In September, Rwanda welcomed more than 500 religious freedom delegates and advocates from some 30 countries to the 3rd All Africa Congress and Festival of Religious Liberty. The two-day event began September 13 under the theme, “Hope for Building a Tolerant and Peaceful Continent.” It was organized by IRLA-affiliate organization, the All Africa Religious Liberty Association (AARLA), and brought together church leaders, government officials, and religious
Global religious leaders convened in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on September 26 for the fifth annual G20 Interfaith Forum. These yearly forums shadow the annual international “Group of Twenty” (G20) Economic Summit and aim to strengthen the voice of the world’s faith communities in addressing global political, economic and social challenges.
Speakers at the recent 16th Annual Religious Liberty Dinner in Washington D.C. made a resolute call to build bridges of understanding and strengthen networks as a way of fighting against religious intolerance and advocating freedom of conscience and belief.
This is the text of the address presented by Dr. Ganoune Diop, Secretary General of the IRLA, at the 16th annual Religious Liberty Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 22, 2018. [Photo: Mylon Medley/NAD]
Some 1,000 scholars, lawyers, and advocates from across the continent of Africa and around the world will meet in Kigali, Rwanda, later this year to explore ways to build more tolerant and peaceful communities.