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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".       
 
Doha 7th Inter-faith Dialogue Continues for Second Day
2009-10-21
Doha, October 21 (QNA) - The 7th Doha Conference on Inter-faith Dialogue has continued its works for the second and last day at the Doha Sheraton Hotel Wednesday. Former Sudanese President Abdel-Rahman Mohamed Hassan Suwar al-Dahab chaired the Conference second plenary session titled "Solidarity and Economic Inter-dependence: Religious Financial Systems and the Economic Crisis". At the outset of the session, the former Sudanese President expressed appreciation to the H.H. the Emir, the government and the people of Qatar for holding the conference and the establishment of the Doha International Centre for Interfaith Dialogue (DICID) aiming at promoting a culture of constructive dialogue between religions to better understand and serve all humanity. Also speaking at the session, Prof. Hatim Al-Qaranshawi, Dean of the College of Islamic Studies at Qatar Foundation, tackled the economic crisis, its reasons and impacts. Meanwhile, Quentin T. Woodon, the Adviser and Program Manager of the Development Dialogue on Values and Ethics at the World Bank, highlighted the role of the World Bank in issues related to development and ethics as well as the contributions of the religious beliefs in health, education and other. At the end of the session, the participants discussed the relations between the economy and religion in addition to the religious vision of the economic crisis and the appropriate solutions.

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