Belgium Issued Stamp on Religious Coexistence

belgium religious stampStarting in 2016, Rabbi Albert Guigui will be joined by Bishop Johan Bonny and Imam Khalid Benhaddou as the faces of diversity and coexistence on a  new stamp put out by Belgian post office. Featuring an image taken by photographer Lieve Blancquaert, the stamp depicts Guigui, Bonny, and Benhaddou dressed in their respective faith’s traditional garb, embracing one another with hands clasped together before them. The words “Everybody equal, everybody different” are written across the bottom of the stamp. “The stamp is meant to show that in Belgium, despite what is happening and what people hear in the news, there are good relations between faiths. The photo shows us holding hands, united and working together.”

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