OIC Organizes a Conference on Interreligious Dialogue to Foster Religious and Cultural Coexistence between Buddhism and Islam in Asia

12/16/2017 - 12:08:00 PM


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he Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), in partnership with King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) and support from the Religions for Peace/Interreligious Council of Thailand, Mahidol University and Fatoni University, will organize a Conference on Interreligious Dialogue in South and Southeast Asia from 18 to 20 December 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Over seventy participants consisting of religious and civil society leaders, academics, policy makers and intellectuals from Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia,
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Singapore, and Malaysia will discuss how religious and cultural coexistence in South and South-East Asia can be fostered in order to promote better understanding and mutual respect. The Conference will also examine current challenges to inter-religious relations in the wider Asian region and propose recommendations to strengthen protection and acceptance of followers of these religions in their respective countries.

Also attending the conference will be representatives from diplomatic missions of European, North American and Arab countries accredited in Bangkok as observers in this event, which is the first of its kind to be organized by the OIC in Thailand.