Portrait of Religions for Peace General Secretary Azza Karam
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Interview with Azza Karam

Learn why Prof. Azza Karam thinks that it is inevitable for the UN to work with religious leaders and movements. And find out what challenges Azza Karam identifies for women, if they pursue religious leaderships. The general secretary of Religions for Peace also tells us, what goals the assembly in Lindau has.

Read the interview here.

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Today, November 25th, the world commemorates discrimination and violence against women and girls. The Lindauer Stiftung Friedensdialog der Weltreligionen und Zivilgesellschaft, Ring for Peace, is permanently launching very concrete projects to remedy this situation. Learn more about the ongoing efforts of our foundation.

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Interview with Azza Karam

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