Lucknow, July 23: CMS, Asharfabad Campus is organizing a three-day 7th International Interfaith Conference from 12 to 14 August 2017 at CMS Kanpur Road auditorium. Religious scholars, theologists, philosophers, educationists and visionaries from Egypt, USA, UK, South Africa, Germany, Bangladesh, Canada, Romania, Algeria, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nepal, Sri Lanka and various states of India are arriving here at Lucknow to participate and share their views on religious harmony at this significant international event. The theme of the Conference is "The Role of Religion in Development" and it aims at establishing an equilibrium and understanding among various religious groups and communities and creating an awareness in the whole world to realize the noble aim of World Unity and World Peace. This information was given by the Convenor of International Interfaith Conference and Principal of CMS Asharfabad Campus, Mrs Trapti Dwivedi at a press conference held today. On this occasion, CMS Founder and educationist, Dr Jagdish Gandhi, Principal of CMS Chowk Campus, Mrs Aditi Sharma and Educationist, Mrs Farida Vahedi were also present.
Mrs Dwivedi stated that various well-known intellectuals, thinkers, philosophers etc. coming here to participate in this conference include Justice Dr Adel Omar Sherif, Deputy Chief Justice, Supreme Constitutional Court, Egypt; Dr. Iraj Abedian, South Africa; Prof Nathan J. Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University, USA; Prof. Siraj Khan, Country Manager - Jordan Research Fellow At Max Planck Institute In Heidelberg, Germany British; Ms. Tahirih Danesh, Human Rights Researcher, UK; Mr Prof. Dr. Md. Iqbal Hossain, Professor, Dept. of Dawah and Islamic Studies, Islamic University, Bangladesh; Ms Zena Sorabjee, Vice Chairperson, National Spiritual Assembly of Baha'is of India, New Delhi; Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar, Secretary, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, India; Padamshree Dr Janak Palta Mcgilligan, Social Worker & Environmentalist, India; Mr. John Dayal, Member, National Integration Council, Government of India; Mr Tahir Mahmood, Former Chairman, National Commission for Minorities, India; Amb. Michel De Salaberry, Former Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ottawa, Canada; Mr. Abu Taher, Assistant Professor, Bangladesh; Vladimirescu Mihai, Professor, University of Craiova, Romania etc. Besides this, several religious gurus like Mahant Divya Giri Ji (Hinduism), Bishop Gerald John Mathias (Christianity), Maulana Khalid Rasheed (Sunni Islam), Maulana Kalbe Sadiq (Shiya Islam), Shri Rajendra Bagga (Sikhism), Dr. Ven Sumedh (Buddhism), Mrs. B. Mohajer (Bahai) and Bhikshu Pragyanand Ji (Buddhism) etc. will also enlighten the gathering with their meaningful talks.