The World Public Forum hosts its annual “Dialogue of Civilizations” in Rhodes, October 3-8, 2012. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Rhodes Forum, a gathering of numerous organizations and figures from around the world to discuss and collaborate on current global topics and issues.
The theme of the forum this year is “Global Peace and Justice.” This forum provides the occasion for dialogue between different civilizations and cultures to help cultivate global unity and improvement. There will be a number of plenary sessions throughout the event as well as various round table discussions to further dialogue. Topics range from socio-politics migration, universities, and economies, to demography, ecology, and technology, to name a few.
A new plenary session on the topic of “The Family in a Changing World and Demographic Perspectives for Humanity,” will take place on October 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Topics of discussion will include the following:
Looking to the future: overpopulation or global depopulation
The current crisis of the family (ethical, and social aspects of values, the impact of modern biotechnology)
The role of family in the (spiritual and moral) education of children and young people (and the continuity of the dialogue of generations)
How to promote the traditional family values in the media
The role of social and religious organizations to strengthen and promote family values
The national population policy and family (measures taken by the State to increase fertility, strengthen the family and family values)
Among the speakers during this session, President of PRI, Steven Mosher, will deliver his talk on “Seven Billion People: Should We Celebrate or Not?”
For video coverage of the event, or for more information, visit here: www.rhodesforum.org