At the 63rd National Prayer Breakfast, which was held in Washington, the US President Barack Obama warned that religion is being abused and used as a weapon of evil. Over three thousand participants attended the event in DC, including the President of Atlas Group, Dusko Knezevic.
The US President Barack Obama, who was the honorary speaker of the 63rd National Prayers Breakfast, which was held in Washington, refered to the abuse of religion, as he says, is being used a weapon of evil.
“From the schools in Pacistan to the streest in Paris, we have seen violence and terror from the people who are doing this on the behalf of their religion. Profess to stand up for Islam but in fact are betraying it. We have witnnesed a brutal, vicious death cult that in the name of religion carries out unspeakable acts of barbarism. The people of faith can not accept this.”
Due to this purpose, special guest of the National Prayers Breakfast was Dalai Lama.
“I want to offer a special welcome to a good friend, his holiness, the Dalai Lama, who is a powerful example of what it means to practice compassion and inspires us to speak up for the freedom and dignity of all human beings”.
The National Prayer Breakfast gathered around three thousand participants from 100 countries, including the president of Atlas group, Dusko Knezevic. At the gathering, from the Montenegrin delegation, besides Knezevic, was the President of the Montenegrin Parliament, Ranko Krivokapic, Minister of Sustainable Development and Tourism, Branimir Gvozdenovic, MP, Aleksandar Damjanovic and a businessman Zarko Buric. Their host in Washington is congressman Robert Aderholt, one of the organizers of the National Prayer Breakfast, and a member of Helsinki Committee. At the Capitol Hill in Washington, at the eve of the event, Aderholt met Knezevic, who has been a participant of the National Prayer Breakfast since 2008.
In Montenegro, in 2008. a regional renunion had been held under the patronage of National Prayer Breakfast. It was Alderholt and Senator Jim Inhof, who were the guests of the event, which Atlas Group had organized in Budva, under the name of 'Unity in diversity – South European Gathering'.
Besides this, at the invitation of University of Mediteran and Atlas Group, honorary director of religious and political organizations “The Fellowship Foundation”, Douglas Coe, visited Montenegro and Serbia in 2009. This organisation is the founder and promoter of the National Prayer Breakfast.
Atlas group was one of the sponsors of a second regional reunion, modeled by National Prayer Breakfast, which was held in Budva in 2012. Several thousands of participants from Montenegro, the region, Europe and the USA attended the event called “ XI South – East European Gathering”. Among them was the President of Montenegro, Filip Vujanovic and Prime Minister, Milo Djukanovic.