The international workshop on “Interreligious Engagement and Sustainable Peace”, organised by ISPI and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was held in Bologna on March 6, with the scientific coordination of Prof. Fabio Petito, from the University of Sussex.
Since 2009 the Policy Planning Unit of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in co-operation with ISPI, has sponsored a yearly international seminar with the aim to discuss the growing role of religion in international affairs by gathering scholars of religions and international relations, diplomats and policy makers, media actors and religious representatives, as well as movements and associations particularly active in inter-religious dialogue.
This year's policy dialogue focused on the role of interreligious dialogue and collaboration in combatting intolerance and discriminations. Special attention was given to the mapping of international initiatives and best practices.
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Fabio Petito: Interreligious dialogue and collaboration can be an effective policy tool
Alberto Melloni: Religion is like iron, you can make a good or bad use of it
Sharon Rosen: Majority religions should ensure that rights of minority religions are respected
Yahya Sergio Yahe Pallavicini: The peaceful counter-narrative of Islam
Simona Cruciani: Religious leaders' role in peace building is complementary to the State action
Kishan Manocha: Interreligious dialogue ensures broad based human dimension of security
Thomas Lawo presents the International Partnership on Religion and Sustainable Development