Caritas Jordan, RIIFS hold iftar banquet

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Caritas Jordan, RIIFS hold iftar banquet

By Munir Bayouk-en.abouna.org

Caritas Jordan, in cooperation with the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS), held an iftar banquet on Monday, June 3, for the fourth year in a row at the Garden of Mercy which is affiliated with Our Lady of Peace Center.

Present at the iftar banquet were Director of Caritas Jordan Mr. Wael Suleiman; Director of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies Mr. Wajih Qansu; Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Bishop William Shomali; Patriarch Emeritus Fouad Twal; Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Media in Jordan Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader; First Counselor for the Apostolic Nunciature in Amman Monsignor Mauro Lalli; ambassadors of Australia, Taiwan, and Austria and their families; Member of Upper House of Parliament Aqel Biltaji, members of the RIIFS; MPs Khalid Ramadan and Nabil Ghishan, Foreign Ministry official Firas Khoury; representatives of various Churches; Islamic clerics as well as a number of Caritas employees.

Well-wishes were conveyed marking Eid Al-Fitr due to be marked on Wednesday, June 5. Well-wishes were also conveyed to Caritas Jordan marking His Majesty King Abdullah bestowal of the Order of Al Istiqlal (Independence) of the first degree on Caritas Jordan, in appreciation for its unstinting charity work and community service in the healthcare, education, youth, and productive sectors over the past 50 years, as well as in appreciation of its efforts to provide shelter for the forcibly displaced and refugees from Iraq and Syria.

During the iftar banquet, prepared by the Restaurant of Mercy, stress was made on the values of brotherhood and dialogue, which have become among the value of the Jordanian society. Attention was also focused on the need to maintain communication among various official and private institutions, for the promotion of harmony and in the service to humanity.

CARITAS JORDAN FULFILLS A MESSAGE OF LOVE

Caritas Jordan has all the time worked tirelessly to fulfill its love message to the poor and needy by the good work of groups and individuals offering medical and humanitarian services. Its message is stipulated in serving and developing humans without distinctions in race, color, gender or religion. It has all the time been conveying invaluable service by assisting the poor and needy, providing primary medical services to mothers and children, assisting refugees and displaced in addition to victims of wars and disasters, working with governmental and voluntary corporations as well as with Caritas International members to achieve the desired goals.

The role played by Caritas Jordan during the past years has been pivotal and vital as it provided all kinds of humane services to Iraqi and Syrian refugees who lost hope in life.

It is to be noted that Caritas Jordan won the 2014 Caritas Award in Lucerne which confirms its high-standard performance in providing services to the homeless and needy people at all times particularly at times of war.

Caritas Jordan complements the message of Lord Jesus Christ by expressing love through different tangible means. The love expressed by Caritas manifests Lord Jesus' message of as mentioned in the Holy Bible. It has always been a bright star in bleak and gloomy night. Its services come at the rights time to reveal Jesus’ message of love.

Tue, 06/04/2019 - 12:19
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