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Abrahamic Common Traditions: U.S.-Indonesia Interfaith Dialogue on Peace

In by Caitlin Wood

This webinar will feature discussions on: 1. Relevance of Abrahamic Inter-Religious Dialogue and Recent Developments in the Middle East to Indonesia. 2. Role of the Faith Leaders in Promoting Peace and Reconciliation. 3. A Holocaust Survivor’s Story – Adoption by Indonesian Neighbors in the Netherlands. Hosted by: American Jewish Committee’s Asia Pacific Institute, Leimena Institute, USAID’s Asia Bureau, and US-Indonesia …

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A New Narrative of Abrahamic Family Tolerance from the United Arab Emirates

In by Caitlin Wood

Hosted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Leimena Institute, this webinar will take look at the United Arab Emirates’ experience in building communication and relations between Muslims, Jews, and Christians, as one Abrahamic family and how it promotes tolerance and peace in the world, beyond the Abrahamic family itself. We will explore the …

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IRF Roundtable: Side Event on the Margins of the Third Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom

In by Caitlin Wood

Please join the IRF Roundtable for an event on the margins of the Third Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom. First, we will hear opening remarks from Polish and U.S. government officials. Next, we will deliver updates on the IRF Roundtable and the global network of religious freedom roundtables and partners, introduce IRF Secretariat as a global coordination mechanism, hear from …

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Virtual IRF Roundtable with Ambassador Brownback

In by Caitlin Wood

The IRF Secretariat is the convener and facilitator of the IRF Roundtable in Washington, which effectively organized the IRF community and established itself as the premier space for practical policy discussions and coordination of actions between faith communities, civil society organizations, and governments. We organize weekly meetings for the U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, Sam Brownback, with …

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Roles of The Abrahamic Religious Family in Promoting Peace in the World

In by Caitlin Wood

[Interpretation available in Indonesian, English, Arabic.] This webinar, hosted by the Ministry of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Leimena Institute, will explore the spiritual, cultural, and social capital that Muslims, Christians, and Jews share as Abrahamic religious family to promote peace together and how to collaborate toward that. The Abrahamic family have often become embroiled in …

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Hemispheric Forum on Freedom of Religion or Belief / Foro Hemisférico de Libertad Religiosa y de Creencias

In by Administrator FC

The Government of Colombia is hosting a Regional Ministerial details included: / El Gobierno de Colombia organizará un Foro Ministerial Regional que incluye: RSVP HERE: https://evius.co/landing/5f879935c2d65a166840c516 Program / Agenda Thursday, October 22 / Jueves 22 de Octubre 08:15 am (Bogota Time) – 08:45 am (Bogota Time) Opening Event / Acto de apertura 08:45 am – 10:00 am Panel 1: Challenges …

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Understanding The Abrahamic Family Through Qibla Studies

In by Caitlin Wood

We will explore the “why” and “what” of qibla, the prayer direction of Muslims. Why do religious communities choose to face in a particular direction? What does that direction signify? Understanding of Judaism and early Christianity will provide a helpful context to understand the reason for and meaning of qibla. In doing so, understanding the qibla would help not only …

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Combatting Online Hate Speech and Disinformation Targeting Religious Communities

In by Caitlin Wood

U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Hearing Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual hearing about how some governments use and enable others to use social media platforms to sow disinformation and hate speech that target religious communities and incite violence against them. During the past two decades, Facebook, Twitter, and other social media …

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Conversation with USCIRF: Religious Freedom in Turkey

In by Administrator FC

Please join the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) for a virtual event about religious freedom conditions in Turkey. This special event will highlight recent and ongoing religious freedom concerns in Turkey, including the conversion of historic former churches such as the Hagia Sophia and Chora into mosques; governmental and societal targeting of religious minorities; and the ramifications of …

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IRF Nigeria Roundtable

In by Administrator FC

The IRF Roundtable in Nigeria was launched in January 2019. It is independent and does not represent any part of the Nigerian government, nor any other government. It is an informal group of individuals from non-governmental organizations who discuss IRF issues, share ideas/information, and propose joint advocacy actions to address specific IRF issues and problems. Participant-led initiatives promote and protect the …