The United Religions Initiative (URI AFRICA), together with New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation and the Universal Peace Federation-Nigeria, will host the 6th International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue on November 29, 2014, in Abuja, Nigeria. The theme of the conference is: “The Role of Religions to Build Peace, Security and Counter Violent Extremism in Africa.”
The aim of the conference is to make a critical appraisal of the roles of religion in security issues and suggest practical ways religions can help in resolving security problems especially in Africa. The Conference will bring together community members, including representatives of CSOs and Faith-based groups within Nigeria and globally to foster mutual respect among diverse ethnic and religious groups. The International Conference will introduce and support initiatives that expand shared perceptions among individuals of different religions, cultures, genders, and ethnicities, including developing a strategy to overcoming misunderstandings and stereotypes that affect relations between groups and within societies. The women and men will provide recommendations to decision-makers, institutions and individuals for dignifying everyone and our shared values.