Fourth World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace with spiritual leaders of the great traditions: For a World Charter of Ethics on Religions
The World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace brings together Imams and Rabbis who formally seek to initiate rapprochement between Judaism and Islam. Three congresses have been held, in Brussels, January 2005, then in Seville, March 2006, and in Paris, UNESCO, in December 2008. These gatherings were attended by religious leaders, from over 43 countries, who are actively committed to the path of dialogue between their communities.
The Third Congress took decisions on the promotion of a peace culture in Israel and Palestine and on the inclusion of women and young people in future meetings.
The Fourth World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace will implement these commitments. This congress will bring together representatives of the great spiritual traditions, and leave ample space for women and young people.
Organised by Hommes de Parole Foundation in partnership with the International Association of Human Values, the Fourth World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace will be held in Bangalore (India), during spring 2012, at the invitation of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a leader of non-violence in India.
Humanist values from the Jewish and Muslim religions, but also from the Christian, Hindu, Jain and Buddhist religions will be studied by the participants in an effort to emphasise the unity of the actions of the religious leaders for peace. Through a World Charter of Ethics for Religions, these discussions will prepare proposals on a series of common values that can be used in conflict resolution processes.