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The Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) and the Woolf Institute Centre entered into an agreement for academic cooperation to enhance interfaith dialogues.
DICID Chairman Ibrahim Saleh al Naimi and Woolf Institute Founding Director Dr Edward Kessler signed the Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of their respective institu- tions on the concluding day of the 9th Doha Conference of Interfaith Dialogue on Wednesday. The MoU on academic cooperation includes an annual high profile lec ture in Doha and Cambridge, held every alternate year, followed by an academic seminar.
The aim of the public lecture is to promote interfaith learning. The UK- based Woolf Institute is dedicated to studying relations between Jews, Christians and Muslims. The institute comprises the Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, the Centre for the Study of Muslim- Jewish Relations and the Centre for Public Education.
The key point of declaration announced at the end of the event was that religious and education authorities should encourage an environment of trust, freedom and mutual respect among people of dif-
DICID Chairman Ibrahim Saleh al Naimi and Woolf Institute Founding Director Dr Edward Kessler sign the MoU at the conference, in Doha, on Wednesday.
The three-day conference discussed five main topics — emergence of communication technology, histo- ry and development, benefits of using social media in interfaith dialogue, reflection on the use of social media in communities, pros and cons of social communication tools and developing religion frameworks and ethics to protect societies from the misuse of social networking tools.
Naimi, before reading out the dec- laration, said, “The conference was a success. Discussions were absorbing and thought-provoking.”
Altogether 242 participants from 60 countries comprising religious leaders and scholars made presenta- tions on key issues. The declaration urged men and women of all generations to explore ways of using social media for com- munication and cooperation.
“We call upon youngsters to bring forward their concerns and visions for improved understanding and col- laboration in social, spiritual and personal areas. The conference urges the DICID to develop codes of con- duct and suggestions for use of social media, in order to implement authentic dialogue and cooperation and to communicate these codes and suggestion to different religious authorities,” the declaration stated.
Source: Qutar Tribune