International Conference “Challenges and Perspectives – Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Interfaith Dialogue” was organized by prof. AWSB Dr. Adrian Siadkowski and Dr. Karol Kujawa from (Academia WSB, Poland) on 28th January 2022 in virtual format. The founders of the project were represented by Dr. Rafal Batkowski from the consortium leader – University of Lodz and the group of commentators was represented by the consortium representatives Ing. Pavel Truchly (ISEM Institute, Slovakia) and Dr. Timo Hellenberg (Hellenberg Inc., Finland).
The aims of this event were to promote the interfaith concept of the Prosperes project through bringing together academic scientists and researchers to exchange and share their experience and research results on all aspect of interfaith dialogue. Also, this event provided interdisciplinary platform for researchers to present and discuss the most recent trends, concerns, challenges and solutions related to communication between religious groups.
Scholars Elizabeth Drayson (University of Cambridge, UK), Ruth Bar-Sinai (David Yellin Academic College of Education, Israel), Fabian Brüder (Continental Reformed church, Germany), Agata S. Nalborczyk (University of Warsaw, Poland) and Hikmet Karčić (University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) discussed what the representatives of the three most important religions in Europe have in common. This event sleeked also the opportunity to build bridges of trust and respect with neighbours of other faiths and to develop interreligious solidarity, understanding that can promote justice, peace and understanding. We hope that this event provided an inspiration to learn more about our common roots. May be the most effective means of combating religiously motivated violence. In case your unavailability have not allowed you to participate in, here is the link where you can find the conference record.
This conference was a part of a Security Rising Awareness Campaign of the international project ProSPeReS (Protection System for Large Gatherings of People in Religious Sites) under the European Union Internal Security Fund – Police (ISFP) 2014-2020.