Through our events, we aim to evoke good practices and challenges ahead for combating intolerance and discrimination based on religion or belief.
We strive to advance the culture of dialogue as a method of growing in the knowledge of one another, defend the values of mutual understanding, human fraternity and harmonious coexistence as well as to re-establish wisdom, justice and love.
We believe that, through dialogue, we can create a level playing field between religious leaders and secular policymakers, in order to break down barriers and to exchange crucial knowledge for tackling global challenges. The use of interreligious platforms can deepen respect for the Other and contribute to the creation of positive change. We also strive to pay particular attention to the role of education, which should specifically focus on the human dimension of religions and human ethics in order to enhance a more responsible behaviour towards different cultures and religions.
INTERFAITH DIALOGUE AND RECONCILIATION: CREATING AND SUSTAINING SPACES OF ENCOUNTER
Interfaith Dialogue and Reconciliation - Creating and Sustaining Spaces of Encounter (Online panel event, 22 February 2023, 12-13 pm CET)
GREATER SPIRITUAL CONVERGENCE FOR EQUAL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS
On the invitation of the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Geneva Centre organized a conference on the interplay between faiths and equal citizenship rights during the 5th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue held at the Baku Congress Center from 2-3 May 2019.
EDUCATION FOR PEACE IN A MULTI-RELIGIOUS WORLD
The panel debate was held on the occasion of the 2018 World Human Rights Day at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The focus of the conference was to discuss how Education for Peace can engage different stakeholders to counter violent extremist narratives, build peaceful and inclusive societies as well as to promote universally shared values upheld in diverse faiths and creeds.
ISLAM AND CHRISTIANITY, THE GREAT CONVERGENCE
The panel discussion was a side-event in relation to the 34th ordinary session of the UN Human Rights Council. The objective of this event was to study the alternatives to identify a common strategy that addressed the issues of religious discrimination, fanaticism and xenophobia, which have worsened in several countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, MENA and North America.
MUSLIMS IN EUROPE THE ROAD TO SOCIAL HARMONY
In view of the increasing tension affecting the Islamic community in Western Europe, the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue, has commissioned Dr. Zidane Meriboute, a renowned Swiss-Algerian intellectual, to write a study entitled “Muslims in Europe: The road to social harmony”.
DE-RADICALIZATION OR THE ROLL-BACK OF VIOLENT EXTREMISM
The panel debate was held on the occasion of the 32nd Session of the Human Rights Council.. Over the past years, radicalization and violent extremism have become a universal challenge for the North as well as for the South. The discussion took place against the backdrop of the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and, in particular, of goal no.16.
ISLAMOPHOBIA AND THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL Resolution 16/18: REACHING OUT
The Geneva Centre convened a panel discussion aimed at analysing opportunities and challenges ahead for the fight against the scourge of Islamophobia.
PROMOTING INTERFAITH AND INTERCULTURAL DIALOGUE
On March 5th, the Geneva Centre, with the support of Union des Nations pour l’Enseignement, la Science Universelle et les Droits de l’Homme (UNESU), hosted a panel discussion at the side-lines of the 28th regular session of the Human Rights Council.