Women’s History Month: Featured Interview with Professor Dr. Azza Karam, Secretary General of Religions for Peace

March 26, 2020

The Parliament of the World’s Religions celebrates Women’s History Month by presenting a special interview with  Professor Dr. Azza Karam, conducted by Parliament Chair, Audrey Kitagawa.

Professor Dr. Karam is the first woman Secretary-General of Religions for Peace, which was founded in 1970. Religions for Peace is an international coalition of representatives from the world’s religions dedicated to the promotion and cultivation of peace.

This interview explores the importance of women’s leadership, and Dr. Karam’s commitment to her Muslim faith, values, human rights, and the environment, which arises out of her own deep respect for the Divinity in all of life. She shares her hopes, dreams, and vision for the organization under her leadership, that will grow multilateral coalitions to catalyze a global movement for peace by people of all faiths.

Enjoy the full recording below!

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