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Muslim-Jewish Parley Seeks ‘Platform for Dialogue’ 5 July , 2011

The second annual Muslim- Jewish Conference kicked off in Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday, with 70 students and young professionals coming from around the world to promote mutual understanding between global Jewish and Muslim communities.

The event is sponsored by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding based in New York and the Ukrainian Jewish Committee, among others, with participants coming from Austria, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Israel, Lebanon, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Saudi Arabia and the United States.

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Interfaith conf. to bring Jews, Muslims together in Ukraine 29 June , 2011

Young Jewish and Muslim adults from 25 countries including Israel, Pakistan and Nigeria will convene in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev July 3rd for an interfaith seminar aimed at fighting anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. “The Conference 2010 clarified that that the next generation of Muslims and Jews in the world is eager for dialogue and constructive contact,” said Ilja Sichrovsky, founder and secretary general of the Muslim Jewish Conference.

“We are determined to keep providing a true chance for them to talk to each other instead of about each other,”  Sichrovsky said.

The 2nd annual Muslim Jewish Conference is organized by members of the Jewish community of Austria and mostly funded by The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding  and the Ukraine Jewish Committee.

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Hindus laud Ukraine for taking lead in interfaith dialogue 18 April , 2011

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Nevada (US), April 18: Hindus have applauded Ukraine for its reported announcement of hosting an annual international interfaith conference involving leaders of major religions to be called “Kyiv Interfaith Forum”.
Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, described it as a “step in the right direction”. He urged other countries of the world to organize similar interreligious forums as “serious and honest interfaith dialogue was the need of the hour”.

According to reports, this Ukraine Forum will reportedly address global and local humanitarian conflicts through dialogue and mutual respect, become a place for dialogue between leaders of various religions, and provide a venue for discussion on the issues of coexistence of different religious communities. READ MORE