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|Religion has created great passions and, at
times, great strife. These divisive tensions have grown and
receded with the ebb and flow of culturally based conquest
Sofia in Constantinople
Sites in Southeast Asia, such as Angkor Wat
Many sites India
Mecca hosts Islam and the Hajj
Palestine has been held as sacred for three religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
The Religious Heritage Sites program would be a template that can be adapted and adopted by a region where their religious sites hold such long and deep cultural history.
A world Religious Heritage Sites program would be formed and availed by a vote of regional peoples. Such a Heritage Program might involve designations of political autonomy. Perhaps modeled after the political adaptation of the Vatican in Rome. Much as the Vatican can be considered a separate country, Palestine could become an all nations religion free zone - governed, policed and owned by its populace as a Sovereign State. Such a state could have a Religions heritage Council that describes the historical grounds and properties and arbitrates the ongoing religious and cultural concerns of its members. An independent State where religious freedom and sanctity is maintained and its peaceful conduct preserved for the world.
Sacred sites could be specified in treaty and signed by member states or in sanction at the UN. As such, religious sites could be protected under special designation whether under control of the host country or under the independent Heritage template. This specification would seek to preserve designated sites through time and not be tied to a specific government or regime. Therefore part of the legal framework of agreements should specify the preservation of such sites as beyond the purview of the present government or nation.