Global Conf. On World’s Religions Post-September 11 to Be Held At Jamia

January 17, 2009

Author: Mudassir Rizwan

Source: Indian Muslim News and Information

The Jamia Millia Islmia and McGill University of Canada are jointly organizing a three-day Global Congress entitled World’s Religions after September 11: An Asian Perspective. The Congress will be inaugurated by Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama at 10.30 am in the Ansari Auditorium, JMI on 17th January.

The Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilisations, JMI and the Faculty of Religious Studies of McGill University are organizing the programme which will distinguished international community of representatives from different faiths, scholars, the media and NGOs working in the field of peace-building.

The central theme would be to “lay the Foundations of an Eastern perspective on inter-religious dialogue. A major outcome of the Congress would be an Asian reflection on Human Rights discourse in the form of a proposed Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the World's Religions, as a supplement to the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights,” says a JMI release. The aim of the Congress is to reflect over the contribution that World’s Religions together can make to create Peace and Harmony, it adds.