Annual International Conference “Kyiv Interconfessional Forum”


April 2, 2013

Annual International Conference “Kyiv Interconfessional Forum”

The representatives of the largest confessions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Buddhism, as well as the scientists and the politicians from more than 20 countries of the world shall visit the capital of Ukraine on April 23-24 within the framework of the annual Kyiv Interconfessional Forum. 

They include the Patriarch Theophilos III of the Holy City of Jerusalem and all Palestine, the President of the International Council of Christianity and Jews (Israel) Dr. Deborah Weissman, the President of the International Islamic Forum for Dialogue (Saudi Arabia) Prof. Dr. Hamid Bin Ahmad Al-Rifaie, the Chairperson of the World Sikh Council (the USA) Dr. Satpal Singh, The Head of the Ethnic Minorities and Religious Affairs Department of Hungary, the member of the National Assembly of Tunisia and the Vice President of the Human Rights and Foreign Relations Committee (Tunisia) Fatma Garbi, the Chairperson of the Council of Ulama of the Russian Association for Islamic Concord (Russia) Mufti Farid Salman, the Chairman of State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations (Azerbaijan) Elshad Iskandarov, etc. 

It is the third year that the Kyiv Interconfessional Forum is the significant event for the active supporters of the interconfessional dialogue. The Forum is the unique place for the discussion of the interreligious problems and the search of the efficient decisions to get rid of the stereotypes feeding the religious and international intolerance.  

The Institute of Human Rights and Prevention of Extremism and Xenophobia and the Ukrainian Jewish Committee headed by the Ukrainian People’s Deputy, Oleksandr Feldman, are the organizers of the event. 

The award of the Forum “For tolerance and efforts in the support of concord in society” shall be granted in the solemn atmosphere of the Kyiv Interconfessional Forum for the first time. 

The Kyiv Interconfessional Forum 2013 shall take place in the Fairmont Grand Hotel Kyiv. 

Accreditation of mass media representatives:  

Press service: tel.: +38 (095) 698-12-87,  

Tel.: +380 44 284 19 08,  fax +380 44 284 19 10  

Please, contact the organizational committee no later than April 19, 2013.