Interfaith Dialogue Day, “Seeking Ways to Coexist with Those of Different Religion”

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  • Venue: Cultural Center of the Archdiocese of Athens
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The aim of this conference is to explore the problems, the challenges and the most possible solutions that arise from the coexistence of those of different religions; focusing on points which facilitate the coexistence of religions based on each religion's teaching.interfaith1

The event program:

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  • Fr Adamantios Avgoustidis, on the part of Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos,
  • Mr. Benny Bahanadewa, Ambassador of Indonesia,
  • Mr. Ioannis Panagiotopoulos, G. Secretary of Mass Media 
  • Mr. Patroklos Georgiadis, G.Secretary of Civil Protection
  • Mr Hirsam Darwish, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Egypt
  • Mr. Mozafari, Cultural Attaché of the Embassy of Iran
  • Mr. Dim.Papagalakis, representative of the President of the Greek Commission for UNESCO
  • Father M.Bradshaw, on the part of the British Ambassador,
  • Mrs. Maria Antoniadis, President of the Journalists' Union of the Athens Daily Newspapers Mr. Jean Daniel Colombani, President of the Youth Leadership – The Exelixis Institute.


interfaith3 Dr Begzos Marios, Professor, “Changing the Faith: Religious Pluralism is Guilty or Non-Guilty?”

Dr Zarras Constantinos, Assistant Professor, “Children of Abraham: The Jew and the Other in an age of anxiety”

Reverend Adamantios Augoustidis, Associate Professor, “Pastoral Approach of Otherness”inerfaith4

Dr Marioras Michalis, Lecturer, “Seeking ways of religious coexistence: Islamic perspectives”

Dr Tsapogas Michalis, Lawyer, “Legal dimensions of the religious coexistence in Greece”

Savant Rabbin Negrin Gabriel, “Act of peace: The path of faith towards the coexistence”

Savant Imam Dr Abd Rasoul Mounir, “The foundations of inter-religious dialogue in Islam and its relation to modern reality” interfaith5

The Most Reverend Chrysostomos Metropolitan of Messenia, “The principle of Tolerance and its implication in the context of religious freedom”

Father Kontidis Theodoros, “Catholics in Greece today”

Reverend Boukis Dimitrios, “I the Stranger: Fulfill the Royal Law” .


Moderators of the discussion: Mr. Daniel Esdras, Director of the International Organization for Migration Office (IOM) in Athens Mr. Alexandros Velios, Journalist

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