Posted on August 28, 2011

Director of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue Dr. Ibrahim Saleh Al-Noaimi said the Doha said the 9th Doha Conference on Interfaith Dialogue, due to be held from 24 to 26 October under the title "Means of Social Communication and the Interfaith Dialogue..A Futuristic Outlook", willl acquire great importance as it will discuss vital issues concerning the role of the social communication means including Facebook, Twitter, U-Tube and the Internet in general in the promotion of dialogue between religions.

In an exclusive interview with Qatar News Agency (QNA) Dr. Al-Noaimi praised the big and significant role played by social communication means in the movement of peoples and many political issues, especially in Arab spring revolutions now under way in more than one Arab country, particularly the role of these means in the success of revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.

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He said that from this standpoint, the conference title this year came under the slogan "Means of Social Communication and the Interfaith Dialogue..A Futuristic Outlook".

He explained that the issues of dialogue include many aspects such as interfaith dialogue, dialogue of civilizations and dialogue of cultures, pointing out that individuals and institutions have begun to use social networking tools to establish and promote discussion about these dialogues and submit various issues on them, particularly as the interfaith dialogue has become a necessity.

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