FBK for interfaith dialogue and peace
Since 2016 FBK has been a partner of the G20 Interfaith Forum; September 11-14, 2021, it took part in the G20 Interfaith Forum which took place in Bologna, coordinating the working group on innovation in science and technology chaired by the director of the Center for Religious Studies, Marco Ventura
Since 2014, every year the G20 Interfaith Forum has brought together political leaders, religious authorities and experts in the country presiding the G20 and fosters dialogue between them aimed at effectively contributing to the sustainable development agenda of the great countries of the world.
Since 2016, Fondazione Bruno Kessler has been a partner of the G20 Interfaith Forum. In pursuit of the vision that wants the FBK Center for Religious Studies to be increasingly integrated into the Foundation and always strategic in FBK’s development, the Center’s mission to improve the study and reality of the interaction between religion and innovation has led to the G20 Interfaith Forum in recent years the entire effort of the Foundation for a social and scientific-technological innovation that are at the heart of the digital revolution and artificial intelligence.
Particularly illustrative of FBK’s contribution to the G20 Interfaith are, among other things, the work of the working group on innovation in science and technology chaired by the Center’s director Marco Ventura and the Protector European project on the technological protection of places of worship, which involves the G20 Interfaith Forum as a partner.
The Bologna edition focused on the commitment of religions to a healing of the world not only from the coronavirus pandemic, but also from what Cardinal Zuppi, who attended the Forum, calls the pandemic of violence.
In this regard, FBK collaborated in one of the policy briefs whose considerations and recommendations were included in the closing ceremony by Prime Minister Draghi with the commitment to share them the G20 governments.
With the growing attention of religious actors for digital transformation, the policy brief on artificial intelligence to which FBK contributed is to be considered as one of the most significant documents produced this year by the G20 Interfaith Forum.
By the end of the year, this contribution will be further strengthened by the policy paper on artificial intelligence that the Center for Religious Studies will publish at the end of six years of research and action on innovation that has mobilized all the components of FBK attracting a lot of attention around the world.