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ISLAM TODAY AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE: CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR UNITY IN CULTURAL DIVERSITY

This conference aims to create an important moment for dialogue about the New Islam and its contributions to a world facing  important challenges and searching, more than ever, unity in cultural diversity, build bridges and empower the rapprochement of cultures. Support the global efforts to protect and safeguard cultural heritage, addressing evermore relevant topics such as cultural challenges, counter narratives, and interfaith dialogue, among others,  must be a priority of our civilisations. Islam, has an undoubtable and  important role in this process facing nowadays challenges around the world.

FREE ADMISSION

AGENDA

16h30 – Registration
17h00 – Opening Remarks

  • Prof. Mario Caneva Moutinho (Dean of Lusofona University)
  • Prof. Manuel Damásio (President of “Grupo Lusófona”)
  • Prof. Paulo Mendes Pinto (Head of the Department of Religions Studies at Lusofona University; Ambassador of the World Parliament of Religions)
  • Prof. José Paulo Oliveira (President &CEO of OLAE GROUP/Lusofona University)

17h30 – Projects on Dialogue and Islam
Moderation
João de Almeida Santos (CIPES)

Islamic Heritage in Portugal: A Civic Approach, a Cultural Database
Prof. Fabrizio Boscaglia, Religions Studies at Lusofona University

Advanced Studies in Islamic Leadership: A Course to Train Agents of Peace and Dialogue
Sheikh Rachid Ismael, Islamic Palmela Foundation/ Religions Studies at Lusofona University

Dialogue Panel
Moderation

  • Joaquim Franco (Jornalista)
  • Dr. Mostafa el Feki (Director of the New Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt)
  • Sheikh David Munir (Imam of the Central Mosque of Lisbon and Counsellor of the Islamic Community of Lisbon, Portugal)

Closing Remarks

  • Prof. Miguel Real Mendes (Head of the Department of Human Rights/Lusofona University)
  • Dr. Nelson Lage (Executive Director of REACH Alliance Global Network MoU Signing between OLAE/ Lusofona and Reach Alliance Global Network)

(See and download agenda in PDF format here)