International and Interreligious Conference

International and Interreligious Conference

Organised by Global Ministry University (GMU),

Harmony Institute, the Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) and Umma University

THEME: Building Bridges for Human Solidarity in the Light of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter: Fratelli Tutti

The conference will take place from Thursday August 19 to Saturday, August 21, 2021 and will be based at Tangaza University College in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference is coorganised by four institutions that are involved in interreligious dialogue both at the academic and grassroot levels. The Global University Ministryi is based in California. It offers postgraduate degrees in interreligious dialogue. Harmony Instituteii is a multi-religious and multi-ethnic organization encouraging peaceful coexistence of human fraternity with the purpose of advancing social cohesion by connecting communities and contributing to the development of ideas on dialogue, peace and sustainable development. The Institute for Interreligious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS)iii is an institute that offers, amongst many activities, to train people of different faiths in Interreligious Dialogue, within a Catholic university college. Umma University is “the University of the people.” It was established in 2013.


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