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Invitation as Special Guest and Speaker at the Inaugural Webinar of IAPD Africa


The Interreligious Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) Africa will hold its inaugural webinar to mark the 2021 UN World Interfaith Harmony Week on Saturday 20 February 2021, 2 – 4 pm GMT. The theme of the webinar is, “The Role of Religious Leaders towards Peace and Security in Africa.” It is our pleasure to invite you to join us as a special guest and to be one of the speakers on this theme.
A highlight of this inaugural webinar is the presentation of principal officers of IAPD Africa.


The Interreligious and International Association for Peace and Development (IAPD) is one of the six primary associations of the Universal Peace Federation (UPF). According to the UPF founder, Dr Hak Ja Han Moon, world peace can be attained only when the endeavours of the world’s political leaders are supplemented by the wisdom and efforts of religious leaders. Since the formation of IAPD in 2017, national chapters have been established in more than seventy countries. This inaugural webinar will mark the establishment of IAPD on the Africa Regional level.


Peace is threatened in our various nations in Africa due to insecurity of lives and properties. Terrorism and insurgency, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, rape and other forms of violent crimes have become common. It gets worse as hot spots of conflicts in the continent expands and foisting an atmosphere of fear and anxiety on the general populace.


At this webinar, speakers are required to explore, in concrete terms, ways in which religious leaders may be instrumental in addressing security concerns, and the promotion of lasting peace. The forum will also explore ways by which religious leaders may speak with one voice in addressing such matters of general concern. Each speaker will speak for seven minutes.


As you as you confirm your participation in this important webinar, kindly accept the assurance of our highest esteem.


Sincerely


Rev George M. Ogurie
Regional Coordinator, IAPD Africa