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PIRRC Updates

10th ANNUAL INTERFAITH SYMPOSIUM

Theme:
Religion, Peace and Security in Ghana: Dynamics, Concerns & Responsibilities
 
Background
The PIRRC organizes an Interfaith Symposium each year to commemorate the anniversary of the inauguration of the Centre. The symposium brings together people from different faiths to discuss matters of national interest and to challenge participants and the wider public to work together to address such issues. One of the areas of major concern for the PIRRC is to encourage people across the religions to seek good neighbourliness, promote interreligious tolerance and peaceful co-existence. The Annual Interfaith Symposium is also a special platform deliberately instituted to enable dialogue among Christians, Muslims, Traditional Leaders and people of all religious persuasions in Ghana on issues of common interest.

The Annual Interfaith Symposia have addressed themes such as ‘The Role of Religion in Society: The Paradoxical Gap between Belief and Practice’, ‘Religion as a Resource for Promoting Peaceful Elections’, ‘Religion as a Resource for Promoting Sustainable Environment’,  ‘Promoting Justice & Integrity: A Clarion Call on People of Faiths’, ‘Interreligious Engagement On Climate Justice & Sustainable Peace for National Development’ and ‘Religions For Peace: Promoting Healthy Participation In The Political Life of Ghana’ and ‘Religion and Citizenship: Bridging the Gap between Belief and Practice’.

The 10th Annual Interfaith Symposium focuses on the theme, “Religion, Peace and Security in Ghana: Dynamics, Concerns & Responsibilities”. The theme seeks to call upon leaders and members of the respective religious groups in the country to support the efforts of one another and other governmental and non-governmental institutions in conflict prevention, the promotion of peaceful co-existence in society and address negative tendencies that may cause violent conflicts. The Symposium would provide an avenue for interfaith engagement and reaffirm our commitment to interfaith solidarity for the peace and sustainable development of the Ghanaian society. The Speakers would among others explore religious ideals, historical experiences, realities of today and the way forward with regard to peace and security in Ghana

Date

Wednesday, 17th October, 2018

Time
4:30pm to 7.00pm

Venue
Eben-ezer Presbyterian Church Hall, Osu-Accra

Chairperson
Rev. Prof. B. Y. Quarshie (Rector, Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission & Culture, Akropong-Akuapem)

Guests  of Honour 
Hon. Samuel Kofi Ahiave Dzamesi (Minister for Chieftancy & Religious Affairs, Republic of Ghana)

Rev. Dr. Samuel Ayete-Nyampong (Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church of Ghana)

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Festus K. Aubyn (Research Fellow, Faculty of Academic Affairs and Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre)

Speakers
1. Maulvi Mohammed Bin Salih(Ameer and Missionary-in-Charge, Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Ghana)
2. Rev. Dr. Cyril G. K.  Fayose (General Secretary, Christian Council of Ghana)
3. Ga Queenmothers Association

Topics to be presented and discussed include:
  • Areas and Dynamics of Security Concerns in Ghana: Expected Responses from Religious Groups & State Institutions
  • Religion, Peace and Security in Ghana: A Christian Response
  • Religion, Peace and Security in Ghana : An Islamic Response
  • Religion, Peace and Security in Ghana : Traditional Leadership Response
The general public is cordially invited.


Updated: 10th October 2018