Thanks to its active neutrality, the Hommes de Parole Foundation is able to bring together personalities and groups considered irreparably antagonistic.
Congresses initiated by the Foundation have taken on a unique character : antagonists have a space where they feel free to speak, where they feel at ease to express their point of view, their disagreement, without taboos, a confident environment where they know they can listen and be heard with reciprocal respect.
This unique context promotes the emergence of the will to enforce dialogue leading to common solutions chosen by the parties themselves. The Israeli-Palestinian Congress of Caux, which took place from 23 to 26 June 2003, was the starting point for the World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace.
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On 15, 16 and 17 December 2008 the Fondation Hommes de Parole has organized the Third World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace at UNESCO, in Paris, under the patronage of and in collaboration with UNESCO. The theme of the Congress was "The Sacredness of Peace".
His Excellency Maitre, Abdoulaye Wade, President of the Republic of Senegal and current Chairman of the 11th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference (OIC) and Mr Koïchiro Matsuura, Director general of UNESCO opened the congress.
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Under the High Patronage of His Majesty Juan Carlos I, King of Spain and His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, Commander of Faithful, 220 Imams and Rabbis from 43 countries, together with 80 key personalities and experts from all over the world, gathered in Seville, from 19 to 22 March 2006, for the Second World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace.
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From 3 to 6 January, 2005, one hundred Imams and Rabbis representing communities all over the earth, were united under the High Patronage of His Majesty Albert II and His Majesty Mohammed VI, King of Morocco, Commander of the Faithful, to act together and state to the world, that peace and reconciliation are at the very heart of their religions.
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In a unique place and without media coverage, this Congress brought together more than 40 men and women from the world of politics, religion, science, academia and the social sciences. Powerful leaders showed their desire to contribute to the construction of "An Alliance for a Culture of Peace in the Middle East".
Organised by Hommes de Parole Foundation in partnership with the International Association of Human Values, the Fifth World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace will be held in Bangalore (India), during 2015, at the invitation of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a leader of non-violence in India.
The Third Congress took decisions on the promotion of a peace culture in Israel and Palestine and on the inclusion of women and young people in future meetings.
The Fifth World Congress of Imams and Rabbis for Peace will implement these commitments. This congress will bring together representatives of the great spiritual traditions, and leave ample space for women and young people.