Religion and Politics:
Enhancing Interfaith Dialogue as a Means of Democratic Development
Prizren, Kosovo - 24 May 2014
The second international conference on interfaith dialogue is organized by Interfaith Kosovo, a joint initiative of civil society, faith communities, and Kosovo's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, promoting an agenda of reconciliation and understanding in Kosovo and beyond. The conference is a flagship event of the annual “Week of Tolerance and Reconciliation” that brings together international opinion-makers and thought leaders to contribute to the ongoing debate on the role of religion and interfaith dialogue in contemporary societies.
Saturday, 24 May 2014
09:30 Opening Keynote Speech of the Conference: H.E. Mr. Enver Hoxhaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs in Kosovo
10:00 – 11:30 Panel 1: “Politics of Faith: Role of Faith in Secular Societies”
H.E. Mrs. Mirela Kumbaro Furxhi, Minister of Culture in Albania
Mufti Ali Gomaa, Former Grand Mufti of Egypt
Professor Alberto Quattrucci, Secretary General of International Meetings Peoples and Religions, the Department of the Community of Sant'Egidio for Interreligious Dialogue.
Rabbi Yeshayahu Hollander, Israel
Ambassador Suzan Johnson Cook, Former U.S. Ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom
Moderator: Professor Monica Toft, Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford.