Religious Freedom & Business Foundation finds businesses can ease global religious tensions

Author: Religious Freedom & Business Foundation, Published on: 16 May 2016

"Business can help ease global religious tensions, UN Global Forum," 5 May 2016

At the recent United Nations Forum in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku, senior business and UN officials stressed the important role the private business sector plays in creating inclusive communities, underscoring that companies cannot operate successfully in societies that fail…

[A] roundtable on “Private sector contributions to interfaith understanding and peace,”…identified five key ways…in which businesses can be a powerful support in building interfaith understanding and peace, and thus help unravel many of today’s political and economic tensions.

1. EMPLOYMENT...

2. EXAMPLE...

3. EQUALITY...

4. EDUCATION...

5. VOCATION...

Other Main Outcomes of the Symposium

(a) …private sector business can play a powerful role in building peaceful and inclusive societies…

(b) …companies recognize the role they play in building peaceful and inclusive societies…

(3) There is a treasure house of innovation…in the private business sector that…surpasses that of governments in building peaceful and inclusive societies...

(e) The task ahead is to scale up what is now a proven case…

[Also refers to Airbus (part of EADS), BMW, Orange Horizons, Russian Railways, and Total.]

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Related companies: Airbus BMW Orange Russian Railways Total