More Than 500 Leaders, Experts and Representatives Participate in Seventh Annual G20 Interfaith Forum
The G20 Interfaith Forum, an organization focused on bringing faith and policy together, will virtually host from Riyadh the Seventh Annual G20 Interfaith Forum on October 13th through 17th of this year. This event will bring together over 500 representatives of religious and faith-based organizations, international and national policymakers and experts in six regional meetings.
“At each meeting, participants [will be] focused on global policies and highlighted relevant actions the G20 leaders and religious communities should consider at the G20 Interfaith Forum. This forum convenes the global religious community at precisely the most opportune moment, as the world faces an unprecedented combination of interrelated challenges” said Professor Cole Durham, President of the G20 Interfaith Forum Association and Founding Director of the International Center for Law and Religious Studies.
Chaired by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum is co-organized by the G20 Interfaith Forum Association, the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), and the National Committee for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (NCIRD).
The general themes are reflected within five tracks, tailored within the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) that are mainstreamed in all five tracks:
1. The role of religion in peacebuilding and conflict prevention
2. Education, youth and women
3. Peaceful coexistence and social cohesion
4. Governance and faith
5. Protecting the planet
The event will specifically address crises, including the COVID-19 pandemic as religious communities are both uniquely affected by the pandemic: being scapegoated for the rising number of COVID-19 cases in many parts of the world, provision of aid for those affected by the pandemic and social inequities.
The five-day G20 Interfaith Forum conference is open to the public and will be streamed live at www.G20Interfaith.live.