The 2019 G20 Interfaith Forum took place in Tokyo Japan, from June 6 – 9, 2019.
“Religious communities have both the surge capacity to respond to immediate needs such as arise with natural disasters and also staying capacity to help address long-term human needs,” said Elder Gerrit W. Gong, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
In other words, religions are more than sets of rituals and beliefs. They are global networks equipped to respond to global problems.
“Religious communities offer unique connection between international and local organizations,” Elder Gong said.