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Towards Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones – The Role of Relgions

Friday, January 27th 2017, 13:00-17:30 (1:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Vienna International Center, C-Building – Conf. Room C1, 2nd floor

This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion’s identity. UPF and its network of Ambassadors for Peace celebrate this week each year, in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths for the well-being of our communities and peace in the world

1st Session: 14:00 – 15:30

(A Culture of Peace versus a Culture of Violence and War, Toward an Interreligious Council at the UN)

2nd Session: 16:00 – 17:30

Chair: Heather Wokusch, Liaison Officer for ACUNS Vienna

Mr Mayank Sharma, Counselor, Embassy of India in Vienna

Dr Wendelin Ettmayer, Member of the Austrian Parliament 1977-1993, Ambassador to Finland, Canada and the Council of Europe (1994-2008)

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