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Community of UNESCO Chairs for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue for mutual understanding

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© UNESCO Chair in Interfaith Studies, Elijah School for the Study of the Wisdom of the World Religions

  Welcome to this interactive on-line community of UNESCO Chairs in Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue for mutual understanding, which was created with UNESCO’s Community Portal.
Please help us make this a useful and lively forum, complementary to the UNESCO websites and bringing together your intellectual, academic, and practical input in these fields.

Let us wish you a successful and fruitful beginning.

Sonia Bahri and Rosa Guerreiro

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Moderator of the Community

new_logo_framed_200.gif2010, International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
- UNESCO is designated to play a leading role for the celebration of the Year within the United Nations system. More

Just published: E-book: Cultural Aspects between Christianity and Islam
- Perspectives of Interfaith Dialogue from Russia and the Middle East, Ed. by D. Spivak and N. Tabbara. More

19-11-2009 (France)-Conference"Education and Intercultural Dialogue", UNESCO Chair "Memory, Cultures and Interculturalities", Université catholique de Lyon (France)
- Available in French. La Chaire UNESCO "Mémoire, cultures et interculturalité" dans le cadre ses activités organise une conférence publique à deux voix More

Just Published: A Review of Cosmopolitics
- Available online on the website of Encyclopédie de l’Agora More

un_photo.jpg20-04-2009 (Switzerland)-UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to fight racism at the Durban Review Conference
- The United Nations will be holding the Durban Review Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, from 20 to 24 April 2009. The main purpose is to evaluate the progress made so far in achieving the goals set by the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban, South Africa, in 2001. More

18-04-2009 (Niger)-Festival sous régional de la parenté à plaisanterie"
- La 2ème édition du festival annuel dénommé "Semaine nationale de l'expression de la parenté à plaisanterie" est prévue du 18 au 24 avril au Niger, selon un communiqué de presse provenant du comité d'organisation de la manifestation parvenu vendredi à la PANA. More

18-04-2009 (Sénégal)-Forum on "the woman's role in conflict resolution: the case of Casamance"
- Available in French. Initiée par la Fondation Konrad Adenauer en partenariat avec Amnesty Sénégal, le Mouvement citoyen, la réunion vise à mobiliser les femmes dans la "préservation et la consolidation des conflits", a dit Fatoumta Guèye, représentant de la FKA. More

fourseasons_logo.jpgLancent la quatrième édition du Prix Euro-Méditerranéen pour le Dialogue entre les Cultures
- Le prix, qui est décerné et voté par les membres des réseaux de la Fondation Anna Lindh dans les 43 pays de l'Union pour les pays de la Méditerranée, se concentre en 2009 sur les candidats ayant contribué à la résolution non violente des conflits ainsi qu'a la création d'espaces de coexistence entre les différentes communautés. More

06-04-2009-"Best Practices in Education on the Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue"-Research on-line
- After launching the first phase I of the "UNESCO Chair for Community of Practice for Inter-religious and Inter-cultural Dialogue for Mutual Understanding" for which we have created a new google group i-dialogue UNESCO community chair to set up a service for information, we are now ready with Phase II. More

EU_yearofinterculturaldialogue.gif2008-The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID)
- The European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (EYID) 2008 recognises that Europe’s great cultural diversity represents a unique advantage. More

detail_tolerance_flag_71.jpgUNESCO and Inter-religious Dialogue
- UNESCO's activities in the field of Inter-religious and Intercultural Dialogue. More

Cultural Diversity and Transversal Values: East–West Dialogue on Spiritual–Secular Dynamics - 2006-
The publication presents the proceedings of the international symposium on Cultural Diversity and Transversal Values: EastWest Dialogue on SpiritualSecular Dynamics that took place at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris from 7 to 9 November 2005. -

Declaration of Cotonou. - 3 October 2007-
The International Symposium on "Dialogue among endogenous religions, Christianity and Islam in the service of the culture of peace in Africa" was held in Cotonou, Benin, on 20 and 21 August 2007, on the initiative of the Director-General of UNESCO and with the support of the World Islamic Call Society (WICS) and the Government of Benin. -

Le paradoxe de la nature humaine, selon Rumi. Available in French - February 2008-
Célébration du 8OOe anniversaire de la naissance de Mawlana Jalal ed-Din Rumi à l’UNESCO -

International Coalition for the Decade
- A non profit association -
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Panorama of principal world religions websites
- Descriptive websites sifted from wikipedia and official websites -
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