FIRST EDITION November 6th to 12th, 2016
The first edition of Holy Land Dialogues took place from 6 to 12 November 2016 and was attended by more than 430 people from 30 different countries. See the video which summarizes the event of those days
During this meeting, a Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated for the first time in Saxum, presided by the apostolic administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, accompanied by the Apostolic Nuncio in Israel, Giuseppe Lazzarotto.
Thanksgiving Mass at Saxum
The conferences included the presence and speeches of personalities such as the Minister of Tourism of Israel, Yariv Levin, the former Minister of the Interior of Spain, Jorge Fernández Díaz, the former Minister of Education of Poland, Roman Giertych, the former Minister of Interior and Education of Israel, Gideon Saar, the President of Alphaomega, a company from Nazareth, Imad Yunis as well as Andrew Briggs, Professor at the University of Oxford or Eric Cohen, executive director of the Tikva Fund.
The topics dealt with in the first edition of Holy Land Dialogues were:
- Dialogues on the Impact of Judeo-Christian thought on science, art …
- Dialogues on the personal transformation in the Holy Places from the primitive time to the present time.
- Promoting peace and understanding