International Day of Human Fraternity

February 4

US President Biden: Human fraternity can help build better world

By Devin Watkins

US President Joe Biden issues a letter to mark the second International Day of Human Fraternity, and says now is the time to build a better world and uphold human rights.

As the world marks the third anniversary of the signing of the Document on Human Fraternity on Friday, American President Joe Biden sent a letter to express his support for the values laid out in the document signed in 2019 by Pope Francis and the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayyeb.

President Biden lamented the long-held mindset that prosperity is a “zero-sum game” that pits human beings against each other in a race to get ahead.

“This cramped idea has been a source of human conflict for centuries, and to this day, many communities around the world face violence, persecution, and abuse simply because of who they are, what they believe, or where they come from.”

Read more at Vatican News.

Link to President Biden’s message.