Dakar to host July conference on Islam, peace


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Dakar will from July 28 to 29 host a conference on ‘Islam and Peace’ that will bring together 500 delegates including eminent guests from around the world, the chairman of the organizing committee Babacar Abdoulaye Ibrahim Niasse announced in the Senegalese capital Tuesday.

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“The conference aims to promote exchanges around the issue of global peace, contributions of women and youngsters in the advent of global peace. It will also identify and define the roles and responsibilities of communities to promote the culture of peace, share good practices of living together,” Niasse told a press conference.

Organized at Medina Baye Peace Initiative through the Senegal Jamhiyatu Ansaarud-Din association (JAD), the conference is supported by President Macky Sall.

The 500 expected participants will include erudite scholars from different religions, academics and researchers, religious leaders, policymakers and members of civil society.

According to Cheikh Mouhamadou Khouraichi Niasse, JAD’s chairman, the conference offers “a great opportunity to restore the image of Islam that is unrelated to the one that some so-called followers or critics give.”

Participants will discuss solidarity, the role of Islam in development, interfaith dialogue, extremism and terrorism.

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