VOICES OF RELIGIONS IN FRONT OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC AND MORALS CRISIS

29 May 2012

 “VOICES OF RELIGIONS IN FRONT OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC AND MORALS CRISIS”

 

In front of the big financial crisis that has gone through the US and Europe in recent months, spreading at a planetary proportion, many analysts and columnists were quick to point out the systemic character of the crisis, which does not only concern the mechanisms of finance, but more in general, the social systems and their values. Few, however, know how to show a way out. In which direction the system of values should be turned? By what means? What values should be changed and what really be rediscovered? Who can direct the process of change? In which way we can turn out a global crisis into real opportunity? What are the challenges that are worth collecting?

These are the questions raised during the study day. Can the great religions offer a strong response to similar questions?

 

PROGRAMME

Institutional greetings:
Dr. Serena Forni
Head of International Relations – City of Rome

Opening:

Eng. Giuseppe Papaleo
President of IASEM – Institute of High Euro Mediterranean Studies
Dr. Gabriele Tecchiato
General Secretary Me.Dia – Mediterranean Dialogue
Dr. Katja Plate
Director KAS – Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Speakers:
Prof. Felix Körner SJ
Theologian and Deputy Rector for Inter-University and Inter-Pontifical Gregorian University
Dr. Cesare Efrati
Doctor and Rabbi of the Jewish Community of Rome
Dr. Paul Abd al-Ghafur Masotti
Imam and responsible for Interreligious Dialogue of CO.RE.IS (Islamic Religious Community)

Moderator:
Dr. Pierpaolo Grezzi
Vice President IASEM – Institute of High Euro Mediterranean Studies

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