Interfaith Dialogue Across Africa
His Majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, King of the Kingdom of Asante
Chair: Bishop Trevor Mwamba, Bishop of Botswana, (2005-12)
As the demographic patterns of African states ebb and flow, adherents of different faiths increasingly find themselves living side by side. Religious belief is deeply ingrained in many African societies. While Muslims, Christians, traditionalists and followers of other faiths coexist peacefully in most of the continent, environmental, economic and security pressures have led to the rise of religious extremism in certain areas. As a result, the need for sustained and meaningful interfaith dialogue has never been greater.
At this event, His Majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II will address the need to promote mutual understanding and implementation of confidence-building measures between faiths, and will discuss how religious institutions and leaders can mediate at times of conflict in African countries.