Saudi interfaith center holds forum on ‘image’ of others

The center is hosting a forum tackling how people hailing from different backgrounds are stereotyped

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This week, a Vienna-based interfaith dialogue center set up by Saudi King Abdullah is hosting a two-day forum on how people of different religions and cultures around the world are commonly portrayed.

The King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz International Centre for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue’s forum is entitled The Image of the Other, and aims to be a multi-year initiative exploring how “others” – people of different religions or cultural backgrounds – are depicted on the internet, in media and education.

The first sessions of the conference discussed the images of “others” in various cultures, how common experiences are shared and exchanged, and interreligious dialogue in conflict zones.

The conference, which runs until Tuesday, is likely to see a large turnout as people gather to hear a message that aims to be relevant for everyone.

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