#InterfaithWorks - Watch live the UN Thematic Debate
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A high-level debate will take place on 21-22 April 2015 at UN Headquarters with religious leaders from around the world to look at ways of promoting tolerance and reconciliation, and as a part of the effort to counter violent extremism.
The world is experiencing profound and complex challenges, including the rise of radicalization and violent extremism, against a backdrop of identity-based conflicts, cultural and religious tensions. Countering these challenges and the threat they pose to populations around the world call for the use of a wide range of approaches to promote tolerance and reconciliation, respect for cultural diversity and freedom of belief, thought and expression. Among these approaches, dialogue – including among religious leaders – is a critical tool for fostering peaceful, inclusive societies that reinforce shared human values and a sense of common humanity.
Produced by the United Nations Department of Public Information.
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