2020 might be one of the most challenging years in decades. As the world was not only struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the rising bigotry, hate speech, and extremism. From suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, the burning of Qur’an by far-right activists in Sweden, the Islamist terrorist stabbings in Nice, France to the recent mass shooting in Vienna, Austria, and another mass killing in the village of Koshebe, Nigeria, we have not seen any progress in the fight against hate speech, bigotry, terrorism, and extremism. In spite of that, international collective efforts have also been conducted by various actors and institutions in hope for a better future of inter-religious harmony. This year, another chance at improving what we have left last year will proceed.
In that regard, FPCI and the 1000 Abrahamic Circles Project cordially invite you to join our upcoming virtual public discussion, “Welcoming 2021: Building Strategic Approach towards Achieving Inter-religious Peace,” which aims to address the challenges that we have encountered in 2020 and how the global society should move forward by comparing and exploring the best practices that we can follow in addressing inter-religious tensions and promoting global inter-religious peace.
The discussion feature the following speakers:
1. Rabbi David Rosen, KSG CBE, International Director of Interreligious Affairs, American Jewish Committee
2. Dwi Ruby Kholifah, Director of the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN)
3. Ambassador Mussie Hailu, URI Director of Global Partnerships, URI Representative at the UN and the African Union, URI-Africa Regional Director
Moderated by: Dr. Dino Patti Djalal, Founder & CEO of FPCI and 1000 Abrahamic Circles