The G20 Interfaith Forum in Buenos Aires: Religious Perspectives for the 2018 Global Agenda

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September 20, 2018
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Berkley Center Third Floor Conference Room

The G20 Interfaith Forum, now in its fifth year, took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from September 26 to 28. At this event participants explored the central global issues at the heart of the 2018 G20 agenda, focusing on areas where the ethical and practical leadership of religious communities has special importance.

Meeting shortly before the forum convened, experts previewed the Interfaith Forum agenda and explored possible recommendations that may emerge. Panelists addressed how religious leaders are involved, actually and potentially, in the G20 agenda focal issues, namely, the future of work, education, and food security. They also explored topics of central concern to religious communities, notably approaches to violence and extremism, the fight against modern slavery, fighting corruption, and reducing the negative effects of refugee flows on children. Broadly, the session explored how religious communities can help combat the core global challenges of inequality. In addition to highlighting recommendations to the G20 leadership for this year, participants discussed issues that will likely be at the heart of the 2019 G20 agenda—such as universal healthcare—when Japan assumes leadership.

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