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AGENDA
6th Doha Conference of Interfaith Dialogue
Religious Values: Perspectives on Peace and Respect for Life
13th 14th May 2008
Sheraton Hotel
Doha Qatar

Tuesday, May 13th, 2008

10:00 11:00
Al-Dafna Hall (1)

Opening Session
Welcoming Speech:
-H.E. Faisal Bin Abdulla Al-Mohmoud, Minister of Endowment & Religious Affairs.
Moderator:
-Prof Aisha Yousef Al-Mannai , Dean College of Sharia and Islamic Studies.
DICID Welcoming Remarks:
-Prof. Ibrahim Salih Al-Naimi, President, Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue
Speakers:
- Rabbi Rene Gautman (France) Jewish Scholar
- Cardinal John Levy Turan (Vatican City) Christian Scholar
- Prof. Ahmad Mohamed al-Tayyib (Egypt) Muslim Scholar

11:00 11:30

Break

11:30 13:30
Salwa Hall

First Session
Three groups would be conducted simultaneously

Group One
Peace in Revealed Religions

Session Chair: Dr. Said Harib (U.A.E.)
Coordinator: Dr. Dheen Mohamed (Qatar)
Speakers:
1- Dr. Hamid bin Ahmad al-Rifai (Saudi Arabia)
2- Rabbi Herschel Gluck (U.K)
3- Dr. Joseph L. Cumming (U.S.A.)

Group Two
Respect for Life in Revealed Religions (Suicide and Abortion)

Session Chair: Dr. John Smith (U.S.A.)
Coordinator: Dr. Abdul Haq Azuzi (Morocco)
Speakers:
1- Dr. Mohamed Ali al-Baar (KSA)
2- Dr. Lieth Anderson (U.K.)
3- Rabbi Rene Gautman (France)

Group Three
Violence and Self-Defense

Session Chair: Dr. Charles Garry
Coordinator:
Speakers:
1- Dr. Mohamed al-Sammak (Lebanon)
2- Rabbi Chaim Seidler. Feller (U.S.A.)
3- Father Donald Reeves (U.K.)

13:30 16:00
Al-Dafna Hall (2)

Lunch Break

16:00 18:00
Al-Dafna Hall (1)

Discussion on papers presented during the First Session
Coordinators would conduct their respective groups


Session Chair:
- Archbishop George Saliba (Lebanon)

18:00 18:30

Break

1830 2030
Salwa Hall
 

Second Session
Three groups would be conducted simultaneously

Group One
Peace in World Religions

Session Chair: Governor Bell White (U.S.A.)
Coordinator:
Speakers:
1- Dr. Jamal Badawi (Canada)
2- Dr. William F. Vendley (U.S.A.)
3- Rabbi Douglas E.Krantz (U.S.A.)

Group Two
Euthanasia

Session Chair: Bishop Michael Louis (Cyprus)
Coordinator: Dr. Bashir Kamoala (U.S.A.)
Speakers:
1- Dr. Abdullah Musir (Morocco)
2- Dr. Bill Sash (U.K.)
3- Naom Zohar (U.S.A.)

Group Three
Desecration of Religious Symbols

Session Chair: Dr. Bobowof Benjamin (Russia)
Coordinator: Father Johannes Qaltah (Egypt)
Speakers:
1- Dr. Mustafa al-Sharif (Algeria)
2- Dr. Velda Cox (U.S.A.)
3- Dr. Raquel Ukles (U.S.A.)

21:00
Al-Dafna Hall (2)

Dinner

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

09:00 11:00
Al-Dafna Hall (1)

Discussion on papers presented during the Second Session.
Coordinators would conduct their respective groups.
Session Chair: Dr. Stephen Cohen (U.S.A.)

11:00 11:30

Break

11:30 13:30
Salwa Hall

Third Session
Three groups would be conducted simultaneously

Group One
Attitude Towards Other Religions

Session Chair:
Coordinator: Dr. Rodni B. Blackhirst (Australia)
Speakers:
1- Dr. Ahmad al-Mukhini (Oman)
2- Rabbi Dr. Ronaldo Matlon (U.S.A.)

Group Two
Human Trafficking and Selling of Organs

Session Chair: Dr. John Taylor (Switzerland)
Coordinator: Dr. Patrick Laude (Qatar)
Speakers:
1- Dr. Mohamed Matar (U.S.A.)
2- Father Vitorio Yanari (Italy)
3- Rabbi Dr. David Seperstin (U.S.A.)

Group Three
Media and Violence

Session Chair: Abdul Aziz Aal Mahmoud (Qatar)
Coordinator: Dr. Jacob Bender (U.S.A.)
Speakers:
1- Dr. Mohamed Misfer (Qatar)
2- Dr. Richard Dean Love (U.S.A.)
3- Ari Alexander (U.S.A.)

13:30 16:00
Al-Dafna Hall (2)

Lunch Break

16:00 18:00
Al-Dafna Hall (1)

Discussion on papers presented during the third session.
Coordinators would conduct their respective groups.

Session Chair: Dr. Mohamed Allal C. Nasir

18:00 19:00
Al-Dafna Hall (1)

Concluding Session
Concluding Remarks: Dr. Ibrahim Saleh al-Naimi
President, Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue

19:30

Official Dinner
- Meet in the Lobby to transport to Old Town (Souq Waqif),
- Dinner at Al-Tajen Restaurant

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Visit to Folk Shopping Malls and Tour of Doha

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