Dakar, Senegal—The historic World Africa Summit 2018 was convened from January 18 to 19, 2018, in Dakar, Senegal, on the theme “New Africa: Interdependence, Mutual Prosperity and Universal Values,” with about 1,200 participants representing more than 60 nations.
Seoul, Korea—Approximately 400 leaders from 60 nations attended an Interreligious Leadership Conference from 10 to 13 November, 2017, which saw the formation of a new international association of religious leaders dedicated to bringing world peace.
The following Resolution was read and unanimously affirmed to launch the Interreligious Association for Peace and Development:
Dear religious leaders, friends, we all need to teach our followers that it is vital to understand the religions, the cultures and the ways of life of others. The lives of all brothers and sisters in humanity must be respected and held sacred.
I appeal to those of you who are young and have your life ahead of you—do not abandon your dream or give up hope. However little we achieve, we and the world are the better for our efforts.