Antwerp: Peace is the Future - Sant Egidio International meeting of people and religions

Sant Egidio's 28th International Meeting of People and Religions entitled 'Peace is the Future' will take place in Antwerp, Belgium, from 7th to 9th September - 100 years after the start of the First World War.

After the great Opening Assembly, the participants in the meeting, representatives from religions and the civil society from all over the world, as well as representatives of the newly elected European institutions, will discuss current issues such as the relationship between Religions and Violence, Martyrs in Our Times, Muslims and Christians: together for peace. Other topics are also Economy in the service of peace, Sustainable Development and the Fight against Poverty. They will also focus
on some especially critical areas, Nigeria: Exiting from the Tunnel of Violence; Iraq: What Future ahead?

On 9th September, the Closing Ceremony, in the splendid Grote Markt in Antwerpen, will finish with the proclamation of the Peace Appeal of the World Religions. The complete three-day programme, with the interactive map of the venues, is already available. The meeting will be streamed in several languages on Youtube.

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