The ASEM Interfaith Dialogue seeks to foster mutual understanding and mutual respect among all faiths and religions.

The Republic of Korea and the Republic of Finland co-hosted the 5th ASEM Interfaith Dialogue in Seoul, Korea on September 23-25, 2009. This edition’s theme of Bridging Divides through Interfaith Dialogue incorporated issues including the global economic crisis, cultural diversity, regional conflicts, public communications, and program and policy development.