Back to listApr 22, 2009

Toda Institute Representatives Attend Interfaith Conference in Tunisia

From April 20-22, 2009, the Ben Ali Chair for the Dialogue of Civilizations and Religions organized a conference on "Justice and Peace in the Holy Scriptures and in Philosophical Thinking" in Nabeul, the Republic of Tunisia. Established in 2001 at the initiative of Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the Ben Ali Chair promotes interfaith dialogue as an essential instrument of peace and understanding in international relations. The conference brought together a number of eminent scholars, representatives of civil society, writers, journalists and artists from many countries including France, USA, Algeria, Syria, Morocco and Japan. Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research Representative Director Tadashige Takamura and Director Olivier Urbain attended. SGI President Daisaku Ikeda sent a message. Dr. Urbain lectured on Daisaku Ikeda's philosophy of lasting peace.

[Adapted from an article in the May 2, 2009 issue of the Seikyo Shimbun, Soka Gakkai, Japan]