Special Conference of Religious Educators, Leaders and Organizations (CORELO) on Interreligious Peace Education for National Harmony and Cooperation. (8733)

04Feb2017
04Feb2017

As part of activities to commemorate the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, UPF-Nigeria and the URI West Africa will convene, on February 4, 2017, a Special Conference of Religious Educators, Leaders and Organizations (CORELO) on Interreligious Peace Education for National Harmony and Cooperation. The conference will bring together religious educators and leaders, government representatives, policymakers, UPF Ambassadors for Peace, URI Interfaith Cooperation Circles (CCs) and other critical stakeholders from NGOs and faith-based institutions. The conference will inspire discussions on the need for an interreligious peace culture, structure and infrastructure as well as interreligious initiatives for national harmony

From 12:00pm until 5:00pm

At Banquet Hall, National Merit Award House, Maitama, Abuja

Universal Peace Federation - Nigeria / +234 8059964018

Abuja, Nigeria—Universal Peace Federation (UPF) -Nigeria in partnership with United Religions Initiative (URI) - West Africa will host the observation of the 2017 World Interfaith Harmony Week with a special conference on interreligious peace education. As part of activities to commemorate the United Nations World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, UPF-Nigeria and the URI West Africa will convene, on February 4, 2017, a Special Conference of Religious Educators, Leaders and Organizations (CORELO) on Interreligious Peace Education for National Harmony and Cooperation. The conference will bring together religious educators and leaders, government representatives, policymakers, UPF Ambassadors for Peace, URI Interfaith Cooperation Circles (CCs) and other critical stakeholders from NGOs and faith-based institutions. The conference will inspire discussions on the need for an interreligious peace culture, structure and infrastructure as well as interreligious initiatives for national harmony. The conference will be used to formally present the UPF-Nigeria 2017 Agenda and discussions on some of the URI initiatives, which are focused on the promotion of interreligious cooperation and will have some participants including Hon. Elisha Buba Yero, a Global Council Trustee for URI designated as Ambassadors for Peace dedicated to interreligious cooperation. The conference also will feature the inauguration of the Ambassadors for Peace Committee on Interreligious Affairs, which will work in 2017 on the following activities: • Introduction of the Religious Youth Service Project • National Interreligious Education Program • Advocacy for the Creation of a National Assembly Committee on Interreligious Affairs • The need for the government of Nigeria to establish a Religious Affairs Commission/Ministry • Renewal of the National Interreligious Council • Launch of the Peaceful Capital Territory Initiative (PCTI) The conference is scheduled to be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Banquet Hall of the National Merit Award House in the Maitama district of Abuja, the nation’s capital. This is to invite you to attend this special conference and be part of the process of facilitating interreligious harmony and cooperation. To participate, send full names and organizational affiliation to nigeria@upf.org

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