Conference Theme: The Conference Theme of “Building Bridges through Interfaith Dialogue and Citizen-to-Citizen Collaboration” provided a unique opportunity for addressing the pressing concerns and challenges of our collective social existence from a faith and youth perspectives. The conference facilitated and provided a platform for the deepening of mutual interfaith understanding through a thoughtful process of dialogue, in an atmosphere of trust, open, personal heart-to-heart conversation that respects and accommodates religious, social and cultural needs and sensitivities.
Conference Participants: The October 24-25, 2009 International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication was attended by over 200 participants, made up of CEOs of several international, national and local NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, representatives of Youth Associations and students, etc. They all came together-Christians and Muslims, including African Traditional Religious Practitioners and Atheists, from host country Nigeria, Pakistan, the United States of America, Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya, to explore and strengthen our diverse faith and spiritual traditions as we collectively strive towards achieving social cohesion, bringing about reconciliation of opposites and building bridges of peace and communion across faith, spiritual, social and cultural borders. Read Full Report of the 2009 International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication