International Prayer for Peace
April 27, 2006
This publication chronicles the 20th Annual International Prayer for Peace, which took place at Georgetown University on April 26-27, 2006. The theme of the gathering, the first one on US soil, was “Religions and Cultures: the Courage of Dialogue.” The event was organized by the Rome-based Community of Sant’Egidio and has taken place every year since it was fist convened Pope John Paul II in Assisi in 1986. The publication includes highlights from each of the panels, key quotations on interreligious dialogue, and shared faith perspectives on crucial global issues from the body of over 2000 participants representing most of the world’s major faiths—Islam, Judaism, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Shintoism. Conference participants also joined together in support of the "Appeal for Peace" proclamation drafted for the conference.