The programme is organised by the Future Generations Programme of the Foundation for International Studies in collaboration with the Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies and UNESCO
Conference Objectives are:
to discuss Unesco's 'Declaration on the Responsibilities of the Present Generations towards Future Generations' in the light of the UN Declaration of Human Rights; to explore the insights of religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity and Islam, into our responsibilities towards future generations; to identify new directions for research and new challenges for implementation of the theme of the conference; to promote networking between scholars interested in an Inter-religious perspective on future generations issues; to publish a book containing a selection of the papers presented during the conference.
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Chairperson: Rev Dr Emmanuel Agius (Malta), Prof Cherif Bassiouni (USA), Prof Edith Brown Weiss (USA), Ms Lucienne Curmi (Malta) Prof Richard Falk (USA), Prof David Heyd (Israel); Prof Saad E Ibrahim (Egypt); Prof Jürgen Moltmann (Germany); Prof Allen Tough (Canada).
Topics for discussion are:
Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Religious Diversity of Humanity; Peace and Fundamental Freedoms; Protection of the Environment and Preservation of life on Earth; Development and Education; Biodiversity and the Human Genome.
Papers on the above and related themes are welcome in English or French.
Simultaneous translation will be provided in both languages.