The Experts' Meeting on ‘Dialogue and Mutual Influences between Religions and Spiritualties along the Silk Roads’ will be held in Melilla, Spain, from the 22-25 January 2019. This meeting, organized by the Municipality of Melilla in collaboration with UNESCO, will bring together 21 experts from different regions of the world.

The meeting will produce an analysis of the processes and modalities of the mutual influences and borrowings of different religions along the Silk Roads; identify the common values and beliefs that facilitated these exchanges, and common sacred sites, expressions and rituals that illustrated this interfaith dialogue. In doing so it will identify the main topics, methodologies and technologies to best illustrate this shared spiritual heritage through an Interactive Atlas of the Cultural Interactions along the Silk Roads that currently UNESCO develops.

In today’s context of globalization, often characterized by mistrust, intolerance and tension, the Silk Roads offer an instructive example of a long-lasting legacy of exchanges, dialogue and cooperation. The Interactive Atlas of Cultural Interactions illustrates thematically the rich history and common heritage that flourished along the Silk Roads. In doing so, it provides key information for a better understanding of the mutual influences between peoples and cultures along with them, which could be essential to reinforcing intercultural dialogue, peace and cooperation. 

 

See also:

Expert Meeting on Textile, Clothing and Accessories Themes of the Interactive Atlas in Valencia, Spain

Expert Meeting on Traditional Sports and Games Themes of the Interactive Atlas in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Expert Meeting on Music and Textile Themes of the Interactive Atlas in Margilan, Uzbekistan

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  • Title: Expert Meeting on Dialogue and Mutual Influences between Religions and Spiritualities along the Silk Roads
    Date:
    22 Jan 2019 to 25 Jan 2019
    Route:
    Land, Maritime
    Contacts:
    Jacqulin Kuk: js.kuk@unesco.org