Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue Conference


Together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the Prague-based Ambassadors of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation member states, Anna Lindh Foundation and in partnership with Renovabis and Porticus, we organise the 7th Conference on Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue. This year our distinguished guests will discuss "Building Bridges towards Peace."

We dedicate our 7th successive conference on Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue to recognising our cultural differences and building effective communication to build bridges toward peace. Intercultural and interfaith dialogue can bridge distinct cultural experiences and vocabularies to reach a shared understanding of the value of a human being. We realise the power of interfaith and intercultural dialogue more than ever to foster greater awareness of diversity, mutual respect, and peace in times of rising challenges that face humanity.

In building bridges toward peace, the conference highlights the necessity to build effective diplomatic communication among policymakers with different approaches to ongoing conflicts and the role of religion and faith-based organisations in the process. Effective diplomatic communication is considered key in facilitating the transition of fragile communities toward resilience, preventing the misuse of religion during conflicts and increasing support for peace.

To this end, the conference will hold 3 panel discussions. The first one aims to find out the common ways religion can build resilience across different cultures in communities. The second one aims to identify convenient diplomatic tools to prevent the misuse of religion during times of conflict. The third one aims to discuss the future of religion and how religion makes a difference in international relations.

Goals of the Conference

  • Discuss ways in how religion can be used as a source of resilience for communities from diverse cultures to reinstate peace
  • Let our culturally varying insights and experiences speak in identifying the convenient diplomatic tools to prevent the misuse of religion in support of peace