IPAG, Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue (CICD), Griffith University and Ma’din Academy jointly organized the G20 Interfaith Summit Preconference (South Asia) on July 25-27, 2016 in Kerala, India.
Since South Asia is the home to 1.7 billion people from diverse faith and culture, the aim was to highlight the role of religion in achieving sustainable development in the region. By bringing together a number of well-respected and influential religious leaders, government officials, experts, academicians, and media representatives, the preconference provided a platform to explore common grounds to enhance harmony among different religion and faith groups to achieve sustainable development in South Asia and beyond.
Key themes that were discussed in the pre-conference are:
• Role of Government and Policymaking in the Development of Interfaith Harmony
• Interfaith Dialogue and Coexistence: Role of Institutions
• Influence of Law in Interfaith Harmony and Sustainable Development
• Media Perspective on the Development of Interfaith Harmony
• Interfaith Dialogue and Coexistence: South Asian Experience