Conference: Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions

 

International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies (IFIMES), Permanent Representation to Austria and Universal Peace Federation (UPF) in cooperation with with partner organizations is inviting you to a conference on the theme

 

 

Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria and the Middle East - The Role of Religions

 

 

Friday, February 5th 2016, 13:00-18:00 (1:00 pm – 6:00 pm)

Vienna International Center, C-Building Boardroom D, 4th floor

 

Welcome:

Sebastian KURZ, Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (tbc)

Speakers:

  • Hussam Abdullah H. G. AL HUSSEINI, Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to Austria
  •  Rabbi Yaakov LUFT, Mevaseret Zion, Jerusalem
  • Archimandrit Joseph SAGHBINI, Auxiliary Patriarchal Vicar, Greek Melkite Catholic Church, Lebanon
  • Muhammad Effendi Jusuf SPAHIC, Mufti of Serbia
  • Ms. Fatimah ALMUKHTAR, “Youth in today’s Iraq”
  • Prof. Anis H. BAJREKTAREVIC, IFIMES Vienna, Head of Mission
  • Prof. Enes BAYRAKLI, Turkish-German University Istanbul
  • Dr. Ismail M. YASSIN, former Prof., Damascus University, Syria
  • Dr. Leo GABRIEL, Initiative “Peace in Syria”

 

1st Session: 14:00 – 15:30

A Culture of Peace versus a Culture of Violence and War, Toward an Interreligious Council at the UN

2nd Session: 16:00 – 17:30

Programs for Peace in the Middle East, Toward Peace and Reconciliation in Syria

 

Ljubljana, February 1, 2016



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