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Reconciling Religious and Secular Views for Conflict Resolution

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As religious ideals lie at the core of most national and cultural identities, can political solutions to conflicts succeed without the religious perspective? By outlining the interplay of religious and secular perspectives, panellists in this session will assess cases of conflict resolution and prevention, offer their perspectives and recommend principles and policies for lasting, democratic solutions to contemporary conflicts.

Read more: Resolving and Preventing Conflict - Reconciling Secular and Religious Perspectives

Womens Leadership in the Prevention of Radicalisation

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In efforts toward the prevention of violent extremism, women play a crucial role. As mothers and wives, they may detect early signs of radicalization in the family. As members of the community, they highly value family protection, education and well-being. As leaders in society, they prioritize connectivity, inclusiveness and peaceful solutions to conflict. In this session, panellists will offer their thoughts and perspectives on the role of women’s empowerment and leadership in countering extremism and resisting radicalisation.

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Panel Session 3

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Integration processes in Eurasia are a strategic priority for Russian foreign policy, while integration with the western part of the former Soviet Union is a European Union foreign policy objective. Sharing common security challenges and threats, such as conflicts in the Middle East, Europe and Eurasia have a clear interest in cooperating and meeting the challenges and opportunities aroused by Asia’s export economies, notably with regard to the ambitious Chinese Silk Road Economic Belt project.

Read more: Mitigating Peace and Security Challenges through Trade and Economic Integration

The Family and Sustainable Development Goals Panel

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The family is extremely important for social stability, and relevant to advancing all of the Sustainable Development Goals. How do stable and resilient families foster human development and social peace and prosperity? What family policies are conducive to sustainable development? Panellists in this session will give their perspective on the role of the family in peacebuilding, its impact on social stability and prosperity, and assess challenges in defining family policies for sustainable development.

Read more: Family, Peace and Sustainable Development

Dr Sun Jin Moon, International Chair of UPF Speaking

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Dr. Sun Jin Moon gives a keynote address promoting the International Association of Parliamentarians for Peace to a packed, historic UK House of Commons Committee Room. Politicians and others from Eurasia, Middle East, North Africa and Europe were gathered to attend a Universal Peace Federation conference.  

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Overcoming Extremism Panel set in the House of Commons

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Overcoming Extremism Panel set in the House of Commons Religious extremism challenges western secular political thinking. What role can religious leadership play in confronting extremism in Eurasia, in the Middle East, in North Africa and in Europe? Does it mean restructuring political decision making to have a greater role for religious leaders? At what level can their cooperation with political leaders bring effective, lasting solutions to the current crisis? Panellists in this session will offer their perspective and recommend policies and action steps fostering a positive contribution of faith-based organisations and leaders in the prevention of extremism.

Read more: Overcoming Extremism and Promoting the Peaceful Resolution of Conflict - The Contribution of...