World religious leaders hold IF20 meeting alongside the G20 next month
RELIGIOUS NEWS AGENCY (REDNA) – Plans have been announced for the IF20, the interfaith gathering that runs alongside the G20 meeting of heads of state, which takes place at the World Peace Dome, Pune, India, next month.
Called “Shaping World Peace and Sustainable Development through Interfaith Harmony”, faith leaders from all over the world will meet from 5 – 7 September, to discuss faith perspectives on issues pre-occupying political leaders, such as climate change, human trafficking, refugees and women’s rights.
At the last G20 in Indonesia, the main faith event at the conference was the R20, a newly constituted organisation led by Shaykh Muhammad bin Abdul Karim al-Issa, Saudi Arabian politician and secretary-general of the Muslim World League.
The IF20 held its meeting two months after the G20. But this year, it is back as the central faith event round the G20. Its President is Prof W Cole Durham, professor of law at Brigham Young University, which is founded, supported, and guided by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.