Religion: A Pretext for Conflict?

Wednesday 21 January at 12:30 to 14:00

Address: SAMD, Guggerbachstrasse 2, CH - 7270 Davos Platz

The world is seeing rising conflict and intolerance between religious groups across all regions. While religious texts preach tolerance, acceptance and justice, extremist groups are spreading fear, hatred and violence. Is religious intolerance actually religious? 

  • How can we shift from intolerance to tolerance? 
  • Why is religious intolerance on the rise? What does it mean? 
  • How can we rid ourselves of intolerance?

This session is also part of  Shaping Davos, hosted by the Global Shapers Community, that brings local solutions to global issues by using two-way livestreaming and satellite broadcast technology to connect cities around the world with the Open Forum on issues at the top of the global agenda. Three Hubs from different parts of the world will join virtually for this session. For more information on Global Shapers Community, please visit