.