Muslim World League’s two-day interfaith meeting to be held in Geneva


Nearly 128 prominent religious leaders and officials from around the world, including, besides, Saudi Arabia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Italy, India, Egypt, Japan and the Philippines, will take part in the conference with the theme “The Impact of King Abdullah’s Inter-Religious Dialogue Initiative in Disseminating Human Values.”

Other topics for discussion at the conference include King Abdullah’s Initiative and the Scope of Coexistence Among the Various Civilisations; the Role of Religion and Culture in Promoting Dialogue; the Impact of Religious Values in Reforming Societies; and the Role of Media in Strengthening Dialogue andHuman Values.

The participants include William Baker, president of Christians and Muslims for Peace in the US; David Rosen, director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee; John Esposito, head of Muslim-Christian Understanding; Terje Roed-Larsen, director of the Institute of Peace; and Larry Shaw, chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

Other prominent participants include: Mohammad Hamid Ansari, vice president of India; Ko’chiro Matsuura, director general of UNESCO; Thomas Lemmen, secretary-general of the Christian-Islamic Society in Germany.


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