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Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 13, 2001

State Department Panel on Religious Reconciliation and Tolerance in Afghanistan

On Friday, December 14, 2001 the Office of International Religious Freedom will present a roundtable on Religious Reconciliation and Tolerance in Afghanistan, 9:15-10:45 a.m. in Room 1107, State Department. The event, taking place during Human Rights Week, highlights the U.S. policy of promoting religious freedom for all.

Under Secretary for Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky will welcome the participants. Roundtable speakers will be Dr. Richard D. Land (Southern Baptist Convention); Professor Sulayman S. Nyang (Howard University); Professor Uma A. Saini (American University); and Rabbi Arnold E. Resnicoff (The American Jewish Committee).

These representatives of four religious faithsóChristianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Judaismówill apply the teachings of their respective religious traditions to rebuilding civil society in Afghanistan. Questions and discussion follow the presentations.

Under Secretary Dobriansky's remarks will be open to the press. Questions from the press will not be taken. Press may quietly break down equipment following the conclusion of the remarks or remain for the balance of the panel.

Pick-up time for cameras: 8:15 a.m. (23rd Street entrance)

Pick-up time for writers and still photographers: 8:45 a.m.

(23rd Street entrance)

Media representatives may cover these events upon presentation of either (1) a U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a photo ID issued by the employing media organization, or (3) a letter on official letterhead from their news organization verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo ID (driver's license or passport).

For further information, please call the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at (202) 647-1442 or the Press Office at (202) 647-2492.


Released on December 13, 2001

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