in Rome and Dubrovnik
Organised by Rumi Verjee under the auspices of the Young Presidents’ Organization, this conference brought together eighty business leaders from around the globe to discuss the relationships between the world’s major religions and examine how experience in business could be used to solve some of the conflicts which religion creates.
In Rome, the group had an audience with His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI and had discussions with Cardinal Tauran, the Vatican’s representative for inter-religious dialogue. In Dubrovnik, the group was able to see the effects of religion-driven conflict first-hand.
Lord Paddy Ashdown, former UN High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, introduced the group to the Balkans conflict as a case study.