A conference organised by the World Muslim League entitled “Initiatives for Protecting the Youth from Extremist and Violent Ideologies: Implementation Measures” was held on 18-19 February 2020 at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva.
Father Daniil Matrusov, PISAI alumnus was the sole representative of the Orthodox Churches at the conference in his capacity as President of the Council of Experts of the Russian Church, responsible for dialogue with Muslims. He presented a paper entitled “Spiritual and social axioms uniting men and nations”. Other speakers included Dr Armando Bernardini, President of the International Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Education (IFIIE), and Father Vittorio Ianari, from the Sant’Egidio Community, both alumni of PISAI. Msgr Khaled Akasheh, Bureau Chief for Islam at the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, also an alumnus and former lecturer at PISAI, represented the Holy See.