A delegation from the Philadelphia Dialogue Institute in the United States of America, led by Dr. William Cullinan, a teacher and founding member of the Institute, met on March 31 at the headquarters of the Foundation in Yamoussoukro, our Secretary General.
Dr. Cullinan was accompanied by Me Olabisi Anima Shaun, lawyer by profession and friend of the institute. Indeed the purpose of this visit is to forge partnership relations with our house. It should be noted that the Philadelphia Dialogue Institute, founded 45 years ago, works to promote interreligious dialogue to foster and strengthen peace throughout the world and particularly in Africa. To this end, Dr. Cullinan will note that: "Our goal is not to get people to change their religion, but to teach strategies to allow all religions to dialogue. One learns to understand the religion of the other and thus to know oneself, to raise the misunderstandings and to avoid the cleavages which can lead to wars between religions ". Mr Olabisi will add that the objective in Côte d'Ivoire is to support the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Foundation for the Search for Peace in this ongoing quest for peace in the country and in Africa.