On October 30 & 31, the Greek capital will host the 2nd Athens International Conference on “Religious and Cultural Pluralism and Peaceful Coexistence in the Middle East”. It is a conference of international interest organised under the auspices of the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a time when the general situation in the Middle East remains explosive.
The first such International Conference took place in October 2015 and was established as an initiative of the FM, Nikos Kotzias. While tolerance and peaceful coexistence are among the most gravely topical global issues –since violence, bigotry, fundamentalism and radicalization continue to tantalise a great part of the Middle East- this 2nd International Conference which comes two years after the first, will hopefully safeguard a framework for dialogue. A dialogue that will reinforce a certain approach towards the peaceful coexistence of religiously and culturally unlike communities of this region and which could also bring them closer and make them respect each other (more).
The President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Foreign Affairs ministers along with Christian, Muslim and Jewish religious leaders will attend the Conference.
The event is also supported by the Centre for Religious Pluralism in the Middle East (CRPM), which was established following the first Conference. The Centre works as an institution guarding developments, recording relevant issues and presenting certain proposals for resolving existing problems…/IBNA