10th Doha Conference for Interfaith
From 23-25 April 2013
At the 10th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue, we
will celebrate the tenth anniversary of establishing the
annual conference on interfaith dialogue in Qatar by
presenting to the world the work of interfaith at its best.
Therefore, we are inviting organizations, institutions,
universities and NGOs working in the field of interfaith
dialogue to present their successful projects in this
domain, and to display their best achievements during the
event. The Doha International Award on Interfaith dialogue
will be granted for the first time to a person or
institution which will present the best practice in the
field of interfaith dialogue.
The title of the 10th Doha Conference is:
"Best Practices in Interfaith Dialogue"
DICID identified, after a thorough study on the major
works in the field of Interfaith Dialogue, four main topics
for the forthcoming conference based on the current
a. Research and Teaching: Academic excellence in the
teaching and study of interfaith relations and in the
dissemination of academic research.
b. Content Development: School and university curriculum
development that encourages interfaith understanding. Course
and textbook development that caters for education on
c. Teacher training: in order to make teachers prepare their
students for an understanding of different religious
traditions and values.
a. Economic: Mobilize communities under an interfaith
umbrella for sustainable development and poverty
b. Social and Environmental: Educating about social and
environmental justice and advocating for change through
interfaith efforts. Raising awareness about environmental
crisis and concerns amongst communities of different faiths.
c. Health and Charity: Encouraging fundraising and
networking amongst philanthropists with a religious
commitment. Promoting the well-being of the underserved by
providing access to high quality healthcare services for
people of different faiths. Raising awareness and prevention
techniques about pandemics and mental health problems for
people of different faiths.
3. Conflict Resolution and Peace:
a. Pre-Conflict: Prevent violent conflicts, including wars
and address the root causes of violent religious conflict
before it begins.
b. During Conflict: Develop strategies that promote
reconciliation and peace building between religious
communities during conflict.
c. Post-Conflict: Support and develop better understanding
between communities that have been in conflict. Supporting
religious institutions to heal the psychological traumas
caused during violent conflicts.
4. Media Culture:
a. Stories: Telling stories of interfaith engagement through
images (photography and documentary).
b. Technological and Program Development: Using social media
and mobile technologies to improve interfaith communication.
Developing TV and Radio Programs for improving interfaith
c. Creativity: Exploring and developing new understandings
of interfaith relationships through the media of art, music