Lebanon to host International Conference to reject terrorism, encourage dialogue
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The two-day conference on “Religious and Political Values” will kick off at the Hilton Beirut Habtoor Grand Hotel on Wednesday and will continue at the LAU campus in Jbeil.
Adyan - a foundation for inter-religious studies and spiritual solidarity - explained the conference will gather around 30 international scholars in political and social sciences, Muslim and Christian theologians and policy-makers.
The conference aims at creating a “forum for different sectors of society to reflect on how to actualize definitions of political values and norms in Muslim and Christian discourse on the one hand, and to explore and promote dialogue about these values from different worldviews on the other hand.”
The conference comes as Muslim clerics from about 80 countries gathered in Iran's holy city of Qom on Sunday to develop a strategy to combat takfirism.