Conference on International Conflict and Inter-Faith Cooperation on May 31
May 31, 2012
On May 31, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See, the Catholic University of America and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame hosted a large panel discussion on May 31 entitled “International Conflict and Inter-faith Cooperation: How Governments and Religious Bodies Can Cooperate to Build Peace.”
The dialogue highlighted the value the U.S. Government places on inter-religious dialogue and the role of religious communities to encourage peace building across religious lines. Ambassador Díaz moderated a panel of speakers, which included the Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro, the Philippines; the Chief Rabbi of Rome; the leader of the Italian Islamic Community (CO.RE.IS); the chief spokesperson of Comunità Sant’Egidio; and a professor of International Relations from the Catholic University of America.
More than 100 members of the diplomatic corps, foreign press, Vatican offices, religious communities, NGOs, universities and the public attended.
For pictures of the event, see the Embassy’s Facebook page