A Path to Peace: A Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue Conference held in Buenos Aires


conferenza_argentina_2016_2The Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue Conference “A path to Peace” held in Buenos Aires – sponsored by the Episcopal Conference of Argentina, the Latin-American Rabbinical Seminary of Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Islamic organization for Peace, and the Community of Sant ‘ Egidio – was concluded today. 


At the conference, which has received the praise and appreciation of Pope Francis, the Sant’Egidio delegation spoke about three themes: “Fanaticism and religion,” “Family and cohabitation,” and “Religions and Ecology.”conferenza_argentina_2016_3
At the end the Community received an award for its long work for interreligious dialogue in Buenos Aires in recent years. The award was given at a ceremony, which was presided by the Vice President of the Republic of Argentina.

conferenza_argentina_2016_1There were also many students at the conference. A whole session was actually dedicated to children and the youth, a session at which the Youth for Peace of Sant’Egidio said their testimony on the commitment for a culture of coexistence and friendship with the elderly; the youth of the community visit various nursing homes in the capital and the province.