Promoting Religious Freedom and Peace Through Cross-Cultural Dialogue

On 18 October 2013, on the occasion of the 5th edition of the ‘Religions and International Relations’ seminars in Trento, Italy, ISPI released its report ‘Promoting Religious Freedom and Peace through Cross-Cultural Dialogue’ commissioned by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and based on the International Workshop held on 11 February 2013 in Rome.

This report contributes to the debate on the international religious freedom agenda and suggests that the simultaneous promotion of religious freedom on the one hand and cross-cultural and inter-religious dialogue on the other can represent a consensual and effective platform to combat intolerance, discrimination, and violence based on religion or belief and to build in the long term a peaceful socio-political environment.

Fabio Petito, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Sussex & Scientific Coordinator of the MAE-ISPI-Trento Seminar on ‘Religions and International Relations’.
Silvio Ferrari, Professor of Law and Religion, University of Milan & Member of the Steering Committee, International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies.