Several renowned religious leaders of different faiths in Orange County gathered at the Dialogue on Scriptural Interpretations of Peace on Oct. 11 at UC Irvine. The event's purpose was to share how each religion's scripture teaches and promotes peace.

"Islam and violence are a contradiction of each other. Islam is a religion of peace, not violence," said Waqas Sayed, president of the Islamic Circle of North America.

The event was hosted by the international nonprofit Heavenly Culture World Peace and Restoration of Light as a follow-up to the successful World Peace Summit that took place last month. At the summit, more than 1,000 religious leaders gathered and signed an alliance of religions peace agreement for a commitment to world peace and cessation of war.

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