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Ms. Ana-Maria Daou

Head of the Research and Courses’ Unit, Adyan Foundation; Deputy Coordinator, Religions for Peace International Youth Committee (Lebanon)

Ana Maria’s thesis, entitled “Know Thy Neighbor: Interfaith Dialogue, Peacebuilding and Reconciliation in the Lebanese Context” explored the role of practical interfaith dialogue in the Lebanese peacebuilding and reconciliation process, and received highest honors as well as academic praise. Valedictorian of the Faculty of Humanities, she also graduated with a B.A., Summa Cum Laude, in Communication Arts, Journalism and Electronic Media from Notre Dame University – Louaize (NDU), Lebanon and a B.A. in Translation and Modern Languages from Université Saint Esprit – Kaslik (USEK), Lebanon.

Ana Maria currently holds the position of Community Engagement Senior Coordinator at Adyan: Foundation for Diversity, Solidarity and Human Dignity. Her scope of work focuses on the organization’s networks in Lebanon and Iraq as well as the program of Religious Social Responsibility for religious leaders and activists. Ms. Daou has also co-authored the book chapter “Religious Pluralism, Interfaith Dialogue and Post-war Lebanon” in Bock, Fahy and Everett’s (eds.) Emergent Religious Pluralisms (Palgrave, 2019) and a report on inter-faith dialogue mapping in Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Turkey to be published by Adyan Foundation. Last but not least, she participated as a trainer and speaker in several workshops and conferences in Lebanon and abroad.

Monday, 4.10.2021 13:30
Opening Ceremony Main Hall

Prof. Azza Karam, Secretary General, Religions for Peace


Welcome Remarks by Religions for Peace Co-Moderators and Youth Representative

Dr. Vinu Aram, Director, Shanti Ashram; Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace
Rev. Kosho Niwano, President-Designate, Rissho Kosei-Kai; Co-Moderator, Religions for Peace
Ms. Lyka Mtambo, Youth Representative, Public Affairs Committee; Member, International Youth Committee


Welcome Remarks by German Host Country Representative

Ms. Anna-Nicole Heinrich, President of the Synode of the Protestant Church
Bishop Dr. Bertram Meier, Bishop of Augsburg


Keynote Speeches

HRH Prince EL Hassan Bin Talal, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Institute for Interfaith Studies; Honorary President, Religions for Peace
H.E. Ms. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, United Nations Office of Genocide Prevention and the Responsibility to Protect
H.E. Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth
H.E. Mr. Nasreldin Mofreh, Minister of Religious Affairs and Endowments, Sudan
H.E. Ms. Uzra Zeya, Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights, U.S. Department of State
H.E. Dr. Mohammed Al-Mamari, Under Secretary for the Ministry of Endowment and Religious Affairs, Sultanate of Oman
Dr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Minister of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Ms. Ana-Maria Daou, Head of the Research and Courses’ Unit, Adyan Foundation; Deputy Coordinator, Religions for Peace International Youth Committee (Lebanon)



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