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The 9th Doha Conference of Interfaith Dialogue will open on Monday October 24th at the Sheraton Hotel in Doha, Qatar. The conference will host over 200 participants from 55 countries covering the five continents and including high profile religious representatives and academic figures. The theme of this year deals with the impact of the social media on inter-religious dialogue, with sessions and workshops to span 3 days. The 9th Doha Conference of Interfaith Dialogue is co-organized by the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue and the Permanent Committee for Organizing Conferences
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Justice Minister to Inaugurates 9th International Conference of Interfaith Dialogue

HE the Minister of Justice Hassan bin Abdullah Al-Ghanim will open tomorrow the ninth Doha Conference of Interfaith Dialogue to be held under the title : "Means of Social Communication and the Interfaith Dialogue..A Futuristic Outlook". The Conference assumes special importance as it will discuss the positive role of the different means of social communication, such as Twitter and Facebook in the enhancement of dialogue between the followers of divine religions and bringing them closer in many of the issues. The three-day Conference, to held at Sheraton Doha Hotel, will review during working sessions to be addressed by a number of scholars who are follow the three divine religions, the emergence of communications technology, its development and its relationship with the interfaith dialogue. It will also have a comprehensive look at the methods and sites of social communication means, the services they deliver, their uses, the use of social networking as a sophisticated language for dialogue and how they serve issues of dialogue between individuals and groups. The first day's events will include a general joint session on science and religion with the Islamic World Academy of Sciences which will conclude it 18th conference in Doha today. The second day will feature the second general session under the title: the importance of the means of social communication in the creation of contacts and cooperation between the centres of interfaith dialogue, the concerned people and those working in this field. Topics to be discussed will include saving time and effort, freedom of opinion and expression guaranteed to all users with the need to respect this freedom and benefits gained by interfaith centres from these means in creating a suitable environment for coexistence between the followers of religions.