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The Alexandria Declaration

alexandriadeclarationIn January 2002, at the peak of the Second Intifada violence, prominent religious leaders gathered - Jews, Muslims and Christians in Alexandria, Egypt in an effort to reach a common religious peace. These leaders met to lay foundations for a coalition of moderate religious leadership.

Their most urgent objective was to prevent a holy war between the religions and to oppose totalitarianism and extremism in the Muslim, Christian and Jewish world. The historical document signed at this conference - "The First Alexandria Declaration of the Religious Leaders of the Holy Land" called for the signatories to bring an end to incitement and bloodshed in the name of religion.

At The Clinton International Conference held in September 2005 which included the participation of world leaders, the Alexandria Declaration was discussed as a means to analyzing the more expansive role of religion in creating peace and war amongst nations.

A decision was made at this conference that called for investment in community educational programming development for interreligious dialogue, as a means of addressing religious militant ideologies, ignorance and mutual misunderstanding.

The First Alexandria Declaration of the Religious Leaders of the Holy Land