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| editorial |
| creative encounters |
The Three Poisons
The Power of Ahimsa (Nonviolence)
Let Them Worship How, Where, Or What They May? a Latter-day Saint view of religious freedom
| reflections |
| sacred spaces |
| voices of youth |
| practically speaking |
| focus on the interreligious movement |
Peace on the Agenda the challenge of two gatherings
Gold Medallion Award
| in review |
On the Web
| prayers and meditation |
| patrons and editorial board members |
|ISTANBUL WHERE WORLDS MEET
The only city in the world where two continents meet, Istanbul, Turkey was established by the Roman Emperor Constantine as Constantinapolis, his "second Rome" in the east of the Empire. The skyline photo shows the famous architectural gems the Blue Mosque to the right and Hagia Sophia to the left.
Istanbul was the site of the 6th international conference of Globalisation for the Common Good, held July 5-9 at beautiful Fatih University. The initiative began in 2002 with a conference at Oxford University. After six years and with six global conferences, books and many articles, as well as its own web site to its credit, the movement has become known and respected around the world. Headed by Dr. Kamran Mofid of Coventry, UK, GCG has developed a successful track record, bringing together a diverse collection of scholars, researchers, NGO leaders, policymakers, young people, religious and spiritual leaders from around the world for intense discussions on a spiritual and value-centred vision of globalisation and the common good.
This issue of Insight features four papers presented at the Istanbul Conference, three in the "Creative Encounters" section and one in "Practically Speaking". In addition, the "Focus on the Interreligious Movement" section includes the excellent Istanbul Declaration, approved by conference attendees at the closing session. The next conference will be held June 30-July 4 in Melbourne, Australia. See the inside front cover for details.
The cover photo of the skyline of Istanbul, Turkey is by Cetta Kenney, Photo Editor of Interreligious Insight.