Forum delle Religioni a Milano
The Forum of Religions in Milan was set up in Milan in 2004 in order to offer the city the presence and the service of an interreligious body, in which religions are represented by the participation of the very religious organizations and communities, instead of individuals. The represented religions are Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Its main goals are: boosting the dialogue, solidarity and peace culture; fostering the debate on common interest issues related to the interaction with civil society; promoting the freedom of cult, religion and faith protection and committing against any kind of religious discrimination.
Community of Sant’Egidio
Community of Sant'Egidio was settled in Rome in 1968, in the aftermath of of the Second Vatican Council. Today, it is a secular movement with more tha 60.000 members, committed to spread the Gospel and carry out charitable activities in Rome, Italy and throughout more than 70 countries in the five continents. It is a "public association representing the secular part of the Church". The different communities, scattered in the whole world, share the same spirituality and foundations that distinguish Sant'Egidio's path: prayer, spreading of the Gospel, solidarity towards the poor, ecumenism and dialogue.
In cooperation with
Guna was established in 1983 and is a leading Italian natural and organic pharmaceutics company. It is very sensitive to the non-violence paradigm and to the interreligious dialogue development in metropolitan areas- and this is reflected in its social policies. The production takes place in one of the most technologically developed plant in the industry. This firm, which is a true Italian excellence, is located in via Palmanova, Milan. It produces cutting-edge nutritional supplement and sophisticated cosmetics, resulting from scientific research on stem cells. It launched socialhup.guna.it, an innovative platform constantly reporting on their corporate social responsibility policies.
In cooperation with
Dialog Milano has its reference in the Dialogue Home that hosts, in its five rooms, a symbolic and temporary exhibition: a tribute to the most widespread religions - Buddhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In the Dialogue Home people have the chance to get to know the different religious traditions and their shared commitment for building a more peaceful and humane world.
Dialog Milano fosters a series of meetings and conferences, with interreligious orientation, on remarkable issues of the contemporary world, all of this taking place during the six month period of EXPO.
Dialog Milano is a product of the cooperation among Community of Sant’Egidio, Municipality of Milan and the Forum on Religions in Milan, and it is supported by Guna.
The Organizing Committee members are:
Giorgio del Zanna and Ulderico Maggi, Milan Community of Sant’Egidio
Pierfrancesco Majorino, Municipality of Milan’s council member for Social Policies and Health Culture
Toni Muzi Falconi, Lecturer
Rossella Sobrero, President of Koinètica
Luca Poma, Journalist and lecturer
Dialog Milano logo is a kind and well-accepted gift by the Cordoba Initiative to the promoters