About the Conference


In our increasingly interconnected world, we face a number of global crises that require urgent action. People of faith have an essential role to play in leading inclusive dialogues that can bridge differences. But it is not only dialogue that matters.

WE MUST TAKE ACTION to bring about positive change for the common good. The issues we face cannot be solved alone.


The conference will seek to address these questions:

• How can interfaith leaders move from study to practice, from education to action?

• What steps do leaders at all levels need to take to activate our networks, build bridges and move to impactful actions that address global challenges?


THIS IMPORTANT EVENT will focus on the power of interfaith leadership in bringing about positive change and highlights examples of inspiring initiatives – from grassroots activism to leading and influencing policymakers in secular and religious institutions.

JOIN US to learn how you can share and enhance your own interfaith leadership skills and connect with other inspiring interfaith leaders.


About the John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue

The John Paul II Center for Interreligious Dialogue, located at the Angelicum in Rome, Italy, sponsors unique programs and initiatives including: fellowships for students to pursue interreligious studies including a study tour to Israel, a Diploma program in interreligious studies, top-level visiting faculty teaching interreligious dialogue courses, and public lectures and conferences on Interreligious Understanding.


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Marketplace of Ideas Fair


Network with leaders and over 16 different interfaith organizations about action initiatives at the grassroots and global level. Meet the global network of Berrie Alumni religious and lay leaders leading interfaith initiatives in their communities.

Interactive Panel


Engage with speakers on how Interfaith Leaders move from education to action, activate networks and partner and build momentum across religious and secular constituencies to create positive change.

10th Anniversary Celebratory Event Featuring Program Leaders


Program Leaders share the journey of a Jewish Foundation partnering with a Catholic Pontifical Institution to establish and nurture the development of The John Paul II Center & Russell Berrie Fellowship

Video Presentation on impact of Russell Berrie Fellowship over the last 10 Years

Showcase of Berrie Alumni leaders and their IRD initiatives: TED-style talks and Poster Exhibit