Session VIII: The Relevance of Religion for Peace and Development
Our world today is characterized by a resurgence of religion. Increasingly
the governments of the world, and the United Nations, are aware of the
importance of interfaith dialogue to promote better interfaith and intrafaith
relations. Religions teach the highest and most cherished ideals, and there
are billions of followers of the various religions all over the world. At the
same time, interreligious conflict is a destabilizing force in global affairs.
How can religions’ capacities for peace be better utilized and encouraged?
What best practices may be imitated?