Thursday, October 1, 2009

Geneva meeting seeks greater understanding among religions

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.

Religious leaders and academics from nearly 40 countries are taking part in the two-day event. They include: Bandar Al-Eiban, president of the Human Rights Commission in Saudi Arabia; William Baker, president of Christians and Muslims for Peace in the US; Rev. Xue Cheng, vice chairman of Buddhist Association of China; Faisal bin Muammar, Saudi deputy minister of education; Sri Ravi Shankar, a renowned scholar on Hinduism; and Mohammad Ali Al-Taskhiri, general-secretary of the World Forum for Proximity of Islamic Schools of Thought in Iran. Read More

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