Towards Peace and Reconciliation in Conflict Zones – The Role of Relgions

Friday, January 27th 2017, 13:00-17:30 (1:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Vienna International Center, C-Building – Conf. Room C1, 2nd floor


World Interfaith Harmony Week
First proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010, just under a month later it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.

This age of globalization needs enlightened people in each faith who can examine their sacred writings and traditions and identify the aspects that can benefit all humanity as well as those that preserve each religion’s identity. UPF and its network of Ambassadors for Peace celebrate this week each year, in a way that encourages understanding, respect, and cooperation among people of all faiths for the well-being of our communities and peace in the world

1st Session: 14:00 – 15:30

(A Culture of Peace versus a Culture of Violence and War, Toward an Interreligious Council at the UN)

2nd Session: 16:00 – 17:30

(Programs for Peace in the Middle East, in the Ukraine and on the Balkans)

Chair: Heather Wokusch, Liaison Officer for ACUNS Vienna

Mr Mayank Sharma, Counselor, Embassy of India in Vienna

Dr Wendelin Ettmayer, Member of the Austrian Parliament 1977-1993, Ambassador to Finland, Canada and the Council of Europe (1994-2008)


Über den Autor

Founding member of WFWP-Austria