Italy: Christian/Muslim dialogue day
Members of the Christian and Muslim communities across Italy are organising a dialogue day on 27 October. The initiative is being spearheaded by a fortnightly online Christian magazine ildialogo.org, and is supported by dozens of groups and associations from both faiths.
A series of talks, concerts and debates aimed at improving inter-faith dialogue and mutual understanding will be held in various cities under the initiative, which is now in its eighth year.
Three events are being held in Italy's capital, Rome, to mark the interfaith dialogue day including one at the lower house of the Italian parliament. Events are also taking place in the northern city of Milan and the southern cities of Naples, Caserta and Avellino.
Italian-born, Muslim journalist Sumaya Abdel Qader, and intellectuals Paolo Naso and Brunetto Salvarani will take part in a debate taking place at the Protestant Cultural Centre in Milan entitled ' Muslims and Italians too?'.
Azerbaijani musician Fakhradin Gafarov will also give a concert in Milan as part of the interfaith dialogue day.
Source: AKI (English)