Building Interfaith Harmony within the International Community

The ASEM Interfaith Dialogue seeks to foster mutual understanding and mutual respect among all faiths and religions particularly in Asia and Europe and to propose a set of recommendations to actualize interfaith harmony within the international community.

The Dialogue, themed Building Interfaith Harmony within the International Community, was sponsored by Indonesia and the United Kingdom and co-sponsored by Denmark, the European Commission, Finland, Greece, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain and Thailand.

Participants came from all 39 ASEM partners and a number of international observers. The composition of the delegates was a mixture of relevant high ranking officials, intellectuals, senior journalists and the various religious leaders or priests from the community of faiths and religions, such as Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism and others.