Conference of Dialogue between Followers of Religions held in Geneva
Published 1 Oct 2009
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E-Media: Geneva - The latest international conference on interfaith dialogue, the fourth in a series initiated by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah began here on Wednesday with a call for greater understanding among the followers of different religions and culture in order to promote human welfare and world peace. The "Conference of Dialogue between Followers of Religions" started in Geneva on Wednesday with the participation of a large number of religious scholars, The Muslim World League (MWL) and The World Council of Churches. The two-day conference is the third one to be held within the framework of the "Initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for Dialogue among Followers of Religions and Cultures and its Impact on Promotion of Human Values". The first conference was held in Makkah in June 2008 and the second conference in Madrid in July 2008. Participants in the two conferences laid principles and foundations of the dialogue and called on the General Assembly of the United Nations to adopt the recommendations of the two conferences. In an inaugural address at the conference, the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay welcomed initiative of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz which provides the world with an opportunity to discuss foundation of human values and respect of human rights and dignity of life, which are the bases of all religions and all holy books. On his part, Dr. Samuel Kobia, the Secretary General of The World Council of Churches stressed that dialogue among followers of religions is based on mutual respect.
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