In March 2011, after years of divisive UN debates over calls to ban speech deemed religiously offensive, the international community found common ground around a consensus resolution on countering religious intolerance, discrimination, and violence.
The Problem of Blasphemy Laws
Presented at the Doha Implementation Meeting for Istanbul Process 16/18, 24 March, 2014, co-hosted by DICID (Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue) OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) and ISNA (Islamic Society of North America). With kind permission by the author.
Steps Towards Religious Tolerance: 11th Doha Interfaith Conference
Each year, the Doha Interfaith Conference seeks to spread the message of religious cooperation and opens a dialogue between leaders of different faiths, in hopes of ending hate speech and encouraging religious freedom. Religion is always a hot topic for discussion,
Participants at the "Doha Meeting for Advancing Religious Freedom Through Interfaith Collaboration", held March 24th and 25th, focused on the need for all people to have the freedom to practice their religion and build places of worship in all communities.
Kosovo's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Petrit Selimi spoke on a panel discussion titled: "Making Common Ground: Supporting and developing better understanding between communities that have been in conflict."
The 11h Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue opened yesterday with a call to the youth to engage in dialogue on the religious diversity across the world.
The three-day conference under the theme ‘Youth and enhancing the value of dialogue’ has brought together hundreds of delegates from 50 countries, including religious leaders, scholars and representatives of interfaith organizations.
Formerly the Lord Bishop of Rochester in the Church of England, Bishop Nazir-Ali is now director at the Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy and Dialogue. This was his second visit to FC College.
Dear religious leaders; all distinguished Guest; Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all I would like to express my gratitude for the wonderful hospitality of DICID, and my great thanks for inviting me to this conference.
No Blasphemous Miming Here
The Arab League has drafted a blasphemy law that would likely be voted down at the U.N.
On March 24, diplomats and experts from the European Union, the U.S., and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met in Doha, Qatar, for the fourth meeting of the Istanbul Process.
Protecting the Rights of Religious Minorities Around the World
U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC Rashad Hussain
Your Excellency Secretary General Iyad Madani, Chairman of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) Dr. Ibrahim al Naimi, excellencies, esteemed colleagues and participants, ladies and gentlemen, Assalamu alaikum.It is a great honor for me to be here at the start of the Doha Istanbul Process meeting, being hosted by the Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the DICID.
The 11th Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) opened on Tuesday with a focus on youth as important players in promoting interfaith dialogue and understanding. Being held under the theme "Youth and their role in enhancing the value of dialogue", the forum will run until March 27.
Young people are the life blood of nations and our collective futures depend on them. Unlike speculation circulating in the last century about the decline of the role of religion, there has been a fresh wave of young people taking a keen interest in religions in the new millennium .
Posted by: Aisha Sherazi
April 3, 2014