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>> 170 scholars to attend interfaith dialogue >>        H.E. Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud opened Tuesday morning the 7th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue, which kicked off this year under the slogan" Human Solidarity".       

7th Annual Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue
“Human Solidarity”

October 20 - 21, 2009
Doha, Qatar
Sheraton Hotel

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Time / Hall

Events

0900 – 1000
 Al-Dafna Hall
OPENING SESSION           Photos
H.E. Ahmed Bin Abdulla Al-Mahmoud - Minister of State for Foreign Affairs - Member of the Council of Ministers - State of Qatar

Moderator:
Prof. Aisha Yousuf Al-Mannai - Dean, College of Sharia and Islamic Studies, QU - Member, International Advisory Board, DICID

SPEAKERS
H.E. Prof. Ibrahim Saleh Al-Naimi -Chairman, DICID
H.E. Dr. Akmaludheen Ihsan Üglo - Secretary General, Organization of the Islamic Conference
H.E. Mr. Bernard Kanovitch - President, Council of French Jewish Institutions
H.E. Pier Luigi Celata - Archbishop and Secretary General, Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue – Vatican
1000 - 1030 Tea / Coffee Break
1030 - 1200
Al-Dafna Hall
PLENARY SESSION I          Photos
“H u m a n S o l i d a r i t y”
Human Action in Response to Wars and Disasters

Chair:
- Dr. Ali Al-Quradagi - Qatar

Speakers:
- Mr. George Gallaway, Member, British Parliament
- Sheikh Saleh Habib Habimana, The Mufti of Rwanda
1200 - 1230 Break for Prayer
1230 - 1400
Salwa Halls

First Session           Photos
(3 Groups simultaneously in session)                          

Group 1
“Achieving Unity and Solidarity through SpiritualValues”

Chair:
- Dr. John Taylor Switzerland

Rapporteur:
- Dr.Mohamed Al-Sulaimani Italy

Speakers:
- Dr. Ali al-Hashimi - UAE
- Rev. Donald Reeves - UK
- Rabbi Mark Shnaeir - USA

Group 2
“Religious Responses to Natural Disasters and Famines”

Chair:
- Rabbi Jakob Weisz UK

Rapporteur:
- Dr. Bouna Molwal Sudan

Speakers:
- Rev. Dr. Nick Wood - UK
- Rabbi José Rolando Matalon - USA
- Dr. Baheej Mullah Huwaish - Spain

Group 3
“Religious Views on Human Solidarity in Response to (Wars)”

Chair:
- Dr. Nihad Awad USA

Rapporteur:
- Mr. Stephen Thomas Biller UK

Speakers:
- Dr. Roger Bensky - Australia
- Dr. Asaad Al-Sahmarani - Lebanon
- Dr. William Vendley - USA

1730 - 1900
Salwa Halls

Second Session
(3 Groups simultaneously in session)

Group 1
“Achieving Unity and Solidarity through SpiritualValues”

Chair:
- Dr. Deen Muhammed Sri Lanka

Rapporteur :
 - Mr. Boris Kožemjakin Bosnia

Speakers:
- Dr. Naji Al-Arfaj - Saudi Arabia
- Father Vitorio Ianari - Italy
- Mr. Bernard Kanovitch - France

Group 2
“Religious Responses to Natural Disasters and Famines”

Chair:
 - Mr. Marcella Miguel Salazar Cuba

Rapporteur:
 - Vjacheslay Ali Polosin Russia

Speakers:
- Bishop George Saleeba - Lebanon
- Dr. Ali Abou Lailah - Egypt
- Mr. Jacob Bandar - USA

Group 3
“Human Solidarity and Inter-dependence in Response to Wars”

Chair:
- Rabbi José Rolando Matalon USA

Rapporteur:
- Dr. Patrick Laud France

Speakers:
- Prof. Robert Eisen - USA
- Bishop Dr. Louis Sako - Iraq
- Dr. Ali Ben Mubarak - Tunisia

1930 - 2100
Al – Tawash Restaurant
OFFICIAL DINNER
   

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time / Hall

Events

0900 - 1000
Al-Dafna Hall
PLENARY SESSION II            Photos
“Solidarity and Economic Inter-dependence: Religious Financial Systems and the Economic Crisis”

Chair:
- H.E. Field Marshal. Abdel Rahman Mohamed Hassan Suwar al-Dahab, Former President of the Republic of Sudan

Speakers:
- Mr. Quentin T. Woodon, Adviser & Program Manager Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics The World Bank
- Prof. Hatim Al-Qaranshawi, Dean, College of Islamic Studies, Qatar Foundation
1000 - 1030 Tea / Coffee Break
1030 - 1200
Salwa Halls

Third Session                   Photos
(3 Groups simultaneously in session)                         

Group 1
“Solidarity and Economic Inter-dependence: Religious Analysis of the Economic Crisis and its Consequences”

Chair:
- Prof. Robert Eisen USA

Rapporteur:
- Guirgis Ibrahim Saleh

Speakers:
- Dr. Hamid Al Rifaee - Saudi Arabia
- Rabbi Jakob Weisz - UK
- Dr. Hans Köchler - Austria

Group 2
“Solidarity in Defense of Religious Rights and Freedom”

Chair:
- H.E. Tariq Mitri Lebanon

Rapporteur:
- Dr. Hassan Al Sayed Qatar

Speakers:
- Father Nabeel Hadad - Jordan
- Dr. Sayed Mohamed Sadiq Najafi - Iran
- Prof. Steven T Katz - USA

Group 3
“Solidarity in Support of Holy Sites”

Chair:
- Dr. Khaled Mathkour Al-Mathkour Kuwait

Rapporteur:
- Father Pier Battista Pizzaballa Palestine

Speakers:
- Sheikh Dr. Tayseer Rajab Tamimi - Palestine
- Rabbi Marcelo Polakoff - Argentina
- Father Makarios -Malta

1100 - 1230 Tea / Coffee Break
1230 - 1400
Salwa Halls

Fourth Session            Photos
(3 Groups simultaneously in session)                       

Group 1
“Solidarity and Economic Inter-dependence: Religious Responses to the Financial Crisis”

Chair:
- Bishop Paul Hinder UK

Rapporteur:
- Dr. Yousef Mahmoud Qatar

Speakers:
- Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Ghazi - Pakistan
- Mr. William Baker - USA
- Rabbi Reuven Firestone - USA

Group 2
“Responses in Defense of Religious Rights and Freedom”

Chair:
 - Rabbi Marcelo Polakoff Agentina

Rapporteur:
- Mr. Michael Augustine Owen Lewis Cyprus

Speakers:
- Dr. Baker Zaki - Egypt
- Mr. Jose Maria Ferre de la Peña - Spain
- Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller - USA

Group 3
“Religious Responses for Supporting Holy Sites”

Chair:
- Patriarch Gregarious Third Laham Syria

Rapporteur:
- Dr. Abbas Al Halabi Lebanon

Speakers:
- Dr. Youhan thabet Qulta - Egypt
- Mr. Stein Villumstad - USA
- Dr. Ahmed Al Makheini - Oman

1400 - 1730 Lunch Break
1730 - 1900
Al-Dafna Hall
PLENARY SESSION III               Photos
Round Table Discussion

Session Chair:
- Ms. Susan Pausky

Speakers:
- Secondary School Students: their views on the “Role of Human Solidarity in Response to the Financial Crisis”
- Al Jazeera Correspondents “How the Media Covers Natural Disasters and Wars”
1900 – 1930
Al-Dafna Hall

CONCLUDING SESSION              Photos
Closing Remarks
H.E. Prof. Ibrahim Saleh Al Naimi
Chairman Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID)

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