Global Congress On World’s Religions After September 11

Posted: 14.11.2008
Updated on: 01.03.2012

A Global Congress on World’s Religions after September 11 - An Asian Perspective will meet in New Delhi from January 17-20, 2009 at the Jamia Millia Islamia University campus. This Congress is being hosted by the recently established Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations at the University. This Congress is a sequel to the Global Congress on World's Religions After September 11, which met in Montreal from September 11-15, 2006 and was attended by 2025 participants from 84 countries.

The present Congress will focus on the same theme, but from a primarily Asian perspective and will be inaugurated by His Holiness, The Dalai Lama. The congress proposes to bring together a community of scholars and academics, leading voices and representatives from different faiths, the media and NGOs working in the field of peace building.

For more information including sponsorship, call for papers and registration, please see the attached flyer or visit the Congress website: or contact Naresh Jain, Interfaith Co-Chair - Federation of Jain Associations in North America.

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Inauguration by His Holiness The Dalai Lama


Prof. Arvind Sharma, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Prof. Madhu Khanna, Centre for the Study of Comparative Religions and Civilizations, JMI

Steering Committee

1. Samdhong Rinpoche
2. Mushirul Hasan
3. Mark Tully
4. Swami Agnivesh
5. T. N. Madan
6. Asghar AM Engineer

Proposed Panelist

1. Rev. Desmond Tutu (South Africa)
2. Karen Armstrong (UK)
3. Shirin Ebadi (Iran)
4. Tariq Ramadan (Oxford)
5. Ines Talamantez (USA)
6. Abdul Karim Soroush (Iran)
7. AT. Ariyaratnae (Sri Lanka)
8. Chandra Muzzafar (Malaysia)
9. Asma Jahangir (Pakistan)

Advisory Committee

1. Abrahim H. Khan
2. Naresh Jain
3. Salman Haider
4. Rajiv Mehrotra
5. I. H. Azad Faruqi


1. Religion and Human Rights
2. Religion and Gender
3. Religion and Law
4. Religion and Healing
5. Religion and Indigenous Cultures
6. Religion and Literature
7. Religion and Media
8. Religion, Conflict and Peace
9. Religion and the Arts
10. Religion and Ethics
11. Religion and Globalization
12. Religion and Hermeneutics
13. Religion and Civilizational Dialogue
14. Religion and Ecology

Panel Titles

1. Religion for or Against Human Rights
2. Should, Can, or do Religions Promote Peace
3. Religions as a Positive Resource for Human Rights
4. Religions beyond Patriarchy? The Role of Women in Peace Building
5. An Asian Civilizational Dialogue on World Religions
6. Conflict Resolution and Peace
7. Asia and the Academic Study of Religion


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