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G20 Interfaith Forum in Bologna

The 2021 G20 Interfaith Forum took place this week in Bologna and ended with the intervention of Prime Minister Mario Draghi. With more than 370 participants, the event brought together delegates from 70 countries with the aim of building a space for dialogue on the theme at the center of the Forum: “Time to heal”. An evocative reminder of the Covid-19 pandemic and the complex social and health consequences of the war, which the Afghan tragedy has put before everyone’s eyes.

During the closing ceremony, the secretary of the Foundation for Religious Sciences, Prof. Alberto Melloni, illustrated the conclusions of the Forum, including a declaration of common commitments between representatives of different religions. Various proposals also emerged, including the creation of the Mediterranean CSCE by Evaris Bartolo, the creation of the Sustainable Human Goals by the Ecumenical Patriarch and an interfaith meeting on the wounds of the Balkans, proposed by Slovenian President Borut Pahor.

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