Attracting an extraordinary assembly of diverse representatives from world religious and interreligious networks and communities, the seventh annual G20 Interfaith Forum concluded its meetings on Saturday after five days of sessions that addressed the COVID-19 emergencies, climate change, social, racial, and economic disparities, environmental challenges, the preservation and safeguarding of sacred sites including places of worship, and other pressing issues.
7th annual G20 Interfaith Forum
G20 Interfaith Forum – 2020
The 2020 G20 Interfaith Forum will take place online from 13th to 17th October 2020 prior to the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Co-organized by the International Dialogue Centre (KAICIID), the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), the G20 Interfaith Forum Association, and the National Committee for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the G20 Interfaith Forum offers an annual platform where networks of religiously linked and faith-inspired actors engage on global agendas, within the broad framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the G20 host country’s agenda. This year, G20 countries and policy makers are at the centre of global action to address the social, economic, and political consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, an effort in which religious actors continue to offer crucial partnership and creative solutions.