31.03.2014, Rome, Italy
- Call for Applications –
International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014
"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths"
The Symposium is organized by the Inter Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights & Global Peace www.ipahp.org
(Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)
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International Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy & Religion 2014
"The Promotion of World Peace through Inter-Faith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths" (Rome, Italy; March 31st - April 3rd, 2014)
The International Symposium on Religion & Cultural Diplomacy will focus on "The Promotion of World Peace through Interfaith Dialogue & the Unity of Faiths" and highlight the importance of religious interchange as a vehicle for World Peace. The potential role religion plays in the promotion of global peace and stability will be outlined, with the aim to exemplify the positive and demonstrative effect it can bear in impacting society.
Religion can be used as a major force of unification between divergent factions; through the analysis and promotion of inter-faith dialogue, the Symposium will illustrate the key role religion plays in facilitating mutual understanding and tolerance of varying spiritual affiliations. The overall objective of the Symposium will be to demonstrate how inter-faith dialogue can be used as an effective tool in promoting global peace and reconciliation, and the power of religion to bring varying groups together in order to establish and maintain constructive channels of communication and sustainable collaboration.
Symposium Participants >
Participation in the Symposium is open to academics, governmental & diplomatic officials, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.
Participant Papers >
The Symposium Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Symposium. The Symposium Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the Symposium to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the Symposium as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the Symposium and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.
Symposium Speakers >
Speakers and Delegates during the Symposium will include religious and spiritual leaders, leading politicians and diplomats, senior academics and other dignitaries from around the world. These speakers will include a large number of individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here.
Speakers for the Symposium include:
•Archbishop Abuna Elias Chacour - Former Archbishop of Akko, Haifa, & Nazareth
· His Holiness Akal Thakt, Jethedar, Giani Gurbachan Singh Religious Leader of the Sikhs
•Sheikh Akhmed Tamim- Mufti of Ukraine
•Reverend Auxiliary Bishop Dr. Andreas Laun- Auxiliary Bishop in Salzburg
•President Angelo (Anġlu) Farrugia- Speaker of the Parliament of Malta
· The Hon. Anna Diamantopolou - Former European Commissioner
•Bishop Atle Sommerfeldt- Bishop of the diocese of Borg church in Norway
•Audrys J. Card. Backis - Archbishop Emeritus of Vilnius, Lithuania
•Mufti Dr. Aziz ef. Hasanović- President of Meshihat of Islamic Community in Croatia
•MP Carlos Costa Neves - Member of the Portuguese Parliament
•Archbishop Charles Bo - Archbishop of Yangon
•MP Edmon Marukyan - Member of the Parliament of Armenia
· President Emil Constantinescu - Former President of Romania
· The Hon. Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis - Former Foreign Minister of Cyprus
· The Hon. Dr. Erhard Busek - Former Vice-Chancellor of Austria
•Senator Francesco Giacobbe- Member of the Italian Senate
· President Franco Frattini - Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
· The Hon. Halldór Ásgrímsson - Former Prime Minister of Iceland
•H.E Husein ef. Kavazovic - Grand Mufti of Bosnia & Herzegovina
•Reverend Kahwa Henri Isingoma - Bishop of Kinshasa; Former Archbishop of the Congo
· Prof. Dr. Karl P. Donfried - Professor Emeritus of Religion and Biblical Literature, Smith College USA
•Ravinder Kaur Nijjar - Co-Chair, Religions for Peace European Women of Faith Network, UK
•Bishop Kjeld Holm - Bishop of Aarhus, Denmark
· Mark C. Donfried - Director General, the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy
•MP Marta Grande - Member of the Italian Parliament
· The Hon. Mirko Cvetkovic - Former Prime Minister of Serbia
•Monique De knop - Chair & President of the Buddhist Union of Belgium
•H.E. Muhammad Rafi Usmani- Grand Mufti of Pakistan
•Rev. Olivier Reigen Wang Genh – President of the Buddhist Union of France
•MP. Reinhold Lopatka - Member of the Austrian Parliament
· The Hon. Dr. Solomon Passy - Former Foreign Minister of Bulgaria
•H.E Metropolitan Stephano of Tallinn - Primate of the Estonian Apostolic Orthodox Church
•Dr. William F. Vendley - Secretary General of the World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP)
•Imam Yahya Pallavicini - Imam of the al-Wahid Mosque in Milan
•Archbishop Youssef Soueif - The Maronite Archbishop of Cyprus
Certificate of Attendance
All participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers and topics discussed. Each certificate will be authorized by members of the ICD Advisory Board.
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